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  • Oak Park woman determined to finish marathon this time

    Oak Park woman determined to finish marathon this time
    Sarah Buerger was only a half-mile from the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when everyone stopped. She was carrying a phone and after a few minutes of confusion she started getting a stream of texts asking if she was OK. She soon heard rumors of...
  • A year after the Boston bombings [Commentary]

    A year after the Boston bombings [Commentary]
    In a 12-second period one year ago today, two homemade explosive devices tore holes in what had been a perfect spring day in Boston. Thousands had lined up along Boylston Street for the 117th Boston Marathon. Nearly 27,000 runners ages 18 to over 80,...
  • La Grange woman returning to Boston marathon with 'complete faith'

    La Grange woman returning to Boston  marathon with 'complete faith'
    Maria Schreiber decided to run in the 2014 Boston Marathon just a few hours after hearing the explosions near the finish line of last year's race and watching gray smoke fill the streets. After calling her husband and texting her father — "bomb...
  • Boston Marathon bombing anniversary is solemn, yet inspiring

    Heather Abbott was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, when two bombs went off. One of her feet was severely injured in the blast and was eventually amputated. Nearly a year later, the 39-year-old human resources specialist from...
  • A solemn moment of silence, bells toll 1 year after Boston bombings

    BOSTON -- At 2:49 p.m. exactly Tuesday, Boston observed a moment of silence to commemorate the minute the first bomb exploded a year ago at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A solemn bell tolled in drizzling rain, a choir sang the national anthem...
  • Memories of last year's Boston marathon fresh in minds of local runners

    Memories of last year's Boston marathon fresh in minds of local runners
    St. Charles resident Eugene "JJ" Schmidt remembers how quickly the mood shifted at the Boston Marathon last year when two bombs exploded near the finish line on Boylston Street. The atmosphere at the race village that morning was unlike any other,...
  • Vernon Hills trustee remembers running in last year's Boston Marathon

    Vernon Hills trustee remembers running in last year's Boston Marathon
    Michael Marquardt said while last year's Boston Marathon was neither his first race nor his last, it likely will go down as the most memorable. Marquardt, a Vernon Hills trustee, had just made it back to hotel after finishing his fourth 26.2-mile trip...
  • Suburban runners returning to Boston Marathon

    Suburban runners returning to Boston Marathon
    They weren't supposed to go to Boston this year. Ron and Luni Tiongson already had completed that city's grueling, 26.2-mile marathon in each of the last two years. "Three years in a row -- we wanted to give ourselves a break," said Luni Tiongson, 40....
  • North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon

    North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon
    In the wake of the bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, Julie Pfeffer of Highland Park remained determined to return in 2014 to show her support for those who were hurt or killed in the attack. But when her niece, Lexie Kamerman, 27, was killed in a...
  • Local runners to return to finish Boston Marathon

    Local runners to return to finish Boston Marathon
    Jeanne Dolan had four blocks to go before reaching the finish line at her first Boston Marathon last year. Next week, the 57-year old Chicagoan will return to Boston with a family mantra in mind. It is a message her father scrawled on a poster during...
  • Boston Marathon bombings: 'We endure,' Joe Biden says at memorial

    BOSTON -- A memorial for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings ended Tuesday with a thunderous speech from Vice President Joe Biden, who closed an afternoon highlighting remarks from bombing survivors and dignitaries. “We will never...