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  • A Chicago-centric calendar for 2015

    Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere: Jan. 1 — New Year's Day Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent. Jan. 12 &#...
  • Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo's doping hearing to be held in Kenya

    Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo's doping hearing to be held in Kenya
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's athletics federation will hold a hearing for Rita Jeptoo next Thursday, with the marathon runner ordered to attend along with two coaches and her agent as the East African country investigates its latest and possibly most...
  • Chicago, Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo requests 2nd drug test

    Chicago, Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo requests 2nd drug test
    Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has asked for a B test after failing an out-of-competition doping test in September, officials said on Tuesday. Jeptoo met Kenyan athletics chiefs who informed her...
  • Downers Grove man runs 919th in marathon

    . Downers Grove's Michael Lifson cracked the top 1,000 at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. The 24-year-old finished 919 out of 45,000 entrants with a time of 2 hours, 58.42 seconds. Earlier this month, he won the Fall Color 5K Run in Lisle. There were...
  • Naperville marathon expands after registration more than doubles

    Naperville marathon expands after registration more than doubles
    The second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday will have more than twice as many runners as the inaugural race and will feature several new amenities. "Safety is always a big concern, so we're going to have more runner...
  • Oak Park man finishes 276th in marathon

    Oak Park's Marco Alfaro finished 276th out of 45,000 entrants in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. Alfaro, 27, ran the course in 2 hours, 44.27 minutes. He is an assistant coach for the Morton College cross-country team. There were 149 people who...
  • New Year's fresh start means fresh tracks for local runner

    New Year's fresh start means fresh tracks for local runner
    Not one to follow personal New Year’s resolutions, Marty Kander, 68, of Buffalo Grove favors doable practices year-round. Kander is a former marathoner and a runner who hits the pavement six days a week. Locals may see Kander jogging in his Windsor...
  • Group pressures city for separate biking, cycling paths on lakefront

    Group pressures city for separate biking, cycling paths on lakefront
    The Active Transportation Alliance is putting pressure on the city to create separate bike and walking paths, launching a petition drive to get the public behind the effort.  Right now, the Lakefront Trail is a single, two-way path—on most...
  • Church gives congregants $500 each to do good

    Church gives congregants $500 each to do good
    Christmas came early for people in the pews of LaSalle Street Church the first Sunday in September. That morning their pastor handed them $500 checks. The Rev. Laura Truax, pastor of the evangelical church in Chicago's Near North neighborhood, told...
  • Slimmer, fitter chef Graham Elliot takes on Chicago Marathon

    Slimmer, fitter chef Graham Elliot takes on Chicago Marathon
    Graham Elliot is ready for his next big step. The celebrity chef, owner of Graham Elliot Bistro in the West Loop and judge on TV's "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Junior," is on track to compete in the Oct. 12 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Two...
  • Jon Drummond ban another ugly doping story for track and field

    Jon Drummond ban another ugly doping story for track and field
    It has been quite a couple weeks in the creepy, crawly world of doping in track and field. The latest:  Coach Jon Drummond, a 2000 Olympic relay gold medalist, 2012 U.S. Olympic relay coach and still listed (until late this afternoon) as chair of USA...