| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:55 AM
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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Here's the news the rest of the media won't give you about 2015.
Actually, they're predictions. Or they're jokes.
Frankly, there isn't much difference most of the time, unless the person doing the predicting is named Tom Skilling. Otherwise, Jay...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:24 PM
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 ...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:50 AM
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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:28 AM
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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:07 AM
. 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.
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:37 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:13 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:35 AM
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.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:18 AM
The agent for three-time Bank of America Chicago Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova said she paid the Russian track federation more than $600,000 to avoid a doping suspension, the French sports newspaper L’Equipe reported Wednesday.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:51 AM
There will be many stories coming out of the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but none will be as unique, and perhaps as inspiring, as Jeff Hobbs’.
Comcast SportsNet will present “Guts: The Jeff Hobbs Story” at 7 p.m. Tuesday....