| Mar 12, 2015
| 2:15 PM
When Damien Thomas's father went out to train for the Chicago Marathon, running with his friends through the trails of the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, he came home complaining.
Damien, a junior at Chesterton High School, said it was during these...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Barrel smoked beer dinner and more things to do in Chicago on Thursday.
Barrel Smoked Beer Dinner
Atlas Brewing Company
2747 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-295-1270
A five-course dinner includes smoked brisket paired with Triceratops Rodeo IPA and beef...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:57 AM
The Naperville Park District is looking to phase in a new software package, pending approval by commissioners that will hopefully add to what executive director Ray McGury described as "the lifeblood of the Park District."
"Program registration for...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:40 AM
Runners interested in competing in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon can enter a lottery for the event beginning at noon March 10.
Those who qualify for a guaranteed entry also can register at that time. The deadline for entering the lottery...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia considers himself a neighborhood guy.
Since moving from Mexico to Chicago in 1965, he lived in two predominantly Latino neighborhoods, first in Pilsen where he stayed for four years before landing in Little Village, where he still...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:34 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan marathoner Rita Jeptoo will have to wait up to three more months to learn the outcome of the hearing into her positive doping test.
Athletics Kenya requested more time for further investigation after the three-time...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:02 PM
It hasn't been an easy road for Hartford women's basketball and its coach Jen Rizzotti the past few years, what with injuries to key players and missing the postseason for the first time in 10 years last year. But Hartford (11-11) eked out Rizzotti's...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:19 PM
Unless she can successfully appeal, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo will lose her 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon title and its $100,000 in prize money and the $500,000 prize as winner of the 2013-14 Abbott World Marathon Majors Series after Athletics...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be run Sunday, and so naturally, restaurants near the marathon route (and some nowhere near the route) are jumping in with dining specials, not all of which are related to carbo-loading.
Ceres' Table: Saturday...
| 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...