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  • Cool, dry weekend yields to rain by Monday

    Cool, clean air of Canadian origin finally departs eastward by late Sunday, giving way to rainy weather Monday through Tuesday. But before the rain, Sunday's weather promises to be ideal for the multitude of participants in the Chicago Marathon....
  • Abbott to sponsor world marathon series

    Abbott to sponsor world marathon series
    Abbott Laboratories next year will be the first-ever title sponsor for a series of the world’s most famous marathons. To be dubbed the Abbott World Marathon Majors, the race series will comprise six renowned marathons, including the Bank of...
  • Marathoner Rita Jeptoo's legs have taken her a long way

    Marathoner Rita Jeptoo's legs have taken her a long way
    For Rita Jeptoo, running is not just a sport. Sure, the 33-year-old Kenyan is an utter athletic phenomenon, shattering the Boston Marathon course record in April by nearly 2 whole minutes (her time was 2:18:57) just six months after winning the 2013...
  • How to get to the Chicago Marathon on CTA

    How to get to the Chicago Marathon on CTA
    The CTA is adding rail service for runners and spectators attending Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which will also cause reroutes of about a quarter of the CTA's 120-plus bus lines. The CTA is adding extra service to the Red, Brown, Blue,...
  • 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...
  • Marathon officials say they're prepared to handle Ebola threat

    Marathon officials say they're prepared to handle Ebola threat
    As they count down to this weekend’s 37th annual Chicago Marathon, race officials say medical preparations include how to handle suspected cases of Ebola.  Dr. George Champas, head marathon physician, said a staff of 1,500 volunteer medical...
  • Passion for helping youth trumps a big paycheck for wellness coordinator

    By Erinn Hutkin Jim Bell doesn't believe you have to "look like Mr. Olympia" or run the Chicago Marathon every year to educate others about health and fitness. He simply strives to practice what he preaches. "You have to be well-versed in what you're...
  • Women's champs returning to Chicago Marathon

    Women's champs returning to Chicago Marathon
    Reigning women's open champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya and reigning women's wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden of Champaign are to defend their titles in the Oct. 12 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, race officials will announce Wednesday. Jeptoo, 33,...
  • Chicago shop helps jocks rebound from workouts

    Will Neal sat hunched in a circular tub of frigid water, blowing air in and out, just trying to breathe. Behind him, Miguel Blancarte Jr. and Corey Parker reclined side by side, each wearing inflated black boots that rose to their hips, making them look...
  • Tammy Duckworth pregnant, expecting girl in December

    Tammy Duckworth pregnant, expecting girl in December
    Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War amputee, announced Monday that she is pregnant and is due in early December. Duckworth, 46, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates running for her second term in the House, is expecting a girl,...
  • State Street resurfacing will bring dust, noise in shopping corridor

    State Street resurfacing will bring dust, noise in shopping corridor
    The State Street shopping corridor will undergo a month-long resurfacing project starting next week, so businesses, residents and visitors should prepare for lane reductions, noise and dust. The repaving of State Street from Van Buren Street to Wacker...