| Oct 12, 2014
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....
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:36 AM
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 11:35 AM
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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:26 AM
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,...
| 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.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:39 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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.
| Jun 26, 2014
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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:59 AM
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,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:49 AM
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...