| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, the greatest track distance runner of the 21st Century, will compete compete in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, race officials announced Tuesday.
It will be Bekele’s second marathon. He won...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
She shredded 121 pounds and 46.9 percent of her body weight in front of millions.
Today, Danni Allen is managing partner of One 2 One Yoga & Fitness in Evanston, sinking some of her $250,000 prize money from winning Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser" into...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Marathon officials are threatening to demand repayment for millions in prize money awarded to Liliya Shobukhova, a Russian runner who has received a two-year ban for doping.
Russian sports officials annulled Shobukhova's results dating back to 2009,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Three-time Bank of America Chicago Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova of Russia, the second fastest women's marathoner in history, has had those titles annulled by the Russian track federation, which announced Tuesday it has banned her two years for...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:09 AM
After sorting out online registration issues that delayed the process by two weeks, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon drew 71,000 applications for the 45,000 entry spots in the Oct. 12 race.
Some 33,000 of those spots were filled via a lottery....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden carried memories of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, and the stories of those affected by it, with her en route to a second straight women’s wheelchair marathon victory Monday in Boston.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:29 AM
He may not have composed more than 1,100 musical works, nor has he fathered 20 children. Otherwise, Richard Webster has much in common with Johann Sebastian Bach.
Like the German Baroque master, Webster is an active church musician, choral conductor,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:06 AM
And so it ends, this extraordinary and exasperating, revelatory and redundant, infuriating and ultimately tragic eight-part series "Chicagoland."
For the last two months, CNN has given us our town in mostly unscripted, sometimes contrived and...
| Apr 5, 2014
Writing letters since: 1977
Life story in 100 words or less: Grew up in Chicago Heights with two brothers, two sisters and his parents. Parents owned a mom-and-pop grocery store, where the whole family worked. Completed seminary school in...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Runners are running out of time to register for the Chicago Marathon lottery.
Registration for the marathon's lottery system, in place this year after years of first-come, first-serve registration, closes at noon Monday. The Oct. 12 race will be...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:28 AM
More than 71,000 runners signed up for 45,000 spots in the Chicago Marathon this year, marathon officials said Monday.
Registration for the marathon lottery ended at noon Monday. Runners will be notified April 14 if they won the lottery to compete in...