| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Kenenisa Bekele was dragging.
The two day, 23-hour trip from Ethiopia to Chicago with his wife and their three-children, ages 7 to 11/2, had left the fastest track distance runner in history looking understandably exhausted and sounding muted during...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:05 PM
As cool high pressure pulls off to the east Sunday, telltale south-to-southeasterly winds on the backside of the retreating high give an indication that low pressure and a changing weather pattern are not far off. But conditions to start the day will be...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 8:13 AM
If you plan on driving Downtown Sunday, you may want to think it over because multiple streets will be closed to make way for the Chicago Marathon.
These are the main closures for the Loop area, starting as early as 5:30 a.m.:
• Columbus Drive...
| 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 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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Once again there are plenty of topics we didn't touch on here at Change of Subject that have riveted news consumers. They include
- Ebola comes to Texas
- City plays coy on the reason for traffic-camera citation spikes
- Oberweis debates Durbin
| 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...