| May 28, 2013
| 11:19 AM
You could say Beth Roche's marathon began on April 15, when she had her first leg surgery.
A bomb exploded near her earlier that Monday just after she watched her daughter cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It shredded Roche's left leg and...
| Jan 21, 2013
I expect that doctors in the delivery room will soon hoist up newborns and proclaim, "Congratulations! It's a brand!"
That's the world we live in, folks. We're no longer just people — we're warm-blooded versions of Nike or Budweiser or, in my...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:47 PM
With the public absorbing images of chaos and blood-soaked sidewalks after a pair of explosions ripped through the end of the Boston Marathon on Monday, there was one very relieved 17-year-old in Glendale.
Alexa Dragojlovic said she was able to...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon on Monday, hours before the race was marred by deadly explosions near the finish line.
Though McFadden added to her resume as one of the elite Paralympic...
| Apr 8, 2013
She rides a Harley and wears a full-length fur, but don't draw any conclusions about Trina Dru Gordon.
The president and chief executive officer of Boyden World Corp. racks up mileage these days in a conservative navy pinstripe suit and prefers...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 5:21 PM
As Chicago cops, Officer David Hickey and his brother-in-law, Sgt. Christopher Kapa, are no strangers to facing critical split-second decisions.
Hickey was shot in the leg last year as he and three other officers from his gang investigation team...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Heading into this Sunday's Chicago Marathon, debate continues over how much water runners should drink before and during the race.
Discussion was sparked by the death of a North Narolina runner during last year's race.
An autopsy shows William...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Chicago will face plenty of traffic concerns due to a busy long weekend: a big college game at Soldier Field Saturday, the marathon Sunday and the Columbus Day parade on Monday.
A sold-out Notre Dame versus Miami game at Soldier Field means additional...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Cool weather is the headline, in contrast to last year’s Chicago Marathon, when record warmth surprised everyone. This year's event expected to start with temperatures in the upper 30's. And race organizers say they're ready for it.
| Oct 5, 2012
| 3:40 PM
He died fighting for our country.
"Dave was one of those people, he took life by storm,” Stephanie Warsen, his cousin said.
Days later, Navy SEAL David Warsen's body returned home to West Michigan. The community lined the streets to honor him...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:05 PM
A Pilsen man with no apparent criminal record allegedly slit his landlord’s throat Friday in what prosecutors described as a dispute about unpaid rent.
Oscar Hernandez, 22, of the 1800 block of South Allport Street, appeared in Cook County Bond...