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  • Chicago Marathon latest feat for last finisher

    Chicago Marathon latest feat for last finisher
    Hours after organizers for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon tore down the time mats and the medical tents and reopened the streets, Maickel Melamed finally finished the race, the last of more than 40,000 people. Melamed, a 38-year-old Venezuelan with...
  • Another remarkable finish for Remarkable Woman Kristen Heckert

    Another remarkable finish for Remarkable Woman Kristen Heckert
    Runner Kristen Heckert, the Plainfield South High School math teacher and cross-country coach featured in the Oct. 6 "Remarkable Woman" column, was again the first Illinois woman to finish the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last weekend. She came in...
  • Interview: 'Rudy' star Sean Astin running Chicago Marathon

    Interview: 'Rudy' star Sean Astin running Chicago Marathon
    Don’t be fooled by Sean Astin’s plump appearance as Samwise Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy. The 42-year-old actor is an avid runner and has completed six marathons. And if all goes according to plan, Astin will be...
  • City must pay $1 million in OT for NATO police

    City must pay $1 million in OT for NATO police
    The city must pay nearly $1 million overtime to thousands of police officers who had their days off canceled so they could cope with the massive crowds of protesters who descended on the city for the May 2012 NATO summit, an arbitrator has ruled....
  • Trina Dru Gordon harnesses the power

    Trina Dru Gordon harnesses the power
    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...
  • Daughter of Glendale woman who finished Boston Marathon: 'I am really happy she's safe'

    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...
  • Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions

    Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions
    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...
  • Woman hurt in Boston bombing ready to come home

    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...
  • Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam -- and takes on a whole new sport

    Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam --  and takes on a whole new sport
    On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
  • Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity

     Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity
    It's hard to imagine Alicia Gonzalez doing anything in slow motion. "I do enjoy yoga, believe it or not," says Gonzalez, executive director of Chicago Run, a nonprofit organization that works with Chicago public schools to help fight childhood obesity...
  • Stand by your brand

     Stand by your brand
    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...