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  • 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...
  • Three-time Chicago marathon champ banned for doping

    Three-time Chicago marathon champ banned for doping
    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...
  • Chicago Marathon to notify entrants today

    Chicago Marathon to notify entrants today
    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....
  • Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden wins second straight women's wheelchair Boston Marathon

    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. “...
  • Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run

    Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run
    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,...
  • 'Chicagoland' finale review: more violence, more Rahm

    'Chicagoland' finale review: more violence, more Rahm
    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...
  • Mario Caruso, Chicago

    Mario Caruso, Chicago
    Age: 76 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...
  • Chicago Marathon lottery registration closes Monday

    Chicago Marathon lottery registration closes Monday
    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...
  • 71,300 runners apply for Chicago Marathon lottery

    71,300 runners apply for Chicago Marathon lottery
    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...
  • Chicago Marathon registration opens smoothly

    Chicago Marathon registration opens smoothly
    The delayed registration for the Oct. 12 Bank of America Chicago Marathon began smoothly online at its rescheduled start of noon Wednesday. Race officials said more than 17,000 people had successfully applied for race entry in the first four hours....