| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Spencer Cain, a former longtime state budget analyst, now a government relations consultant, is certainly familiar with ING. That's the company managing a lot of his retirement money. He's less clear on Voya Financial.
"What is Voya, a Scandinavian...
| Nov 13, 2013
Like the triumphant smile of a runner breaking the tape at the finish line, officials are beaming over the success of the first-ever Naperville Marathon.
Following two years of negotiation and planning, the event stepped off from the campus of North...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Runners set goals — and don't look back.
They strive to cut those extra few minutes from their times. They have to go a quarter-mile farther each time, then a half-mile, then a mile. And beyond.
They push their bodies. They want to push...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Grace Zamudio (Glendale Community College, 2013) Loyola Marymount cross-country junior: After an All-American season as a sophomore at Glendale Community College, accolades are...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:53 AM
A simple question ultimately led Wyatt Matschner to join the Winter Springs cross country team.
It was not posed to a coach or a potential teammate. Matscher's mother, Lisa, was on the receiving end of the inquiry when she was asked whether her son...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that Sunday’s Chicago Marathon will remain an enjoyable event for runners and spectators despite beefed up security in response to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Emanuel today pointed to the success of other large lakefront...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Evanston runner John Schroeder had just finished the Boston Marathon when he heard what sounded like pieces of construction equipment falling off a building. Yet he didn't believe it when someone said the race course had been bombed.
Who, he thought,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Attired in orange shorts with black trim, an Oviedo cross-country tank top and a pink headband, Garrett Haywood blends in with other runners during a recent meet at Trinity Prep.
Haywood is different, though. Not because he is the fastest or the one...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Many finger food fans like their wings sweet, spicy and hot.
Most Aberdeen hockey fans are no different, and they are loving what their Wings have been serving up since the end of last season.
The Aberdeen Wings junior hockey team in its fourth...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A few years ago my doctor called me an "under-utilizer," which I took to mean I didn't use much medicine.
Today I'm an ultra-utilizer.
The podiatrist's "toe-buddy" encircles my big toe. Physical therapy tape lines the bottom of my foot, and marbles to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Last fall, Amber Stefanski, 36, of Naperville was deciding where to do her first marathon. She and her friend, Patty Hansen, didn't want their first 26.2-mile race to be the Chicago Marathon, with its 45,000-person field and all the added drama of a...