Boston Marathon

State News
11:21 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Illinois tightens security at government buildings following Boston bombings

The bombings yesterday in Boston has put security agencies on higher alert.  In Illinois, authorities say there have been no specific threats made.   Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford spoke with the state's Emergency Management Agency Director Jonathon Monken about efforts here.


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8:49 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

U of I wheelchair program near Boston explosions

When explosions hit near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, members of the University of Illinois Wheelchair Athletic program were just a couple of blocks away. Marissa Siebel is an athletic trainer for the athletes. She says their group was returning to their hotel after lunch.

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8:38 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Gov. Quinn on Boston Marathon bombings

 In the wake of Monday’s bombing in Boston, Governor Pat Quinn says he does not think there's been any warning of a similar threat in Illinois or Chicago. He says he's been in contact with the director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

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