Boston Marathon

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.

  

U of I wheelchair program near Boston explosions

Apr 15, 2013

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.

Gov. Quinn on Boston Marathon bombings

Apr 15, 2013

 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.