Chicago Marathon

Police say they're increasing security for Sunday's Chicago Marathon after a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas earlier this week, killing 59 people.

The Chicago Transit Authority is encouraging people to use public transportation to get to this weekend's Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

  CHICAGO (AP) - The impact of the Chicago Marathon will be increasingly felt from now until the big event Sunday.  More than 40,000 runners are registered to participate. And more than a million spectators are expected to line the 26.2-mile route that'll wind through about 30 neighborhoods. Race organizers say a few street and lane closures are already in effect around Grant Park, where the marathon begins and ends.

UofI Paralympian wins Chicago Marathon

Oct 14, 2013

  Tatyana McFadden was back in class at the University of Illinois the day after her victory in the women’s wheelchair division of the Chicago Marathon. But the 24-year old Paralympian has her sights on the New York Marathon November 3rd. McFadden says the New York route poses a different challenge than the Chicago marathon.  You know, it’s different from the Chicago Marathon, because it’s not as flat, there’s lots of climbing, there’s lots of downhill.

The Chicago Marathon moves forward

Apr 16, 2013

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the Chicago Marathon will go forward as planned, despite the bombings in Boston. Alex Keefe reports.

Security at City Hall didn’t seem much tougher than usual today, save for a pair of Chicago Police officers on horseback, hanging around LaSalle Street.