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Chicago officials say they're constantly evaluating security before the city's annual marathon, but no changes have been made following the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. 

Traffic Delays Expected For Sunday Marathon

Oct 12, 2015

A man from the Quad Cities is planning to do something no one in the area has done before: 34-year-old Jeff Hobbs, who was born with spastic cerebral palsy, plans to run the Chicago Marathon next month.  

  The Peoria Police Department is looking to boost security at public events following the Boston Marathon bombings. Peoria holds its first marathon next month and hosts multiple public gatherings and races throughout the year. Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard says the tragic events in Boston mean more awareness from local officers:

Peoria to hold first marathon

Mar 13, 2013

The first ever Peoria marathon is taking place this Spring. As Peoria Public Radio’s Deborah OldenKamp reports the Run River City Marathon also features a marathon relay, a 25-K, and a 5-K, as well as a youth run.


The marathon series is May 19th, with events beginning at 7 that morning. Marathon organizer Adam White says four years ago Champaign began their marathon events.