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Chicago Marathon 2019: Roughly 45K runners from across the world to take on start line Sunday

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CHICAGO (WLS) — After 20 weeks of training, runners will finally take to the start line for the Chicago Marathon early Sunday morning.

“I’m just looking to get out there and put the training to work,” said Josh Diver, who’s running this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. “t’s been a long training cycle and I just want to get out there and let it rip.”

One of the world’s largest races, the Chicago Marathon will see some 45,000 runners from 135 countries line up on Sunday. An estimated 1.2 million people will be cheering them on.

“I just love being here with all the people and watching everyone have fun with it,” said Jessica Scannell. “Some are doing it competitively, some are just wanting to have fun. It brings the city together.”

Carey Pinkowski, the race’s director, said marathon running was considered an extreme sport 30 years ago.

“It’s really become, over the 30 years, a social phenomenon,” Pinkowski said. “If you look at the participation we have and the charity aspect of the event, that’s really transformed everything.”

Nearly one in four runners now race for charity.

The Chicago-based cancer support network Imerman Angels hosted a pasta dinner for participants Saturday night. With over 240 runners on their team this year, the money raised represents a large portion of their yearly fundraising.

Judy Flavin is running for her son, diagnosed with a rare cancer when he was just 15.

“I started running. I’d never run more than 5 miles in my life, and it really pushes me,” Flavin said. “On those hard miles, I think of my son. I think of all those people fighting cancer.”

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Woman, 2 Teens Injured in Shooting on Chicago’s West Side

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A 23-year-old woman and two teenage boys sustained injuries in a shooting on Saturday night in the North Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, police said.

The shooting happened at approximately 8:32 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Independence Boulevard. According to police, a dark-colored vehicle pulled up in front of an apartment building, and multiple people inside fired shots at the three victims.

The 23-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound to the neck, and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. A 14-year-old boy sustained a graze wound to the leg, and went to Stroger Hospital in fair condition while a 13-year-old male victim went to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left arm. He was listed in fair condition.

The shooting remained under investigation Saturday evening.





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Ravinia President And CEO Welz Kauffman To Leave After 2020 Season – CBS Chicago

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Illinois stuns Wisconsin: Congrats, Lovie! Now about that bowl game …

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It was Illinois’ biggest victory since a 28-21 upset at No. 1-ranked Ohio State in 2007.

It was Lovie Smith’s biggest “W” since the Bears topped the Seahawks 35-24 in the 2010 NFL playoffs. That’s the last time Smith, in his fourth season at Illinois, won a postseason game of any sort.

Minds: boggled. That’s the case all over after the Illini — who came in 0-3 in the Big Ten — shocked No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.

Smith’s beleaguered defense forced a late turnover, leading to James McCourt’s 39-yard field goal as time expired.

Just like that, a 30-point underdog notched the upset of the season in college football.

Just like that, Smith unburdened himself — for now — of all the talk about his job status.

“Our program, we needed to get a signature win,” Smith said on the field when it was over. “I was just hoping today was the day — and the day came.”

Just like that, the Illini (3-4) can start thinking about maybe, just maybe, finishing strong enough to make it to a bowl game.

But that means winning again next Saturday at 2-5 Purdue. It means beating a horrendous Rutgers team a week after that.

It means winning the games the Illini should — must — win, and that does indeed include down-and-out Northwestern at Memorial Stadium in the Nov. 30 regular-season finale.

See how quickly we’ve moved on?

Sorry, Illini. You get to savor this one at least a tiny bit longer.



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