| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Michael Marquardt said while last year's Boston Marathon was neither his first race nor his last, it likely will go down as the most memorable.
Marquardt, a Vernon Hills trustee, had just made it back to hotel after finishing his fourth 26.2-mile trip...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that the Tsarnaev brothers might have received help in building the two bombs that exploded at last year's Boston Marathon, although they did not identify any potential suspects except to suggest the pair were inspired...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:29 AM
He may not have composed more than 1,100 musical works, nor has he fathered 20 children. Otherwise, Richard Webster has much in common with Johann Sebastian Bach.
Like the German Baroque master, Webster is an active church musician, choral conductor,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:41 PM
The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the alleged ringleader of the 2012 attacks on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, has revived an old (and tedious) debate: Are figures such as Abu Khatallah “unlawful enemy combatants” or criminals?
| May 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Martha Johnson keeps a small carved giraffe on the desk of her home office in Annapolis.
She got it for “sticking her neck out” and proposing a new program at the General Services Administration.
It’s as much a reminder of her heyday...
| May 11, 2014
For trail runners, it is Connecticut's version of the Boston Marathon's "Heartbreak Hill."
The start of Connecticut Forest & Park Association's Metacomet trail within Penwood State Park consists of a grueling climb – at times a scramble — to...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:03 PM
When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire.
He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
| Apr 14, 2014
The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago Tuesday.
| May 22, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Law enforcement officials from the FBI and other federal agencies, who for decades have jotted down confessions and statements from accused bootleggers, terrorists and others, soon will turn to video cameras and other electronic equipment.
Under a new...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:42 AM
In the wake of the bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, Julie Pfeffer of Highland Park remained determined to return in 2014 to show her support for those who were hurt or killed in the attack.
But when her niece, Lexie Kamerman, 27, was killed in a...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Jeanne Dolan had four blocks to go before reaching the finish line at her first Boston Marathon last year.
Next week, the 57-year old Chicagoan will return to Boston with a family mantra in mind. It is a message her father scrawled on a poster during...