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  • Runners participate in the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, nearly six months after the Boston Marathon bombings, with more police officers lining race routes and spectator areas.

      Runners participate in the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, nearly six months after the Boston Marathon bombings, with more police officers lining race routes and spectator areas.
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Libertyville-area fire under investigation

Officials are investigating a house fire that took place Saturday night in an unincorporated area near Libertyville and resulted in injuries to one firefighter. Full story.

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Quinn, Democrats drum up support in suburbs

Gov. Pat Quinn, speaking to a room full of suburban Democrats, said yesterday that one key to future prosperity for the state is that everyone be given the opportunity to share in the success. "Our state will move forward only if everybody's in, and no one's left out," he said. Quinn was the keynote speaker at a meet-the-candidates breakfast and fundraiser hosted Sunday by Schaumburg Area Democrats, a political group that raises awareness of Democratic candidates. Full story.

Weather

Cloudy and cool to start with temperatures hovering around 47 degrees. Mostly sunny and breezy with a high of 63 degrees this afternoon, before temperatures dip back to 52 degrees tonight. Full story.

Traffic

Construction continues on Milwaukee Avenue between IL Route 137 and IL Route 120, Roadwork is expected to add delays to the roadway. People are urged to find alternate transportation. Full traffic

Chicago Marathon keeps Boston in mind

Chicago Marathon runners hit the streets yesterday morning, nearly six months after the Boston Marathon bombings, with more police officers lining race routes and spectator areas. Chicago police spokesman John Mirabelli said that no problems had been reported. Full story.

Images: Chicago Marathon

Runners from area suburbs and around the world participate in the Chicago Marathon. View photos.

McFadden will go for No. 4 in New York

Tatyana McFadden did something yesterday that no other elite wheelchair athlete has done. By capturing a victory at Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a women's course record (1:42:35), McFadden became the first one to win three major marathons in a season. But forget the triple crown. The University of Illinois alum goes for the quadruple crown at the New York City Marathon on Nov. 3. Full story

Much rests on Bears' offense

Both coach Marc Trestman and quarterback Jay Cutler admit that the Bears' offense still is a work in progress, and there's plenty of evidence to back them up. Most recently, the Bears failed to reach the end zone in the second half of Thursday's victory over the New York Giants, who came into that game having allowed more points than any team in the NFL. But the Bears have scored 24 points or more in five of their first six games, and that has only happened once before in the previous 17 years, during the 2006 Super Bowl season. Full story.

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