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Lisa Bralts/WILL
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Update: (10:15 a.m.) Remainder Of Illinois Marathon Cancelled Due To Lighting

Inclement weather has forced the cancellation of the Illinois Marathon for a number of runners by mid-morning Saturday.

"Because of lightning in the area the Illinois Marathon has been halted and will be cancelled," said race spokeperson Rick Atterberry, in a statement to media.

a license plate scanner on top of a police car.
Garrett Brnger for Illinois Public Radio
News Local/State

Data Trackers: License Plate Scanning Technology Raises Privacy Questions

Automatic license plate readers, like many technologies available to law enforcement, offer power that police praise and civil rights advocates consider warily. ALPRs, as they’re known, can scan and record thousands of license plates every hour. 

Running Pro Amby Burfoot
Courtesy of Amby Burfoot
News Local/State

Running Pro and Boston Marathon Champion Amby Burfoot Takes On The Illinois Half

Amby Burfoot won the 1968 Boston Marathon. Since then he’s gone on to change the face of running though his stint as Editor-In-Chief of Runner’s World. Burfoot was in town for the Illinois Marathon Expo. He talked with us after his presentation at the expo. He’ll be running the half marathon tomorrow.

a radar image of Illinois weather.
Image from NWS.gov
News Local/State

Illinois Marathon Organizers Predict Race Will Go On

Organizers of the Illinois Marathon say they're optimistic Saturday's race will go on despite a forecast of rain and thunderstorms. Scott Friedlein is the Emergency Services Coordinator for the race. He says, "We run this race rain or shine. The only thing that would stop this event from occurring is dangerous weather which would be lightning or tornadic activity in the area."

DeWitt County residents opposing the placing of PCBs over the Mahomet Aquifer.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
News Local/State

Update: Dewitt County Board Approves Landfill Deal, Ending PCB Fight

DeWitt County Board members voted 9 to 2 to approve a new host agreement with Peoria Disposal/Area Disposal, which owns the landfill.

A small amount of marijuana is shown.
(David McNew/Getty Images)
News Local/State

Illinois House Moves Toward Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

The Illinois House approved a measure that would penalize possession of small amounts of marijuana with a fine instead of arrest.

2015 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon logo
(Photo: Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon)
News Local/State

Local Runner Is Pursuing Champaign Master’s Marathon Record

Jeff Kelly wants to set the course record in the Masters division (age 40 and up). The current course record is 2 hours, 33 minutes and 20 seconds. 

An architectural rendering of the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which may be built on Chicago's lakefront.
(Photo: LMNA Architecture Renderings / Lucas Museum of Narrative Art press kit)
News Local/State

Lawmakers Fast-Track Bill On Obama Library, Lucas Museum

The Illinois Legislature has quickly approved a bill to ensure that Chicago has legal authority to build on public park land.

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