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Chicago in the national news: 10/11

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2 hours, 6 minutes, 24 seconds. That’s how long it took‚ Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru to run the 26 mile Chicago marathon on Sunday.‚ USA Today says that despite the heat, 36,159 runners crossed the finish line. They also note that this year’s race added water posts and medical stations in order to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. So far, no fatalities have been associated with this year’s marathon. The Guardian has put together a photo slideshow of Sunday’s event. A Northwestern University professor has won the Nobel Prize. Economics professor Dale Mortensen shares the prize with Peter‚ Diamond and Christopher Pissarides. The New York Times reports that the three have been recognized for their research analyzing markets, which can be applied to understanding unemployment rates. Looks like Chicago’s Spire is never going to get built.‚ The AP notes the building’s developer, Shelbourne Development Ltd., has been hit with foreclosure lawsuits.‚ Apparently the company has defaulted on year-old loans. The upside? Chicago is still home to the tallest building is the U.S.-- Willis Tower.

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It’s election day, and hundreds of teens are serving as election judges. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a case that could impact more than one million student people in Illinois with college debt. Local groups are stepping up to provide shelter for asylum seekers arriving in Chicago.