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.