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Jeanette O’Loughlin proudly shows her medal after completing the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 7. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Jeanette O’Loughlin, (right) poses with her sister, Suzanne Staples (left) and Kelly O’Connor before a 20-mile run. All three are Sandburg graduates. PHOTOS SUBMITTED
Jeanette O’Loughlin, then known as Jeanette Dunning, posed while in high school at Sandburg.
Tim Yonke, Freelance Reporter
6:17 am CDT October 11, 2018
Of the more than 45,000 runners in the 2018 Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 7, it is likely that few will feel more gratified than Jeanette (Dunning) O’Loughlin — nor should they. Crossing that finish line meant not only completing a grueling 26.2-mile race but making a personal statement that there is nothing that this Sandburg graduate cannot overcome.