Evidence related to Mich. runner's death could be protected

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The city of Niles, Illinois is asking a court to require the city of Chicago to preserve 911 tapes and other evidence relating to the death of a runner who participated in the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon.

It was a Niles ambulance that took Chad Schieber of Midland, Michigan to a Chicago hospital after he collapsed during the race on October 7th.

Schieber was one of hundreds sickened due to high temperatures during the race. He was the only one to die.

Niles' petition before the Cook County Circuit Court seeks to preserve evidence for use in possible litigation resulting from Schieber's death.

Media reports last week indicated the Niles ambulance had difficulty finding the nearest hospital.

Niles officials said they may need access to radio calls and global positioning information if a lawsuit is filed.

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