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They Run to Catch a Killer

Proceeds will added to Crimestoppers fund to help find Gabby Drozdz's hit-and-run killer

By Sharon Wright
|  Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:43 AM CDT
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Two runners in Sunday's <a title=Chicago Marathon will be honoring the memory Lake Zurich's Gabby Drozdz, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver earlier this year." />

Sharon Wright, Gabriella Drozdz, Elona Gregory, Bank of America, Chicago Marathon, 2011,

Two runners in Sunday's Chicago Marathon will be honoring the memory Lake Zurich's Gabby Drozdz, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver earlier this year.

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Many of the 45,000 people running in Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be running for a cause. Among that crowd will be two running in memory of a northwest suburban woman killed earlier this year by a hit-and-run driver.

Gabriella Drozdz, 18, was killed July 22 when she was struck by a swerving SUV as she and friends walked along Church Street near Lake Zurich High School by a hit-and-run driver. Her two friends did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

Months later, there's still been no arrest in the case, despite a $5,000 reward being offered by Lake Zurich police and Lake County Crimestoppers. Now the family is hoping to up the ante.

"We're asking people to pledge ... one dollar per mile," Drozdz's sister, Ilona Gregory, said Thursday afternoon.

With a goal of raising an additional $5,000, Gregory said she hopes the additional funds will provide added incentive for someone to come forward with information that leads to an arrest.

"We don't know what really happened. And we'd like to have some sort of answers to ultimately bring justice for Gabby," she said.

Donation information can be found on GabbyDrozdz.com.

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