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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Woycik: Formal for Special Olympians brings out the best in everyone

    What a beautiful evening at a beautiful place filled with beautiful ladies and gentlemen.
  • Slain Omaha officer who was new mom honored at her funeral

    Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco was one day away from going on maternity leave to care for the daughter she had delivered prematurely three months earlier when she answered a call to help a fellow officer. Within minutes, Orozco lay in a yard...

    Marty Sheets dies at 62; Special Olympian was a model of determination

    Marty Sheets dies at 62; Special Olympian was a model of determination
    When Marty Sheets, who was born with Down syndrome, was about 4, a doctor told his parents that he was so disabled he would never even learn to tie his own shoes. Back home, Sheets learned how to do it that same day. "He was a gentle person," said his...

    Northlake police climbing Dunkin' Donuts for Special Olympics

    Northlake police will climb on top of a Dunkin' Donuts rooftop Friday to raise cash for Special Olympics Illinois. Dubbed Cop on a Rooftop, this is the 13th year that police officers cross the state will stake out Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to benefit...

    North Shore athletes head to Special Olympics state meet

    North Shore athletes head to Special Olympics state meet
    On May 19, there were plenty of high-fives, fist pumps and "boo yahs" as a group of athletes got stoked for an hour on the New Trier High School indoor track. The "boo yah" is a special fist pump uniquely named for Randi Gillespie of Northbrook and...