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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Special Olympics fishing contest to be conducted with IHSA

    The Illinois High School Association and Special Olympics will team up this year to offer a unified IHSA Bass fishing tournament. The tournament will be conducted with the 2015 IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals on May 15 and 16 on Carlyle Lake in southern...
  • Polar Plunges in Chicago area still on: 'You just go and do it'

    Polar Plunges in Chicago area still on: 'You just go and do it'
    Despite Thursday's record-breaking cold, dozens of hardy souls are expected to take not one, but 24 dips into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan starting Friday afternoon. The Law Enforcement Torch Run Super Polar Plunge, a charity event benefiting...
  • 818 Roundup: Judge rules in favor of Glendale school board candidate's ballot lawsuit; FBI investigates suspicious envelopes

    818 Roundup: Judge rules in favor of Glendale school board candidate's ballot lawsuit; FBI investigates suspicious envelopes
    Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 71 degrees and a low of 51 degrees with patchy fog throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local headlines:...
  • Grand marshals named for Tinley Park, Oak Forest Irish parades

    Grand marshals named for Tinley Park, Oak Forest Irish parades
    Many an Irish parade marches through the Southland in March, and the Tinley Park and Oak Forest versions recently named their grand marshals. Special Olympics Illinois was selected for the 16th annual Downtown Tinley Irish Parade, set for 2 p.m. March 8...
  • Des Plaines cancels first planned Penguin Plunge

     Des Plaines cancels first planned Penguin Plunge
    The first Penguin Plunge event planned for Des Plaines has been canceled following concerns from aldermen that the event was too risky to participants' health and a potential catalyst for a lawsuit against the city. Though he called off the event in Des...
  • Local teen takes on liaison role for Special Olympics World Summer Games

    Local teen takes on liaison role for Special Olympics World Summer Games
    Several months from now, participants in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will descend on Glendale, which will serve as host to 100 athletes in the sporting event, and the event organizers have named 17-year-old Michael León as a global...
  • Marriott to open in Haiti part of telecom giant's philanthropic efforts

    MIAMI When the first Marriott hotel debuts in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb. 24, it will be the realization of a request from former U.S. President Bill Clinton to the head of one of the Caribbean's largest mobile phone networks to help bring much...
  • Datebook for Feb. 19

    Datebook for Feb. 19
    Things to do and see around the county. ART ANTIOCH FINE ARTS FOUNDATION GALLERY: 41380 Route 83. (847) 838-2274; http://www.antiochfinearts.org. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. The annual...
  • Clermont police and fire fighters battle it out in charity tug-of-war

    Clermont police and fire fighters battle it out in charity tug-of-war
    Members of the Clermont police and fire departments competed against one another this week in the second annual "Guns Versus Hoses Tug-of-War” and chili cook-off. The tug-of-war portion,  officiated by CrossTrain Clermont, capped off a charity event...
  • Allen graduate announces run for Allentown School Board

    Allen graduate announces run for Allentown School Board
    An Allen High School graduate is the latest to announce a run for Allentown School Board. Mark Smith, broker of Hawthorne Real Estate of Allentown and a 1974 Allen graduate, announced his candidacy Wednesday for the school board. "Our children deserve...
  • A very special night for Special Olympics

    On Feb. 6, Lehigh County Special Olympics held its 12th annual Come Meet our Special Sweethearts Valentine's Day dance at the Holiday Inn in Fogelsville. A big thank you for the special help from Karen Amato, the Holiday Inn and the staff, who made our...