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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Chicago Ridge woman part of ALS sculpture display

    Chicago Ridge woman part of ALS sculpture display
    Sitting in a comfy chair in her first-floor apartment in Chicago Ridge, Mindy Williams' eyes sparkled when she was asked her thoughts about her likeness, carved in ice, being displayed Tuesday at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago. "It helps to spread...
  • Aurora police to raise funds for Special Olympics

    Aurora police to raise funds for Special Olympics
    Once again this year, Aurora police will stage Cop on Top events at four area Dunkin' Donuts shops on May 29 to raise money for charity. In exchange for a donation to Illinois Special Olympics, customers will receive a certificate for a free doughnut....
  • Elgin-formed, Gilberts-based Eagles Club chapter turns 110

    Elgin-formed, Gilberts-based Eagles Club chapter turns 110
    The way Jack Bernhardson remembers it, you might say he joined the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club Watch #1047 in Elgin in 1974 because he was thirsty. "Back then, in Illinois you only had to be 19 to drink (beer and wine), so I joined the club,"...
  • Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting

    A Nebraska man opened fire Wednesday on officers who were trying to arrest him for a previous shooting, prompting police to return gunfire in a shootout that left one officer and the suspect dead, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said. Officer Kerrie...
  • Community Digest: Special Recreation Association's summer programs begin June 1

    Community Digest: Special Recreation Association's summer programs begin June 1
    Community defense class, applicants, registration and more. Antioch Sale: Antioch Garden Club's annual Plant Sale will be held, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at the Williams Park Pavilion, 741 Main St., behind Antioch Library, near...
  • Clermont police officer nominated for "Service Above Self" award

    Clermont police officer nominated for "Service Above Self" award
    Clermont Police Officer Drew Evans has been nominated by his department for the 2015 “Service Above Self” award, which is given as part of a program hosted by the Leesburg Rotary Club. Every year, the club seeks nominations from law-...
  • Community News for Windsor Locks edition

    "Walk for Nutmeg Senior Rides" raises more than $19,000 WINDSOR LOCKS - Nutmeg Senior Rides Annual "Walk for Nutmeg Senior Rides" netted over $19,000. Proceeds from the event are used to provide door-through-door service for seniors and the visually...
  • A mom, a disabled son and a home that blazed amid Baltimore's riots

    A mom, a disabled son and a home that blazed amid Baltimore's riots
    Black soot covers the two-story house like a dark shadow. The roof has collapsed, and a bright red sign proclaims the home has been condemned. Until a few weeks ago, when the riots roiled Baltimore, this house at Hilton Street and Piedmont Avenue was...
  • Kitty Conley's Scratching Post

    Birthdays May 15: Kylee Kleven was 8 years old. May 17: Tom Liss might prefer we forget. May 21: our wonderful son Breandan shares this date with Reena Foster May 22: Gerald Glatt, Karen Caffarini and my favorite photographer Stephen Martin all...
  • Blue Devil softball supports Warren Special Recreation Association

    Blue Devil softball supports Warren Special Recreation Association
    As was suspected all along, it's not the uniform that makes Warren an always-good, sometimes-excellent softball team. It's the girls who wear those uniforms. On Saturday, the Devils swapped out their traditional blue jerseys for purple ones for the...
  • Winnetka Club honors students with college scholarships

    Winnetka Club honors students with college scholarships
    As their senior years come to a close, eight high school students from New Trier Township were rewarded with scholarships from The Winnetka Club at a special ceremony on May 17. Taking place at The Hadley School for the Blind, The Winnetka Club...