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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • 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...
  • Israel Tennis Centers plan exhibitions

    Israel Tennis Centers plan exhibitions
    In recognition of the immensely important work of the Israel Tennis Centers (ITC) over the past 40 years, the ITC Foundation has planned an ambitious series of tennis exhibitions in South Florida between Feb. 25 and March 8. The ITC is embarking on...
  • 02/16: People on move

    02/16: People on move
    Banking Lauren Nanni was promoted to executive vice president, retail banking, for the Palm Beach, Treasure Coast and Orlando markets at BankUnited. Boards of directors Pamela Nabors, president, CareerSource Central Florida, and Josh Field,...
  • UNC returns to play after �extremely difficult, extremely emotional� week

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. At one point during one of the most difficult weeks amid a difficult past year for North Carolina coach Roy Williams, Linnea Smith, wife of Dean Smith, approached Williams with a gentle reminder. "She said, 'You know, there is a...
  • Community Digest: Sign up for sheriff's office's Polar Plunge

    Grayslake Poetry Slam: The College of Lake County Literary Arts Society will host its Semi-Annual Poetry Slam from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18 in Brandel Court on the CLC Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Each poet may present three original poems, with...