| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The charity fraud charges filed this week against TV personality Don Tollefson are a reminder to be cautious when donating to a cause, no matter how wonderful it may sound and no matter how trustworthy the pitchman may seem.
Don't become starstruck and...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:37 AM
It may not be gold in Sochi Games, but the Niles Police Department is celebrating a top-10 finish in Special Olympics fundraising.
The near northwest suburban police department ranked 10th in fundraising for the 2013 Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Let's go ahead and use positive thinking and assuming that the weather is about to get better. Here are some happenings at area theme parks and attractions to take in before you settle into Super Bowl mode.
+ As scheduled, SeaWorld's Bands, Brew & BBQ...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:15 AM
On Saturday, Jan. 25, Special Olympics Maryland, in consultation with the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Park Service and Natural Resources Police, canceled the MSP Polar Bear Plunge due to a combination of extreme conditions at Sandy Point State...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joked about trying to get out of jumping into icy Lake Michigan this weekend with TV personality Jimmy Fallon and said he told the late-night host not to bother to bring sunscreen.
Emanuel pledged to take part in the annual polar...
| Feb 26, 2014
Jimmy Fallon needs help.
Now that Fallon, the new "Tonight Show" host, has accepted Mayor Rahm Emanuel's challenge to take the Chicago Polar Plunge on Sunday, the least we can do is to offer the poor lad some survival tips.
For counsel, I turned to...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:51 PM
When Jimmy Fallon called himself “Swimmy Fallon” on Twitter Monday, it became official: He had warmed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's challenge and will join the mayor in taking a charity dip in Lake Michigan Sunday.
Hey @jimmyfallon, got this for...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Special Olympics Maryland will host its annual Winter Games at Ski Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. on Monday and Tuesday.
More than 250 Special Olympics Maryland athletes from across the state will take to the snow, competing in alpine skiing and...
| Feb 5, 2014
The 5th annual Orlando Chili Cook-off is noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 in Festival Park near downtown. Admission is $12 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Competitors will give out chili samples, and food vendors will be on-site. The event is a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:34 AM
Once he heard the bagpipes, "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon thought it was all over.
Fallon detailed his experience at Chicago's Polar Plunge during Monday night's show, a day after he dipped into icy Lake Michigan.
"I'm never doing that again,"...