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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Full court press results in top cop honor in Round Lake Beach

    Full court press results in top cop honor in Round Lake Beach
    When Kariann Hill is patrolling Round Lake Beach and spots a pick-up basketball game in progress, she's likely to join in. It's that level of connection with the community's youth that helped her earn the title of Officer of the Year of the Round Lake...
  • Special Olympics 'life-changing' for Frankfort family

    Special Olympics 'life-changing' for Frankfort family
    When Brook and Dave Klawitter were expecting their first child nine years ago, the Frankfort residents were like many other young couples — ecstatic and full of plans for the future. A sports theme would dominate the nursery, they decided. "Date...
  • Irish fun is calling

    Irish fun is calling
    Wondering where to enjoy a boxty or green beer, buy some Irish sausage or grab parade paraphernalia? From parades, pub crawls and tent parties to concerts and Irish meals, sit down or to go, here we offer a guide to craic, a Gaelic word pronounced...
  • Special Olympics fundraiser event in Newport Beach

    With the approach of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, the Host Town of Newport Beach is hosting a Launch Party presented by Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary. The party will be held Tuesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Back Bay Bistro at the...
  • River Grove police take polar plunge for Special Olympics

    River Grove police take polar plunge for Special Olympics
    Ten-year-old Sarah Murillo and her sister Savannah, 6 were far from afraid of the snow, freezing ice and plunging temperatures at the 2015 Chicago Polar Plunge. The only thing they cared about was showing their support for the Special Olympics with...
  • 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,...
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take icy lake plunge for Special Olympics

     Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take icy lake plunge for Special Olympics
    Vince Vaughn plunged first and emerged, dripping with icy Lake Michigan water. But it was the sudden appearance of another star who turned heads and had spectators whispering "Is that really her?" Indeed, there was Lady Gaga on North Avenue Beach with...
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago

    Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan said Sunday that Lady Gaga made the plunge with more than 4,500 other participants....
  • ComEd's record for corporate citizenship

    ComEd’s record for corporate citizenship — employee volunteerism, civic involvement and charitable contributions — is extensive and a source of pride for everyone who works at ComEd. This work, carried out by ComEd’s 6,000...
  • Lady Gaga, Taylor Kinney, Vince Vaughn take icy Polar Plunge in Chicago

    Lady Gaga, Taylor Kinney, Vince Vaughn take icy Polar Plunge in Chicago
    Lady Gaga, Taylor Kinney and Vince Vaughn were among the 4,500 crazy people in Chicago who threw themselves into the icy waters of Lake Michigan on Sunday to raise money for the local Special Olympics chapter. "It was awesome," singer Gaga told the...
  • Near northwest suburban residents plunge for Special Olympics

    Near northwest suburban residents plunge for Special Olympics
    A team of eight hardy souls led by Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz rushed into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan Sunday as part of Chicago's annual Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Near northwest suburban residents also took part in a...