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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • 2 Orland athletes to compete in Special Olympics USA Games

    2 Orland athletes to compete in Special Olympics USA Games
    Two Orland Park athletes will represent Team Illinois at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. Christopher Baumann, 37, and Geoffrey Klimek, 18, are among the 59 athletes in Illinois's delegation to the games, which kick off this weekend....
  • Passing the torch: Burbank, Glendale police take part in Special Olympics run

    Passing the torch: Burbank, Glendale police take part in Special Olympics run
    A cluster of Glendale police officers in running shoes stood on their mark — on the corner of Glenoaks Boulevard and Alameda Avenue — and one of them yelled, “Here they come!” A few blocks away, nine Burbank police officers...
  • Western's Keene-El brings actions, words to Special Olympics

    Western's Keene-El brings actions, words to Special Olympics
    For the first two months of her Western High gym class, special education teacher LaDonna Schemm didn't notice. Then a freshman, the ever-bubbly Joy Keene-El would get out of her wheelchair and do everything thrown her way, from tennis to baseball to...
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  • Special Olympics Torch Run travels through Seminole County

    Special Olympics Torch Run travels through Seminole County
    One-hundred yards to go and Special Olympian Monica Hernandez started sprinting.  With a torch extended into the air from her left hand, Hernandez, 26, of Oviedo, crossed the finish line as more than a dozen Seminole County law enforcement officers...
  • Geneva City Council honors police, passes annual budget

     Geneva City Council honors police, passes annual budget
    Three Geneva police officers were lauded Monday night for their over-and-above efforts. Sgts. Dan Kott and Tim Baker, along with Officer Chuck Parisi, received standing ovations from the council and a standing-room-only crowd of friends and family at...
  • Paint parties and other events in the south suburbs

    Paint parties and other events in the south suburbs
    Looking for something different to do? Here's a sampling of ideas, from painting dinner parties to record-setting dancing and duct-tape crafting. March 30: Hip-hop University of St. Francis graduates and classmates are hoping to draw 1,000 people to...
  • Council OKs two more housing projects for Glendale

    Council OKs two more housing projects for Glendale
    Despite opposition from neighbors, the City Council approved two five-story residential developments on Tuesday, with some Council members saying their hands were tied because the projects meet city zoning requirements. The council has control over...
  • Brandon Smith elected to Virginia's bowling hall of fame | Community notebook

    One of Brandon Smith's most-memorable moments in bowling came last October when he was inducted into the Virginia Peninsula USBC Hall of Fame. That most-memorable list just got longer. The Newport News resident, 39, has been voted into the Virginia...
  • Northwestern will 'Soak the Superintendent' to raise funds for Brett Snyder

    Northwestern will 'Soak the Superintendent' to raise funds for Brett Snyder
    Brett Snyder has been an inspiration to all in the Northwestern Lehigh community. The former Tigers and Lehigh University football standout has been battling ALS for more than a decade. His former schools, as well as many others in the New Tripoli area,...
  • Emanuel to Fallon: Forget the sunblock

    Emanuel to Fallon: Forget the sunblock
    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...