| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:15 PM
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....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:48 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:02 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:52 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:04 PM
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,...
| 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...