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  • Fox Lake polar plungers make splash for Special Olympics

    Fox Lake polar plungers make splash for Special Olympics
    Nearly 450 brave and caring souls — not including crowds of families and fans — took a bone-chilling plunge in 11-degree weather Sunday under blue skies in Fox Lake. Forty-eight teams, which included the Vernon Hills Police Department...
  • Hundreds Special Olympians Expected for A Weekend Of Winter Games

    Hundreds Special Olympians Expected for A Weekend Of Winter Games
    More than 900 athletes are expected to take part as Special Olympics Connecticut hosts the 2015 Winter Games Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1, at multiple venues in Hartford and Litchfield counties. The games include cross-country skiing and...
  • Plungers brave frigid lake for Special Olympics

    Plungers brave frigid lake for Special Olympics
    The Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run SUPER Plunge, benefiting Special Olympics Illinois, started its 24-hour cycle Feb. 20 after volunteers manually removed ice chunks from the shallow pool in Lake Michigan at Northwestern University North Beach. "We're...
  • Woycik: Winter Fun awaits kids, adults with special needs

    What a special invitation for all children and adults with special needs. On Friday, Feb. 20, they and their families are invited to Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, one mile north of U.S. 6, for a Winter Fun Night. There will be...
  • Polar Plunges in Chicago area still on: 'You just go and do it'

    Polar Plunges in Chicago area still on: 'You just go and do it'
    Despite Thursday's record-breaking cold, dozens of hardy souls are expected to take not one, but 24 dips into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan starting Friday afternoon. The Law Enforcement Torch Run Super Polar Plunge, a charity event benefiting...
  • 818 Roundup: Judge rules in favor of Glendale school board candidate's ballot lawsuit; FBI investigates suspicious envelopes

    818 Roundup: Judge rules in favor of Glendale school board candidate's ballot lawsuit; FBI investigates suspicious envelopes
    Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 71 degrees and a low of 51 degrees with patchy fog throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local headlines:...
  • Grand marshals named for Tinley Park, Oak Forest Irish parades

    Grand marshals named for Tinley Park, Oak Forest Irish parades
    Many an Irish parade marches through the Southland in March, and the Tinley Park and Oak Forest versions recently named their grand marshals. Special Olympics Illinois was selected for the 16th annual Downtown Tinley Irish Parade, set for 2 p.m. March 8...
  • 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...
  • 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...