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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Summer camps for Chicagoland kids with special needs

     Summer camps for Chicagoland kids with special needs
      One in a Hundred Summer Camp Kids diagnosed with Asperger's, PDD-NOS, high-functioning autism, ADD, ADHD, nonverbal learning disorders or anxiety disorders will find summer fun here. Over five weeks, campers write and perform their own plays, play...
  • Being NCC's manager a labor of love for Megan Niklas

    Being NCC's manager a labor of love for Megan Niklas
    Every North Central College women's basketball home game, and even some road games, Megan Niklas puts water bottles in front of players' chairs. Sometimes she cares for the towels and folds jerseys. What the players really love, though, are the Rice...
  • Duffy's owner Paul Emmett dies at 62

    Duffy's owner Paul Emmett dies at 62
    Paul Emmett, president and owner of Duffy's Sports Grill, died Tuesday of complications from cancer. He was 62. He died surrounded by family at his home in Palm Beach. Emmett moved to South Florida in 1999 from New York after 25 years as president...
  • Here & Now for Feb. 11

    Here & Now for Feb. 11
    Entertainment throughout the county. Fox Lake Plunge fundraiser: The 2015 Polar Plunge will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd. Check-in time is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, there will be a pre-registration event from...
  • Jump fest aims to help fund special-rec playground

    Jump fest aims to help fund special-rec playground
    Pink-cheeked and stocking-footed children jumped and climbed off the winter blues Saturday as the Lincolnway Special Recreation Center in New Lenox hosted its first jump fest. More than 250 kids played in eight inflatables, including a quadruple-size...
  • Everyone wins at Hero vs. Hero basketball game

    Everyone wins at Hero vs. Hero basketball game
    LaGrange Park and Brookfield police and firefighters were called on to save the day Feb. 9, and they responded without hesitation, as usual. But this time, they were directed to the basketball court of Park Junior High School in LaGrange Park to take on...
  • Kids of Character: Kelly Pagano

    Kids of Character: Kelly Pagano
    Kelly Pagano Age: 16 School: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland Grade: 11 Hometown: Coral Springs Trait: Kindness Best Buddies, which pairs students with peers who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, is more than a...
  • Staff unveils surprise dance for LT students

    Staff unveils surprise dance for LT students
    Pioneer Press So you think you can dance, Lyons Township High School teachers and staff? Maybe not all facing the same direction at the same time, but in a word, yes! Faculty members weren't shy about strutting their stuff Feb. 6 in the surprise...
  • Police, firefighters face off in tug-of-war, chili cook-off

     Police, firefighters face off in tug-of-war, chili cook-off
    CLERMONT — Law-enforcement officers once again will battle firefighters for bragging rights, a trophy and most importantly for charity at the second annual Chili Cook-off and Tug-of-War on Sunday during the Downtown Clermont Farmers Market. The...
  • Chicago Sky player, coach share court with Special Olympics athletes

    On the evening of Feb 5., Special Olympics athletes from across the Maine and Niles township areas gathered in the Fieldman Park's basketball court ready to drill with their coach. But this time, they didn't have just any coach. For the next 90 minutes,...
  • Weekend watch: Olivia Newton-John, Jack Hanna, Polar Plunge more

    Weekend watch: Olivia Newton-John, Jack Hanna, Polar Plunge more
    Here's a quick look at special events this weekend at Central Florida theme parks and attractions: + Universal's Mardi Gras kicks off Saturday, a night that includes a concert by Olivia Newton-John. The parade is at 7:15 p.m., followed by the woman...