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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Burbank Tennis Center becomes a retreat for special needs athletes

    Burbank Tennis Center becomes a retreat for special needs athletes
    BURBANK — The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Special Needs Individuals has almost become synonyms with the Burbank Tennis Center. While the facility had been around for 17 years, the event for special needs athletes has been going strong for...
  • Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department

    Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department
    Police Maj. Gary Gardner is scheduled to formally take the reins of the Howard County Police Department as its new chief after William McMahon retires June 30. McMahon, 51, has served as chief since being named by County Executive Ken Ulman in 2006....
  • Patti Heffner golf tournament brings together the entire Lehigh Valley high school community

    Not only does the Patti Heffner Memorial Golf Tournament pay tribute and honor the memory of one of the area's all-time great girls basketball players and coaches, but it also brings together the entire Lehigh Valley. Heffner played at Dieruff,...
  • Learn how Kaká got his name and more about Orlando City's new star

    Learn how Kak&#225 got his name and more about Orlando City's new star
    Brazilian soccer star Kak√° will be formally introduced as Orlando City’s first Major League Soccer designated player Tuesday. He has previously won a slew of international soccer honors and will instantly become one of the top 10 players in the...
  • Hampton's Osborn wins national title in USA Shooting Junior Olympics | Community notebook

    Sarah Osborn of Hampton won another national individual title and was a member of the Patriot Shooting Club team that captured a national championship Friday and Saturday in Camp Perry, Ohio. Osborn, 15, was at her best Friday, topping a field of 221...
  • New lottery game to benefit Special Olympics

    New lottery game to benefit Special Olympics
    Gov. Pat Quinn will appear tonight at the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Normal to sign a bill creating a special state lottery scratch-off game to benefit the Special Olympics. Senate Bill 219 creates the new $2 "Go for the...
  • Downers Grove man to compete at Special Olympics

     Downers Grove man to compete at Special Olympics
    Jeff Osowski of Downers Grove followed his father, Ray, onto the golf course as a pre-teen. Some 20 years later, the 32-year-old's skills on the links have earned him a trip to New Jersey to compete in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. "It's my...
  • 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....
  • Closed-door, last-minute state budget decisions raise concerns

    Assemblyman Jeff Gorell was in his Capitol office Thursday afternoon when a staffer walked in with a list of new proposals that were being wrapped into the state budget. One of the items was $2.7 million for a pool in Calexico, a small city on the...
  • Hampton Cup Regatta coming to Mill Creek Aug. 1-3 | Community notebook

    Hampton Cup Regatta coming to Mill Creek Aug. 1-3 | Community notebook
    The Hampton Cup Regatta will celebrate its 89th anniversary when the hydroplane-racing attraction returns to Mill Creek in Hampton from Aug. 1-3. This year’s regatta will serve as host to the Eastern Nationals, with more than 75 hydroplane boats...
  • Salem's Mitchell Farm A Refuge For Retired Horses

    Salem's Mitchell Farm A Refuge For Retired Horses
    Nothing puts spring in the step of a senior citizen quite like a well-planned retirement, even if that senior is a horse. Orion, a handsome black Morgan, pranced and whinnied on a late spring day while surveying his new home at Mitchell Farm Equine...