The Illinois Lottery and Special Olympics Illinois are proud to announce the first U.S. Lottery game to benefit Special Olympics. Former Gov. Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 219 at the ... Read More
What is the Polar Plunge?
The Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a ... Read More
What is State Basketball?
State Basketball is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in team and individual skills basketball. State Basketball is held ... Read More
Special Olympics Illinois Weather Policy
Special Olympics Illinois has a very dedicated, hard-working staff, volunteers and Board, so when we say it is twice as much work to cancel an event as ... Read More
For any fan in the stand at the District H Basketball Tournament on Feb. 8 at Wesclin High School in Trenton, the competition for Effingham County Lightning Special Olympics team ... Read More
Malik Daniel and Nathaniel Clark have participated in Special Olympics Illinois since they were in elementary school. Nearly 8 years later, Malik, a junior, and Nathaniel, a senior at Lindblom ... Read More
Photo by Nicki Kohl, Telegraph Herald
By Thomas J. Barton Posted with Permission of Dubuque Telegraph Herald
GALENA - For Jerry Tranel, nothing can hold a candle to the thrill of competition and ... Read More
Shelby Leeper, 14, of Pekin had quite an experience at her first Special Olympics Illinois Skating Championships last year. She won three gold medals in speed skating.
But that wasn’t the ... Read More
Editor’s Note — Bob Reczek of Mokena, parent of athlete Matthew, was a finalist in the 2014 Share Your Story contest. He is in his 37th year as a basketball referee ... Read More
Since 2007, Special Olympics athlete Chad Underwood has not only led the charge into the frigid waters of Lake Springfield, but has been the driving force behind a 5K run ... Read More