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First Look for Charity

    On Feb. 13, join Special Olympics Illinois at the 2015 First Look for Charity Auto Show Preview Event at McCormick Place in Chicago. This black-tie affair will provide attendees with ...

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Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

  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 ...

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Winter Games

What is Winter Games? Winter Games is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. Winter Games is ...

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Skating Championships

What is the Skating Championships? The Skating Championships are one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in figure skating and speed skating.  The Skating ...

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State Basketball

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 hosted ...

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Weather Policy

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 ...

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Transforming Lives

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Dynamic Duo Dedicated to Decade of SUPER Plunge

On Feb. 20, a group of brave and warm-hearted individuals will begin the first of 24 dips into Lake Michigan over 24 hours for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. ...

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Wanting To Be Like Everyone Else - Achieving Dreams

Photo above by Annie Pittman, the Review Atlas Editor’s Note: Teri Parks of Kirkwood, parent of athlete Tamara, was a finalist in the 2014 Share Your Story contest. This is her story: Tamara just ...

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Lights, Camera, Action at Photo Shoot for SOILL Lottery Tickets

It was lights, camera, action for a group of Special Olympics Illinois athletes on Jan. 7! Four athletes were selected to model for a fun photo shoot for the Special Olympics ...

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Growing Together - Partner, Athlete Bond Over Horses

Editor's Note: Kambr Kutkowski of Chicago is the winner in the 2014 Share Your Story contest. This is her story: I recall having this feeling in my stomach, the feeling that ...

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20 Athletes Receive New Shoes from Finish Line

On #GivingTuesday (Dec. 2), 20 Special Olympics Illinois athletes were invited to the North Riverside Mall and Fashion Outlets of Chicago Finish Line locations to be fitted for a new ...

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SOILL Hero Awards Honor Exemplary Commitment

More than 110 guests enjoyed the 8th Annual Special Olympics Illinois Hero Awards banquet which celebrated the contributions of individuals, families, schools and businesses to Special Olympics Illinois. Awards recognized ...

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