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Caring Santa

“Caring Santa” is once again coming to malls nationwide on Nov. 22 and Dec. 6.  Children with special needs and their families can participate in the time-honored tradition of taking ...

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Harley-Davidson Raffle

Six finalists gathered on Nov. 14 at CHI-TOWN Harley-Davidson in Tinley Park to determine the winner of the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association’s annual Harley-Davidson Raffle. The winner of ...

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Polar Plunge

  What is the Polar Plunge? The Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a dip into ...

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State Bowling

What is State Bowling? State Bowling is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in bowling. State Bowling is hosted at Landmark Lanes in ...

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First Look for Charity

Join Special Olympics Illinois at First Look for Charity the exclusive pre-opening Gala of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show benefiting 18 charities including Special Olympics Illinois. The annual black-tie affair provides ...

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Record Number of Equestrian Athletes Compete at 2015 Fall Games

A record number of equestrian athletes – 146 – competed in five events at BraveHearts at the Bergmann Center as part of this year’s Fall Games. That number is up ...

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Feedback Sought on New Programming Concept

Special Olympics Illinois is looking for family member and additional coach feedback on a new programming concept, the Player Development Model, recently introduced at the Area Fall Coaches Meetings. Take online ...

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More Than 1,300 Athletes Receive Free Health Exams at MedFest

Special Olympics Illinois hosted the 17th Annual MedFest on Nov. 10 at the United Center in Chicago. The United Center generously welcomed Special Olympics Illinois back for this event which ...

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From Spectator to Official - Father Makes the Call

Al Wywialowski of Batavia started as a spectator at Special Olympics Illinois. He watched his son, Alan, participate in athletics, bowling and basketball through School District U-46. This led Wywialowski to ...

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A Slam Dunk to Start the Season for Area 9 Basketball Teams

Special Olympics Illinois East Central/ Area 9 basketball teams kicked off the season Nov. 7 in a three-team round-robin competition held at St. Mary’s School in Mattoon. These amazing teams – including the ...

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Special Olympics, Meridian Volleyball Teams Pair Up for Special Lesson

By Allison Petty, Decatur Herald & Review. Reposted with permission of Herald-Review. DECATUR - As they prepare for upcoming state competition, two Special Olympics volleyball teams got some help from Meridian High School ...

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Marion Athlete Becomes Soldier-for-a-Day

By Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Reposted with permission from Illinois National Guard John Henley, a Special Olympics athlete from Marion, was honored as a Soldier-for-a-Day at ...

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