For De La Salle Principal, Unified Bond Runs Deep In just their first year competing at the IHSA Unified State Basketball tournament in Champaign-Urbana, Southside Unified did what they set out to do – bring home the gold. Southside is represented by students from both De La Salle Institute and Southside Occupational Academy Hub….
Athlete Pledges to Pay It Forward, Take the Polar Plunge
Athlete Valerie Densler, 28, said competing in Special Olympics Illinois has allowed her to shine. “Being an athlete, you can be yourself,” she said. “You can enjoy all the fun things that everyone else would do. People play basketball, and you can play basketball without being made fun of.” Valerie said she stays active…
A Polar Plunge Dedicated to a Fallen Officer
When you ask Barry Daniels and Shawn Keith about Deputy Sheriff Nicholas “Nick” Weist, both their faces light up. “Nick never knew a stranger,” Barry said. “Our county is decently small,” Shawn added. “Everyone knows Nick.” “He started in 2018,” Shawn said. “He was all over law enforcement things. A 911 dispatcher. Volunteer fire fighter….
Birds of a Feather: Meet three new Darling Ducklings
Three new Special Olympics Illinois athletes have decided to take on a new venture this year, and the theme is … ducks! Jeremy Richer, Elliot Richer, and Liz Litvak are three of the newest Darling Duckling team members selling ducks for the 2022 Chicago Ducky Derby. The Darling Ducklings are a sales team consisting…