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Feb 15, 2017, 10:14 ET Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge Season Kicks Off In Lake Michigan 2/17

Polar Plunge will kick off its 2017 season with the SUPER Plunge this weekend in Evanston, IL. It is the first of 22 Law Enforcement Torch Run...


Nov 07, 2016, 09:07 ET Registration Open For Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois

Registration is now open for one of the coolest events of the winter – the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge® to benefit Special Olympics...


Aug 02, 2016, 10:07 ET 60,000 Rubber Ducks Will Splash into the Chicago River August 4 for Special Olympics Illinois

 60,000 rubber duckies will drop off the Columbus Bridge into the Chicago River at 1 p.m. August 4, 2016! The 11th Annual Windy City Rubber...


Feb 17, 2016, 10:07 ET Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge Season Kicks Off In Lake Michigan 2/19

Polar Plunge will kick off its 2016 season with the SUPER Plunge this weekend in Evanston. It is the first of 22 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar...


Feb 17, 2015, 06:00 ET Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge Season Arrives!

 Polar Plunge season will kick off its 2015 season with the SUPER Plunge this weekend in Evanston. It is the first of 22 Law Enforcement Torch...


Aug 04, 2014, 07:00 ET 60,000 Rubber Ducks Will Splash into the Chicago River August 7 For Special Olympics Illinois

60,000 rubber duckies will drop off the Columbus Bridge into the Chicago River on August 7, 2014 at 1 p.m.!  The 9th Annual Windy City Rubber...


Aug 26, 2013, 07:37 ET Calling All Truckers To Join The Truck Convoy For Special Olympics Illinois On September 28

 Law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada will join forces once again this fall for the World's Largest Truck...


Aug 06, 2013, 07:37 ET 60,000 Rubber Ducks Will Splash into the Chicago River Aug. 8 for Special Olympics Illinois

Ducks Still Available for Adoption – 1st Prize is a Chevy Malibu  All eyes will be on the Columbus Drive Bridge over the Chicago...


Jun 18, 2011, 04:04 ET Special Olympics Illinois Athletes Receive Greektown Send-off as They Head to World Games ATHENS 2011

Special Olympics athletes from Illinois were crowned with olive leaves in the ancient tradition at a ceremony in Chicago's Greektown on Friday...


Feb 16, 2007, 00:00 ET Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Congratulates Law Enforcement for Support of Special Olympics Illinois

NORMAL, Ill., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan congratulated the law enforcement community for its fundraising...


Jun 14, 2001, 01:00 ET Special Olympics Illinois Breaks Ground for Volunteer Training Center to Serve Volunteers from Throughout State

NORMAL, Ill., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. George Ryan, State Sen. John Maitland and Special Olympics Illinois athletes, benefactors, key...