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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 and coaches who are leaving this weekend for the Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011 were given a send-off Friday night in Chicago's Greektown.  Special Olympics Illinois President/CEO Doug Snyder and Stephanie Vlahakis, executive director of the National Hellenic Museum saluted them as the athletes were crowned with olive leaves in the tradition of ancient Greece by dancers from the Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society.   Photo by Gregg Lowe.  (PRNewsFoto/Special Olympics Illinois)

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...

Apr 29, 2008, 01:00 ET

Police Officers Hit the Roofs Again For 6th Annual Dunkin' Donuts Rooftop Stakeout Benefiting Special Olympics Illinois, May 9

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 6th year in a row, Illinois police officers will stake out Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to benefit Special...

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...