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  Visit Lake County has launched a music video utilizing the song ‘Best Day of My Life" by American Authors to showcase a “best day” spent in Lake County.

Video shows a ‘Best Day’ in Lake County

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:28 AM

  A broken pipe near the O’Hare CTA Blue Line station emitted an ammonia-like odor Thursday morning and led to the temporary shut down of train service to the Rosemont station for some three hours, officials said. A hazmat crew from the Chicago...

CTA Blue Line service resumes after ammonia leak at O’Hare

Updated: 6/12/2014 04:24 PM

  Gurnee resident Alex Dmytrenko doesn't speak, but no words are necessary to understand his passion for swimming. That passion will take him to New Jersey this week, where he'll swim for Team Illinois in the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games.

No words needed to see Gurnee swimmer’s passion for the sport

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:16 AM

  After a three-year hiatus from Special Olympics, Brent Kampert’s comeback in the sport he loves — running — was “like lightning.” Kampert, 28, of Crystal Lake earned a spot in this month's Special Olympics 2014 USA...

Crystal Lake Special Olympian runs ‘like lightning’

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:16 AM

  Hoffman Estates High School grad Carina Valencia started pitching in with after-school activities for special-needs students. That quickly grew into a presence on the Special Olympics soccer team, and now, on Team Illinois in the national games.

Special Olympics role leads to teaching passion for Hoffman Estates teen

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:16 AM

  Janna Blowers’ passion for gymnastics started at the age of 5. After competing in Special Olympics for 11 years, the 19-year-old will be representing Illinois at the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games in New Jersey next week. “She is very...

After nine trips to state, gymnast ready for USA Games

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:09 AM

  Jason Coy isn't boastful, but the Wildwood man has a room full of medals and trophies for his athletic exploits. He's out to earn more as a member of Illinois' volleyball team at the upcoming Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. "He's kind of...

Wildwood Special Olympian takes leadership role on volleyball team

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:08 AM

  Jeff Osowski says he was "shocked" when he learned he had been selected for the golf team competing in next week's Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. But those who know the Downers Grove man say he shouldn't be surprised because Jeff is not...

Downers Grove man perfect choice to represent Illinois at Special Olympics

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:08 AM

  Juan Laverde never gave much thought to the athletic aspirations of youngsters with intellectual disabilities. Then he got involved in some eye-opening programs at Neuqua Valley High School and in Special Olympics and discovered just how much some...

For peer coach, unified soccer team an ‘eye-opening experience’

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:05 AM

  When asked what she hopes to accomplish this weekend at the highest level competition in her 10-year athletic career, gymnast Karlee Darow of Palatine does not hesitate. “I want to try to do my best and make sure everyone does a great job...

Palatine gymnast aiming high in Special Olympics USA Games

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:06 AM

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