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  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

  Like most Olympians, 17-year-old Matthew Sommerer has spent near a lifetime preparing to compete at the highest levels. In his case, that will be playing soccer for Team Illinois in the upcoming Special Olympics 2014 USA Games games in New Jersey.

Teen’s passion for soccer culminates in trip to USA Games

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:06 AM

  Peter Hill has been competing in the Special Olympics since he was a young child living in Virginia. But last year, the 34-year-old Lincolnshire resident switched from softball to track and field. The move paid off, as Peter earned a spot...

Switch to track and field pays off for Lincolshire Special Olympian

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:06 AM

  Vanessa Sandoval was a freshman at Hoffman Estates High School when she became intrigued by the idea of giving back to the community. Vanessa soon discovered participating in the Special Olympics was her ticket to give back to those who needed it...

Devotion to helping others leads Hoffman teen to Special Olympics

Updated: 6/12/2014 11:07 AM

  Vehicle idling, considered detrimental to air quality, is under attack in Wheeling. The village board recently approved a program aimed at reducing idling. Compliance will be voluntary for residents and businesses, but mandatory for village vehicles.

Wheeling takes aim at idling vehicles

Updated: 6/12/2014 10:13 AM

  About 100 lawmakers from 33 states are expected to gather at the Indiana Statehouse for discussions about how to call the first constitutional convention since the nation’s founding.

Constitutional convention backers meet in Indiana

Updated: 6/12/2014 10:09 AM

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