Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Buffalo Grove's police chief usually takes the plunge. This year was different.
Most years, Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steve Balinski charges into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan along with other law enforcement members and volunteers as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. This year, he wound up with a cold on the day of the event and decided to play it safe. While other participants stripped down to T-shirts, shorts and bathing suits, Balinksi bundled up and offered support from the shore. The annual event raises money for the Special Olympics. For more images from Saturday's event, check out the photo gallery above. Complete coverage:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Take part in the fundraising event to benefit Special Olympics Chicago.
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Wednesday, January 16
Calling all fearless weather warriors! Registration is now open for the 13th annual Chicago Polar Plunge, benefitting Special Olympics Chicago. The Chicago Polar Plunge, one of the largest fundraising events for Special Olympics Chicago, will take place Sunday, March 3 on Chicago’s icy lakefront at North Avenue Beach from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. This year, Special Olympics Chicago is aiming to make a “big splash” by surpassing all previous fundraising records for the Chicago Polar Plunge, and reaching the $1 million mark. Known for its festive costumes and courageous participants, last year’s event attracted more than 2,000 participants, and raised more than $650,000. Whether plungers want to go waist high or take the full plunge, the Chicago …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Cheer on Buffalo Grove police as they carry the "banner" for Special Olympics Illinois.
Buffalo Grove police will carry the torch Sunday as they traverse through parts of town to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois. The Buffalo Grove leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run will start around 8:57 a.m. at Milwaukee Avenue and Aptakisic Road. Officers will run two miles south to Lake-Cook Road in a pack with counterparts from other nearby departments. Runners along this stretch will be escorted by cars from state police, plus vehicles from area police departments. An estimated 100 runners will participate in the Torch Run, which begins in Gurnee, winds through Gurnee to Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Northbrook, Prospect Heights, Northfield, Glenview, Niles and Skokie. The run concludes at…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The annual "Cop on a Roof" fundraiser, benefitting Special Olympics, will be held from 5 a.m.-2 p.m. June 1 at Dunkin Donuts on Route 45 in Third Lake.
Lake County Sheriff's deputies will be hanging out at the donut shop on Friday-but it's all for a good cause. They will participate in the "Cop on a Roof" fundraiser for the Special Olympics at the Dunkin Donuts, 34484 N. Route 45, Third Lake. Stop by on Friday, June 1 from 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is the fourth year the Lake County Sheriff's Office will participate in the statewide event to help raise money and awareness for Special Olympics, according to statement from the LCSO. Deputy David McNichol, who heads up the campaign for the LCSO, hopes to break last year's fund raising record of $2,682. All patrons making a donation will receive a free donut. Those making a $10 donation or more will receive a coffee mug. Other items …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Police are asking the community to join them in the Torch Run, along with officers from north to Gurnee and south to Lincolnwood Sunday, June 10.
The Buffalo Grove Police Department has participated in the annual Special Olympics Torch Run for more than 30 years, and this year the tradition continues. On Sunday, June 10, police officers from Buffalo Grove, Deerfield and Northbrook will accept the torch starting at Aptakisic Road and Milwaukee Avenue and run south on Milwaukee Avenue to Lake Cook Road where they will pass it on to Wheeling police officers, according to Buffalo Grove Police Commander Jim Newton. Commander Newton has been participating in the Torch Run-one of the largest fundraisers for the Special Olympics-for the last 33 years, and said residents are invited to run along with the roughly 15 Buffalo Grove police officers that have already signed up. “Anyone is welcome…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The following actions, discussions and announcements took place at Buffalo Grove's Village Board meeting.
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