PORTAGE | For the last 21 years, Elvis Presley fans have gathered in Portage during October to celebrate the King's legacy and raise money for local Special Olympians.
SOUTH HOLLAND | It's not the size of the Thunderbird but the amount of "Thunder" within the "bird."
Giant portraits of Elvis decorate the community building at Woodland Park as fans gather before the start of performances Friday at the 21st annual Elvis Fantasy Fest in Portage. The event, which also raises funds for Porter County Special Olympics, is scheduled to run through Sunday.
Jeff Conrad, of Rolling Meadows, Ill., checks his look in a mirror as he prepares for his opening night performance Friday at the 21st annual Elvis Fantasy Fest in Portage. The event, which also raises funds for Porter County Special Olympics, is scheduled to run through Sunday.
VALPARAISO | Diners at Red Robin in Valparaiso will get the chance to support Special Olympics this weekend.
CROWN POINT | The Get Out Get Active Summer Fitness series is hosting a Zombie Bridge Run 5K/Walk and Safe Zone Challenge Sept. 28.
CROWN POINT | Plans for a Special Olympics training center in Crown Point are back on track after being approved by state fire officials, project organizers said.
Dale Van Cleef Sr. and his son Dale Jr. admire a 1969 Chevy Nova at Livin' It Up! on Saturday at Sunset Hill Park in Valparaiso.
Dale Lindstrom of Portage, left, gets information about Calumet Township resident Bill Kirkland's 1957 Olds Super 88 at Livin' It Up! on Saturday at Sunset Hill Park in Valparaiso.
Retired Lansing police Sgt. Scott Musser stands on top of the Dunkin' Donuts store in Lansing on Friday in a promotion to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois.
Lansing police Sgt. Gabe Barajas points to the offer given to Lynwood resident Mike Kenney for his donation Friday morning to the Special Olympics Illinois at Dunkin' Donuts in Lansing.
LANSING | Police officers from Lansing on Friday took to the rooftop of the Dunkin' Donuts on Torrence Avenue to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois.
It's heartening that the Indiana Legislature provides gainful employment to the mentally challenged, but sometimes they introduce bills that become laws.
VALPARAISO | Eye of the Tiger. Smoke on the Water. Born to Be Wild.
If the original "Rocky" movie was so good, why did they make another one? Why not stop with the perfect film?
SCHERERVILLE | Face painting, games, firetrucks and a police canine demonstration were all part of the fun at the recent Fuel Fitness Community Day. More important, though, were the funds raised for children with cancer and local Special Olympics participants.
CROWN POINT | A Special Olympics training center under construction in Crown Point is being designed to accommodate a wider population of people with disabilities.
The Indiana Legislature has adjourned, so let's look back at its accomplishments and wonder if this is one disaster even ServPro couldn't make look like it never happened.
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