Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Settlement reached between Fenwick's Mary Kate Callahan and the Illinois High School Association allows will allow disabled swimmer to compete in state events this year.
Equip for Equality, a advocacy group for people with disabilities, reported Sept. 18 that they and Fenwick High School senior and La Grange resident Mary Kate Callahan have reached a settlement with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) on Sept. 10. The settlement allows for Callahan, who uses a wheelchair, to compete in state swimming competitions this year. Callahan and Equip for Equality sued the IHSA in May to allow disabled students the right to compete in state meets. Previously, the IHSA did not have athletic standards for disabled students and did not allow them to compete in state meets. Earlier this month, in a video posted by the Chicago Tribune, Callahan talked about her desire to compete with her team and the hope that …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Christopher Lindsey, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Dog Gone cartoon: Sorry Mitt. I decided it was safer to take the bus this time.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Lyons Township High School's wrestling team placed second in their weekend tournament in Oak Park and a swimmer seeks a return to the state meet for the second time.
The LT boys wrestling team placed second out of 10 teams competeing at Oak Park-River Forest this weekend, the Doings reported. Several Lions wrestlers had second place finnishes on Saturday with the following scores: And third place finishes with the following scores: LT swimmer Joe Shannon is looking for a second trip to the state meet, the Doings reported. Shannon, an LT junior, went to state last year as a member of the 200-yard medley relay squad. For the full story, click here. The Lion's next big meet is in Downers Grove at the West Suburban Conference Silver conference meet, which will start at 1 p.m. on Feb. 4.