More than 700 take part in local Special Olympics

April 25, 2010 5:39:00 PM PDT
More than 700 athletes competed Sunday in the Special Olympics Spring Games.

A group of police officers from across the Chicago area carried the flame of hope into the stadium at North Central College.

The athletes competed in track and field as well as power lifting events.

They came from seven northeastern Illinois counties.

The gold medalists are eligible to compete in the state games this June at Illinois State University.