Tuesday, March 5, 2013
To raise funds for Special Olympics, three members of the Niles Police Department jumped into Lake Michigan Feb. 24--after someone cut a pool in the ice.
When Niles Police Department staffers went to the beach at Evanston on Feb. 24, there was quite a bit of ice. Barbara DiGuido of Special Olympics Illinois, the organization for which the officers were raising charitable funds, said volunteers had to break up some of the ice so that those participating in the fundraiser could dip into the frigid waters. Conditions are different every year, she said, for the event called the Illinois Law Enforcement Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Earlier: Park Ridge Officer Plunges Once an Hour for 24 Hours Nevertheless, Division Commander Vincenzo Genualdi, Sgt. Ronald Brandt and Officer James Griesenauer braved those conditions to jump into the pool that was formed in the ice. They raised more than…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Officer Julie Genualdi will run into Lake Michigan once an hour for 24 hours, starting at 1 p.m. Friday, to raise funds for Special Olympics. Cmdr. Vincenzo Genualdi of the Niles Police is her 'Super Plunge' support person. You can donate to the cause.
Imagine running around in a bathing suit in this weather. Now imagine running into the icy waters of Lake Michigan in that bathing suit. Yikes! Now imagine doing that once an hour, through the frigid darkness of the night, for 24 hours. That's what Officer Julie Genualdi of the Park Ridge Police Department will be doing starting at 1 p.m. Friday. Commander Vincenzo Genualdi of the Niles Police Department will be her support person. She's raising money for Special Olympics Illinois. Anyone may donate on her page by clicking here. Patch. com asked Officer Julie Genualdi a few questions. Patch: Are you really sure you want to do this? Officer Julie Genualdi: 2013 marks the 8th year for this chilly endeavor (SUPER Plunge)! The Polar …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Tuesday, March 1.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: UPDATE: Marni Yang Murder Trial Set to Begin SHALVA Dispels Myths, Helps Abused Women Evanston Resident Behind @MayorEmanuel Twitter Evanston Police Take a Polar Plunge