Special Olympics Illinois Special Olympics Cancels State Basketball Event By Charlie Schlenker • Mar 10, 2020 Special Olympics Illinois / Twitter Special Olympics Illinois has canceled its state basketball tournament this weekend in Bloomington-Normal and Peoria. Excessive Heat Cancels Outdoor Events at Special Olympics Summer Games By Ryan Denham • Jun 16, 2018 Special Olympics Illinois / Twitter Special Olympics Illinois canceled its outdoor activities Saturday due to excessive heat at the Summer Games across Bloomington-Normal. Painting Party Welcomes Special Olympics Athletes In Uptown Normal By Maddie Bounds • Jun 12, 2018 Maddie Bounds / WGLT Local Special Olympics athletes traded in their running shoes and swimming caps for paint brushes on Monday to prepare for this weekend’s Summer Games. Photos: Guns And Hoses Charity Hockey Game By Carleigh Gray • Feb 12, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Normally, police officers and firefighters work side by side to help keep the community safe. But on Saturday, "Guns" and "Hoses" competed against each other for a good cause.