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Little City’s Bocce team rolling to gold

When people think of Special Olympics, they often think of the amazing feats of strength seen in powerlifting, overcoming exhaustion and pain in track and field and pushing hard to set records in a swimming pool. But what is often forgotten is the sport that puts the game in Summer Games. Little City will look … read more

Little City Special Olympics Team Coach Stephanie

Outstanding Team Series: Coach Stephanie Darnell

Behind every championship team is a group of a committed and talented coaches ready to lead the way. Little City’s Special Olympics team is no different. After Little City won the 2017 Kevin T. Kendrigan Most Outstanding Team, those in charge of selecting the winner quickly pointed to Little City’s coaching staff as a key … read more

Ciara Craig with Gold medal

Outstanding Team Series: Special Olympian Ciara Craig

Ciara Craig’s legs are strapped to a bench. She’s staring straight up at a metal bar, drawing deep breaths, preparing for a struggle. There’s no place she’d rather be. “Start!” Ciara hears the command from her coach and becomes a weight lifting machine. She brings the 65 pounds of metal down to her chest. “Press!” … read more

Investment Companies Support Foster Care Program

For Little City’s foster children, Jackson National Asset Management and PPM America might as well be Santa’s Workshop. The Chicago-based investment companies have become two of the biggest supporters of Little City’s Foster Care & Adoption program, especially at Christmas time when the companies purchase gifts for nearly half of all the children in the … read more

Little City Hosted 250 volunteers from Discover and Chicago Cares

  Little City gratefully hosted 250 volunteers from Discover and Chicago Cares who made needed upgrades to our Little City campus in Palatine. The volunteers, who came to the campus on Sept. 9, completed a variety of tasks including building picnic tables, constructing planter beds, painting sheds, assisting with vinyl teardown and preparing for future … read more

Together We’re Better

It’s a new day for Little City and Countryside Association with exciting possibilities and a future that’s brighter than ever. Recently, after more than a year of exploration and discussions, Countryside Association for People with Disabilities and Little City became one organization – one family. In the short time since the merger was finalized, we’re … read more

"There are so many capable and caring staff at Little City, past and present, who have helped Clifford. He has made a lot of progress in mastering his behavior."

Colleen, Mother of a child living in a ChildBridge Group Home