Plane Pull

| June 29, 2012

Now in its fourth year, this crazy contest on Sept. 15, 2012, will feature the ultimate men versus machine battle as teams of 20 play tug-of-war with a UPS A300 aircraft (weighing more than 198,000 lbs.) at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. That’s right … the plane weighs more than 99 tons!

Each team raise a minimum of $1,000 ($50 per person for a team of 20) to participate.  Teams compete in one of two divisions:

Open Division (ideal for companies, school teams, church groups, clubs, friends and families)

Public Safety Division (law enforcement officers, fire fighters, DNR, DOC and military personnel; teams need at least 10 public safety competitors to qualify)

Sure, it sounds crazy, but it is FUN, competitive and raises both money and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois’ sports training and competition programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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