There were cheers and high-fives, lots of smiles and congratulatory posters as special education students paraded with paper Olympic torches through the halls of Willow School in Homewood on Thursday. This was the second year students came out of their classrooms to line the halls for the parade through the building, cheering the athletes as they get ready to compete on Saturday in a regional meet hosted by Illinois Special Olympics. “This is probably my favorite part of the entire year,” said dad Brandon Svec who came out to cheer for his son, Liam, 8, who will . . .
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