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Stealing is a despicable crime in and of itself. But to burglarize those who are at a disadvantage already, that's just disgusting.
The Special Olympics is a global organization that holds sports competitions at local, regional, national and international levels for people with intellectual disabilities.
As a nonprofit, the group relies heavily on donations from generous benefactors. To help with the costs of equipment and travel expenses, the Palatine Township Elementary District 15 Special Olympics team held a fundraiser on Saturday.
But while volunteers were setting up for the event that morning, someone walked away with three bottles of liquor and 13 gift certificates, worth over $1,000, according to police reports.
Stealing from people with special needs? It's obvious this criminal is morally challenged.
The Daily Herald reports that donations can be issued to CCSD15 Special Olympics, c/o Marion Jordan School, 100 N. Harrison Ave., Palatine, IL 60067.