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Aaron Blunck competes in the men’s ski halfpipe finals at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 18, 2014. Blunck’s grandmother, Winnetka resident Judy Blunck, traveled to Russia to watch him compete. | Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Winnetka’s Judy Blunck went to Olympics to watch her grandson compete

Buffalo Grove's Megan Bozek talks winning silver in Sochi

US Women’s Hockey Team member's Megan Bozek and Kendall Coyne talked with WGN Morning News Tuesday morning about their experience as Olympians in Sochi.

<p>U.S. speedskaters Brian Hansen, right, and Jonathan Kuck practice during a training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia,&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1710668413">on Thursday</span>. Hansen grew up in Glenview and trained with the Northbrook Speedskating Club. | &nbsp;AP Photo/Patrick Semansky</p>

Olympic journey round up: speedskater Brian Hansen

Now that the 2014 Winter Olympics are over, we're taking a look back at local athletes' Olympic journeys. Glenview's Brian Hansen had hoped to leave Sochi with medals, but Team...

<p>Gracie Gold of the United States competes in the women's free skate at the Winter Olympics Thursday. | Matthew Stockman/Getty Images</p>

Figure skating: Russian Adelina Sotnikova wins gold, Gracie Gold 4th

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia's cupboard was so bare of world-class female figure skaters that the sport's most dominant nation had to turn to the kids a few years ago.

<p>Buffalo Grove's Megan Bozek celebrates her goal against Sweden during the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1710668290">Monday</span>&nbsp;in Sochi, Russia. | &nbsp;AP Photo/Mark Humphrey</p>

US, Canada women get ready for hockey gold matchup

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — After losing to Canada in the preliminary round, the United States women's hockey team gathered for a film session that was lengthier and more pointed than...

Kelly Henriksen watches as the "rock" she just "threw," or slid, moves away down the ice. | Irv Leavitt/Sun-Times Media

Girl Scouts learn about the Olympic sport of ‘curling’

Leanne Sklepinsk's Olympic decoration was designed to lift the spirits of patients at  NorthShore University HealthSystem's Evanston Hospita. | Provided

Evanston Hospital therapist’s Olympic theme lifts patients spirits

Leanne Sklepinski, a radiation therapist at NorthShore University HealthSystem-Evanston Hospital, wanted to bring a little relief into the lives of patients who visit the...

Olympic speed skating for woman pioneered by LaGrange Park resident

(From L) Canada's Patrick Sharp, Sidney Crosby, Jeff Carter  and Chris Kunitz sit on a bench during the Men's Ice Hockey Group B match between Canada and Norway at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014 at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.      AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOVALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

Blaser: Sochi 2014, not your father’s Soviet Games

Despite all the dire warnings and forecasts of disaster, the Sochi Winter Olympic Games are proving, to me at least, that I do love the spectacle, the drama and the hoopla of...

In honor of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a Russian-inspired dish of borscht and meat-filled dumplings known as khinkali. | Photo by Melissa Elsmo

Food: Go for the gold with Sochi-style borscht and dumplings

When the Beijing Summer Olympics opened in 2008, I couldn’t help but embrace the spirit of the games in the kitchen by bring the opening ceremony to life for my kids.

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