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Hill Correctional Center staff represents IDOC in Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics 

Featured are Hill Correctional Center employees who ran in the 23-mile event. From front left are Hill Correctional Center Warden Kevwe Akpore, Lance Neal, Adam Morrow, Raul Martinez, James Carothers, Greg Kraus and Christopher McLaughlin. From back left are Lyle Hawkinson, Craig Jones, Christine Brannon and James Collin.
Springfield – June 24, 2013 - Hill Correctional Center employees recently participated in the 27th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is the single largest year-round fundraising event that benefits Special Olympics Illinois. The Flame of Hope is carried more than 1,500 miles across Illinois by approximately 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement. The Law Enforcement Torch Run intrastate relay event was held in Galesburg on June 13. The torch was passed to local law enforcement, including representatives from Hill Correctional Center, and carried for 23 miles. The run was led by the chief of police, Hill Correctional Center Warden Akpore and other local dignitaries. Eleven staff members of Hill Correctional Center ran in the event with an employee representing each leg of the 23 miles. The facility also held a bake sale and sold Torch Run T-shirts to raise $1,055 for Special Olympics Illinois.