• Highland Park plans honors for Sochi figure skater

    by  • January 31, 2014 • Sports

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago suburb of Highland Park is honoring hometown figure skater Jason Brown as he heads to Russia for the Winter Olympics.

    The city has declared Feb. 7 “Jason Brown Day” and residents plan wear ribbons and put them on their door knobs and trees to honor Brown. The 19-year-old graduated from Highland Park High School. He earned one of two men’s figure skating spots on the U.S. Olympic team. He had a silver-medal finish at the U.S. Men’s Figure Skating Championships in Boston.

    The News-Sun in Waukegan reports (http://bit.ly/1jO6w8t) the suburb also plans to post a new sign at the entrance to its Centennial Ice Rink that says “Home of Jason Brown.” Brown got his start skating at the rink.

    Brown says he’s “proud to be from Highland Park.”