Special Olympics Basketball Team Gets Special Send Off To ChampionshipParents, students and teachers congratulated the Glenbard South Special Olympics basketball team as it heads to the State Championships.
Chicago Skater Will Compete In The Special Olympics World GamesBarb Shimoda loves seeing her son, Tommy, who has autism and is non-verbal, fly around the ice. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Young Chicago Athletes Take The Plunge To Benefit Special OlympicsOne student is doing it for a very personal reason, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
Special Olympics Kick Off Spring Games At Soldier FieldDedicated athletes filled Soldier Field on Friday, but it has nothing to do with the Bears or the NFL Draft. Opening ceremonies got underway for the 48th Annual Special Olympics, with thousands of athletes ready to compete in events next week.
Glenbard South Special Olympics Team Headed To State Basketball TournamentThe Glenbard South Raiders received a rousing send-off Friday morning as the Special Olympics basketball team headed to the state tournament in Bloomington.
Special Olympics Gets Underway With Opening Ceremony At Soldier FieldThousands with special needs worked for months to get ready for the big event this week.
Special Olympics Focuses On Respect In Bid To End "The R-Word"Special Olympics, which hosts competitive games for disabled Americans, says the R-word stands for "retard" or "retarded." Spokeswoman Michele Evans said, even if it's not intended to, it causes pain to those with intellectual and development disabilities.
Polar Plunge Hoping To Break Last Year's RecordLast year, thousands of people jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue beach, along with comedian Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It was a social media challenge that boosted registration for this year's Polar Plunge.
Special Olympics Spring Games Kick Off At Soldier FieldThousands of athletes and their coaches marched into Soldier Field on Tuesday for the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics Chicago spring games.
Emanuel Ready To 'Take A Whoopin’' In Sunday's Polar PlungeMayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday he’ll know better than to bet against Chicago’s kids, after he ended up having to eat his words when he challenged them to read 2 million books last summer.
Jimmy Fallon To Join Mayor Emanuel For Polar PlungeOrganizers of the Chicago Special Olympics say they are absolutely thrilled that Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has accepted Mayor Emanuel’s dare to take the Polar Plunge to benefit the big athletic program.
Chicago Sky Player Is All-Star Off The CourtElena Delle Donne has spent her entire life preparing for her new role as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. Her older sister, Lizzie, was born with autism, cerebral palsy, and is both blind and deaf. CBS 2's Ryan Baker reports.

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