Special Olympics

After School Matters' Ray Graham Training Center Drum Line opens the 46th Annual Special Olympics Chicago Spring Games festivities at Soldier Field. (Credit: Twitter/@aftrschoolmttrs)

Special Olympics Spring Games Kick Off At Soldier Field

Thousands of athletes and their coaches marched into Soldier Field on Tuesday for the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics Chicago spring games.

05/06/2014

These are the conditions Mayor Rahm Emanuel, "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon, and thousands of other volunteers have in store for them on Sunday when they take part in the annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Ready To ‘Take A Whoopin’’ In Sunday’s Polar Plunge

Mayor 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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/28/2014

Jimmy Fallon (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Jimmy Fallon To Join Mayor Emanuel For Polar Plunge

Organizers 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.

02/24/2014

Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky visits with Special Olympics athletes during a basketball skills clinic on November 12, 2013 at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chicago Sky Player Is All-Star Off The Court

Elena 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.

02/07/2014

Cop On Rooftop

Cops Stake Out Dunkin’ Donuts Rooftops For Charity

All over the Chicago area today, police officers are spending some time on top of Dunkin’ Donuts shops. It’s part of an annual push to get you to donate to Special Olympics.

05/31/2013

O'Hare International Airport

Teams Set To Compete To Pull Cargo Planes Along O’Hare Tarmac

They’ll be huffing and puffing in the cargo area at O’Hare International Airport Saturday, as more than three dozen teams try to see which one can pull a cargo jet faster than the other.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2012

Running enthusiast Ryan Baker, 13, has several medals from Special Olympics events. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Coach’s Mistake Costs Special Olympics Athlete

CBS 2’s Dave Savini talks with family members about the campaign they are starting to “Let Ryan Run.”

06/14/2012

Cop On Rooftop

Cops Hang Out On Dunkin’ Donuts Rooftops To Help Special Olympics

If you’re headed for a Dunkin’ Donuts on Friday, you might want to look up to the rooftop, where police officers all over the state will be staking out.

WBBM Newsradio–06/01/2012

Special Olympics kicks off at Soldier Field. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)

Special Olympics Opens At Soldier Field

More than 3,000 athletes from around the city paraded through Soldier Field to kick off the 44th annual Special Olympics Spring games.

05/08/2012

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North Suburban Students To Rally Against Use Of The ‘R-Word’

Students from a north suburban high school are taking part in a march and rally Friday afternoon against the use of the “r-word.”

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

About 1,800 people went into the frigid water of Lake Michigan on March 4, 2012, in a Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Take Polar Plunge To Benefit Special Olympics

More than 1,800 people plunged into the lake – at least part-way – at North Avenue Beach on Sunday to benefit Special Olympics.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Special Olympic Basketball Team Makes State Tourney

It’s quite a day today for one sports team at Fenton High School in Bensenville.

WBBM Newsradio–03/11/2011