Thousands with special needs worked for months to get ready for the big event this week.
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.
Last 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.
Thousands of athletes and their coaches marched into Soldier Field on Tuesday for the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics Chicago spring games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CBS 2’s Dave Savini talks with family members about the campaign they are starting to “Let Ryan Run.”
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.
More than 3,000 athletes from around the city paraded through Soldier Field to kick off the 44th annual Special Olympics Spring games.
Students from a north suburban high school are taking part in a march and rally Friday afternoon against the use of the “r-word.”
More than 1,800 people plunged into the lake – at least part-way – at North Avenue Beach on Sunday to benefit Special Olympics.
It’s quite a day today for one sports team at Fenton High School in Bensenville.