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EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

EDITORIAL: Funding for disability resources is essential

April 7, 2019

The Department of Education, backed by President Donald Trump, proposed cutting funds for the Special Olympics in the 2020 budget. This decision was rightfully faced with bipartisan outcry. In response...

The Spectacle takes student films out of classroom

The Spectacle takes student films out of classroom

September 29, 2014

Students, filmmakers and fans packed Film Row Cinema at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., as The Spectacle, a screening series of short films made by Columbia students, kicked off its run on Sep...

2014 Chicago Polar Plunge featuring #Swimmyfallon

March 10, 2014

The 14th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge took place on March 2 at North Avenue Beach, 1600 N. Lake Shore Dr., and raised more than $1 million for the Chicago Special Olympics. With special guests such as Mayor ...

Special Olympics founded, grows in Chicago

By Kyle Rich

October 29, 2012

Chicago is known for Al Capone and the devastating fire of 1871, but it is also the birthplace of a positive historic movement that began more than four decades ago.The city hosted the first International Special Olympics Summer Games at Soldier Field in July 1968, at which more than 1,000 athletes with mental disabilities from the United States and Canada gathered to compete in swimming and track andfield events.Mayor Rah...

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