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Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:37 PM
By Lisa Balde

Emanuel on Polar Plunge: "There's No Way To Prepare"

Rahm Emanuel's Polar Plunge strategy is pretty straightforward. "I'm not staying very long," the Chicago mayor said Friday. "This is not where I'm doing my lap swimming as I did this morning. In. Out. Dry off." Read »

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM
By Allison Preston

Special Olympics Kicks Off At Soldier Field

Special Olympics Kicks Off At Soldier Field

The 44th Special Olympic Spring Games kicked off Tuesday at Soldier Field with more than 3,000 athletes competing. Read »

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