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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Athletes stand side by side, wearing matching red polos with medals around their necks.

Evanston athletes compete at Special Olympics USA Games, Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games

June 23, 2022

As a child, Riley Hoffman often wished he could go to Walt Disney World and see Mickey Mouse. Earlier this month, he finally did — and won a gold medal in Special Olympics flag football along the way.  “I...

Participants in the Illinois Special Olympics Super Plunge run out of Lake Michigan after completing their fourth of 24 jumps into the lake. Approximately 55 people raised money and awareness this weekend for the organization through the event.

Special Olympics Super Plunge raises money, awareness on the shores of Lake Michigan

February 23, 2020

For most people, the idea of jumping into the 37-degree waters of Lake Michigan in the dead of winter is absurd, much less the idea of repeating that process hourly for 24 hours. But 55 participants...

ASG’s newly-formed Emergency Funding Committee made recommendations for allocation of emergency funds. Associated Student Government approved of more than $26,000 in emergency funding after student groups were affected by budget cuts.

ASG Senate approves $26,000 in emergency funding for student groups

November 8, 2018

Associated Student Government approved over $26,000 in emergency funding to nine student groups during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. The move comes after groups were hit by school and departmental budget...

Michael Phelps poses with athletes at The Valentine Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. Phelps on Saturday helped train Evanston Special Recreation athletes.

Michael Phelps helps train Evanston Special Olympic athletes

May 24, 2017

Olympians Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt and Grant Hackett hosted a swimming clinic for Evanston Special Recreation athletes in Chicago on Saturday. Six Evanston Special Recreation athletes — athletes...

Athletes participate in Special Olympics powerlifting tournament

May 12, 2016

Competitors from around the Chicago area competed in a powerlifting tournament Saturday at Northwestern. The Special Olympics celebrated athletes with intellectual and development disabilities. Lifters...

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