The Olympic Mom of Colorado Springs

By Caley Chelios An especially tall third-grade girl stood beside the U.S. women’s volleyball team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs one day in 2008. The little girl had always been embarrassed by her height but when she met the Olympians, a group of women that showed her the value in it, “she […]

The Blackhawks and Wild faceoff in outdoor alumni game

By Caley Chelios and Nicole Sedivy One of the greatest rivalries in hockey came together to faceoff in an outdoor alumni game at TCF Bank Stadium. The 2016 NHL Stadium Series welcomed the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild and North Stars in Minneapolis on Saturday. The reporters covering the alumni game included Medill Reports’ […]

Gladiators go glam

By Caley Chelios Olympic skeleton racer Katie Uhlaendar, 31, flies 80 mph head first on a 37-inch sled down frozen tracks. She is a glamorous girl on fire, with an aerodynamic speed suit on her body and lash extensions, red hair extensions and Mac lip liner under her helmet. For World Cup competitions in Austria […]

Fighting for a better life, boxer talks about overcoming addiction

By Caley Chelios Dave Englund, 48,  was a boxer and an ultimate fighter, but his biggest battle was not in the ring, it was his struggle with drug addiction and alcoholism. Englund was 22 when he hit rock bottom. Since then he’s fought his way back and transformed his life. He’s married and has two […]