A Downers Grove teenager has launched a one-woman online campaign to change the way people with disabilities are represented by the television, film and the fashion industry.
Former Chicago Bear Chris Harris is issuing a big donation, after seeing a tweet about a family in need of an elevator lift for their quadruplets who all suffer from cerebral palsy.
More than 1,800 people plunged into the lake – at least part-way – at North Avenue Beach on Sunday to benefit Special Olympics.
A trip into the city was a costly one for a Lombard family. While they were at Greek Fest on Sunday, someone stole their van, but it’s not just any van – it’s a handicapped accessible vehicle that belongs to a special young man who can’t even get to the doctor now.
A 56-year-old West Englewood neighborhood woman was charged with physically abusing a disabled 13-year-old girl after the child’s mother captured the alleged incident on videotape, police said.
Christmas came a day early in West suburban Geneva and St. Charles for some kids with special needs. They were surprised with adaptive bikes, thanks to the kindness of a little girl.