cerebral palsy

Dayna Dobias. (Credit: YouTube)

Downers Grove Teen With Cerebral Palsy Launches Campaign To Change Way Disabilities Are Represented

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.


Chris Harris

After Seeing Tweet, Ex-Bear Chris Harris Steps In To Help Family With 4 Disabled Teens

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.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

About 1,800 people went into the frigid water of Lake Michigan on March 4, 2012, in a Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Take Polar Plunge To Benefit Special Olympics

More than 1,800 people plunged into the lake – at least part-way – at North Avenue Beach on Sunday to benefit Special Olympics.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

Matthew Kaye, 15, was visiting Greek Fest in downtown Chicago on Aug. 28, 2011, when someone stole the handicapped accessible van his family needs to drive him around. (Credit: CBS)

Disabled Teen’s Van Stolen During Greek Fest

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.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

Akemi Johnson mugshot

Cops: Caretaker Abuses Disabled Girl, Mom Captures It On Video

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.


Riley Christensen and Tommy Antonson

Girl’s Gift To Disabled Kids Becoming Holiday Tradition

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.

CBS 2–12/24/2010