Developmentally Disabled

Illinois State Capitol

Developmentally Disabled Adults In Group Homes, Facilities See Allowance Cut

In the first increase in two decades, lawmakers temporarily raised the allowance last year to $60, up from $50 for people in group homes and from $30 for residents of intermediate care facilities. Now, it’s returning to the lower levels in place before the law, which granted the increase for fiscal year 2015 only.


Pizza Chain Honors Developmentally Disabled Man For 20 Years Of Service

For two decades, 47-year-old James Davis has been working at the Little Caesar’s Pizza, 3337 W. North Ave.


Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Kane County Voters Reject Tax Hike To Fund Disabled Programs

The referendum would have provided $13 million in funding for programs to help disabled residents who have been impacted by state budget cuts.


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Kane County Property Tax Referendum Draws Opposition

A local anti-tax group wants to defeat a referendum next week which would raise Kane County property taxes to help developmentally disabled adults.


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Murray Developmental Center’s Closure Postponed

The shuttering of a southern Illinois center for the developmentally disabled has been postponed due to a pending court case.


Linda Cottrell

Former Group Home Manager Charged With Stealing Nearly $9,000 From Residents

A former house manager for a west suburban group home for the developmentally disabled stands charged with stealing nearly $9,000 from the residents.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

Lynn Cameron

Disabled Illinois Woman Abandoned In Tennessee; Mom Won’t Be Charged

A developmentally disabled Algonquin woman abandoned by her mother in a bar in Tennessee has been made a ward of that state, after prosecutors determined her mother didn’t break any laws when she left her there.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Defends Plan To De-Institutionalize Mentally Ill, Disabled

Gov. Pat Quinn is defending his administration’s plan to move people out of state institutions for the mentally and physically disabled and into community care settings.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Confirms Need For Major Cuts, Possible Layoffs

Thousands of state employees could be facing the prospect of layoffs as Gov. Pat Quinn seeks to make “reductions” to deal with a massive budget deficit.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

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Judge Clears Way For Developmentally Disabled To Leave Institutions

Chief U.S. District Judge James Holderman has approved a settlement that will allow developmentally disabled to move from state institutions into apartments or small group homes.

WBBM Newsradio–06/16/2011