Third Little City Employee Charged With Punching Disabled Boy, 11A third employee of a Palatine center for the developmentally disabled has been charged with beating an 11-year-old boy.
Developmentally Disabled Adults In Group Homes, Facilities See Allowance CutIn 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.
Kane County Voters Reject Tax Hike To Fund Disabled ProgramsThe referendum would have provided $13 million in funding for programs to help disabled residents who have been impacted by state budget cuts.
Kane County Property Tax Referendum Draws OppositionA local anti-tax group wants to defeat a referendum next week which would raise Kane County property taxes to help developmentally disabled adults.
Murray Developmental Center's Closure PostponedThe shuttering of a southern Illinois center for the developmentally disabled has been postponed due to a pending court case.
Former Group Home Manager Charged With Stealing Nearly $9,000 From ResidentsA former house manager for a west suburban group home for the developmentally disabled stands charged with stealing nearly $9,000 from the residents.
Disabled Illinois Woman Abandoned In Tennessee; Mom Won't Be ChargedA 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.
Quinn Defends Plan To De-Institutionalize Mentally Ill, DisabledGov. 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.
Quinn Confirms Need For Major Cuts, Possible LayoffsThousands 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.
Judge Clears Way For Developmentally Disabled To Leave InstitutionsChief 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.