disabilities

12th Annual Disability Parade. (Credit: CBS)

12th Annual Disability Pride Parade Held Downtown

A parade in downtown Chicago Saturday kicked off a week of events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

07/18/2015

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

ACLU Obtains Court Orders To Maintain State Funding To Help People With Disabilities

The American Civil Liberties Union says it’s gotten court orders keeping state budget money flowing to help many people with physical and psychological disabilities, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/01/2015

Advocates with the Disability Rights Coalition for Housing demonstrate outside City Hall. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Disabled Residents Demand More Support For Accessible Housing

A small crowd of people, most with varying disabilities, chanted outside City Hall; calling for more affordable, accessible, integrated housing.

11/05/2014

City Offers Free Medallion To Cabbie Who Wins Award For Service To Disabled

The City of Chicago is offering a major reward to cabdrivers who serve disabled passengers – a free medallion.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

An athlete stands on a track. (Peter Parks/ Getty Images)

Suit: Let Disabled Athletes Go To State

The Illinois High School Association girls state track and field meet will be held this weekend in Charleston, Ill., — and Fenwick’s Mary Kate Callahan won’t be taking part.

05/16/2012

Wheelchair file photo (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Disability Advocates Protest Budget Cuts

Organizations that help the disabled in Illinois live independently are making a push to ward off budget cuts.

WBBM Newsradio–03/16/2011

Jewel Store

Jewel-Osco Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

The parent company of Itasca-based Jewel-Osco has settled a federal discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of disabled employees.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

Nick Vuijic

No Arms Or Legs, But An Indomitable Spirit

Nick Vuijic is a motivational speaker and all-around good guy. He was also born without arms and legs. And he just doesn’t seem to need them.

CBS 2–11/11/2010