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A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

CTA Drivers To Begin Asking Passengers To Give Up Seats For Seniors, Disabled Riders

CTA is turning up the heat a bit on riders who hog priority seating space with strollers when seniors or riders with disabilities are on board.

05/14/2014

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Department Changes Disability Policy For Military Vets

Department spokesman Adam Collins said the policy for those officers wounded or injured while on active duty military assignments will be the same as those wounded or injured in the line of duty.

01/17/2014

Parking ticket (CBS)

After Grace Period, Crackdown Begins On Free Parking For The Disabled

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley went to find out if drivers are living up to the law.

01/16/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn Signs Law Giving Gym Exemption To Disabled Student-Athletes

Until today, students playing adaptive sports outside of school had to abide by a different set of rules in school. Governor Quinn has changed that, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.

07/28/2013

Disabled symbol. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Disabled Man’s Wife Wrongly Ticketed For Using Handicap Placard

A woman who drives her husband to dialysis treatments received a ticket when she walked back to her car alone. But she did nothing wrong, advocates for the disabled say. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

11/30/2012

Mike McCutcheon supervises the New Lenox Wood Works. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: New Lenox Wood Works

Benches and birdhouses are some of the products they make at the New Lenox Wood Works, but what’s most important is the joy the place brings to the people who work there.

10/12/2012

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Report: Chicago Ridge Officials Question Ex-Police Chief’s Disability Pay

Officials in Chicago Ridge want to revisit a deal they made with their former police chief over his disability pay.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Lawndale Avenue Fire

Boy, 11, Killed In Little Village Fire

Chicago firefighters made several rescues last night, but were not able to save an 11-year old boy from a fire in the Little Village neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Report: Firefighters, Paramedics Have Collected Over $27M In Tax-Free Disability

Abuse of disability benefits by Chicago Police officers hit the headlines over the weekend, and now, a published report says the firefighters have run up a big tab for the city too.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses strategy to target businesses that may be magnets for crime. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel: Reforms Are Needed To Police Disability Rules

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is demanding reforms in the city’s police disability rules, after some apparently major abuses have been uncovered.

WBBM Newsradio–07/16/2012

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

South Suburban Students Learn What It’s Like To Be In Wheelchairs

Students in the Matteson School District are learning what it’s like to be in a wheelchair.

WBBM Newsradio–01/19/2012

Josie Nordman says it's not fair her family's car was towed from a disabled parking spot. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Disabled Teen’s Vehicle Towed From Handicapped Parking Spot

Able-bodied drivers are parking illegally in handicapped spaces at one Chicago retail site. Yet a family with a disabled daughter had their car towed, even though the vehicle had a legitimate placard in the windshield.

06/06/2011

Allison Kessler

Disabled Student Files Suit Over Dog-Walking Dilemma

A disabled Northwestern University medical student has filed a federal lawsuit against the condo board of her Streeterville building – accusing the board of violating her rights under the Fair Housing Act.

WBBM Newsradio–11/18/2010

Bob Karbin

Man Raped In Military Says VA Denying Him Benefits

Thousands of soldiers are sexually assaulted every year by fellow soldiers. Now one of them is speaking out about how the Veterans Administration failed him. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

CBS 2–11/10/2010