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Anthony Marcus (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Waukegan Man Charged With Killing Wife, Disabled Daughter

A 53-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder, after allegedly killing his wife, their disabled daughter, and a dog at their home in Waukegan, before trying to take his own life.

06/09/2014

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

Brutal Winter Has Been Extra Tough On The Disabled

If you think you’ve been having a tough time getting around this winter in all the snow, ice, slush, and now rain; just imagine what it’s like for the disabled.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2014

One of Chicago's pay-parking stations. (CBS)

Officials Drastically Reduce Number Of Free-Parking Placards For Disabled Drivers

Another financial windfall is in store for the parking meter company that’s already fleeced city taxpayers twice. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/29/2013

Anthony Malcolm (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Teen Guilty In Videotaped Beating Death Of Disabled Man

A Cook County judge has found a 19-year-old man guilty in the beating death of a disabled Chicago man — a brutal crime captured on videotape and then posted on Facebook.

07/01/2013

Carlos Farmer works at the Anixter packaging center. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago’s Anixter Center Celebrates Nearly A Century Of Service

It might appear to be your average packaging company on Chicago’s North side, but its employees make the Anixter center different from the others.

06/24/2013

Surrounded by belongings removed from his Edgewater apartment, James Roberts is placed on a stretcher by paramedics, after he claims he was wrongly accused of drugs and prostitution, and evicted from his apartment. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Disabled Man Claims He Was Wrongly Evicted, Refuses To Go To Shelter

James Roberts sat in his wheelchair on a sidewalk at Broadway and Ardmore Avenue. He was freezing, but was refusing to leave behind the belongings stacked around him.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2013

The ramps for the disabled at some Metra stations are too steep for easy access, and some have broken concrete that can make it even more difficult for the wheels of wheelchairs to roll properly. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Handicap Accessibility Problems Plague Many Metra Stations

Steep ramps, broken concrete and inoperable doors are safety and accessibility problems CBS 2′s Investigators uncovered at various Metra train stations.

CBS 2–11/20/2012

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

Handicapped Parking

Elderly Woman’s Missing Handicapped Placard Found, Man Charged With Unlawful Use

It’s been more than two years since a 73-year-old Chicago woman lost her handicapped parking placard. But police say they found it over the weekend, in a car belonging to a healthy, 35-year-old man.

09/18/2012

Artist's rendering of Myers Place, an independent living complex for the physically disabled and mentally ill, being built in Mount Prospect. (Photo courtesy Daveri Development Group)

Ground Broken On $13M Independent Housing Center For Disabled

A first-of-its-kind groundbreaking was held in Mount Prospect on Monday, as community leaders, developers, and other partners turned the dirt for $13 million independent living complex for the disabled and mentally ill.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

Mark and Theresa August worry about the safety of their developmentally and physically disabled son, Austin, at school, because he his classroom is on the 2nd floor and they're not convinced the school has a sufficient evacuation plan for him and other students in wheelchairs. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Of Disabled Child Worried About School’s Evacuation Plan

A family is fighting for the rights of their 9-year-old son, and other children in wheelchairs who are forced to attend classes on the second and third floor of a Chicago Public School.

CBS 2–04/11/2012

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

Hammond Group Seeking Volunteers To ‘Adopt’ Seniors, Disabled

An organization in Hammond, Ind., called “We Care From The Heart,” is looking for volunteers to “adopt” seniors and disabled people, to help improve their quality of life.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2012

Handicapped Parking

City Council Approves Crackdown On Disability Placard Abuse

The City Council has approved an ordinance that will crack down on abuse of disability placards by Chicago drivers.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Handicapped Parking

Emanuel Proposes Crackdown On Bogus Use Of Disabled Placards

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to crack down on motorists who abuse disability placards, illegally parking in disabled spots or parking all day for free at metered locations.

11/16/2011

Veteran Timothy Lindgren is grateful for a scholarship program that is helping his wife complete her education. (CBS)

Scholarships Help Families Of Injured Vets Get College Degrees

On this Veteran’s Day, many who served are thankful for the benefits of the GI Bill. However, for the families of those disabled while in service, there are significant financial challenges to overcome.

11/11/2011

Disabled Chicagoan

Advocates For Disabled Hail State’s Decision To Close 2 Institutions

Gov. Quinn says budget problems leave him no choice and he’ll have to close two living centers that care for people with disabilities. But many living with disabilities say they want them closed, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/03/2011

'Superman'

Community Unites To Replace Downstate Man’s Stolen Superman Collection

Superfriends of downstate Metropolis, Ill., have banded together to help a Superman fan who lost that which is most precious to him.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Drivers with physical disabilities are supposed to be able to press a call button or honk their horn to get assistance from gas station attendants. (Credit: CBS)

Many Gas Station Attendants Not Helping Disabled Drivers

It is usually gas prices that give drivers a headache at the pumps, but for many drivers the real problem is gas station operators breaking a law that is seldom talked about.

CBS 2–08/31/2011

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Seniors, Disabled Can Apply For Discounts On Taxi Rides In Des Plaines

The City of Des Plaines wants to make it easier for seniors and people with disabilities to get around.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

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.

04/09/2011

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