Handicapped Accessible

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

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

Matthew Kaye, 15, was visiting Greek Fest in downtown Chicago on Aug. 28, 2011, when someone stole the handicapped accessible van his family needs to drive him around. (Credit: CBS)

Disabled Teen’s Van Stolen During Greek Fest

A trip into the city was a costly one for a Lombard family. While they were at Greek Fest on Sunday, someone stole their van, but it’s not just any van – it’s a handicapped accessible vehicle that belongs to a special young man who can’t even get to the doctor now.

CBS 2–08/30/2011