Melissa Pacheco (WBBM/Steve Miller)

For Mom In Wheelchair, Third-Floor Apartment Is A Challenge

Every time Melissa Pacheco leaves her apartment, her teenage sons must carry her down three flights of stairs.


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Woman Sues Southwest Airlines After Slipping Out Of Wheelchair At Midway

The lawsuit alleges a Southwest Airlines employee was pushing Rosemary Hastings’ wheelchair down the jetway to the airplane when she began to slip and asked the employee to stop, but the employee did not stop the chair and Hastings was injured.


Gamblers play the slots. (CBS)

Wheelchair Thief Strikes At Indiana Casino

It was a reverse jackpot for an injured woman who got caught up in the slots. WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports.


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

Meanest Thief? Suspect Targets Elderly In Wheelchairs

This person just might be the meanest thief ever.


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

Police: Robber Targets Victims In Wheelchairs

The incidents occurred late last month, on the afternoons of July 22 and July 24 on Chicago’s West Side.


Prison fence

‘Joey The Clown’ Lombardo Claims ‘Elder Abuse’ In NC Prison

Wisecracking Chicago Outfit killer Joseph “Joey the Clown” Lombardo claims he is being subjected to “elder abuse” as a result of being placed in solitary confinement last year in a North Carolina federal prison.


Ivy Tech Community College (CBS)

Student In Wheelchair Claims College Campus Is Breaking Promise Of Accessibility

Danielle Gandy-Dunn says lupus and a muscle disorder have weakened her legs so much she needs a wheelchair to get around Ivy Tech Community College. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


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

Paralyzed Vet Sues Airport, Airline Workers For Mistreatment At O’Hare

A former U.S. Marine, who was left in a wheelchair following his service in Afghanistan, is filing a lawsuit alleging he was injured and left soaked in his own urine after he was mistreated by airline and airport workers at O’Hare International Airport nearly two years ago.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

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Man Claims Police Beat Him, Knocked Him Out Of Wheelchair

A paraplegic man claims two Chicago Police officers beat him and knocked him out of his wheelchair during a confrontation at a Loop doughnut shop.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

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

A young child in a wheelchair gets a pat down from a TSA agent at O'Hare. (Credit: YouTube)

YouTube Video Shows TSA Agent Patting Down Boy In Wheelchair

Video of a security agent patting down a young child in a wheelchair at O’Hare International Airport has gone viral on the Internet.


Martrell Stevens, seen here in 2009, was left paralyzed when he was shot in May 2008, while sitting in his family car, caught in gang crossfire. (Credit: CBS)

8-Year-Old Boy Paralyzed By Bullet Not Slowing Down

An 8-year-old boy paralyzed from the waist down in gang crossfire says he wants to see an end to the violence, but he’s not letting his injury slow him down — on the basketball court or off.

WBBM Newsradio–01/15/2012

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

Truck Fatally Strikes Woman In Wheelchair

A cement truck operator has been cited for negligent driving after fatally striking a woman in her motorized wheelchair on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

Someone stole Marlon Tapang's wheelchair from outside his Gurnee home. (CBS)

Scrappers Suspected Of Stealing Teen’s Wheelchair

Police believe scrappers, people who cruise areas when it is garbage day and pick up metal, may have been the ones who stole a teen’s wheelchair.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

Someone stole Marlon Tapang's wheelchair from outside his Gurnee home. (CBS)

Gurnee Student’s Wheelchair Stolen

Marlon Tapang has cerebral palsy and relied on his wheelchair for greater mobility. But someone stole his chair last week, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Ondelee Perteet (CBS)

Search Continues For Paralyzed Boy’s Stolen Van

Police continue to look this morning for a stolen minivan equipped with a wheelchair for a paralyzed Chicago teenager.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011

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

Wrongful Death Suit Filed After An Amputee Falls Into Lake

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the man pushing a wheelchair that fell into Lake Michigan resulting in the death of a 61-year-old amputee.



Woman Dies After Falling Into Lake Downtown

A wheelchair-bound woman who fell into Lake Michigan over the weekend has died.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

A worker at a west suburban repair shop fixes a wheelchair. (CBS)

Wheelchair Users Play ‘Roulette’ In Trusting Airlines With Their Equipment

The airlines are good about paying for repairs when they damage wheelchairs, but passengers with disabilities think they can do a better job avoiding the problem in the first place.


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Officers Seek To Get Imprisoned Colleague Transferred

Some Chicago Police officers have started a letter-writing campaign, in an effort to get the Federal Bureau of Prisons to move one of their own to a prison closer to home.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2011