Amtrak Suspends Policy That Had Disabilities Advocacy Group Being Charged $25,000 To Go From Chicago To Bloomington, Ill.Amtrak announced Wednesday that it is changing its policy so people with disabilities will not be charged $25,000 for train tickets.
Amtrak Reverses Course After Asking Disabilities Advocacy Group For $25,000 To Go From Chicago To BloomingtonA trip from Chicago to downstate Bloomington should cost about $16. But Amtrak recently quoted a group of advocates for people with disabilities $25,000 to accommodate their wheelchairs.
Disability Rights Advocate, Access Living Founder Marca Bristo DiesMarca Bristo, one of Chicago’s and the nation’s most prominent advocates for people with disabilities, died Sunday morning.
Disabled North Side Woman Worried About Being Evicted By LandlordConnie Kasper said it took a lawsuit to get the property owner to move her to a new building where the problems haven't stopped.
Pace Defends Service, Responds To Access Living Report CriticismPace strongly defends the service it provides to riders with disabilities, following criticisms from an advocacy group.
Business, Labor Leaders Call For End To Budget ImpasseChicago business and labor leaders are joining the United Way in calling for an end to the months-long state budget impasse.
Brutal Winter Has Been Extra Tough On The DisabledIf 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.
Advocates For Disabled Hail State's Decision To Close 2 InstitutionsGov. 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.