Duckworth, Durbin Announce $7 Million In Federal Funds For Housing For Low-Income Illinoisans With DisabilitiesU.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) on Wednesday announced $7 million in federal funding to create rental units for low-income Illinois residents with disabilities.
U.S. Census Questionnaires Provide Unique Challenges For The Disabled, But Don't Ask About Specific DisabilitiesNearly 5% of Americans are visually impaired. Another 6% are considered deaf or hard of hearing. And over 50 million more Americans are living with other disabilities. They’re all part of a community the U.S. Census Bureau considers hard to count.
'Brain Glasses' Use Light To Improve Brain Function For Concussion Victims, People With DisabilitiesAn Illinois doctor’s invention geared toward correcting brain function issues is gaining worldwide attention.
180-Day Suspension Approved For Sgt. Khalil Muhammad, Who Shot Unarmed Teen With DisabilitiesThe Police Board on Thursday approved a six-month suspension for a sergeant who shot an unarmed teenager with disabilities.
Why Doesn't Illinois Advertise Mobile Units For Driver Services? We Ask The Secretary Of State's Disability LiaisonThe Illinois Secretary of State’s Office will announce an investigation Tuesday into the abuse of parking spots intended for the disabled.
Single Sperm Donor Linked To Numerous Children With Autism, Other DisabilitiesTwo boys were born through a sperm donor, both were diagnosed with autism, and their mother eventually went on to learn something shocking.
Paralyzed By Bullet, Artist Mariam Pare Becomes Master Of Painting With Her MouthThe gunshots seemed to come out of nowhere, and when they stopped, a suburban artist was left paralyzed.
Construction In Oak Park Creates Added Obstacle For Residents With DisabilitiesConstruction chaos in Oak Park is causing headaches for some residents with disabilities who say the sidewalk closures are putting them in danger.
Man Rents Out Entire Theater After Mom With Special Needs Son Asked To Leave MovieA northwest suburban boy with special needs and his family enjoyed a carefree afternoon at the movies thanks to the stranger, who rented out an entire theater for them.
Resource Fair Helps Parents Of Children With Special NeedsThe 8th annual Developmental Differences Resource Fair at DePaul College Prep featured more than 70 exhibitors Sunday.
United Center Certified 'Sensory Inclusive'; First Sports, Entertainment Venue In ChicagoThe United Center announced Wednesday that it has been certified "sensory inclusive" by KultureCity, a nonprofit that advocates for those with sensory needs.
Paraplegic Football Coach Claims To Have Been Forced To Scoot Down Aisle, Off Of United FlightTyler Schilhabel, who is paraplegic, had a connecting flight in Chicago and says he had to "scoot all the way down on my butt" when United Airlines did not offer him an aisle chair.
'Changing Places' Restroom Increases Accessibility For O'Hare Passengers With DisabilitiesLocated at Terminal 2, the restroom features an adult changing table, motorized lift system and a wheelchair-accessible shower, toilet and sink.
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.
Chicago Hospital Faces $18.5M Verdict For Boy's DisabilitiesThe Cook County court lawsuit says Charles Muhammad of Merrillville was born in 2006 with a buildup of fluid in the brain, spina bifida and other permanent impairments.