Disability News: Illinois Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Illinois category.

Publication List:

Disability Advocates Call to Close State Institutions
Disability rights advocates call on Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois lawmakers to close 6 out of 7 state operated institutions by 2020 - Published: 2016-05-16
Illinois Closing Equity Gaps in Education Courses
Illinois will partner with the Lead Higher Initiative to close equity gaps for lower income students and students of color in high schools most rigorous courses - Published: 2016-03-16
Has Chicago's $3.2B Public Housing Makeover Successfully Re-integrated the Poor?
Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation - Published: 2015-11-15
Federal Judge Orders Illinois to Pay Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
State of Illinois must begin paying for services that support persons with developmental disabilities - Published: 2015-08-20
Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Seniors & Disabled Livelihood
Proposed budget cuts to supportive living threaten livelihood of 3,000 seniors and persons with disabilities - Short-sighted vision will increase costs to illinois - Published: 2015-08-11
Employment Reform Blueprint for People with Disabilities Released
Employment First Act maximizes employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the state of Illinois - Published: 2014-10-31
Harris v. Quinn Decision - US Supreme Court Delivers Major Blow to Government Unions
Ruling states state governments cannot force-unionize participants in state entitlement programs or force them to pay union dues as a condition of receiving help from the state - Published: 2014-06-30
Illinois - Please Turn Out the Lights When You Leave
Companies are choosing to move from Illinois to more regulation-friendly states and families with disabled members have announced they are moving to where services are more progressive and readily available - Published: 2013-01-12
Housing Bills Support People with Disabilities and Protect from Mortgage Fraud - Governor Quinn
Governor Pat Quinn signs housing laws to provide people with disabilities more access to affordable rental housing and to protect homeowners from mortgage fraud - Published: 2012-08-21
Laws To Reduce Disability Parking Abuse - Governor Quinn
New Illinois laws on unauthorized use of handicap parking placards will help disabled find parking and help municipalities crack down on abuse - Published: 2012-07-23
Equality and Independence for Illinoisans Living With Developmental Disabilities
The Social Challenge is an online initiative that monitors the use of the word retard on Twitter - Published: 2011-07-07
Power of Attorney Law Takes Effect in Illinois
New law takes effect in Illinois that will provide protection for individuals particularly seniors who utilize a power of attorney - Published: 2011-07-02
Court Approves Living Opportunities Agreement for People with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois
Groundbreaking Consent Decree finalized in the federal district court in Chicago will dramatically expand community living options for people with developmental disabilities - Published: 2011-06-22
Workers Compensation Claims - Illinois
In Illinois claims based on work related injury or disease are governed by the Illinois Workers Compensation Act and the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act - Published: 2011-05-03
Budget Cuts Put Illinois Seniors at Risk
The state budget released by Governor Quinn will have a devastating impact on thousands of older Illinoisans - Published: 2011-02-18
Comprehensive Source for Illinois Health Reform Answers
Health and Disability Advocates launch website funded by The Chicago Community Trust that provides up-to-date information on health care reform and its impact - Published: 2011-02-02
Holiday Shoppers Abusing Accessible Parking Laws Targeted
Jesse White Targets Holiday Shoppers Abusing Accessible Parking Laws - Published: 2010-12-01
Stimulus Funding Helps Illinoisans Survive Great Recession
The mission of the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program is to reduce energy costs for families with low incomes - Published: 2010-10-28
Historic Agreement to Better Serve Individuals With Mental Illness in Illinois
Persons with mental illnesses in Illinois took significant step toward independence and dignity after final approval to an historic agreement by the State of Illinois and coalition of legal services organizations - Published: 2010-10-01
Chicago Lighthouse Building Addition to Serve Blind and Visually Impaired
Building expansion enables non-profit to better serve blind and visually impaired community in a critical time - Published: 2010-09-26
Illinois Laws Do Not Protect Overdose Victims Who Need Medical Help
Drug users facing an overdose often avoid getting needed medical help for themselves or others because they fear criminal prosecution - Published: 2010-08-29
New Program Set to Cover Uninsured Illinoisans
Open enrollment for the Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan - Published: 2010-08-19
Illinois Law to End Unfair Debt Settlement Practices
Many seniors accumulate high credit debt and often fall prey to unscrupulous debt settlement firms - Published: 2010-08-04
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Claims
Learn how the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act protects vulnerable individuals from neglect and abuse - Published: 2010-07-25
High Temperatures in Illinois put Seniors at Risk
Risk of heat-related health problems such as heatstroke and heat exhaustion - Published: 2010-07-21
Information Regarding Illinois Adoption Laws
Information on the adoption laws of Illinois by a family law attorney experienced in helping families with adoptions - Published: 2010-06-16
Payday Loans Reform Legislation Passes General Assembly
Seniors and disabled often victimized by unscrupulous payday lenders who charge them abusive rates and excessive fees - Published: 2010-05-26
Illinois Workers Compensation Basic Information
Illinois workers are entitled to workers compensation benefits regardless of who is at fault for their injuries - Published: 2010-05-21
Chicago Center for Health & Wellness for Individuals with Disabilities - Disability News Illinois
Center for Health and Wellness will include education and assurance of primary health care services, oral health, nutrition, recreation and clinical/behavior health services - Published: 2010-05-13
Justice Department Signs Agreement With St. Clair County, Illinois, to Ensure Civic Access for People With Disabilities
Agreement with St. Clair County Illinois to improve access to all aspects of civic life for persons with disabilities - Published: 2010-05-11
Illinois Nursing Homes Reform Bill Legislature Passes
Legislation reform to the way for-profit nursing homes operate in Illinois passed the State Senate today - Published: 2010-05-08
AARP Urges Illinois Governor to Sign Safer Crosswalks Bill
HB 43 Would Make Sure Drivers Respect Pedestrians Right of Way - Published: 2010-05-05
Illinois Poorest Hit Hardest by Economic Downturn
Illinois poorest residents were hit first and hardest by the economic downturn and will recover the slowest - Published: 2010-05-05
Senior Illinois Residents Urge Legislature to Protect Critical Services
Illinois seniors depend on home care services provided by the state so they can age independently with dignity - Published: 2010-05-03
Standing Up for Consumers - Illinois Commerce Commission
AARP Applauds Illinois Commerce Commission for Standing Up for Consumers - Published: 2010-04-30
Illinois Seniors Urge Legislators to Fix Budget Mess
Illinois citizens are urging their elected representatives to pass a responsible budget - Published: 2010-04-28
Affordable Living for Illinois Seniors
Harris Bank Procures Creative Financial Solutions for Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale - Published: 2010-04-22
Crisis for Non-Profit Disabilities Services in Illinois
Financial crisis affecting non-profit organizations that offer services to individuals with developmental disabilities - Published: 2009-10-19