February 06, 2014

Snowfall Makes Mobility Nearly Impossible For Wheelchair Users

More than 30 inches of snow have fallen on Champaign-Urbana this winter. Too often in this weather, property owners neglect shoveling city sidewalks. That can make it nearly impossible for some people to get around safely, including those who use a wheelchair or have trouble seeing well.


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Alex Whiteman helps his brother Rylan, who has cerebral palsy, off the monkey bars at the Playground for Everyone in Danville, Ill.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
September 16, 2013

Area Playgrounds Staying Ahead Of The Curve

In March of 2012, the federal government declared access to playgrounds a civil right, protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  But sites in Danville and Urbana have stayed ahead of the mandate.


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April 11, 2013

Illinois Human Services Staff Too Lean

Officials say the Illinois Department of Human Services staff is so lean that caseworkers can devote only 45 minutes a year to some families in need of social services.