Illinois Public Media News

AP - Illinois Public Media News - November 02, 2014

U of I’s McFadden Completes Second Marathon Grand Slam

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Tatyana McFadden reacts as she breaks the tape after finishing first in the women's wheelchair racing division in New York Sunday.

Tatyana McFadden wins the women's wheelchair race at the New York City Marathon on Sunday to complete her second straight marathon grand slam.

Categories: Disabilities, Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 06, 2014

Snowfall Makes Mobility Nearly Impossible For Wheelchair Users

By Ryan Weber


(Duration: 3:32)

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.

Categories: Disabilities, Environment

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 16, 2013

Area Playgrounds Staying Ahead Of The Curve

By Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 4:43)

Alex Whiteman helps his brother Rylan, who has cerebral palsy, off the monkey bars at the Playground for Everyone in Danville, Ill.

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.