U of I honors disability advocate

Sep 14, 2015

The University of Illinois’ main campus in Urbana was the first in the country with accommodations for those with disabilities, ranging from bus routes, to residence hall, to a wheelchair sports program.  There’s now an effort in Congress to honor the man whose innovation started it all.

The archery season for deer and turkey continues into mid-January for some counties.  

Since 1999, Illinois state parks where hunting is available have opened their gates to people with disabilities.

Advocates for people with disabilities say they're worried Governor Pat Quinn's newest healthcare initiative would crowd out certain groups. 

Quinn questioned on closing state facilities

Apr 11, 2013

Under the direction of Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois is closing another state facility for people with severe developmental disabilities.  He shuttered the Jacksonville Developmental Center last year.  Next, is the Murray Developmental Center, in Centralia.  But he admits, he has never been to either.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports.:  Governor Pat Quinn was walking toward the Capitol Thursday when he was confronted by Rita Winkeler.