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Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Jeremiah Elugbadebo’s group homes rub building inspectors the wrong way

 On the second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, Jeremiah Elugbadebo can usually be found in Springfield’s drab city council chambers, waiting for his turn in front of the city’s adm...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 01:01 pm

Jean Driscoll raises funds for disabled veterans center

Though she wore long sleeves, Jean Driscoll’s muscular arms were evident as she confidently gripped the handrims of her wheelchair. She hasn’t competed professionally in years, but Driscol...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 03:47 pm

Illinois ranks worst for institutional care

Health care reform could be a big plus for the disabled, says one Springfield disability advocate, but only if the state fundamentally changes how it handles those with special needs.Tyler McHaley, pr...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 08:58 am

School admits second-grader with service dog

A legal battle over a boy and his dog has ended, allowing an autistic second-grader to bring his service dog to school for good.In a ruling released Aug. 24, the Fourth District Appellate Court of Ill...
Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:32 pm

Rich Whitney’s long shot campaign

If you knew where to look you might have seen him – bearded, bespectacled and biking through Springfield. Looking more like a college professor than a politician, the Green Party candidate for g...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 05:47 am

New “all-abilities” park is too far for regular bus service

“Southwind is going to be a great opportunity,” Gilliam says, “but we want to make sure we can get public transportation so we can help the people we serve get out there.” In the past year, park developers have met with staff from the Springfield Mass Transit District and Perteet, Inc., a Washington-based engineering firm hired to help improve the city’s bus service....

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