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  1. Rip Van Wradio

    Lately I get these Rip Van Winkle moments. They pelt me around the ears and leave me dazed. They started last year, and in 2018 kept on coming.

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    It happened again this week with the retirement of radio newsman Tony Sarabia. Sarabia is a fixture at Chicago public radio WBEZ, filing local stories, hosting a daily politics and culture interview show, Morning ...
  2. Now airlines must show their track records with wheelchairs, scooters and luggage

    Air carriers now must disclose to the public the number "of checked bags, wheelchairs and motorized scooters they lost, broke or mishandled."

    These monthly reports were already being compiled by act of Congress, but Sen. Tammy Duckworth and the Paralyzed Veterans of America pressed to open these to the public.

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    Updated 12-22-2018 at 10:32 PM by Spitzbub

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  3. Support research and services with your Christmas shopping

    If you do any of your shopping online, you can support your favorite charity through Amazon Smile. When you sign up, you can choose the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Reeve Foundation or many others to receive a percentage of your purchases through Amazon.

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  4. Banner day: losing pre-existing condition coverage + moves against stem cell research

  5. Illinois Adaptive Technology Program: Finding and Financing Accessibility Equipment

    We're looking for an accessible van and applying for financing through the Illinois Adaptive Technology Program (IATP). IATP will not only help finance your purchase, they can also help with finding the equipment you need. They loan equipment, and on their website have free listings of adaptive equipment and supplies for sale or giveaway by users (no registration required). In Springfield they have an AT Demonstration Center with adaptive tech displays in kitchen, bathroom and other settings. ...