| Mar 18, 2012
| 4:34 PM
After winning the Ms. Congeniality Award, Kimberly Brown figured she had no shot at winning Ms. Wheelchair Illinois. Most contests use that award as a …...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:32 PM
It's hard to imagine topping the emotional peak from last week's season premiere, when Tig saw his troubled daughter Dawn burned alive right in front of him. Never was there a more literal embodiment of the sins of the father being visited upon his child....
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:37 AM
World-class track athlete Tatyana McFadden is not a flashy person. Soft-spoken with a thin face, dark brown eyes and a deceptively muscular frame, she is not the type to speak of her accomplishments without some prompting. But when she does talk about her...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:30 PM
There’s a big push to build Alaska’s first fully accessible park.
It costs about $530,000 with half the money coming from proposition 3, which is on this Tuesday’s ballot.
Lawmakers are also being asked to fund the project and the...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Over the past year, I've heard from folks from all different political backgrounds — Republicans, Democrats and independents — who are shocked and angry about political efforts to interfere with women's health. This new brand of Republicans...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Dathan Ritzenhein refused to get carried away.
Nine miles into Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Ritzenhein found himself running faster than he planned and only some 10 seconds behind the lead pack, much closer than he expected at that point....
| Oct 28, 2012
Waiting for things to happen was never Mary Ann Moran's style. She first laid eyes on Jack Hession in 1956 — nearly a year after they both graduated from high school — and she did her best to get his attention.
"I was with a group of...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Maybe you've seen the ads. They've been all over TV and in magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated. There is U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in her sleek titanium racing wheelchair, hunched over in mid-push, shoulder muscles rippling, a look of...
| Aug 30, 2012
Braden has spina bifida and utilizes a wheel chair. The family also had another child pass away at Riley Hospital in 2002 due to complications from spina bifida.
Quote from father, "We would never go anywhere else besides Riley."
The family has attended...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:03 PM
The first thing people noticed about Daniel Orslene was his infectious smile.
"Danny is and will forever be the heart of Somerset," his brother David Orslene said.
Daniel, 40, died Monday. Even though he was born with spina bifida, a birth...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Tatyana McFadden, a junior at the University of Illinois and two-time Chicago Marathon wheelchair winner, has added a first Paralympic gold medal to an already impressive career resume.
McFadden romped to victory in the 400 meters Monday at London’...