UIC student Noah Ohashi speaks with WTTW News.

The rapid spread of the coronavirus sparked the shutdown last month of colleges around the country. But not every student on campus had somewhere to go, or the ability to live without assistance.

Disability activist Michael Grice (WTTW News)

Michael Grice has used a wheelchair since he was a young man. He lives on his own in an apartment and gets help from assistants daily. This makes social distancing difficult, but his biggest concern right now is for people living in group settings.

Marca Bristo (Courtesy Access Living)

Marca Bristo died from cancer Sunday morning, according to Chicago’s Access Living, the organization she founded in 1980. She was 66 years old.

The Board of Education this week will vote on updates to its student code of conduct policy in an effort to promote equitable discipline practices throughout the school district.

Laura Boedeker (Courtesy of Illinois State Board of Education)

Parents of Chicago’s special education students say they have concerns about the state's choice of an independent monitor to oversee the district's special education program.

Janice Jackson appears on “Chicago Tonight” on April 19, 2018.

CPS CEO Janice Jackson talks with us about school funding and investigations into special education and school cleanliness. 

(Don Harder / Flickr)

CPS CEO Forrest Claypool and the Board of Education are both named in a civil suit filed Friday by Access Living, a disability advocacy nonprofit, on behalf of the wheelchair-bound student at Drummond Montessori Magnet School in Bucktown.

The Altgeld Gardens Homes on Chicago’s Far South Side provide affordable housing to low-income households, something Illinois and Chicago have a significant shortage of, according to a new report. (Zol87 / Wikimedia)

For extremely low-income households, there is a shortage of affordable housing across the U.S., according to a report released last week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Laurence Msall of the Civic Federation

The day before Chicago Public Schools board members are set to vote on the district’s budget for fiscal year 2017, some analysts are expressing concerns.

A proposed ordinance would require 5 percent of a rideshare company's fleet to be wheelchair accessible, but Uber has its own plans to address accessibility.

Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here to discuss the landmark legislation is Karen Tamley, commissioner of the Chicago Mayor's Office for Persons with Disabilities.