Two people in the courtyard of a nursing home in Chicago. They are standing behind a tall iron fence. There is a sign that says 30 Days No Water. There is a microphone on the near side of the fence, held up to the fence by someone off screen.

The 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act — Statement in English and Spanish

July 26, 2022 Disability Community Celebrates the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act On July 26, 1990, in a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, President George HW Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, comprehensive Civil Rights Legislation protecting the disabled against discrimination in employment, government services, public…

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2022 Annual Meeting — Follow Up

Progress Center hosted the organization’s Annual Meeting on June 25, 2022.  The yearly meeting brings together community members for organization, board, and community updates.  The meeting has been remote since 2020.  Thank you to all to attended and participated in the meeting, and thank you to all Progress Center community members who support the work…

Members of the Progress Center Community holding a banner that reads "Progress Center for Independent Living" at the Disability Pride Parade in Chicago.

2022 Disability Pride Parade — Saturday, July 23 — 11 a.m.

The 2022 Disability Pride Parade is back in 2022. For the past two years, there has been no physical parade because of the pandemic. The theme for this year’s parade is “Disability Pride is Back and Stronger Than Ever.”  The parade is Saturday, July 23.  The parade begins at 11 a.m.  Here is a link…

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2022– June 28 Primary Election in Illinois — Resources

In the 2022 Election Cycle in Illinois, the Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 28.  By June 13, all Early Voting Sites in Cook County will be open. All citizens of Illinois have the right to vote.  This page includes links to resources that include your rights as a voter, resources for voters with disabilities,…

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PPE Supplies and Covid-19 Services Available at Progress Center

  Progress Center has personal protective equipment supplies available at no cost. Progress Center can also assist with Covid-19 Vaccine Scheduling or Covid-19 Test Scheduling. Personal Protective Equipment:  Progress Center has supplies of PPE available for people with disabilities and personal assistants.  Progress Center will assemble a package and send the package to you in…

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The Larry Biondi Fellowship for Radical Thought & Action

The Larry Biondi Fellowship for Radical Thought & Action The Larry Biondi Fellowship proposes to elevate advocates with any range of experiences and interests as long as they further the legacy of Larry Biondi through radical engagement in disability rights.  This engagement may appear in the form of community outreach, policy development, direct action, technical…

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Progress Center call support with In-Home Vaccination Appointments for Covid-19

In Home Vaccination — Booster and 1st and 2nd Dose Vaccinations The Cook County Department of Public Health continues to schedule appointments for in-home vaccines. This service is available to seniors and people with disabilities who are unable to travel to a vaccination site. To schedule an appointment, call the number 833-308-1988 (hours are Hotline hours…

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Progress Center and the community mourn a heartbreaking loss

Progress Center mourns Larry Biondi Progress Center is devastated by the loss of Larry Biondi.  Larry died on the afternoon of June 28.  The organization’s longest serving employee, Larry worked at Progress Center for 28 years. As the Advocacy Manager, Larry led the Progress Center Community Organizers, and he organized and implemented strategies to improve…