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Disability advocates in Springfield for Governor Pritzker’s first Budget Address

Governor Pritzker’s 2019 Budget Address Advocacy staff from Progress Center for Independent Living will be in Springfield on February 20, 2019 for Governor JB Pritzker’s first Budget Address as the governor of Illinois. “I look forward to hearing the address and hearing about budget line items,” said Larry Biondi, Progress Center’s Advocacy Coordinator.  “We hope…

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A Quick Reference Guide to Medicare

A Quick Reference Guide to Medicare Progress Center has a new document available for people who are enrolled in the Medicare Healthcare System.  The document is called a “Quick Reference Guide to Medicare.” The guide is intended to provide information about Medicare in four alternative formats.  The guide is available for download on this page,…

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Progress Center closed on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the Progress Center office will remain closed.  We plan to reopen on Friday, February 1.  We hope that everyone is staying safe and warm during these extreme conditions. For information about local warming centers and other resources, please visit this link on the ABC 7 website.  For emergency situations, please…

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Progress Center 2018 Holiday Appeal

December 17, 2018 Dear Friends of Progress Center, In 2018, Progress Center celebrated 30 years of service in Suburban Cook County.  Since 1988, we have been providing people with disabilities with information, resources, and support that equip people with disabilities with the tools to be independent in their own homes and communities.  Like many years…

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Proposed Public Charge a threat to immigrants with disabilities

Proposed Public Charge a threat to immigrants with disabilities Progress Center for Independent Living opposes the new “Public Charge” rule proposed by the US Department of Homeland Security.  The rule change, if enacted, would be devastating to immigrants, including immigrants with disabilities. The new rule would discourage and prevent many disabled immigrants from entering the…

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On November 6- Get Out the Disability Vote!

On November 6- Turn out the Disability Vote Progress Center for Independent Living is partnering with Indivisible Oak Park to ensure that voters have access to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018. In you live in the near western suburbs of Cook County, and if you need transportation to the polls, contact…

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New Youth Transition Program

Progress Center for Independent Living is excited to announce A New Youth Transition Program The Youth Transition Program will equip young people with disabilities with independent living and job readiness skills. If you are a young person, disabled, and enrolled in an academic program, Progress Center invites you to sign up for a new program…

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Volunteers Needed for Research Study

“Do Peer Health Navigators help people with disabilities get better health care?” The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Access Living are seeking volunteers for a research study. To qualify for the study, participants must be:  a person with a physical disability, receive healthcare through Medicaid, be at least 21…

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