A Chicago disability rights group has sued the mobile ride-hailing service Uber for allegedly violating U.S. laws mandating wheelchair accessibility.

The suit was filed Thursday in Chicago federal court on behalf of Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago and several individuals. It seeks an order requiring that Uber comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide more wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

Illinois' Republican politicians have had varied reactions to the news that the man at the top of their ticket, Donald Trump, is facing allegations of sexual assault.


But Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's stance on Trump remains the same -- vague.

Rauner Thursday said he's "disgusted by statements that have recently come out in the presidential election."

"I condemn in the strongest possible way sexual assault, sexual harassment in any form. And that's what I'll say,” Rauner said.


Regular voter registration in Illinois has closed. The last day was Tuesday.

But there are other options if you need to register for the first time, or have moved and need to update your information.

Online voter registration is available; there’s a link at the Illinois State Board of Election’s website until Oct. 23.

Jim Tenuto, assistant director of the board, recommends casting an early vote if you want to avoid election-day lines.

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ComEd is working to change how it bills for electricity use. 

They want to charge customers based on how much energy they use when demand is high, rather than what they use overall.  A group of Chicago politicians signed on to a letter with various groups opposing the plan.  This includes the Illinois Public Interest Research Group.  PIRG President Abe Scarr says it confuses customers.

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Chronic wasting disease is a neurological illness that infects white-tailed deer. The bacteria causes the animals to lose basic functions and “waste away.”

Officials say the disease is making new appearances in 16 counties, including DeKalb, Winnebago, LaSalle, and Ogle counties.

Doug Dufford is with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. He says there’s no solution to eliminate the disease, but the department tries to control it.