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Under the direction of Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois is closing another state facility for people with severe developmental disabilities. He shuttered the Jacksonville Developmental Center last year. Next, is the Murray Developmental Center, in Centralia. But he admits he has … Continue reading
Governor Pat Quinn’s administration last night attempted to persuade a legislative panel to sign onto its plan to close the Jacksonville Developmental Center. But as Amanda Vinicky reports, residents’ families and the central Illinois community are trying to convince lawmakers otherwise.
Parents of developmentally disabled children who live at the state institution in Jacksonville continue to raise concerns about the Governor’s plans to close it. Advocates organized a media tour in an attempt to show why that would be a mistake. … Continue reading
In his budget address, Gov. Pat Quinn proposed closing 14 major state facilities and consolidating dozens of smaller offices. They range from prisons and mental health centers to forensic science and animal disease labs. But as Brian Mackey reports, cutting … Continue reading
On this week’s show, the panel discusses the closure of the Jacksonville Developmental Center and a gun case that went before the Illinois Supreme Court. You can download an mp3 (13.2 MB) or subscribe on iTunes. To download, right-click on … Continue reading
Nearly 200 people with developmental disabilities live at the state-run Jacksonville Developmental Center. Illinois’ psychiatric hospital in Tinley Park is home to 50 short-term care patients – a number that would be larger if it weren’t for staffing shortages. Governor … Continue reading
Governor Pat Quinn announced this afternoon that he plans to close the Jacksonville Developmental Center and Tinley Park Mental Health Center. Amanda Vinicky reports: Quinn’s office is calling the closures a “rebalancing.” The Governor plans to move institutionalized patients with … Continue reading