Friday, March 25, 2011

Memo: Illinois Aware of Abuse

CHICAGO — Illinois officials knew developmentally disabled residents had been abused at a network of group homes in eastern Illinois two years before Paul McCann died following an alleged assault by staff members, according to government documents obtained by The Associated Press.
But the residents' families, including McCann's, say they had no idea about the problems. If she had known, McCann's sister said, she could have done something to protect him.

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