Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Battles Brewing in Illinois Over Centers' Future

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  — A debate over the future of developmental disability and mental health care in Illinois is paving the way for a behind-the-scenes brawl between unions in the state.
Gov. Pat Quinn rang the bell in the fall when he announced the closure of seven state facilities, two of which care for people with developmentally disabilities, because of a lack of funds.
Quinn and lawmakers eventually found the cash to keep the facilities open, with a promise to review how to save the state money and improve care for patients.

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