Jacksonville Developmental Center
Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration closed three health facilities in 2012 but left behind tractors and a forklift, an unidentified medical specimen and boxes full of confidential patient and employee records, an audit released Thursday said.
Although Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is suggesting a slower, more orderly reduction of state-run services for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, the Tinley Park Mental Health Center still will be shut down permanently by next month, or by next July at the latest.
Plans to a prison and several mental health facilities in Illinois are getting a thumbs down from many lawmakers, but not some say such measures may be necessary.