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Rep. Patti Bellock

Illinois State Capitol

Panel Votes Against Governor’s Plan To Close 4 State Facilities

It’s only a recommendation, but a legislative panel says four state facilities targeted by the governor for closure should stay open.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Autism

Lawmakers Stress Need For Advocacy For Autism

The story of autism hits home for a downstate lawmaker who is a parent of a child who suffers from the disorder.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011