Tinley Park Mental Health Center

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Confidential Records Left Behind After Mental Health Centers Closed

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.


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Will County Officials: Closing Mental Health Facility Would Be Devastating

Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close the Tinley Park Mental Health Facility is getting a big thumbs down from officials in Will County.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

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Quinn Defends Plan To De-Institutionalize Mentally Ill, Disabled

Gov. Pat Quinn is defending his administration’s plan to move people out of state institutions for the mentally and physically disabled and into community care settings.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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State Official: There’s Still Hope For Facilities Quinn Plans To Close

There is hope for the seven state facilities that Gov. Pat Quinn wants to close.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Still Plans To Close Suburban Mental Health Center

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.


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State Rep. Says Some Facilities Need To Close

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.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

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Activists, Patients Speak Against Closing Tinley Park Mental Health Center

Former patients, community groups and officials of hospitals in the south suburbs on Tuesday asked a legislative committee not to close the Tinley Park Mental Health Center.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2011


Psychologist Accused Of Sex Crime With Hospital Patient

A psychologist working at a state mental institution in Tinley Park is charged with coercing a patient to perform a sex act on him.