CHICAGO (CBS) – An Illinois agency is taking a second look at why the Inspector General’s office reportedly failed to investigate the deaths of some disabled citizens.

A published report cited 53 cases in which the Inspector General’s office did not probe claims of abuse and neglect in disabled individuals who later died.

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Based on the investigation by the Belleville News-Democrat — the Department of Human Services says it is ‘re-evaluating the Inspector General office’s role.’

The newspaper says the reason given for not investigating was that the dead weren’t eligible for services.