Governor Pat Quinn announced plans January 19 to close a state-run developmental center in Jacksonville and a mental health center in Tinley Park in 2012.

The Governor indicated he also plans to close three other developmental disabilities facilities and possibly additional mental health facilities over the next several years.

The Governor’s announcement is receiving mixed reviews. He is advocating a move from traditional institutional care to community care that he says will improve the residents’ quality of care and save the state almost $20 million.

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