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need our political leaders to step forward to maintain choices
for the developmentally disabled
the last few months newspapers have run several news stories,
editorials and letters concerning Lincoln Developmental Center and
other large state-operated facilities for the developmentally
disabled. Locally, concerns were if LDC was going to remain open
and if it was safe for the individuals living there. Many of the
editorials and letters were comparing the large state facilities
with community-based living centers.
worked at LDC for over 30 years; I also have a family member
living in a community group home. During those years Iíve seen
the good and bad of both types of living centers.
we cannot provide a perfect living environment for people that are
developmentally disabled. Instead of one trying to destroy the
other and accusing each other of all types of terrible atrocities,
they should work together. The state of Illinois and more
specifically the Department of Human Services must provide funding
adequate for both: state facilities and community living centers.
disabled citizens living in Illinois need and deserve the best
care possible. Everyone is not the same; we have people who live
in community facilities and have a very good quality of life, and
the same can be said for the state facilities. The truth is we
need both types of living centers. They each provide different
services with the same goal. The Department of Human Services must
stop encouraging the competition for funds for the developmentally
political leaders must step forward and start doing the things
they were elected to do and ensure that people who are
developmentally disabled have choices ó choices on the best
living facilities, choices on quality medical treatment, and
choices on learning and earning a wage.
of the week
a shame that your Mr. Mayfield failed to recognize a 7th Grade
Basketball team as "the team of the week" for the
current week since the 7th Grade County Tournament was held at
Zion this week. Since you passed up the opportunity, we would like
to recognize West Lincoln-Broadwell's Coach Brett Farmer,
Assistant Coach Eric Riechert, and their 7th Grade Team, this
year's 7th Grade County Champions. Their record of 19 wins and no
losses is the result of their hard work, dedication, and teamwork.
Coach Farmer sets a fine example for these young men, both on and
off the court. We wish to congratulate him, Coach Riechert, and
the team on an exciting season, thus far! Keep up the great work!
You definitely earn our vote for "Team of the Week"!
& Marilyn Willmert
congratulations West Lincoln-Broadwell seventh-grade boys
basketball team on your win making you county champs!
we invite all Logan County coaches to send their school and
recreational sports game stats and other information. We all want
to know how you are doing.
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