The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is
angry that Quinn aides have been meeting quietly with a handful of
legislators to discuss closing facilities for people with mental
disabilities and illnesses.
The Illinois League of Advocates for
the Developmentally Disabled also complained about the meetings.
Quinn tried to close several facilities last year but was
rebuffed by lawmakers. Now he is working on a new proposal, which
his office says will be announced soon. The Democratic governor says
closing outdated facilities will save money and improve care.
Another group, Equip for Equality, supports the way Quinn is
planning the closures.
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