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Job Cuts A "Rebalancing"
6:27 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Jacksonville Developmental Center to Close

Governor Pat Quinn

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn confirmed he plans to close the  Jacksonville  Developmental Center and Tinley Park Mental Health  Center. 

Quinn's  office is calling the closures a "rebalancing."

The  Governor plans to move institutionalized patients with developmental  disabilities and mental illness to community-based settings.

In  a statement, Quinn said it will improve their quality of life.

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