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URGENT ACTION NEEDED!  Call today to make sure Illinois closes Mabley Developmental Center!

This is what fighting the institutional bias looks like!

Recently, Governor Quinn announced that Mabley Developmental Center would be one of the state facilities closing due to budget cuts.  This is also in line with the state’s policy of rebalancing Medicaid long term care spending away from costly institutional settings and towards cost-saving community-based care.

Tomorrow morning, advocates who want to keep Mabley open will stage a rally there as local legisltors tour Mabley.

We must make sure that the voices of those who want to rebalance the system are heard.

Please contact the State Senator Tim Bivins and Representative Jerry Mitchell. Their contact information is below.

Your message, “Everyone can be supported in the community. It is time to close Mabley and Jacksonville and rebalance the Illinois system with a reasonable plan to transition everyone safely to community living.”

Call their local offices below.

State Senator Tim Bivins:

629 N. Galena Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021
FAX: 815-284-0207

State Representative Jerry Mitchell can be reached at:

100 East 5th St.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-0820
(815) 625-0839 FAX
Whiteside County

Make your calls now.

Free our people!


Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)