Yesterday Senator Dan Brady visited the state institution in Centralia. According to the
Belleville News Democrat both Gubernatorial Candidates Brady and Dillard stated they would
keep the Murray Developmental Center open. Read story here: Brady, Dillard vow to fight for
Murray Center Read more here: Brady, Dillard Vow to Fight for Murray.

Do you know where your legislators stand on closing state institutions? You should!

Excellent Letter to the Editor from Zena Naiditch, CEO of Equip for Equality. Zena’s letter is in
response to and individual supporting state institutions.

The State of Illinois is taking positive steps to increase the services and supports that allow
people with disabilities to live more independent lives in the community. This is neither an
aberration nor some grand experiment. Rather, the state is joining a national movement aimed
at reducing reliance on large institutions settings to serve people with intellectual disabilities and
developmental disabilities in order to improve the quality of their lives. READ MORE

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)