I was expecting the House to remain silent on the funding of the closures. Working on media strategies with advocates today. 


Illinois House allows closure of Murray Center and other facilities to stand

Published: December 5, 2012

— Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday won a contentious legislative battle over closing some state facilities — including the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia.

Murray Center has been home to about 275 patients with developmental impairments from throughout the region, and employs about 550 people.

Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, had proposed cutting $56 million from the state’s budget and shutting down the facilities, including two prisons, two juvenile detention centers and three halfway houses, a plan a major union opposed and took to the courts.

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