Very disturbing. The Arc has been communicating with the Administration on this and as of 9:00, Saturday morning, one man was found Friday afternoon and five men remain unlocated.
Story from the Chicago Tribune.
Group homes CEO tells judge he doesn’t know
location of 6 residents
By Patrica Callahan
In a stunning admission, the chief executive of a troubled network of group homes told a judge Friday that he didn’t know the whereabouts of six of his residents with developmental disabilities.
It also wasn’t clear that any of the six had their medications with them when they left homes run by Disability Services of Illinois, which lost its license because of safety concerns.
An incredulous Cook County Circuit Judge Kathleen Pantle responded by scolding the operator of Disability Services and sharply questioning his attorney.
“It’s going to be 5 below zero on Sunday,” Pantle said. “This is outrageous. You don’t even know … if they could be freezing to death or starving to death!”
Her courtroom was packed with caseworkers who have been working day and night to find the missing residents and move them to safer homes as temperatures plunged below zero and a snowstorm loomed. One person was found Friday afternoon, but the whereabouts of five others remained unknown.
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