Northern Star

State-run facility shutdowns will leave nearly 2,000 people jobless

The Associated Press: Pat Quinn talks with reporters outside the
James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.

Thomas Verschelde

September 27, 2011

About 2,000 people will lose their jobs as a result of a recent shutdown of state-run facilities. Gov. Pat Quinn said he was forced to cut state-run mental health centers in order for Illinois to stay within budget and blamed the Illinois General Assembly for not coming up with an adequate budget. Janua...