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The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is investigating Choate Developmental and Mental Health Center in Anna, Illinois yet it’s representative says that’s because Quinn wanted to stick it to downstate Republicans but Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon says that’s not the case.

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Choate is near the Democratic Lieutenant Governor’s hometown. According to DOJ documents, workers at the facility fail to provide its residents with adequate health care, protection from harm, special education services, and other vital services. Quinn’s closure plan will put more than 19-thousant people out of work.

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Januari Smith-Trader, with the state’s Department of Human Services, declined to comment on the matter.

 
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