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Parents of the developmentally disabled are speaking out against Governor Quinn's plan to shut down the Jacksonville Developmental Center.  Rita Burke, with the Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, says Quinn is pulling the life line on the state's most vulnerable people.

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The Jacksonville Developmental Center isn't the only facility on the chopping block.  Quinn also plans to close three more facilities, including the Tinley Park Mental Health Center .  A total of 600 people will be moved into community care settings over the next two and a half years.  Quinn says the Jacksonville and Tinley Park closures will save just over 20-million dollars.  The move will put more than 550 people out of work.

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