News

Lawmaker Questions Objectivity of JDC Study

Lawmaker Questions Objectivity of JDC Study

A lawmaker is dismissing results of a $400,000 state-funded study of Illinois’ treatment of the developmentally disabled because he says a lead researcher is biased. The study by the University of Illinois at Chicago found overwhelming support for the closure of the Jacksonville Developmental Center by family members of former residents. The state wants to close the Murray Developmental Center in Centralia.

Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) opposes that closure. He questioned the UIC study because lead researcher Amie Lulinski also sits on the board of Arc of Illinois — which supports closing Murray. Arc announced in June that Lulinksi is joining the organization’s national policy team. Tony Paulauski of Arc of Illinois says the research and its findings are solid.

Recent Headlines

8 hours ago in Local

Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

wtax 011015

An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.

8 hours ago in Local

Hung Jury Declared in Trial of Former Illinois Prosecutor

gavel2

Judge Bob Hardwick declared a mistrial Friday evening in the trial of Curtis Lovelace.

8 hours ago in Local

Amtrak, Illinois Reach Deal to Maintain Instate Service

amtrak

The deal announced Friday will maintain service through the end of the fiscal year on June 30 at a cost of $38.3 million to the state. The department paid $42 million the previous fiscal year.

19 hours ago in Local

State Museum to Reopen with Governor’s Amendatory Veto

Illinois State Museum

Rauner has amendatorily vetoed a bill lawmakers approved a few months ago that would reopen the museum and all its satellite locations.

19 hours ago in Local

Woman Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter of Child Sentenced

Cammie Kelly

Cammie Kelly is going to prison for four years.