Governor Quinn says community care is the best care for people with developmental disabilities. He wants to shut down several state facilities but says he's open to looking at each facility individually.
The governor said today he will be acting on the budget before the end of the month and will review each facility independently. He says he is committed to "rebalancing" and believes in community care - other states have seen that independent living is "a much better way to go."
Quinn says he'll listen to testimony from COGFA hearings and read letters he's received from parents before making a final decision. Quinn wants to close the facilities in order to save the state money. Doing so will leave nearly three thousand people without jobs.