A Southern Illinois center for residents with developmental disabilities is still slated for closure… but Republican nominee for governor Bruce Rauner says it should remain open.
Rauner says Governor Pat Quinn made the decision to close the Murray Developmental Center without ever having visited it. He says it remains the best option for residents and families.
Some Murray families are suing to block the closure.
A Quinn campaign spokesperson says Murray residents should be moved out of institutions and into more community-based care… and calls Rauner “shameless” for, quote, “playing politics with the quality of people’s lives.”