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September 16, 2014, 2:26 am
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Jacksonville Developmental Center Clears Out


There are no more residents and over 170 state workers have been laid off at the Jacksonville Developmental Center.

 

A press release from Governor Pat Quinn’s office says that all remaining residents from JDC have been transitioned out of the facility into community care settings as of Thursday morning.

 

The same release says that closing the facility will save the state $11 million.

 

As for the 310 AFSCME employees at JDC, the Governor’s office says 130 positions went to other state agencies, eight decided to retire and 172 employees chose the layoff option.

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