Illinois Department of Human Services

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Madison County Officials Form Mental Health Task Force

Co-chair of the task force, Judge Richard Tognarelli, says prison just isn’t the place for the mentally ill.


Justin Thompson

Man Found Mentally Unfit For Trial in Dad’s Death

23-year-old Justin Thompson of Wood River is now confined to the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services.


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Quinn Appoints New DHS Inspector eneral

New Inspector General had role in investigation that prompted shakeup


Elderly wheelchair

Report Finds Errors From Illinois DHS Inspector General

Report suggests dozens of deaths involving disabled adults not investigated.


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Survey: No Notification When Disabled Adults Die

According to state law, the inspector general must immediately report deaths to coroners if a disabled adult died from abuse, neglect of exploitation.


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Gov. Quinn “Disturbed” By BND Report

Newspaper story said Illinois Department of Human Services failed to investigate abuse allegations.


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