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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.

02/26/2013

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.

01/22/2013

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Quinn Appoints New DHS Inspector eneral

New Inspector General had role in investigation that prompted shakeup

12/07/2012

Elderly wheelchair

Report Finds Errors From Illinois DHS Inspector General

Report suggests dozens of deaths involving disabled adults not investigated.

10/13/2012

(Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

07/04/2012

Photo: Frank Polich/Getty Images

Gov. Quinn “Disturbed” By BND Report

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

07/01/2012

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