• JDC advocates denied court motion

    by  • January 16, 2013 • News

    A group that has filed a lawsuit regarding the closure of the Jacksonville Developmental Center was denied a court order yesterday to halt the removal of any more equipment or furniture from the shuttered facility.

    However, the judge has taken the case under advisement to give attorney’s time to file further briefs on whether the court should impose a stay and halt the complete closure of the developmental center.

    Filed by the Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, the suit claims the Illinois Health Facilities and Services did not follow its own adopted regulations for closing a facility.

    The Illinois health facilities planning act contains specific requirements for closure, including data, impact criteria, impact statements and meeting notices.