• Residents rescued from private facility for developmentally disabled

    by  • March 18, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Public Health, working with numerous other agencies, was able to safety relocate more than 30 developmentally disabled residents at Colonial Manor in Zeigler.

    Colonial Manor owners informed IDPH on Wednesday, it could not afford to stay open, only had food for approximately three and a half days and would not be able to pay staff past Monday.

    The failure of the facility to notify IDPH at least 90 days before closing, as well as the inability to pay for food and staff, prompted the department to take emergency action to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all residents.

    The department is pursuing voluntary surrender of the facility’s license or action to revoke Colonial Manor’s license.  Additional sanctions against the facility, such as fines, are possible.