• Group files for restraining order for Murray residents

    by  • May 22, 2013 • News

    Attorneys in the battle to stop the closure of the Warren G. Murray center in Centralia have filed a motion in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order that if approved would halt the transfer of any other Murray residents out of the  ysVpudQwTcUYPKt-556x313-noPadfacility.
    The motion will be heard at 9:45 Thursday morning in a Chicago federal courtroom, before Judge Ruben Castillo, rather than Judge Marvin E. Aspen who has been handling the case filed by the Murray Parents Association and several individuals against the State of Illinois.
    The federal case initially sought a federal injunction against the closure, but because of recent movement of Murray residents, and the belief that between 30 and 50 residents could be transferred out of the facility within the next few weeks, the map is now seeking the restraining order.
    In addition to the restraining order motion, another motion has been filed seeking to have the Illinois Office of State Guardian removed and a Federal Office of State Guardian assigned to Murray Center residents who are wards of the state.