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A state run mental health facility in downstate Illinois has history of abusing residents

Choate Mental Health and Development Center in rural Illinois is a state-run facility that serves people with profound mental conditions. Illinois state police have opened at least 40 criminal investigations into alleged misconduct at the facility over a ten-year period through last year.

Reset talks with two reporters who have been investigating this story.

GUESTS: Molly Parker, investigative reporter Lee Enterprises Midwest

Beth Hundsdorfer, reporter Capitol News Illinois

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