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Treatment Center Could Face New Fate with Quinn Administration

The Howe Developmental Center, a residential treatment center for the developmentally disabled in Tinley Park, has seen its share of problems. In 2007, the Department of Justice launched an investigation into allegations of abuse and Howe was decertified by the Illinois Department of Public Health for providing substandard care. That means it's not eligible for federal Medicaid funds – and the state has to pick up the almost $30 million bill to keep it in business. Last year, state officials announced that Howe would be closed by July 2009, but that's been delayed by Blagojevich's impeachment. Activists were hoping to hear what Governor Quinn plans to do with the center, but so far, he's been quiet on the subject. is Kristen Schorsch covers Tinley Park for The Southtown Star.

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