There are a number of bills in the Illinois Senate and House that would make it more difficult to close institutions in Illinois, including State Operated Developmental Centers. Illinois Senate Bill 3564 was defeated today by a vote of 29-23. Though the defeat of 3564 is a victory for people with disabilities, there are still other legislative threats, including HB 1157 Senate Amendment #2. Like 3564, this bill would make it very difficult to close institutions. As a result, people with disabilities will continue to be segregated and deprived of independence in an institution. Your support is needed to stop HB 1157. Contact your Senator Today.

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