– Governor Quinn announced Thursday that all residents at the Jacksonville Developmental
Center have been moved
The JDC will be closed, and the residents
who lived there were transitioned to other facilities. JDC's closing date of
the facility was pushed back several times, in order to find residents a new
home. The closure is part of a plan to save the state money.
Now that the building is empty Jacksonville residents do
not want to see the building boarded up. The JDC property covers 134 acres, and
consists of 18 buildings. The Department of Human Services will now turn the
property over to the State's property management agency.