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Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Illinois Group homes CEO tells judge he doesn't know location of 6 residents with developmental disabilities

Disability Services CEO Reuben Goodwin Sr.
Chicago, IL. - Dec 16, 2016 - In a stunning admission, the chief executive of a troubled network of group homes told a judge Friday that he didn't know the whereabouts of six of his residents with developmental disabilities.
It also wasn't clear that any of the six had their medications with them when they left homes run by Disability Services of Illinois, which lost its license because of safety concerns.
An incredulous Cook County Circuit Judge Kathleen Pantle responded by scolding the operator of Disability Services and sharply questioning his attorney.
"It's going to be 5 below zero on Sunday," Pantle said. "This is outrageous. You don't even know ... if they could be freezing to death or starving to death!"
For the full excellent Chicago Tribune article, by Patricia Callahan and Peter Matuszak: CLICK HERE

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