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State Week: Investigation finds systemic problems in Illinois' developmental centers

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Last year, reporting from Lee Enterprises Midwest, Capitol News Illinois and ProPublica discovered incidents of abuse and neglect at theChoate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna.

A new investigation has uncovered patient abuse at other state-run facilities housing people with developmental disabilities.

On this episode, we speak with the two journalists reporting the story. Host Sean Crawford is joined by Molly Parker and Beth Hundsdorfer.

Beth Hundsdorfer joined the Capitol News Illinois team as a full-time reporter in November 2021.
Veteran journalist Molly Parker joined Capitol News Illinois in July 2023 as an investigative reporter.