Protesters rally over pending psychiatric hospital closings
October 17, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Angry protesters gathered at the Thompson Center Monday over pending closures of three state psychiatric hospitals.
Mental health advocates argue that closing the hospitals without an alternative plan to treat patients will actually cost the state more money.
Gov. Pat Quinn wants to close three of the state's nine psychiatric facilities, including one in south suburban Tinley Park.
The protestors say they are not against the idea of closing hospitals since it's better to treat patients in the community.
However, they want a more comprehensive plan to serve patients.
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