Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mental health closures on hold, Daley says

Chi-Town Daily News:
In a surprise announcement, Mayor Richard M. Daley said at a press conference this morning that a plan to close four of Chicago’s city-run mental health clinics is on hold.

Daley's comments came on the day the South Side centers were scheduled to close, and following a report in the Daily News that billing problems and computer glitches caused the Chicago Department of Public Health to lose more than $1 million in state funds. The ensuing funding crisis led to the plans to close the four clinics.

When the mayor was asked about the controversy that led to the closures, he said, “We’re putting that on hold to find out some of the issues there.”

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