2016 Abuse and Neglect


Thank you to Chicago Tribune reporters Patricia Callahan and and Michael Berens for your investigative reporting on this very important issue.  Thank you John J. Kim for your outstanding photography.  The Murray Parents Association advocates for quality care for the disabled regardless of setting.    Hopefully your expose will prompt change to ensure the safety and well being of these vulnerable individuals.

A TROUBLED TRANSITION.  In the rush to close institutions , Illinois ignored serious problems in group homes  Chicagotribune.com  12/29/2016  This article features Rita Winkeler and her son Mark.   

Video about Murray Center featuring the Winkelers  Chicagotribune.com  12/27/2016

Man missing from group home found wandering Chicago streets  Chicagotribune.com  12/23/2016

Group Home CEO tells Judge he doesn’t know location of 6 residents  Chicagotribune.com  12/16/2016

Top Human Services official vows increased transparency, oversight of group homes  Chicagotribune.com  12/13/2016

Suffering in Secret: The State of Chicago’s Disabled Healthcare System  Wgnradio.com  12/9/2016

Group home mess shows what happens when politics trump people  Chicagotribune.com  12/1/2016

Group homes provider’s license is pulled due to ‘imminent risk’ to residents  Chicagotribune.com  11/30/2016

Suffering in Silence.  Illinois hides abuse and neglect of adults with disabilities  Chicagotribune.com  11/21/2016

Suffering in Silence.  Flawed investigations ignore victims of neglect  Chicagotribune.com  11/21/2016