- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Officials in a northeastern Illinois city are delaying the construction of a transitional housing facility for mental illness patients.

The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1upOv2G ) Wednesday that the Kankakee City Council sent a request for the facility back to the city’s planning board. It asked for more details on the project.

Chicago-based organization Thresholds has a psychiatric rehabilitation center in Kankakee, about 60 miles south of Chicago. It’s asking to build a 10-room, short-term living facility for people finishing recovery.

Kankakee’s mayor says she values the organization but questions if the housing is needed there.

The city planner says questions remain about security and a curfew at the facility.

Threshold’s regional director says it would have two full-time supervisors. Occupants would have a 10 p.m. curfew


Information from: The Daily Journal, https://www.daily-journal.com

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