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State cutbacks force DuQuoin health clinic closure

DU QUOIN, IL (KFVS) -

From state jobs on the chopping block, to regional superintendents' salaries being cut, Illinois state budgets remain tight. That's now costing one southern Illinois community its public health clinic.

The Perry County Health Department shut down its health clinic on south division street in Du Quoin on Friday.

The administrator for the health department calls it a tough decision that the county board had to make due to state cutbacks.

"It would have definitely been nice to keep a constant location you know a clinic in Du Quoin and expand that if funding was available," said Jodi Schoen "We had plenty of staff and resources. But that's not the situation right now."

The employees at the health clinic in Du Quoin will be transferred to the Perry County Health Department in Pinckneyville.

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