Tom Dart discusses the major cuts to mental health services proposed by Governor Rauner

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart conducts a pres conference to announce a strategy to manage the impending concealed carry license applications at the Cook County Sheriff's headquarters in Maywood on Dec. 17, 2013. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)

We’ve been talking about the current state of budget negotiations in Springfield. One of the major cuts that was proposed by Governor Rauner was aimed at mental health services in the state. It’s stunning how much money the state and city has divested in those services. According to a recent report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Chicago between 2009 and 2012, mental illness funding has dropped 113 million dollars. Facilities have been closed and now the number one place for mental health services in the area? You guessed it, the Cook County Jail. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart joins Justin to discuss the cuts and his thoughts on what should be done.

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