This is disturbing… for various reasons. This man was a member of a kind-hearted and trusting population of Illinois residents, and it’s outrageous that the people responsible for his care are also responsible for his death.
Just last year Paul McCann was contemplating moving from his group home in Charleston to one in Crest Hill to be closer to his family in the south suburbs, his sister said.
But even after spending a weekend at a residency facility blocks away from his elderly mother, McCann decided he wanted to stay downstate, where he knew more people and enjoyed the scenery.
“He said… ‘I want to be with my friends in Charleston,’ said Kathy Slovick, McCann’s older sister. “He put some thought into that.”
Now McCann’s family is struggling to understand what could have led to his tragic death at Graywood Foundation, a facility he called home.
McCann, who grew up in Joliet, was 42 and mentally and developmentally disabled. His death is the second in less than three years where there have been allegations of an attack by employees at the group home, officials said.