This Aug. 26, 2011 photo shows Patti Werner, an attorney for Access Living, an advocacy group for the disabled, speaking during an interview in Chicago.  A federal judge approved a settlement ... more 
This Aug. 26, 2011 photo shows Patti Werner, an attorney for Access Living, an advocacy group for the disabled, speaking during an interview in Chicago.  A federal judge approved a settlement Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in a lawsuit filed by Access Living in 2007, that could help thousands of disabled, low-income Illinois residents move out of nursing homes. The civil rights case, the last to settle of a trio of similar class-action lawsuits, represents another step in a sweeping transition in housing choices for disabled and mentally ill people in Illinois. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By M. Spencer Green
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 10:39 AM EST