Patients protest over clinics closing

April 6, 2009 3:23:38 PM PDT
Mental health patients and advocates are protesting the close of four clinics. The demonstration was held right outside of Mayor Daley's office at City Hall.

Activists say they've been trying to get a meeting with the mayor and his chief of staff for three months to discuss the planned closings.

All four health clinics are on the city's South Side and are due to close on Tuesday.

Protestors contend patients will have to travel too far for treatment. They mayor has blamed state funding shortfalls for the closures.