Illinois State Budget
Tue February 21, 2012
Quinn budget plan would close 14 state facilities
Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed Illinois budget calls for closing 14 state facilities, including eight run by the Corrections Department.
A person who has seen the budget proposal told The Associated Press on Tuesday it would close four facilities run by the Human Services Department and two run by Juvenile Justice, as well as the eight Corrections Department facilities. The targeted Corrections facilities won't all be prisons.
The person was not authorized to discuss the governor's plans publicly and would speak only on the condition of anonymity.
The only facilities besides prisons listed on the Corrections Department's website are seven "adult transition centers" for inmates nearing the end of their sentences and various work camps affiliated with prisons.
The Democratic governor presents his budget to the General Assembly on Wednesday.