prison closures http://wkms.org en Quinn Fights Budget Override http://wkms.org/post/quinn-fights-budget-override <p></p><p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants the House of Representatives to spend money on children, not outdated prisons. Quinn continues to try to divert money from prisons to child-protection services after the Senate rejected the attempt made there. The state Senate voted 35 to 16 to reject Quinn’s $57 million cuts. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:35:07 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 25064 at http://wkms.org Quinn Fights Budget Override Democrats Join Call to Drop Ill. Prison Closures http://wkms.org/post/democrats-join-call-drop-ill-prison-closures <p>A handful of central and northern Illinois Democrats are urging Gov. Pat Quinn to drop plans to close seven correctional facilities because of overcrowded prisons.&nbsp; Sen. Pat McGuire said yesterday that the youth detention center at Joliet is the only facility for the worst juvenile offenders. The Joliet Democrat says closing it would make the rest of the system more dangerous.&nbsp; McGuire was one of at least five lawmakers or legislative candidates who planned to speak out against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's plan. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:59:57 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 23283 at http://wkms.org Democrats Join Call to Drop Ill. Prison Closures Judge Files Injunction to Keep Illinois Prisons Open http://wkms.org/post/judge-files-injunction-keep-illinois-prisons-open <p>A southern Illinois judge has again barred Governor Pat Quinn from going forward with his plan to close two prisons. Circuit Judge Charles Cavaness cited safety concerns when he issued the injunction yesterday in Alexander County. It replaces a temporary restraining order he issued last month and requires the prisons to remain open while the administration and a union go through arbitration. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:59:07 +0000 The Associated Press & Angela Hatton 23074 at http://wkms.org Judge Files Injunction to Keep Illinois Prisons Open