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 Dixon Mayor Jim Burke says a threat to shutdown seven state facilities seems out of character for Governor Pat Quinn.

[audio:rddDixon3.mp3]Word from Burke[/audio]

Quinn says lawmakers didn't give him enough money to keep the facilities running until the end of the year, that includes the Jack Mabley Developmental Center in Dixon.  Mayor Burke says the town's two legislators, Senator Tim Bivins and Representative Jerry Mitchell want to work with the governor on keeping the center open.  Lawmakers are expected to deal with the matter when they return to veto session in two weeks.

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