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Lawmakers and community leaders from the Lincoln area want to meet with Gov. Pat Quinn to discuss his plan to close the prison that is 1 of the area's largest employers.

Several state senators and representatives, Lincoln Mayor Keith Snyder and others have asked for the meeting.

Quinn plans to close to Logan Correctional Center by the end of the year. The prison employs about 375 people.

Michael Maniscalco of the Lincoln and Logan County Development Partnership says that planning to close such a facility is more difficult when decision-makers have to sit down and meet people who are affected.

Officials say Quinn has not responded to their requests.

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