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Governor Quinn’s plan to shut down seven state facilities is moving forward, despite a legislative commission’s recommendation to keep them open.  Some lawmakers say the plan can be averted if they re-appropriate a portion of the money Governor Quinn vetoed from the budget but others say they haven’t seen an official proposal.  The closures would put more than 19-hundred people out of work.  The AFSCME union which represents the workers has filed a lawsuit and will be in court over the issue next week.  They say Quinn’s proposal violates the contract he signed with the union, where he agreed not to shut down any state facilities or lay off any employees.

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