Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is going to have to do more than talk if he wants to close a prison or other state facilities.
The governor is talking about closing a state facility to save money. He's not said what may be closed, but on Tuesday he said he needs to do something because lawmakers, he says, did not do enough.
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But he can't wait too long. The State Facilities Closure Act requires the governor to file formal plans on how he intends to close whatever he wants to close. A special legislative commission then has to have hearings and a 30-day public comment period.
The governor is not saying what he will close, or when he will announce his plan.