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Governor Quinn wants to save 100-million dollars by closing the doors to 14 state facilities in the Departments of Corrections, Juvenile Justice and Human Services.  It's no secret Quinn has had his eye on facilities.  He threatened to close seven last year, claiming lawmakers didn't give him enough money to run them.  That plan was averted when lawmakers gave him the money he asked for but now a few of the same facilities are back on the chopping block.  Tamms Supermax prison, Dwight prison and six Adult Transitional Centers are on the list in the DOC.  Quinn is also looking to close Juvenile Justice Centers in Joliet and Murphysboro.  Plus, the Tinley Park and Singer Mental Health Centers and the Jacksonville and Murray Developmental Centers.  Quinn's administration says as many as 12-hundred workers could be impacted by the closures.

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