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Representative Bill Mitchell says the changes the state of Illinois is making are Chicago friendly and hurting downstate Illinois.

Mitchells says the state may have cut money in the budget, but most of that money being cut helps downstate Illinois, but projects in the Chicago area that should be cut are still being funded. He adds that projects like these should lead to a house cleaning in Congress, and downstate voters are not on the same page as Chicago voters.

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This statement was made after Governor Quinn announced his plan to close downstate prisons and facilities.

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