Governor Quinn says he's still interested in shutting down state prisons, despite reports of overcrowding. Lawmakers included money in the budget to fund the prisons but Quinn says he has a different plan for that cash.
Law enforcement agencies across the state have called on lawmakers to restore funding to the Department of Children and Family Services. The Department had to cut a program that helps keep foster kids together, a move that law enforcement agencies claim could cause crime rates to go up. Lawmakers will be back in session in November. They could vote at that time to either override Governor Quinn's veto to fund prisons or add money to the DCFS budget.