Illinois Governor To Propose Closing Two Prisons

The $53 billion Illinois budget being proposed today by Gov. Rod Blagojevich includes closing the sprawling Vandalia Correctional Center, state Rep. Ron Stephens said yesterday, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “That’s just not good news for our region,” said Stephens, a Republican whose district includes the prison, 60 miles northeast of St. Louis. “We should
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