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Quinn would shutter 2 prisons, 12 other facilities

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State Rep. Al Riley, a Hazel Crest Democrat, questions administration officials from Gov. Pat Quinn's office about plans to close a Tinley Park mental hospital and a Jacksonville developmental center during a legislative commission hearing Tuesday at the Illinois State Capitol.

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Gov. Pat Quinn prepared Tuesday to deliver an Illinois budget proposal stuffed with grim news including closing two prisons and 12 other state facilities, slashing Medicaid by $2.7 billion and cutting spending at most state agencies. The facilities Quinn wants to close include the supermax prison at Tamms and a maximum-security prison for women at Dwight.
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