Hearing on Closures
Friday, April 27, 2012
Following several months of public hearings on Governor Quinn’s proposed closure of 10 correctional facilities, transitional centers and juvenile justice centers, as well as four state mental health and developmental centers, on Tuesday, May 1 the bicameral Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) is scheduled to issue its recommendation on several of the proposed closures
The opinion issued by COGFA members is advisory; however, the Governor Is expected to take the recommendations into consideration when deciding the fate of the facilities.
The COGFA hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Room 212 of the Illinois Statehouse. Commission members will be voting on the proposed closures of Tamms Correctional Center, Dwight Correctional Center, Illinois Youth Center at Joliet, Westside Adult Transition Center, Peoria Adult Transition Center, Warren G. Murray Developmental Center and the Skokie DCFS Office.
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