Illinois Judge Extends Order Barring Illinois Prison ClosuresSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois judge is barring Gov. Pat Quinn from going forward with his plan to close two prisons, at least for now.
Circuit Judge Charles Cavaness cited safety concerns Wednesday when he issued the injunction. It replaces a temporary restraining order he issued last month and requires the prisons to remain open while the administration and a union go through arbitration.
The injunction covers Quinn's plan to close prisons at Dwight and Tamms, as well as three halfway houses and two youth prisons.
See other LocalNews news:Sandoval and Patoka Students See Mock Fatal Accident
Kaskaskia College Dedicates Renovated and Expanded Crisp Center
U of Illinois Spends $30K for Biden Speech on Sex Assault
Metro East School District Settles Civil Rights Complaint
Illinois Lawmakers Consider Ban on Crib Bumper Pads