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Quinn Orders Joliet Youth Center to Close

The city will lose more than 200 jobs because of the governor's decision; state Rep. Larry Walsh vows to keep fighting.

will lose 230 state jobs at the end of October with Gov. Pat Quinn final decision Wednesday to close the on McDonough Road and six other state prison facilities.

Despite that pronouncement, state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr. (D-Joliet) told the Joliet Herald-News that he will continue to press the governor to change his mind.

“I’m going to try,” he said. “I’m not giving up yet. We’ve got until Oct. 31.”

To read the complete Herald-News story, click here.

Infamous Steve June 21, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Pretty bad up have to put in a link for the herald's story and cant finish your own. Quinn doesn't care about the little guy, why else would he give himself a raise of 3% then tax everyone else to death and take people's jobs away. Welcome to Illinois....land of the over taxed and home of the broke.
Lynn Davis-Livesay June 22, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Its a shame that when this all came down, at the time House Rep. Jack McGuire did nothing to save these jobs and the IYC. Learn more at http://savejolietiyc.blogspot.com ...
Infamous Steve June 22, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Does that really surprise you about Jack mcgiure? He has not even been able to be reached for comments on issues over the past few years. But hey now that he retired him and his wife are fixing up thier vacant house in Shorewood....He must of got a fat retirement package.

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