“Selling a prison in northwestern Illinois should not be a decision that one person has the authority to make unilaterally. We suffered through this kind of high-handed behavior with the former Governor – trying to close prisons in Vandalia and Pontiac, or trying to move large state departments from one town to another,” Senator Brady said. “I am pleased we were able to bring this issue before the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, as required by state law. But this issue seems to have a momentum of its own, and the concerns of quite a number of people are being ignored. The Governor owes us some answers."
(READ SENATOR BRADY'S LETTER TO GOVERNOR PAT QUINN)