Supreme Court sides with Quinn on prison closures
SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered and end to legal action that has been blocking Gov. Pat Quinn from closing state prisons.
In a split decision, the high court ordered that a preliminary injunction be lifted that had been granted to a state workers’ union trying to keep the prisons open.
Quinn’s office said the ruling means the governor may proceed with shuttering the facilities. The union, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, is still awaiting a judge’s ruling on whether an independent arbitrator was correct in finding Quinn had followed proper procedures with his shutdown plan. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the Supreme Court order trumps that.
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