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October 20, 2014, 4:18 pm
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AFSCME Protests Gov. Mansion

Worried state employees are staging informational pickets across Illinois to oppose Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to close prisons and mental institutions. One protest outside the governor's mansion in Springfield yesterday drew workers from the Tamms "supermax" prison, a developmental center in Jacksonville Developmental Center and many other threatened facilities. AFSCME says closures mean fewer Illinois jobs and more dangerous prisons.

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