Monday’s bitter cold weather led Governor Pat Quinn to close most state offices… but the timing has made many state workers unhappy.
On social media and online message boards, many workers say they didn’t get any notification at all until after they had braved the cold weather and bad roads and made their way to work.
A press release from the governor’s office didn’t go out to the media until after 8:30am. It said workers should stay home except for those essential to public safety… like State Police, prison guards, and Illinois Emergency Management Agency staffers.
State facilities are scheduled to return to normal operations on Tuesday.