Earlier this year, Governor Quinn proposed closing the prison to save the state money. In the end, Quinn will have the final say on the prion's fate.
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says the closing would devastate the local economy in Dwight, which is in Livingston County.
COGFA also voted today in a 10 to 0 vote to keep the Peoria Adult Transition Center open. Quinn has also said this facility must be closed as well.
WMBD 31 News has crews in Springfield and Dwight and we'll have reaction tonight on WMBD 31 News at 5:00 & 6:00PM.