This comes as a huge blow to the village, which has been fighting to save its second largest employer since Governor Quinn announced plans to close it earlier this year. The facility employees nearly 350 workers.
Last month the Illinois General Assembly passed a budget that includes money to keep the facility open.
But the Governor is allowed to go ahead and close the facility.
The memo we obtained says the Governor plans to close Dwight, Tamms Super Max in southern Illinois and three other facilities.
The decision on whether to close Peoria's Adult Transition Center has been put on hold for now.
WMBD 31 has a crew headed to Dwight and we'll have more on this developing story on WMBD 31 News at 5:00 and 6:00PM.