A Republican candidate for governor is once again calling for Illinois to change the way it manages major facilities, like prisons and developmental centers. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, that includes how the state CLOSES such facilities.
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says past attempts to close prisons and other big state institutions have been haphazard. He says this has been going on for years, back at least to the administrations of former governors Ryan and Blagojevich. But it's still happening, as with this year's closure of the women's prison in Dwight.