Closures

Prison fence

Judge Delays Quinn’s Push To Close Prisons

An Illinois judge is barring Gov. Quinn’s plan to close two prisons, at least for now, citing safety concerns.

10/11/2012

Prison fence

Letter: Illinois Abandons Aug. 31 Prison Closings

Gov. Pat Quinn has officially abandoned his hope of shutting down some Illinois prison facilities by the end of the week, according to a Corrections Department letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

08/27/2012

The last few motorists traveled South Lake Shore Drive Friday before NATO security restrictions closed it for the weekend. (CBS)

For Commuters, NATO Transportation Lockdown Arrives

Zero Hour arrives at midnight Friday, shutting down South Lake Shore Driver through the weekend.

05/18/2012

A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Firms To Shut Down During NATO Summit

Increased security, street closures and uncertainty about protests has companies such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield telling its workers to telecommute on May 18 and 20.

05/11/2012

Mental Health Protest

23 Arrested In Protest To Save Mental Health Clinic

Nearly two dozen people were arrested overnight, after a protest at a mental health clinic in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Members of the Chicago Board of Education voted on Feb. 22, 2012, to close seven public schools and impose "turnaround" plans at 10 others, meaning the staffs of those schools will be fired and replaced, but students will stay. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago School Board Approves School Closings, Turnarounds

The Chicago Board of Education has voted to close seven public schools next school year and “turn around” 10 other schools, despite vehement objections from many parents, teachers and community members.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Quinn Budget To Rely On Facility Closures, Medicaid Cuts

It’s going to be painful. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was putting the finishing touches Tuesday night on what can only be called a bad news budget; one which might stop the bleeding, but does little to treat the wound.

02/21/2012

Hospital Bed

Activists, Patients Speak Against Closing Tinley Park Mental Health Center

Former patients, community groups and officials of hospitals in the south suburbs on Tuesday asked a legislative committee not to close the Tinley Park Mental Health Center.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Panel Votes Against Governor’s Plan To Close 4 State Facilities

It’s only a recommendation, but a legislative panel says four state facilities targeted by the governor for closure should stay open.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Arbitrator Rules Against Quinn’s Plan For Layoffs, Closures

An arbitrator has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn may not lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities, because the move would violate a deal with a state labor union.

10/03/2011

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Madigan Open To Discussing Ways To Avoid Layoffs

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said he is open to reallocating state budget money to avoid numerous layoffs and facility closures proposed last week by Gov. Pat Quinn.

09/11/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Plans To Lay Off 1,900 Workers, Close 7 Facilities

Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he is moving to lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities , blaming Illinois lawmakers for sending him a budget that had $2.2 billion less in revenue than he wanted.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

A man shovels out his car on a snowy street. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Blizzard Of 2011: Closings And Cancellations

The Blizzard of 2011 is prompting officials to close museums, schools and other institutions and cancel events. Here is a list of cancellations and early closings that have been announced.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Locations Close To Observe Martin Luther King Day

CHICAGO (STMW) – The following locations will be closed Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal and state holiday:

01/16/2011