Letter: Illinois Abandons Aug. 31 Prison ClosingsGov. 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.
For Commuters, NATO Transportation Lockdown ArrivesZero Hour arrives at midnight Friday, shutting down South Lake Shore Driver through the weekend.
Some Firms To Shut Down During NATO SummitIncreased 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.
23 Arrested In Protest To Save Mental Health ClinicNearly two dozen people were arrested overnight, after a protest at a mental health clinic in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood.
Chicago School Board Approves School Closings, TurnaroundsThe 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.
Quinn Budget To Rely On Facility Closures, Medicaid CutsIt'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.
Activists, Patients Speak Against Closing Tinley Park Mental Health CenterFormer 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.
Panel Votes Against Governor's Plan To Close 4 State FacilitiesIt’s only a recommendation, but a legislative panel says four state facilities targeted by the governor for closure should stay open.

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