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Dwight prison rally tonight

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 06:26:30 CST
By: Jim Browne

A rally to save the Dwight correctional center from being shut down, taking 350 jobs with it is planned for this evening. Dwight Mayor Bill Wilkey says the city's already working to present it's case against closing the maximum security female prison:


A representative of the union that represents workers will also talk about the impact of the Governor's proposal to shutter Dwight. The rally will be at 6 O'clock at the Dwight High School. Governor Pat Quinn says shuffling inmates around, and closing Dwight and other facilities is needed to save the state money.

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