American Federation of State
Quinn said in a news release late Wednesday that an Alexander County Judge dissolved an injunction stopping the closures.
Associate Circuit Judge Charles Cavaness issued the order from Alexander County, home of the Tamms Prison.
Gov. Pat Quinn has sought to close the state’s only supermax prison at Tamms, a women’s lockup at Dwight and various other corrections sites.
Most advocates for the disabled back the plan but wonder whether sick or disabled people will get necessary care.
Officials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.
Illinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as “causation,” or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.