The seven offices shutting down are in Centralia, DeKalb, East St. Louis, Galesburg, Jacksonville, Mattoon and Murphysboro.
At one time power outages in the immediate St. Louis City and County area numbered over five thousand. In the Metro East, about four thousand customers were without power.
State officials say the closure is part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s efforts to cut costs.
Illinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as “causation,” or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.
The box contained papers with messages disparaging the Islamic religion and threatening the Center.