Police say Thomas Alan Miller allegedly beat a woman with a hammer before igniting some natural gas.
The towers are all operated for the FAA at low-traffic airports and were to close by mid-June as the result of government-wide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.
State Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) says the bill needs to pass as soon as possible, claiming it could be a “gold rush” for Illinois.
The seven offices shutting down are in Centralia, DeKalb, East St. Louis, Galesburg, Jacksonville, Mattoon and Murphysboro.
With the prison population at an all-time high, the state needs the space at Tamms and Dwight, says state Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
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.
“We prayed about it, talked about it. Sometimes you have to take a stand, and sometimes (it’s) hard,” said Mark Zartman, 51.