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Quinn, Legislators Working to Save Social Services

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Pat Quinn has a deal for Springfield legislators.

    If the house and senate agree to stay away from a set of vetoes he made this year, he'll use the $225 million savings from said vetoes to save seven state agencies and about 1,900 jobs. 

    Quinn said he's optimistic lawmakers will agree to terms when they return to session after a Thanksgiving break. 

    If the plan goes well, at least one jail, one juvenile prison and a number of mental health clinics will be spared the ax. These institutions were slated to close after state budget slashed their funding.