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Quinn Reverses Course on Part of Prison-Closing Plan

Transition centers in Aurora, North Lawndale, Peoria saved, officials said

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    Gov. Pat Quinn has reversed course on part of his prison-closing plan, electing to keep three transition centers open, officials said Monday.

    The Fox Valley Adult Transition center in Aurora is set to remain open, Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Stacey Solano said.

    Chicago's North Lawndale and Peoria's transition facility have also survived the chopping block, according to Kelly Kraft of Quinn's budget office.

    The Fox Valley and Peoria centers were kept open because of a performance review. Those centers had the highest job placement per capita of any Department of Corrections facilities, said Kraft.