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.