The work of Vandalia officials to prevent the scheduled layoff of more than 120 employees at Vandalia Correctional Center will continue later this month when Mayor Rick Gottman meets with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
They are also hoping that a Springfield-based consultant can have a positive impact on the issue.
In a split vote, the Vandalia City Council agreed to hire Governmental Consulting Solutions to lobby state legislators on behalf of the city in the fight to prevent the state layoffs.
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