As he met with Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday, Mayor Rick Gottman had it reiterated to him that the union representing employees in state prisons are the key player in preventing a massive layoff of those workers.
Gottman had the opportunity to present to Quinn at the DuQuoin State Fair on Saturday his arguments for reversing the plan to lay off about 1,000 Illinois Department of Corrections employees, including 127 workers at Vandalia Correctional Center, at the end of this month.
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