This area dodged a major bullet last week when a Johnson County judge issued a preliminary injunction that prevented Gov. Pat Quinn from laying off more than 2,600 state employees – including about 125 at Vandalia Correctional Center.
The ruling sends the governor and the union representing the prison workers back to the bargaining table.
Hopefully, by buying some time, the two sides can begin moving down a path that will lead to real solutions that work for everyone involved.
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