State Sen. Frank Watson acknowledges that since Gov. Rod Blagojevich was unsuccessful in his attempt to close Vandalia Correctional Center three years ago, rumors about cutbacks and closures at VCC "have run rampant."
But Watson, the Greenville Republican who serves as the Illinois Senate minority leader, found out Tuesday that there's some truth to the latest report of a cutback at the local prison. And Watson said he told IDOC officials that afternoon that he wants some details about the agency's plans.
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