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Gov. Rauner to talk about reopening Illinois Youth Center in Murphysboro

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MURPHYSBORO, IL -

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will be in Murphysboro Friday to talk about reopening the Illinois Youth Center.

The facility was closed in 2012 by Governor Pat Quinn as a cost-saving measure.

In an op-ed published in the Chicago Sun Times, Rauner said the center will be reopened as a life skills and re-entry facility.

Rauner says the repurposed youth center will be a minimum security facility, "with a focus on preparing offenders for a successful transition back into society through educational, vocational, and life skills training."

The governor will be at the youth center at 11:30 a.m. Friday to talk about reopening the facility.

You can read more from his Chicago Sun Times op-ed by clicking here.

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