A panel of lawmakers will weigh in Wednesday on the planned closure of two state facilities. But the final decision rests with the governor.
Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed closing the state museum in Springfield and the Hardin County Work Camp to save money. But many disagree, including central Illinois state Senator Andy Manar.
"I think the governor is correct in pointing out that operating a museum and preserving history comes at a cost. But I, like thousands of others across the state, believe the cost is worth it," Manar said.