Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to close the Hardin County Work Camp as the budget stalemate continues will be the focus of a public hearing being held Monday in Elizabethtown.
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, comprised of a bipartisan group of state legislators, is hosting the hearing.
Rauner's proposal to shutter the minimum security prison camp in southern Illinois was detailed last month as part of $820 million in spending reductions the administration said it would be implementing if there was no budget agreement when the new fiscal year began July 1.
If the camp shuts down, 61 of its employees could find work at other state correctional facilities. However, there are concerns among residents and lawmakers about what the Hardin County facility's closure could mean for the economic well-being of the surrounding area.