Hardin County Work Camp Gov. Rauner Vetoes Bill to Re-open Hardin Co. Work Camp By Brad Palmer • Aug 19, 2016 AFSCME Council 31 Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Friday that would have re-opened the Hardin County Work Camp. Lawmakers approved a measure at the end of the spring session that would require the Illinois Department of Corrections to operate the facility. Bill to Reopen Hardin County Work Camp Headed to Governor By Brad Palmer • May 31, 2016 A bill to reopen the Hardin County Work Camp is headed to the governor's desk. The Illinois Senate Monday joined the House in passing the measure that would require the Illinois Department of Corrections to operate the facility. Senate Committee Approves Bill to Reopen Hardin Co. Work Camp By Brad Palmer • May 19, 2016 Sen. Forby A measure to keep the Hardin County Work Camp open has passed out of a Senate committee. House Bill 43-26 provides that the Illinois Department of Corrections will operate the facility at Cave-In-Rock. House Approves Bill to Reopen Hardin Co. Work Camp By Illinois Information Service & Illinois Public Radio • Mar 1, 2016 House lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would reopen the Hardin County Work Camp. The camp closed in January as a cost-cutting move. Bill To Reopen Hardin Co. Work Camp Clears House Commitee By Brad Palmer • Feb 11, 2016 A bill to re-open the Hardin County Work Camp passed out of committee Thursday and is headed to the House floor. Fewer Inmates at the Hardin Co. Work Camp By Associated Press • Oct 22, 2015 Facebook The number of inmates at a southern Illinois work camp that Gov. Bruce Rauner said he planned to close has dropped considerably. State Panel: Keep Hardin Work Camp Open By Jennifer Fuller & Illinois Public Radio • Aug 5, 2015 AFSCME Council 31 A legislative panel says southern Illinois' Hardin County Work Camp should not close. State Recommendation on Closures Expected This Week By Illinois Public Radio • Aug 4, 2015 AFSCME Council 31 Listen Listening... / 0:51 A panel of lawmakers will weigh in this week on the planned closure of two state facilities. But the final decision rests with the governor. Sean Crawford reports. 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. Lawmakers, Residents Decry Hardin Work Camp Closure By Kevin Boucher & Jennifer Fuller • Jul 21, 2015 AFSCME Council 31 A bipartisan panel of Illinois lawmakers heard hours of testimony Monday from both sides regarding Governor Rauner's desire to close the Hardin County Work Camp. Hardin County Work Camp Hearing Monday By Jennifer Fuller & The Associated Press • Jul 20, 2015 AFSCME Council 31 A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers will convene deep in southern Illinois to review Gov. Bruce Rauner's cost-cutting proposal to shut down a minimum security prison camp near the Shawnee National Forest. Forby Denied Access to Hardin County Work Camp By Illinois Public Radio • Jun 17, 2015 Listen Listening... / 0:40 State Senator Gary Forby says a state facility in his district turned him away Monday -- after receiving a phone call from Springfield. Illinois Public Radio's Brittanie Brooks reports. State Senator Gary Forby says he's been denied access at a prison in his southern Illinois district.