7-16-15 Save Hardin County work camp

Correctional officers posting signs around the community raising awareness to save Hardin County Work Camp from closing, left to right: Dennis Whitehead, Angela Galbraith, Zach Love, Tony Armstrong, Rob Harrington, Brian Banks, Randall Smith, Ronald Hutchison, Billy Austin, Michael Burton, Brandon Vaughn. –Save Hardin County Work Camp facebook photo.

By Julie Smith, Editor

The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability announced it will hold a public hearing related to the closure of the Hardin County Work Camp in Cave In Rock. The date is Monday, July 20, 2:00 p.m. at the Hardin County High School. The public is invited to attend the hearing. The hearing will consist of testimony before the Commission on the closure from the Department of Corrections, local stakeholders, and concerned citizens. The Commission is mandated to give an advisory opinion within 50 days of receiving a recommendation for closure. Anyone wishing to give oral testimony or submit written testimony can contact the Commission at 217-785-3208 or by email at facilityclosure@ilga.gov.