AFSCME is sounding the alarm on Governor Quinn's secret plan to close several state facilities. A spokesperson for the union says the Jacksonville Developmental Center, Tinley Park Mental Health Center, and Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center are on the chopping block.

Jacksonville State Representative, Republican Jim Watson says he was denied access to basic documents and criticized by top Quinn officials for suggesting the meetings be open to the public. AFSCME officials say closing the mental health and developmental centers put the lives of the residents at stake.

(Metro News/WBGZ-ME)