WEAVER STATEMENT ON CLOSURE OF KEWANEE IYC
SPRINGFIELD, IL - State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) offered the following comments after learning from the Department of Juvenile Justice that the Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee is being considered for closure on Feb. 12.
"This is potentially devastating news for Kewanee and Henry County. I have been communicating with local leaders and we will be working with a common voice in the coming days, weeks, and months as this process goes along," Weaver said. "It is too early to predict what will happen with the IYC at Kewanee, my ultimate concern is about the families and lives that will be affected by this potential closure. I do not take this situation lightly and we will work for the best possible outcome."