SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn Monday finally signed into law a bill intended to keep seven state facilities open through June 30.

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn Monday finally signed into law a bill intended to keep seven state facilities open through June 30.

Senate Bill 2412 was approved last month by overwhelming votes in both the House and Senate.

The bill provides $202 million to keep seven state facilities, including the Jacksonville Developmental Center and Logan Correctional Center, open through the end of this budget year.  The money will also allow the state to avoid laying off nearly 2,000 state workers.

The legislation also provides additional money for community mental health programs and to pay for burials of the indigent.

Quinn had said lawmakers originally didn’t provide enough money to keep the facilities open for an entire year.  The budget bill redirects money that Quinn vetoed from other parts of the budget.

Although the facilities are spared from closing for now, the Quinn administration has said it wants to embark on a program of moving developmentally disabled residents from state facilities to community programs.  That would allow the state to close some of the state facilities in the future.