"CMS is very excited about this sale,"
said CMS Director Michael Rumman. "It is our belief that the sale of
this property, which has outlived its usefulness to state, will help
the state in funding of important services that are in danger due to
the state's deficit."
As part of Gov. Blagojevich's budget
address he instructed agency directors to identify property that had
outlived usefulness to the state or was being underutilized, in
order to help subsidize the costs of essential services such as
health care and K-12 education.
The sale of
the plane, which was purchased by the Department of Corrections in
1999 and used for transportation of department officials to various
facilities throughout the state, was announced on May 13.
Department of Central Management Services