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Biggert, Foster sidestep Joliet immigrant detention-center project
Oct. 30, 2012
Candidates Biggert and Foster are both trying to avoid a brewing controversy over a proposed immigrant detention center.
Joliet detention-center talks include private prison firm
Oct. 26, 2012
A city official has a “conversation” with Corrections Corporation of America about building a facility to hold immigrants awaiting deportation.
Crete trustees reject detention center plan
Jun. 11, 2012
After months of rancor among its leaders and residents, a Chicago suburb has rejected a plan by the country’s largest private prison company to build and operate an immigrant detention center.
Ban on private detention centers stumbles
May. 31, 2012
A plan to block an immigrant facility near Chicago fails in a series of close Illinois House votes.
Backers of detention center bill race against clock
May. 29, 2012
As Illinois lawmakers focus on adjourning by Thursday, supporters of a bill that would block a proposed Chicago-area immigrant detention facility try to clear their last legislative hurdle.
House panel OKs bill blocking Crete detention center
May. 2, 2012
The measure would derail a proposal for the south suburb to contract with a private company to build and run a facility that would hold detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Crete leader slams immigrant activists
Apr. 2, 2012
Village President Michael Einhorn says he and other town officials are having a hard time gauging public support for a planned immigrant detention center because Chicago-based protesters have come in and whipped people “into a frenzy.”
Senate OKs bill blocking detention center
Mar. 29, 2012
The Illinois Senate on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at blocking an immigrant detention center proposed for south suburban Crete, but the measure could face rougher going in the House.
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