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Feds may be looking to Northwest Indiana for detention facility
Nov. 21, 2013
GEO Group, Inc., a private company that runs prison facilities, recently purchased land in Hobart, leading to speculation that the firm could be planning a detention center there.
Deportation protesters target Durbin
May. 14, 2013
Police sawed through plastic pipes to pry apart seven unauthorized immigrants at a federal detention center near Chicago on Tuesday.
How to be the Blackhawks' Zamboni driver
Apr. 23, 2013
Curious City's search for the answer led us into the chilly depths of Chicago’s United Center to head ice technician Dan Ahearn - also known as “The God of Ice in the Midwest,” by a fellow Zamboni driver.
Cook County immigration policy challenged
Apr. 22, 2013
Invoking the Boston Marathon bombings, a national group has filed a lawsuit aimed at an ordinance that requires jail personnel to disregard federal immigration detainers.
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.
On South Side, Chatham 14 to re-open
Oct. 24, 2012
Want to see a movie on Chicago's South Side? If the Chatham 14 on 87th Street remains closed, you'll have to head west or north.
Cook County’s disregard of ICE detainers catches on
Jul. 11, 2012
Lawmakers in other parts of the country, most recently the District of Columbia, have approved bills modeled after the policy. Some Republicans want the trend stopped.
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