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Reporters finally get look inside Illinois prisons
Nov. 29, 2012
Reporters visited Vienna Correctional Center on Friday, a prison that Gov. Quinn had fought to keep off limits.
IL Senate overrides prison cuts
Nov. 28, 2012
State legislators voted to restore Gov. Quinn's cuts.
Judge rules against Quinn on prison closures
Oct. 10, 2012
An Illinois judge ruled against the closure of seven state facilities, which includes two prisons and two juvenile centers and three audlt transition centers.
Immigration enforcement program faces novel suit
Jul. 4, 2012
A DuPage County man claims ICE’s Secure Communities violates the U.S. Privacy Act.
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.
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.
Illinois treasurer disagrees with Quinn's prison closing plan
Oct. 7, 2011
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Friday he disagrees with Governor Pat Quinn's handling of potential state prison closings.
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