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Tribune reporterA panel of state lawmakers recommended closing a little-used prison in northwest Illinois on Wednesday, giving Gov. Pat Quinn political cover to sell the facility to the Obama administration to house terrorism suspects now held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
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Change of SubjectMy worst prediction for 2010 was, and I quote, "A highly focused Tiger Woods will win at least seven PGA tournaments." As it happened, a highly erratic Tiger Woods won zero tournaments this year. I also predicted that former Bolingbrook......
Clout StPosted by Monique Garcia at 11:17 a.m. The state’s effort to sell the Thomson Correctional Center hit a snag today when no one showed up to bid on the prison located along the Illinois-Iowa border. The Federal Bureau of Prisons......
Associated Press SPRINGFIELD — Just weeks after Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced hundreds of layoffs because of state budget woes, his administration hired 208 prison guards who don't have a prison to guard. The Department of Corrections hired...
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Top of the TicketMaybe this is a new form of torture -- forcing terrorist suspects to trade the idyllic weather of Cuba for the harsh realities of winter in the heartland. That's not the reason, of course, that the Obama administration is planning......
Comments BlogThe federal government will house up to 100 of the detainees currently being held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in a nearly empty Illinois state prison. The Obama administration plans to announce today that the government......
Top of the TicketFull text of Democrat president's historic memo with accompanying commentary in same style....
Tribune NewspapersWASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed the federal government to buy the near-empty state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., to house federal inmates and up to 100 detainees from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said...
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Tribune reportersTHOMSON, Ill. -- President Barack Obama's idea of moving suspected terrorists from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to a northwest Illinois prison may face its biggest opposition hundreds of miles away in Washington. On Saturday, residents and leaders...
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Tribune newspapersA near-empty prison in rural Illinois has emerged as "a leading option" to house suspected terrorists currently held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an Obama administration official said Friday. As they work to shutter the controversial detention center,...
Clout StPosted by Monique Garcia at 12:30 p.m. Gov. Pat Quinn today acknowledged that it's "less likely" Guantanamo Bay detainees will be moved to a northwest Illinois prison after a U.S. House panel on Thursday approved a defense bill that would......
The Swampby Mark Silva, updated at 9:15 am and 11:25 am EST President Barack Obama today will propose a new, $3.8 trillion federal budget that boosts spending in some areas, such as education and job-creation, but cuts spending elsewhere. It also......
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