prisons

Prison Closures
4:33 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Union to Continue Fight Against Prison Closures

AFSCME says it will continue its legal battle to keep several Illinois prisons open. This comes after the Illinois Supreme Court sided with Governor Pat Quinn's effort to close what he says are under-used, expensive facilities.

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Prison Tours
5:23 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Reporters Tour Illinois Prison

Credit IDOC

A two-hour tour of the Vienna Correctional Center  offered journalists a glimpse at the minimum security facility. Governor Pat Quinn in August argued state prisons were off limits to the news media because of a security risk. But in October he abandoned that effort.

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Government
5:04 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Veto Session Resumes This Week

Credit state of Illinois

State legislators will return to Springfield Tuesday for their second - and final -  week of veto session.  Governor Pat Quinn only used his veto powers to reject or change ten pieces of legislation. The veto session's ostensibly a time for legislators to decide if they agree with the governor, or want to override him.  There'll be some of that.

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