• Inmate gym housing costing taxpayers big money

    by  • March 29, 2013

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s final prison closure completed Wednesday, as the last inmates were moved out of Dwight Correctional Center. Nearly 150 Dwight employees will fill holes at Pontiac Correctional Center 20 miles to the southwest. The closure of both Dwight and Tamms Correctional Center effectively eliminated close to 1,200 prison beds in Illinois, as...

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    Inmate found dead in Menard prison cell identified

    by  • March 29, 2013

    An inmate found dead in his cell this week has been identified. According to Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel identified the inmate as 35-year-old William Crowder. Dudenbostel says it will be six to eight weeks before the results of an autopsy performed on the inmate will be available, as they await the results of...

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    Furloughed inmate carjacks women and kids in Mt. Vernon

    by  • March 27, 2013

    According to the Mt.Vernon Police Department, officers responded at approximately 2:30 Tuesday afternoon to the BP gas station at 44th and Broadway for a female reporting that she had just been car-jacked at gun point. The initial investigation determined there in fact were two car-jackings. The first victim was abducted in her vehicle at...

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    The Orphans win USA-Today’s Best Mascot Contest

    by  • March 27, 2013

    Dedicated orphan fans and contest voters, not just locally, but across the country have spent days huddled over computer keyboards voting for their favorite mascot, and that has paid off for the Orphans. They have won the USA Today’s Best Mascot in the Nation contest over the five other competitors along with . The...

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