Quinn Gets Go-Ahead To Close Illinois PrisonsSeven Illinois correctional facilities, including the modern but hotly debated high-security Tamms prison, will close within weeks after action by a judge Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said.
Dwight Village President: Quinn's Plan To Close Prisons Is A Bargaining PloyAngry reaction is erupting from Gov. Pat Quinn's order to close down several Illinois prisons, including the women's correctional center in Dwight.
Work Begins On High-Speed Rail To St. LouisA new season of re-construction begins Saturday on the rail line between Chicago and St. Louis that Amtrak is transforming into a 110-mile-an-hour corridor.