Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a minimum security prison in downstate Vandalia Tuesday afternoon.
The Elgin Police Department credited its use of Facebook for helping catch an escaped mental health prisoner earlier this week.
A judge has ordered a mental fitness evaluation for a 33-year-old prisoner who escaped from custody on Wednesday, because the man says he hears voices in his head.
A prisoner who escaped from the Elgin Mental Health Center Wednesday afternoon is back in police custody.
A state prison inmate was captured Friday evening, hiding deep within a portable toilet, several hours after he escaped from a van while being transported to Stateville Correctional Center.