Murphysboro

Prison fence

Quinn Gets Go-Ahead To Close Illinois Prisons

Seven 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.

12/19/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Panel Votes Against Governor’s Plan To Close 4 State Facilities

It’s only a recommendation, but a legislative panel says four state facilities targeted by the governor for closure should stay open.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Earthquake

Downstate Illinois Residents Awoken By Earthquake

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck in southeast Missouri Tuesday morning, and was felt in parts of downstate Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011