State Sen. Mike Jacobs

Illinois Senate Chambers

State Senator Says Colleague Punched Him During Debate

Illinois state politics lived up to its rough-and-tumble nature Tuesday, as a state Senator accused another lawmaker of punching him.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Thomson Prison

State Lawmakers: Thomson Prison Will Be Sold To Federal Gov’t

Several state lawmakers have confirmed what the governor’s office and federal officials will not – the State of Illinois will sell the Thomson Correctional Center to the federal government.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011