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Illinois Prison Guards Racked Up $62 Million In Overtime In 2012

Guards at Illinois state prisons worked overtime last year to the tune of $62 million but that won’t be the case this year.

10/27/2013

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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

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Watchdogs Urge Quinn To Stick By Move To Close Tamms Supermax Prison

A coalition of prison watchdogs, former inmates and inmates’ families Wednesday called on Gov. Pat Quinn to stand by his decision to close the state’s Tamms supermax prison — and on the guards’ union to give up its court battle to keep it open.

WBBM Newsradio–09/26/2012

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Letter: Illinois Abandons Aug. 31 Prison Closings

Gov. Pat Quinn has officially abandoned his hope of shutting down some Illinois prison facilities by the end of the week, according to a Corrections Department letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

08/27/2012

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Relatives Of Super-Max Inmates Want Prison Closed

A group of protesters critical of prisoner treatment at the state’s super-max prison marched in the Loop on Wednesday in support of Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close the facility.

04/04/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters on Feb. 19, 2012, about his plan to ask many state agencies to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent when he presents annual budget address. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Set To Announce Major Cuts To Medicaid

Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he plans to call for significant cuts to Medicaid funding as part of his effort to slash the state budget to spending levels lower than fiscal year 2008.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

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Supermax Inmate In Trouble For ‘Pro-Life’ Artwork

An inmate at an Illinois maximum security prison serving a life sentence is in trouble over a drawing celebrating life.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011