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6 Illinois Prisons To Set Up Temporary Housing

Security is being undermined at Illinois’ prisons because of overcrowding and the need for space, a prison watchdog group said Thursday after state officials confirmed that six medium-security prisons would be using gymnasiums to temporarily house extra inmates.

02/15/2013

Tornado

Downstate Illinois Cleans Up After Tornadoes Rip Through

Snow, rain, hail and umbrella-flipping winds have plagued Chicago in recent days, but all that was tame compared to the weather downstate.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011