6 Illinois Prisons To Set Up Temporary HousingSecurity 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.
Downstate Illinois Cleans Up After Tornadoes Rip ThroughSnow, rain, hail and umbrella-flipping winds have plagued Chicago in recent days, but all that was tame compared to the weather downstate.

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