Marc Holliman, 53, Arrested In Morris, Illinois; Charged With Murder Of 81-Year-Old Woman On Near North SideA man was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday after being arrested in Morris, Illinois in the murder of an 81-year-old woman on the Near North Side.
Feds Begin Planning Process For ICE Detention Center In Dwight, IllinoisThe Department of Homeland Security is in the very early stages of plans to build an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Dwight, Illinois, about 80 miles southwest of Chicago.
Illinois Village Approves Immigration Detention Center PlanThose against the plan are concerned that a for-profit prison will focus on increasing inmates to gain money. Opponents also raised concerns about ICE policies that separate children from their parents.
Quinn Gets Go-Ahead To Close Illinois PrisonsSeven 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.
Dwight Village President: Quinn's Plan To Close Prisons Is A Bargaining PloyAngry reaction is erupting from Gov. Pat Quinn's order to close down several Illinois prisons, including the women's correctional center in Dwight.
Work Begins On High-Speed Rail To St. LouisA new season of re-construction begins Saturday on the rail line between Chicago and St. Louis that Amtrak is transforming into a 110-mile-an-hour corridor.