St. Clair County
Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says the goal is to provide community-based alternatives to prison.
Protestors raised their voices, Friday, outside county courthouse in Belleville
The jail is overcrowded and failure to add on could mean a court order forcing St. Clair County to build a costlier jail.
Ed Murnane of the Illinois Civil Justice League says this is enemy territory when businesses are hauled into court.
Illinois State Police say none of the inmate or guard injuries are life-threatening.
It happened near Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, Illinois.
The new figures, which are not seasonally adjusted, show 11,414 people in St. Louis City are unemployed, a rate of 8.2 percent.
The 6-month-long audit, commissioned by the county, looked into whether too many part-time St. Clair County employees were receiving retirement benefits.
A former St. Clair County Circuit judge who oversaw felony and drug cases, is expected to plead guilty to heroin and weapon charges today.
Jurors found 55-year-old Gregory Muse guilty in March of first-degree murder after a trial overseen by then-St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook.