Closing Tamms Prison Means Changes at Pontiac Facility to Handle InmatesPrison workers say making room for them means moving segregated Pontiac inmates into cells together. Workers say that's potentially dangerous for inmates.
Illinois Judge Bars Quinn from Closing PrisonsThe order keeps Quinn from closing prisons in Tamms and Dwight, three halfway houses and youth detention centers in Joliet and Murphysboro.
Arbitrator: Quinn, Prisons Violated Union ContractTwo major Illinois prisons and other facilities will stay open for at least another month after the arbitrator's ruling.
To Tamms, Prison Closure Means Pain, BetrayalThere's anger at Gov. Pat Quinn in the Alexander County community of Tamms over his decision to mothball the state's only ``supermax'' facility.
Quinn Can Close Prisons, But Can't Reuse MoneyHe needs legislative authority to shift the money.
Report: Southern Illinois Worker's Compensation Awards SkyrocketIllinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as "causation,'' or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.
Driver Shot After Brandishing SwordThe driver approached police in a threatening manner.