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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - March 26, 2013

A Hoodie, Ten Bucks and Train Ticket

This is the first in a four part series on Illinois prison life

Every year, 33,000 men and women leave Illinois prisons

By Robert Wildeboer


(Duration: 6:53)

Vandalia prisoners

Many Illinois inmates are not met at the prison gates by family or friends. Instead, they pack all their belongings into a small box or bag, get a train or bus ticket, and $10 to become productive citizens.

Categories: Criminal Justice

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 26, 2013

In First Of 2 Same-Sex Marriage Cases, Court Turns to Proposition 8

By Nina Totenberg


(Duration: 8:56)

Sandy Stier, left, and Kris Perry of Berkeley, Calif., arrive at the National Archives in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2013, to view the U.S. Constitution, a day before their same-sex marriage case is argued before the Supreme Court.

Outside the Supreme Court, lines began forming nearly a week ago. By Monday, the line had snaked down the court steps and to the corner, with people braving freezing temperatures and snow in anticipation of the historic arguments on same-sex marriage on Tuesday and Wednesday.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 25, 2013

Decatur, Bloomington Airport Directors Reflect on Tower Closures

By Jim Meadows and Charlie Schlenker

Decatur Airport is about two weeks away from losing its air traffic control workers as a result of federal sequester cuts, and the Airport's director says he is confident that flight safety won't be comprised.

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