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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

Gymnasiums to House Some Illinois Prisoners

By Amanda Vinicky and Robert Wildeboer

The Illinois department of corrections has told the union for prison workers that they plan to start housing men in the gymnasiums at six already overcrowded prisons.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

NIU Marks 5th Anniversary of Deadly Shootings

By Guy Stephens, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

A large crowd was on hand at Northern Illinois University on Thursday afternoon for the fifth anniversary of the campus shooting. Five students were killed when a lone gunman opened fire inside Cole Hall.

Categories: Criminal Justice

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

Former Dixon Comptroller Gets Nearly 20-Year Prison Sentence

By Susan Stephens

Rita Crundwell

Disgraced former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell was sentenced today to serve 235 months -- 19 years and 7 months -- in prison on one federal count of wire fraud resulting from her embezzlement of nearly $54 million in public funds from the City of Dixon.







WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 17, 2013

AFSCME Continues Court Fight in Prison Closures

By Jeff Bossert

Despite an announcement from Governor Pat Quinn, and a state Supreme Court ruling, Illinois’ prison workers union says nothing is finalized on the closure of correctional facilities.


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