IDOC Chief Salvador Godinez

December 12, 2014

Illinois Department Of Corrections Chief To Retire

IDOC Chief Salvador GodinezThe head of Illinois' Department of Corrections will retire at the end of the year.

IDOC Chief Salvador Godinez was Governor Pat Quinn’s pick in 2011. Godinez has worked in corrections since 1973, first as a reentry counselor for the DOC, then in juvenile justice, eventually moving to top positions in the state's prison system.

Godinez caught some flak in January, when a former gang member landed a six-figure job with the department under his watch.

In his 3.5 years at the top of the D-O-C, Godinez has managed a prison system that’s past full capacity, dealing with facility closings and budget cuts to the department.

The job of Corrections chief is one of many that are likely to be filled with new people, when Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is sworn in next month.

CIA Director John Brennan takes questions during a news conference at agency headquarters.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

December 11, 2014

‘Unknowable’ If CIA Methods Elicited Useful Information, Agency’s Chief Says

CIA Director John Brennan defended his agency's actions after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and said while it is "unknowable" whether the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques against terrorism suspects provided useful information, the agency did not mislead the Bush White House about its activities.

December 11, 2014

US Retail Sales Climb On Holiday Shopping

U.S. retail sales perked up in November with the start of the holiday shopping season, led by online buying and purchases of autos, clothing and electronics.

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