Friday Nov 15
Small Earthquake Recorded in Southern Illinois Thursday
There was small earthquake in southern Illinois thursday evening. It occurred about 10:30 p.m. It had a 2.6 magnitude.
Rutherford calls for strategic closure of prisons
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is renewing a call for more "strategic planning" to be put in place for the state's major prisons and mental health centers.
State may offer deal on shuttered buildings
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Illinois prisons overtime jumped last year
Overtime pay for Illinois' prison guards jumped 34 percent last year as the state grappled with its overcrowded penal system and Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to close some facilities, The Associated Press has learned.
Illinois Prison Guards Racked Up $62 Million In Overtime In 2012
Guards at Illinois state prisons worked overtime last year to the tune of $62 million, but that won't be the case this year.