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Firefighter Accused of Setting Fires Will Go To Prison
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Firefighter Accused of Setting Fires Will Go To Prison

A former volunteer firefighter from Orangeville is going to prison, for setting fires.

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Throwback: Illinois’ 2nd Most Famous Resident Sent to Federal Prison 85 Years Ago

How's that for a teaser? Who is Illinois' 2nd most famous resident? And, for that matter, who is the 1st most famous? And really, being Illinois, "went to prison" could mean a lot of different famous people.

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Oops! Obama Administration Forgets Promise Not To Send Gitmo Detainees To Illinois [AUDIO]

Well, this is an interesting turn of events.

Almost three years ago, the Obama administration purchased the nearly-vacant Thomson prison from the state of Illinois for $165 million dollars...

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Data Show Drop in Illinois Prisoners But Still Overcrowded

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — New state data show that the number of people incarcerated in Illinois prisons has fallen in recent years but facilities still remain overcrowded...

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Mandatory Life sentences for Minors Eliminated in Illinois

John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network

Newly signed legislation will eliminate mandatory life sentences for minors in Illinois.

Someone under the age of 18 can still be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, but the new law will leave that to the judge's discretion, rather than imposing a mandatory sentence...

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Former Illinois Health Official Gets 8 Years for Kickbacks

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois Department of Public Health aide has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her part in a kickback scheme that defrauded the state of millions of dollars...

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Thomson Federal Prison Could Get Inmates in mid-March

THOMSON, Ill. (AP) — Thomson Correctional Center in northwest Illinois could see inmates move in next month as hiring ramps up for the federal prison...

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Dixon Correctional Center Warden Retires Amid Investigation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Department of Corrections officials say there's no need to review rules about prison administrators' contact with ex-convicts after a sex offender was found living with a prison warden...

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Illinois Ex-Gov. Ryan Ends Post-Prison Supervision

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has finished a year of supervision following his release from home confinement last summer after a prison sentence for corruption convictions...

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Winnebago County Joins Redeploy Illinois Program

Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network

The state has kept kids out of prison by keeping them out of prison.

An analysis by the Illinois Department of Human Services finds that the Redeploy Illinois program, under which juveniles who commit low-level crimes receive counseling in their communities, plus services such as substance abuse recovery or remedial education, has resulted in a 54 percent reduction in kids incarcerated in youth prisons...

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