Springfield – Dwight prison will close by March 31st, after a complicated move of hundreds of inmates, including the temporary placement of 5 hundred inmates housed in gyms.
The closure of the maximum-security women's prison will empty the Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, of all male inmates. That prison will become the new woman's prison. A transport of one thousand women and men between the Logan and Lincoln prisons is on the calendar for March 12.
The closure of Dwight prison is part of Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to help with the current budget crisis in the state. Tamms security prison also closed on January 4th of this year.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITH A NOAA WEATHER ALERT MONITOR WAND 17 has partnered with Midland Radio Corporation in offering NOAA Weather Alert Monitors. These monitors are available for sale in SchnucksMore >>
The Season of Change from winter to summer can bring dangerous severe weather. That's why StormCenter 17 is dedicating our weather resources to keep your family safe. Through the coming months you willMore >>