Dec 18, 2009

Show Us the Thomson Money, Pat

Show Us the Thomson Money, Pat

Lawmakers want to get the most $$$ for the Thomson prison.

Dec 17, 2009

Thomson Now State's Biggest Political Football

Thomson Now State's Biggest Political Football

Illinois GOP -- and Quinn's opponent Dan Hynes -- voice their displeasure.

Dec 17, 2009

Illinois Gets Gitmo

Illinois Gets Gitmo

Rural prison to be acquired by federal government, will hold 100 detainees.

Dec 17, 2009

Terrorists in Thomson? How Ironic

Terrorists in Thomson?  How Ironic

The reason Thomson sits mostly empty today: 9/11.

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