Illinois Department Of Corrections
HARVEY | An Illinois Department of Corrections official defended the parole system Friday after questions arose surrounding two men charged in this week's Harvey hostage standoff that left two police officers with gunshot wounds.
SPRINGFIELD | State prison officials have confirmed the identity of one of the men involved in the 20 hour hostage standoff in a Chicago suburb that ended Wednesday morning.
SPRINGFIELD | Just months after state prison officials predicted skyrocketing overtime costs would be dropping, new figures show taxpayers were again billed more than $60 million for overtime in the most recent fiscal year.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Kenneth Morgan hopes to start a business fixing and selling cars, but he wasn't quite sure where to begin and knew it wouldn't be simple, as an ex-offender and parolee.
SPRINGFIELD | The cost of paying overtime to employees in Illinois' prison system topped $60 million last year, more money than it takes to run many of the state's agencies.
SPRINGFIELD | Over the objections of Republican lawmakers, Gov. Pat Quinn's pick to run the state's massive prison system won an early endorsement from a Senate panel Monday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The four Republican candidates for governor are in agreement when it comes to Illinois prisons: There are too many inmates, not enough cells and quick action is needed to address what they say is a public safety threat.
SPRINGFIELD | Feeding prisoners two daily meals instead of three seems like it should save money, but substituting breakfast and lunch for "brunch" at Illinois' two dozen state prisons could cost several million dollars.
SPRINGFIELD | State prison officials are predicting more problems at the embattled Illinois Department of Corrections if lawmakers don’t give them more money to operate in coming weeks.
SPRINGFIELD | Another inmate death is under investigation at the Menard Correctional Center.
SPRINGFIELD | A 34-year-old southern Illinois man last week became the first Illinois prison inmate sent home on parole under a revamped early release program.
SPRINGFIELD | More than six months have passed since Gov. Pat Quinn approved legislation designed to ease overcrowding within the state’s bursting-at-the-seams prison system.
SPRINGFIELD | Prison closures planned by Gov. Pat Quinn could "make the prisons that remain more dangerous," a southern Illinois judge declared Tuesday in prohibiting shutdowns until the administration answers state workers' concerns.
SPRINGFIELD | Some of Illinois’ most notorious criminals could be shipped to other states as part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s push to close prisons in Tamms and Dwight.
The former site of a state adult transitional housing center in Dixmoor is heading to auction.
SPRINGFIELD |The weekend dining schedule is about to change for thousands of Illinois prison inmates.
SPRINGFIELD | Against the backdrop of a rise in inmate grievances at the state's lone maximum-security prison for women, Illinois officials say they are investigating ways to boost the number of female prison guards.
SPRINGFIELD | A paperwork glitch almost made the holidays a little bleaker for inmates and employees at one Illinois prison.
Eric Caine, who has for years claimed he was tortured by Chicago police into confessing to a double murder, has been ordered released from prison.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn has removed a member of the state's parole review board who has been unable to work for more than a year because of illness.
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