Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Pat Quinn’

Tamms to stay open past deadline

Last week the employees at Tamms Correctional Center in Ullin received notice that a temporary delay in layoffs and closures would mean their employment status would remain “unchanged until further notice.” An Aug. 23, corr...


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Lockdowns, shakedowns fuel further debates on Tamms closure

When a power outage at a minimum-security state prison in East Moline occurred recently, a Moline union leader claimed staff reductions and overcrowding led prisoners to “riot” when the lights went off. Whether what occurre...


Forby continues to fight to keep Tamms open

When news of Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to shutter Tamms Correctional Center could result in a number of its inmates getting sent to other states, State Senator Gary Forby, D-Benton, wasted no time in issuing a press release M...


California cyclists spinning to end finning

When a pair of cyclists took off from Colorado Springs, Colo., and began trekking east with a mission to raise awareness and money to end a fishing practice called “finning,” which threatens the oceans’ top pred...



Consolidation, elimination proposed by Quinn

The Illinois State Police (ISP) is looking at a proposal to consolidate 20 ISP communication centers down to four, putting a call center in Ullin on the chopping block in another budgetary maneuver proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn lo...


State Commission holds hearing on Tamms closure

Illinois state officials sit before the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability panel at Shawnee Community College Educational Center in Ullin Monday afternoon to argue in defense of Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal ...