Relocations

Gitmo Prisoners to Illinois?

When it comes to Gitmo, President Obama is not a NIMBY-type: Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin have embraced relocating detainees to a maximum-security prison 150 miles west of Chicago. State Republicans, however, are ginning up opposition to using the Thomson Correctional Facility for this purpose. U.S. officials were set to tour the prison on Monday.