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Prison Politics: Illinois GOP Moves To Block Gitmo Transfer Plan

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A plan to transfer prisoners currently held at Guantanamo Bay to a nearly deserted Illinois jail is sharply dividing the state's politicians, with Dem...

Gitmo Detainees Would Bring 3,000 Jobs: White House

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — A deal to house Guantanamo Bay detainees at a northwestern Illinois prison could bring nearly 3,000 jobs to the area, a White House...

Sam Stein

Illinois Republican: We Would Be "Idiots" Not To Take Gitmo Detainees | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Illinois said his GOP colleagues would be "idiots" to kill a proposal to transfer terrorist suspects from the detention facil...