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Thomson Illinois Residents Welcome Gitmo Detainees: 'It Would Help The Businesses Here'

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

News that the federal government seems interested in transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the Thomson Correctional Center was greeted ...

Empty Prison in Struggling Illinois Town Might Be Next Gitmo

Charles Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Shaw

Beyond histrionics about a wave of jihad descending upon Chicago, the truth of the matter is far closer to the desire of Republicans to keep the extralegal limbo at Guantanamo going full steam.

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...

Illinois Guantanamo Bay?: Local Officials In Thomson, Illinois Welcome Idea (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thomson VIllage President Jerry "Duke" Hebeler said at a press conference Monday that bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to Thomson, Illinois, could be...

Thomson Residents Want Gitmo Detainees At Prison: 'It Will Wind Up Being A Boon For This Town'

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

THOMSON, Ill. — Some folks in this dying Mississippi River town would rather take their chances with suspected terrorists in their backyard than...

Sam Stein

Editorial Boards Slam GOP For Position On Gitmo Detainees

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The debate over whether to transfer terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay to a maximum-security facility in Thomson, Illinois, may burn white-hot in...