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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...

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.

'Illinois Gitmo' Fact Check: AP Knocks Down Overblown Claims About Detainees And U.S. Prisons

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — As the Obama administration considers a plan to move Guantanamo Bay detainees to prisons on U.S. soil, including possible sites in Ill...

Thomson Prison In Illinois Is Leading Choice In Obama's Search For Stateside Gitmo

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Obama administration may buy a near-empty prison in rural northwestern Illinois to house detainees from Guantanamo Bay along with fede...

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...

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...

Sam Stein

Obama Plans To Hold Detainees Indefinitely At Thomson Facility | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration plans to detain suspected terrorists indefinitely at the newly-assigned facility in Thomson, Illinois, senior administration ...

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...