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Don’t Protect Torture to Preserve Jobs at Tamms Supermax

Kate Johnston | Posted 10.20.2012 | Crime
Kate Johnston

Our justice system should not rely on solitary confinement for safety -- it is cruel, ineffective, and expensive to continue defending the supermax model.

Downstate Lawmaker: 'Why Don't We Do Away With Chicago?'

Posted 06.21.2012 | Chicago

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's Tuesday announcement that his plan to shutter a number of prisons -- including the controversial "supermax" priso...

Lawmaker: 'No Damned Way' Rahm's Gun Registry Will Pass

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's call for a statewide handgun registry was only announced Thursday, but the plan has already come under intense scrutiny b...

State Senator Terry Link Rides Lt. Governor Endorsement Wave as AFL-CIO, Other Support Rolls In

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

State Senator and Lieutenant Governor candidate Terry Link's political wave machine is operating at full-tilt boogie. He just scored the endorsement of the 1,000,000-member Illinois AFL-CIO.