News

Some Illinois Prisons on Lock-Down Due to Flu

Some Illinois Prisons on Lock-Down Due to Flu

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Several Illinois correctional facilities are on partial lock-down after dozens of inmates have come down with the flu.  Officials at both Taylorville and Lincoln prisons say they are isolating sick inmates as the H1N1 bug makes its rounds.

Illinois Department of Corrections officials say workers are disinfecting the facilities several times a day and are limiting visitors.  All inmates are offered a flu shot when they are processed into the lockups.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Logan County Rejects Windfarm Plan

wind turbine

Logan County Board rejected proposal for southern part of the county.

in Local

Smoking not Cheap in Illinois in Many Ways

smoking1

It's expensive to smoke in Illinois; not just cost per pack but in other ways.

in Local

Rauner Shares Vision for Illinois — and Introduces First Pets

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Governor Rauner is getting settled in to the Mansion in Springfield and introduced Stella and Pumpkin, the family pets, which are both blonde labs.

in Local

Illinois State Police to Hand Cold Case over to Forensics Group

Zywiki

Forensic group to take look at unsolved 1992 Zywicki killing.

in Local

“Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks Remembered

Ernie Banks

Banks remembered as ambassador of baseball and Chicago.