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Prison as Tourism Stop?

Prison as Tourism Stop?

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Officials are hoping to turn the old state prison in Joliet into a tourist attraction. They’re hoping to get state permission to have bus and walking tours of parts of the prison, which was built in the mid-1800s.

The facility was featured in “The Blues Brothers” and other film crews have used it since it was closed.

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Sweet Corn the State Vegetable? Thank Chatham Elementary Students

5-22-15 Chatham Elementary School

It may seem like small potatoes to you, given the current state budget crisis and other matters still pending in the General Assembly, but the fact sweet corn is close to being the official state vegetable of Illinois is kind of a big deal to some.

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More Legislative Jousting Ahead

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Criticizes Rauner donations, then calls Radogno's barb "limp"

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Bless This Boat

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It's National Maritime Day !!

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Millionaires’ Tax Falls Short

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

3 Democrats join Republicans against

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Butler: Campaign Donation Doesn’t Impact Relationship with Governor

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State Representative Tim Butler got some political campaign cash from Governor Bruce Rauner.