News

Taylorville Prison Warden Buys Heaters On His Own Dime

Taylorville Prison Warden Buys Heaters On His Own Dime

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

This week’s winter storm caused a power outage at the Taylorville Correctional Center, but officials say the inmates were never in danger.

Taylorville Warden George Good bought kerosene heating units in Springfield and used his own vehicle to take them from Springfield to Taylorville. The temperature in all units across the jail never fell below 63 degrees.

As of Monday afternoon the electric problems have been solved.

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

Fresh
state_capitol_3

A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

in Local

School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

syringe

It is an effort to ensure Springfield School District students can start the school year out on the right foot

in Local

Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

Updated
pana_standoff_1

Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

in Local

Crash Leaves One Dead Near Waverly

Updated
siren

No identification released

in Local

UI Stem Cell Research Could Help Our Muscles Recover

university illinois

Research now being done on rats