CHAMPAIGN -- An alumni from the UI's Education Justice Program is making his first contact with young people count.
SANGAMON COUNTY -- An area man has pleaded guilty to murder.
Latest: 11:53 am, 9/24/14, Wednesday FAYETTE COUNTY -- Marcus Battice was taken into custody early Wednesday morning.
Update: 10:04 pm, 9/20/14, Saturday DECATUR -- People who've been following a murder case closely say the killer got off too easy.
Update: 6:03 pm ILLINOIS -- The state is going to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to better treat mentally ill prisoners.
MACON COUNTY -- A man will spend 30 years in prison for rape.
ILLINOIS -- More jobs could be created in the state. The government has agreed to buy the Thomson Correction Center.
ILLINOIS -- Prison advocates are taking their concerns to the state's highest court.
ILLINOIS -- State lawmakers are trying to make more room in prisons. A new bill could help do that by making the punishment for some drug crimes less severe.
MENARD -- Violence is down inside the state's largest maximum security prison.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A St. Joseph man will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to bank robbery.
SPRINGFIELD -- Technology is changing the way we all communicate, even behind bars.
Latest: 10:04 pm, 1/14/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- More inmates are coming down with the flu.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- 55-year old Pamela Britt was sentenced to four years in prison.
ILLINOIS -- The weather is causing some problems at state prisons.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A Champaign man is going to prison for shoving a police officer.
TOLEDO -- A Cumberland County man has been sentenced to 20-years in prison for setting fires around his town.
DANVILLE -- Former NBA player Keon Clark is going to prison.
SPRINGFIELD -- State prison officials are working on a new policy for inmates who want to get married behind bars.
SPRINGFIELD -- E-cigarettes are becoming a popular alternative to traditional tobacco products. So, popular, in fact, two southern Illinois county jails are now letting inmates use them behind bars.
SPRINGFIELD -- Inmates released from prison in Illinois could qualify for healthcare coverage.
Latest: 10:01 pm DECATUR -- An inmate escaped. Now investigators are trying to figure out how he pulled it off.
SPRINGFIELD -- Chicago was recently named the country's most violent city.
DANVILLE -- A man is back in prison after accidentally being released.
SPRINGFIELD -- An investigation is underway at the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Update: 10:04 pm, 9/6/13, Friday DANVILLE -- More is now known about an illness which forced a prison into lock-down.
DANVILLE -- A contagious illness forced a prison into lock-down.
URBANA -- A Champaign teen who pleaded guilty to armed robbery was sentenced to 22-years in prison Wednesday.
CHARLESTON -- An Champaign County woman will pay more than $83,000 to her former employer.
NATIONAL -- If former congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., serves prison time, he has a request.
WAUKEGAN -- A former Illini basketball player could spend the next seven years in prison.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY -- A tour of a former prison could be the first step toward reopening it.
SPRINGFIELD -- For months, and even years, there's been nothing but bad news about Illinois prisons.
DWIGHT -- The man with a plan to house inmates at the state's vacant correctional center says he's gaining momentum.
DANVILLE -- A prison is on lock down after an inmate assaulted an officer.
SPRINGFIELD -- A woman was sentenced to nearly 22-years (21-years, 10-months) in federal prison for using a 5-year old child to produce child pornography.
SPRINGFIELD -- A state lawmaker wants to give inmates as break on child support, at least while they're serving their time.
SANGAMON COUNTY -- Gun control continues to be a hot topic.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new bill might allow some felons to have their records wiped clean.
SPRINGFIELD -- A former Illinois prison guard pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a minor, plus distributing and possessing child pornography.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is getting ready to kick-start a program to let some inmates out of prison early.
SPRINGFIELD -- Overcrowding is a problem for prisons around the state and now inmates have to stay in gyms because of it.
DIXON -- A former comptroller was sentenced to nearly 20-years in prison Thursday.
Update: 10:22 pm, 2/6/13, Wednesday
PONTIAC -- More than 40-inmates at Pontiac Correctional Center are staging a hunger strike.
DWIGHT -- A watchdog group is calling on Governor Quinn to keep a prison open.
TERRE HAUTE, IN -- It's a last minute switch for George Ryan.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Supreme Court is siding with Governor Quinn when it comes to closing two maximum security prisons.
SPRINGFIELD -- State facilities on Governor Quinn's chopping block are one step closer to shutting their doors.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A Champaign man who admitted to murder received 10-years in jail for the crime.