New Neighbors

Gitmo Coming to Illinois

Welcome to the neighborhood? Terrorism suspects now being kept at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will most likely be relocated to a state prison in Thomson, Illinois. The move would come over the vocal objections of congressional Republicans who do not want to see the prisoners land on American soil. Prison officials briefed members of the Illinois congressional delegation last week about the relocation. The rural Illinois town expects 3,000 jobs from the deal and is said to favor the move. When might the prisoners arrive in Thomson? "Soon," an administration official told the Illinois delegation. He said it with a smile, according to The Washington Post.