Rep. Karen Yarbrough

PI Original
by Josh Kalven
12:23pm
Thu Aug 21, 2008

Fifty Percent By 2015

In Springfield, we have many legislators committed to ending poverty, and each year many bills are introduced to tackle it.  Everyone has their heart in the right place.  This year we finally got our heads in the right place when we created a commission to target the ...
PI Original
by Josh Kalven
10:26am
Mon May 12, 2008

Tamms' 10th Birthday No Cause For Celebration

Ten years in service. Seventy-three million dollars to build. Sixty-thousand dollars per-year, per-inmate to run. Zero sense. Tamms Correctional Center opened on March 8, 1998, in the southernmost tip of Illinois, further south than Louisville, Kentucky. It was ...