Woodford Times - Peoria, IL

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Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 9:58 AM

As prisons continue to grow and states struggle to pay the costs, the disastrous consequences of the prison industrial complex have come into focus. In 1998, Eric Schlosser, in an Atlantic Monthly article, defined the prison industrial complex as a set of bureaucratic, political, and economic interests that encourage increased spending on imprisonment, regardless of the actual need.

Updated Mar 10, 2015 at 12:26 PM

Towards the end of January, a prank phone call resulted in the deployment of the Central Illinois Emergency Response Team to a Pekin home.

Updated Feb 6, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Prison is not a pleasant place. Every single occupant has committed a crime or series of crimes, each defying the laws and morals of society. That reluctance to conform doesnt end at the prison gate. Within the prison walls, many inmates continue...

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 10:51 AM

This week, the nation commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leading black members of Congress chose to remember Dr. King at an event hosted by the Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, Missouri.

Updated Jan 9, 2015 at 10:03 AM

EAST PEORIA – Accidental unattended cooking has been determined as the cause of a Dec. 23 house fire which ultimately lead to the death of an 18-year-old man, according to the findings of an East Peoria Fire Department investigation.

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