youth

Politics
2:59 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Quinn defends at-risk program amid criticism

Governor Pat Quinn's administration defends spending millions on a program to help at-risk youth, but Republicans are suspicious.  They say it looks like another incarnation of a different program that's under investigation by federal prosecutors.  

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Prisons
11:03 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Report: IL prison youth education in violation, inadequate

Credit WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio

The education Illinois kids get in youth prisons is grossly inadequate, and in violation of state and federal laws and regulations.  That’s according to a new report that can’t simply be put on a shelf.  IPR’s Robert Wildeboer has more:  
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