Loading, Please Wait...
aA
Spanish Daily Journal
     February 11, 2019      #23-42 sdj 0
 
picture1
A proposed immigrant jail in Dwight could hurt Kankakee County's budget, which depends on federal money for detaining immigrants.
Would new ICE jail affect county?

KANKAKEE — Kankakee County relies on federal money for jailing immigrants to help make ends meet.

But it’s still unclear whether a company’s proposal to build a 1,200-bed immigration jail in nearby Dwight would reduce Kankakee County’s income.

Village officials in Dwight, which is 30 miles west of Kankakee, have been in talks with Virginia-based Immigration Centers of America about a proposed immigration detention center in town.

In late 2016, Kankakee County entered an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to house immigrants in the Jerome Combs ...

1 of 1
With a NEWSPAPER TICKET, you can finish this article plus gain access to a growing library of on-demand news and entertainment. CLICK HERE to buy a ticket, or CLICK HERE to sign-in the ticket you already have.