Gitmo prisoners to Thomson IL

There has been a lot of news lately about the possibility of closing Gitmo and moving prisoners to an unused state prison about 40 miles north of here.  It is located just north of Thomson IL and is a testament to IL politics.  High security prison, never fully opened.  The jail is already high security;  it would be sold to the feds and beefed up even more.  It could bring over 2000 jobs to the area.  The closest bridges over the river are the two in Clinton IA.   I have read a lot in the national press that makes us sound like a sad bunch of local yocals… sad little town.  That is just not true.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/16/us/16gitmo.html?_r=1