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Former Joliet city manager Thanas appointed judge

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Much of Tom Thanas’ tenure as city manager was spent changing the way things look downtown — his next job moves him one block east and back to the other side of the bench.

On Thursday, Thanas was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to replace Richard Siegel as a 12th circuit judge. Thanas will step in Jan. 1 when Siegel retires.

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Two pictures painted of future immigrant detention center -

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Just who would go into an immigrant detention center if one is ever built in Joliet?

Opponents of the project have painted a picture of undocumented immigrants being rounded up — even on the streets of Joliet — to keep the jail cells full if the facility is built.

Most of the people going into its immigrant detention centers are immigrants who had been convicted of crimes, served time in prison, and face deportation, said Steve Owen, spokesman for Corrections Corp. of America.

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