Sea of red marches for Logan Correctional

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Thursday afternoon a large crowd turned out to participate in a march and rally to show support for Logan Correctional Center. The state-funded facility is on Gov. Pat Quinn's hit list to be closed in 2012. The rally was in protest of the governor's plans.

The crowd marched from the chamber of commerce offices on Fifth Street to the Logan County Courthouse. When they reached the courthouse, they heard from a variety of guest speakers who expressed their support for keeping the prison open.

Pictures by Nila Smith

Crowds gather at the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce offices.

Andi Hake (left) and her staff wave to the crowd marching down Pulaski Street toward the courthouse.


The marchers approach the intersection of Kickapoo and Pulaski.

Everyone is chanting "Save Logan, Save Logan."


The "sea of red" is three blocks long.

The crowd gathers on the courthouse lawn.



Hake served as the emcee for the rally.


Logan County Board member Jan Schumacher spoke on behalf of the board.


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