Lawmakers may block county-approved ICE facility

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ILLINOIS (WCIA) — In March, the Livingston County town of Dwight okayed the building of a $20 million ICE detention center, but now legislation in the capitol may block it.

A bill banning private detention facilities passed the House Wednesday.

It would block every local or statewide unit of government from entering into an agreement for the detention of people in a facility owned, managed or operated by a private entity.

The bill now heads to the Senate.

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