'President Barack Obama had directed the government to acquire Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill., a sleepy town near the Mississippi River about 150 miles from Chicago.' Oh great....Gitmo was paid for, so let's spend some more bucks on these dumb (rhymes with bucks.) I hope they enjoy the weather and wish there was a pig farm right next door. This is just Barack helping out HIS state only!! There's going to be trouble, I can feel it. This is why I'm so glad I don't live in the midwest anymore.