Proud of my village:
Dwight village trustees voted 5-2 to annex 88 acres Monday night as a possible site for a controversial federal detention center that would house immigrants.
Immigration Centers of America is looking at building a $20 million detention center on property south of Illinois 17 and east of Interstate 55. The facility would be managed by U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE).
About 300 people attended the meeting, which was moved to Dwight High School to accommodate the crowd. The audience included several opponents who gathered at the Amtrak station and marched to the high school.
While village President Jared Anderson previously spoke of economic benefits for the village, opponents spoke at the meeting against federal immigration policy and the role such a facility would play in it.
After the vote, opponents of the project shouted down the board, causing Anderson to abruptly call an end to the meeting.
They shouted obscenities at the board and several even approached board members. They were rebuffed by the increased police presence at the meeting.
Go here to read the rest. Some people residing in Dwight opposed this project, but the majority of the opponents were from outside activist groups who did resident opponents no favor with their tactics.