Illinois sheriff halts plans for immigrant detention center

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois sheriff has halted plans for a federal immigrant detention center inside a county jail. The Rockford Register Star reports Thursday that Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana said immigration officials couldn’t meet several stipulations. They included that the sheriff would maintain control over inmates and those individuals would be convicted of crimes. Caruana thought the facility would offer a boost to the county’s financially struggling criminal justice system.