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Rushville Prepares to Woo New Residents

Rushville, IL – Rushville city and business leaders are preparing to woo up to 80 staffers who might transfer from Joliet to the new detention center near Rushville. Mayor Ron Shepherd says the Department of Human Services will send up to two busloads of contract workers to Rushville in early March. Shepherd says they'll be given breakfast as they tour the unopened prison. After lunch they'll be able to tour the Square and the town. In addition, a series of booths will be set up to highlight the town's recreation, education, business and other features. Shepherd says representatives from Macomb will also be invited to answer questions from transferees who might want to live in a larger town and commute to the prison.