"A small south suburb has quietly
been working with federal officials on a plan to build an immigration
lockup of up to 700 beds, placing the semirural town in the middle of a
national debate. Some Crete residents, angered by what they call a lack of transparency,
have been organizing since word of the proposed detention center leaked
late last year. Yard signs scattered throughout the town — with a slash
through the words "Crete detention center" — signal the feelings of
many." - Chicago Tribune, Jan. 23, 2012.