Sunday's blizzard did a lot more than just create havoc for local residents. It also forced the Dixon Correctional Center to go into a Level 1 Lockdown.
According to Tom Shaer of the Illinois Department of Corrections, 144 correctional officers called out due to weather-related issues today. The reduction in staff caused the warden to issue the lockdown, which restricts inmate movements.
Shaer is not sure when staffing numbers would return to normal, but expects it to happen by the middle of the week.