Quinn Signs Bill Abolishing Legislative ScholarshipsIllinois lawmakers have a limited time to hand out their last round of legislative scholarships.
Cullerton Does About-Face, Calls For Abolishing Legislative ScholarshipsIllinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has done an about face, and now recommends abolishing state scholarships awarded by state lawmakers.
Move To Abolish Legislative Scholarships AdvancesAnother push is underway to eliminate the frequently-abused legislative scholarships that state lawmakers are allowed to hand out to students in their districts.
State Lawmakers Renew Call To End Legislative Scholarship ProgramWith the start of a new calendar year comes a familiar call from dozens of state lawmakers – abolish the legislative scholarship program.
Quinn: No More Free Rides For College Granted By LawmakersGov. Pat Quinn says enough is enough with a program where politicians are allowed to provide full rides for favored students at Illinois schools.
State Rep. Seeks To Reinstate Death PenaltyJust a week after Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill eliminating the death penalty in Illinois, attempts are being made to reinstate it.
Deadline Looms For Quinn On Death Penalty BillAs the deadline looms for Gov. Pat Quinn to act on a proposal to ban the death penalty, opponents of the bill are plotting their response.
Wrongfully Convicted Urge Quinn To Abolish Death PenaltyFour men freed from prison after being wrongly convicted and sentenced to death are making a public plea to Gov. Pat Quinn.
Ban Wouldn't Affect Current Death Row InmatesMore than a dozen inmates on Illinois’ death row would still be eligible to be put to death, even if Gov. Pat Quinn signs into law a repeal of the death penalty.
Lawmakers To Debate Abolishing Death PenaltyIllinois legislators are about to begin the debate over whether the death penalty should be done away with for good.