Capital Punishment

Illinois State Capitol

State Rep. Yarbrough Wins Accolades For Efforts

For the woman behind the repeal of capital punishment in Illinois, it was a big, historic effort – but not her first.

WBBM Newsradio–03/21/2011

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Madigan Says Death Penalty Should Stay In Place

As Gov. Pat Quinn continues weigh a decision whether to sign legislation abolishing the death penalty in Illinois, state Attorney General Lisa Madigan has made it clear she believes capital punishment should continue.

WBBM Newsradio–03/02/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Gov. Quinn ‘Still Listening To Both Sides’ On Death Penalty

Earlier this month the General Assembly voted to abolish the death penalty. But Gov. Quinn has yet to sign the legislation.

01/27/2011

Illinois Senate Chambers

Lawmakers Vote To Abolish Death Penalty In Illinois

Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation to abolish the death penalty in Illinois, sending the measure to Gov. Pat Quinn on the last day of the lame-duck legislative session.

01/11/2011

Illinois State Capitol

New House Vote OKs Repeal Of Death Penalty

Less than two hours after their first vote failed, Illinois House members voted Thursday evening to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2011

Illinois State Capitol

UPDATE: 2nd Illinois House Vote OKs Death Penalty Repeal

Less than two hours after their first vote failed, Illinois House members voted Thursday evening to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2011

Photo of A State Death Chamber. (AP Photo)

Death Penalty Opponents ‘Within Striking Distance’ Of Permanent Ban

Opponents of capital punishment say now is the time, and are preparing to lobby lawmakers in Springfield to turn Illinois’ 10-year moratorium on executions into a permanent ban.

WBBM Newsradio–11/12/2010