State Rep. Yarbrough Wins Accolades For EffortsFor the woman behind the repeal of capital punishment in Illinois, it was a big, historic effort – but not her first.
Madigan Says Death Penalty Should Stay In PlaceAs 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.
Gov. Quinn 'Still Listening To Both Sides' On Death PenaltyEarlier this month the General Assembly voted to abolish the death penalty. But Gov. Quinn has yet to sign the legislation.
Lawmakers Vote To Abolish Death Penalty In IllinoisIllinois 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.
New House Vote OKs Repeal Of Death PenaltyLess than two hours after their first vote failed, Illinois House members voted Thursday evening to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.
UPDATE: 2nd Illinois House Vote OKs Death Penalty RepealLess than two hours after their first vote failed, Illinois House members voted Thursday evening to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.
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.