Madigan: House Will Give Death Penalty Proposal Full HearingGov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to reinstate the death penalty for certain violent crimes and other changes he made to gun legislation will get a House hearing.
Rauner Seeks To Reinstate Death Penalty For Mass Murderers, Cop KillersIn a bombshell announcement Monday morning, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed bringing back the death penalty in Illinois for mass murderers and cop killers.
George Ryan Resurfaces To Condemn Death PenaltyThe disgraced former Illinois governor would like to see capital punishment abolished across the U.S.
Man Convicted In 6 Illinois Deaths Seeks New Venue For Missouri TrialA 35-year-old man serving life sentences for six Illinois slayings wants to move a murder trial that could lead to his execution to another place in Missouri.
Missouri Seeks Death For Man Convicted In 6 Illinois MurdersProsecutors in Jefferson County south of St. Louis filed notice on June 8 of their intent to press for Nicholas Sheley's execution if he's convicted in the Festus, Missouri, killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas.
Indonesia Prosecutors Not Seeking Death Penalty For Chicago CoupleIndonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman's mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.
Member Of Violent Hobos "Supergang" Cooperating With FedsThey made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and vowed to help the government convict his former bosses.
History Of The Death Penalty In Illinois A botched execution this week in Oklahoma has renewed debate over the death penalty, a practice that was abandoned in Illinois by Gov. George Ryan in 2000.