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by Robert Dietz
12:18pm
Wed Mar 9, 2011

Death Penalty Repeal Ends An Ugly Era (VIDEO)

At a signing ceremony today, Gov. Quinn put to rest the flawed death penalty system in Illinois.

Quick Hit
by Robert Dietz
10:17am
Mon Jan 24, 2011

Legal Community Pushes Quinn To Sign Death Penalty Bill

It's been nearly two weeks since Illinois lawmakers passed a bill to abolish the death penalty in the state, and Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to decide on whether or not he will sign the legislation.

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by Robert Dietz
1:06pm
Tue Jan 18, 2011

More Support For Commuting Death Sentences

As Gov. Pat Quinn continues to mull over his decision to sign legislation abolishing the death penalty, the conversation about what to with the 15 men currently sitting on death row in Illinois is heating up, too.

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by Adam Doster
3:18pm
Thu Jan 13, 2011

Burge And The Death Penalty

With the state's death penalty system hanging in the balance, it's worth remembering the troubled reign of Jon Burge. First documented by legendary Chicago reporter John Conroy, a special prosecutor's probe found that the now-infamous former Chicago Police commander oversaw the systemic torture of dozens of criminal suspects during the 1970s and 1980s.

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by Adam Doster
9:09am
Mon Jan 10, 2011

Quinn Could Face Tough Death Penalty Decision

"I can't think of a more dramatic way to win a vote."

PI Original
by Adam Doster
11:59am
Tue Jan 4, 2011

Is A Budget Deal In The Works? A Final Illinois Veto Session Primer

As this year's veto session winds down in Springfield, lawmakers will entertain plenty of high-profile bills. Is a budget deal within grasp? We offer a preview.

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