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.
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