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The Republican candidates for Illinois governor say they're in favor of reinstating the death penalty in the state.
While a federal lawsuit against Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has publicized salacious sexual harassment allegations, government watchdog groups say the lawsuit's claims of political corruption are just as worrisome as the Republican campaigns for governor.
Gov. Pat Quinn is set to give his annual State of the State speech Wednesday, the second time he has addressed state legislators and constitutional officers during an election year since taking office in 2009. Here are five things to know about the Chicago Democrat's speech:
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was back at his longtime home on Wednesday following his pre-dawn release from a federal prison after serving more than five years for corruption.
Detectives have long wondered what secrets serial killer John Wayne Gacy and other condemned murderers took to the grave when they were executed — mostly whether they had other unknown victims.
As Massachusetts governor, Republican Mitt Romney set himself a daunting challenge: craft a death penalty law that virtually guaranteed only the guilty could be executed, then push it through an overwhelmingly Democratic state legislature that was leery of capital punishment.
Patrick Fitzgerald, one of the most feared U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, known as one of the most relentless U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice-presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.
Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott P. Brown and his chief Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren, are trading jabs over her statements about her American Indian heritage.