Death Penalty

Gov. Rauner
Illinois CMS

Gov. Bruce Rauner Monday asked the Illinois General Assembly to reinstate the death penalty for mass murderers and those who kill law enforcement officers.

The proposal is part of a public safety initiative the Governor unveiled in an amendatory veto of House Bill 1468.

It's been more than four years since Illinois abolished capital punishment. Now there's another voice to bring it back.

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan says Nelson Mandela was instrumental in his 2003 decision to empty death row.