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CHICAGO (AP) — In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama's high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 110 mph on Friday. The 30-mph increase from the route's...
Tags: Japan, Pat Quinn, Mitt Romney, Executive Branch, Barack Obama
CHICAGO (AP) — Death row in Illinois is dead. On Friday, a ban that Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law in March took effect. It's a quiet last chapter to the story of capital punishment in Illinois, which captured the attention of the world in 2000...
Tags: Pat Quinn, Death Penalty, Executive Branch, Punishment, Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — After two decades of debate about the risk of executing an innocent person, Illinois abolished the death penalty Wednesday, a decision that was certain to fuel renewed calls for other states to do the same. Gov. Pat Quinn,...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A bill to abolish the death penalty in Illinois is on its way to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. The state Senate voted 32-25 Tuesday to abolish the punishment. The House passed the legislation last week. The landmark...
Tags: Executive Branch, Illinois, Politics, George Ryan, Death Penalty
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a plan to abolish capital punishment in a whirlwind reversal on a historic vote. The legislation to halt state-sponsored execution gained the necessary 60 votes Thursday after an earlier...
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — State and local officials in northwest Indiana are investing $250,000 in an advertising campaign to lure Illinois businesses across the state line. They say billboards and television and print ads will appear across Illinois...
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