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  • Excerpts from the governor's inaugural address in Springfield (flashback edition)

    As we waited for Bruce Rauner to deliver his inaugural address today,  I thought I'd post the following lines from Rod Blagojevich oration on Jan. 15, 2003 as well as excerpts from the inaugural speeches of George Ryan, Jim Edgar and Pat Quinn.
  • Quinn commutes sentences of 2 men with shaky murder convictions

    Quinn commutes sentences of 2 men with shaky murder convictions
    In his final minutes in office Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn granted 43 clemency petitions, including two commutations that will lead to freedom for convicted murderers whose appeals had been stuck in the courts in spite of mounting evidence of their innocence....

    Solution to one Anthony Porter mystery leads to another

    Solution to one Anthony Porter mystery leads to another
    One of the enduring mysteries in what's commonly known as the Anthony Porter case was why a skeptical Cook County grand jury nevertheless returned a murder indictment against another man, Alstory Simon, after hearing dramatically conflicting testimony...

    New law allows Illinois universities to conduct hemp research

    New law allows Illinois universities to conduct hemp research
    Illinois universities can legally grow industrial hemp now, but it may be a while before seeds are planted. A new law, effective Jan. 1, allows state institutions with four-year agriculture degrees to research hemp with a license from the Illinois...

    The welcome decline of the death penalty

    The death penalty has had a long run in America, but that run may not last forever. Though it's not on life support, it's definitely in serious condition. A form of punishment that was once widely used and highly popular has lost much of its allure....