• Pritzker weighs in on death penalty debate; Rauner to spend night at veterans' home

    4 days ago - By WGN TV

    Governor Rauner's death penalty proposal will come up on the House floor. The sponsor of the original bill that Rauner changed will accept the changes so Democrats and Republicans can debate the issue.
    Debate over Governor Rauner's push to reinstate the death penalty for mass killers and people who murder police officers has reached the campaign trail.
    The governor added the proposal to a bill that would implement a 72-hour waiting period for people wanting to purchase an assault-style weapon.
    Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker said he opposes reinstating the death penalty in...
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