The Illinois Senate this week could send a bill to the Gov. Pat Quinn's desk to abolish the state's death penalty.For the past 11 years, Illinois has had a death penalty moratorium: People can be sentenced to death, but they haven't been put to death.
A group of civic and religious leaders in Chicago is calling on mayoral hopefuls to fight a state bill that would allow casinos into downtown Chicago. Rev. Philip Blackwell is part of the decades-old Task Force to Oppose Casino Gambling in Chicago.Rev.