Updated at: 1:35 pm on 01/09/11Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has abolished the state's death penalty. The Democrat signed legislation Wednesday abandoning capital punishment, two months after Illinois lawmakers voted to do the same and more than a decade after former Gov.
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn said cuts to state-funded drug and alcohol rehab centers won't be as deep as originally feared. Quinn's office had proposed major financial cuts to social services. But Quinn said the cuts aren't final yet."It's a dialogue. It's an ongoing process.
Now that Governor Quinn is an elected governor, the days of long, rambling off-the-cuff speeches are done. Quinn's budget proposal speech was straight forward without too many Quinnisms. So in other words, the speech was pretty boring.
A leading social justice activist is making Chicago the new home for her personal collections. Sister Helen Prejean is best known for her work with death row inmates detailed in the book and movie “Dead Man Walking.”