Lawmaker: Bring Back Death Penalty

(Springfield, IL) — The death of a suburban Chicago police officer has one lawmaker in Springfield asking for the death penalty again. Democratic Senator Bill Haine tells the “Belleville News-Democrat” he wants the state to resume executions. Former Governor George Ryan cleared death row and asked lawmakers to end the death penalty almost 20 years ago. Haine says the recent attacks on cops may be reason enough to bring it back.