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Illinois Governors

George Ryan Says He Regrets Allowing Illinois' Last Execution

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Former Gov. George Ryan regrets letting what turned out to be the last execution in Illinois proceed, he prays regularly for s...

Rod Blagojevich Springfield Portrait: House Denies Funds To Hang Portrait At The Capitol

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- If ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants his portrait to hang in the "Hall of Governors" at the state Capitol, he may have to pay for it himsel...

Pat Quinn Picks 19th Century Governor John Peter Altgeld As Model

Progress Illinois | Adam Doster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There aren't many recent Illinois governors who could serve as valuable models for the Pat Quinn. So it's not surprising that the state's new chief ex...

Blagojevich Hurts Ryan's Clemency Hopes: Former Gov. Thompson

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson says current Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest hurts the chances of a presidential pardon for another former governor, G...