is reelected as
Governor of Illinois
after a close election.
The Governor of the US state of Illinois, Pat Quinn, signs a law banning the death penalty and commutes the sentence of 15 death row prisoners to life without parole.
2011-03-9 (Context: Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn)
The Illinois Senate votes unanimously to remove Governor Rod Blagojevich from office and bar him from future state employment. Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn is sworn in to finish Blagojevich's term.
2009-01-29 (Context: Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn)
Former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich arrives at a US federal prison in Colorado to begin a 14 year sentence on corruption charges.
2012-03-15 (Context: Governor of Illinois)
The former Governor of the US state of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is sentenced to 14 years in jail for corruption.
2011-12-7 (Context: Governor of Illinois)
A jury convicts former Governor of the US state of Illinois Rod Blagojevich on seventeen charges of corruption.
2011-06-27 (Context: Governor of Illinois)