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Pat Quinn on Crime
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
  • Alternative sentencing for low-level non-violent offenders. (Jan 2010)
  • Sold unused state prison to federal prison agency. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Sharon Hansen on Crime
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sharon Hansen on other issues.
  • I don't know that stricter punishment reduces crime. (Dec 2013)
  • Eliminate the police state we now live in. (Nov 2013)
Mark Kirk on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Mandatory sentences for gun crimes. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Jim Oberweis on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Oberweis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Doug Truax on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
  • Justice means making sure wrong gets punished. (Oct 2013)

House:


Judy Biggert on Crime
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Cheri Bustos on Crime
Democrat (District 17): Click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Danny Davis on Crime
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 90% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Rodney Davis on Crime
Republican (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
  • Expand death penalty; limit aappeals. (Nov 1996)
  • Mandatory life sentences for third-time felons. (Nov 1996)
Bob Dold on Crime
Republican challenger (District 10): Click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tammy Duckworth on Crime
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Enyart on Crime
Democrat (District 12): Click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Foster on Crime
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Foster on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Luis Gutierrez on Crime
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 70% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Randy Hultgren on Crime
Republican (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Robin Kelly on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Adam Kinzinger on Crime
Republican (District 16): Click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Lipinski on Crime
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Mike Quigley on Crime
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Mel Reynolds on Crime
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Peter Roskam on Crime
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Bobby Rush on Crime
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 89% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Jan Schakowsky on Crime
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Brad Schneider on Crime
Democrat (District 10): Click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Aaron Schock on Crime
Republican (District 18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Aaron Schock on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
John Shimkus on Crime
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Joe Walsh on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Crime
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty, but keep moratorium for now. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports reducing recidivism and re-entry assistance. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Jerry Costello on Crime
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 14% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Crime
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson on other issues.
  • Co-authored "Legal Lynching: Racism, & the Death Penalty". (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Rated 100% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Abolish the federal death penalty. (Sep 2011)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Timothy Johnson on Crime
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Donald Manzullo on Crime
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bobby Schilling on Crime
Republican challenger 2014 (District 17): Click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Ryan on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Ryan on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
James Thompson on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on Crime
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
James Durkin on Crime
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for James Durkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harris Fawell on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Peter Fitzgerald on Crime
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Rated 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Mike Flanagan on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Denny Hastert on Crime
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Alan Keyes on Crime
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • Death penalty sometimes essential to respect for life. (Oct 2007)
  • Opposes lowering age for trying children as adults. (Oct 2007)
  • Let neighborhood justices of the peace determine sentencing. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty is about universal justice. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • Enforcement should target criminals, not social conditions. (Oct 2004)
  • No conflict between pro life and pro death penalty stances. (Oct 2004)
  • Sentencing gang members to death sends strong social message. (Oct 2004)
  • Don’t lower age of adult criminal prosecutions. (Sep 2004)
  • Failing to revere God results in violence and crime. (Oct 2003)
  • Diallo verdict does not need federal review. (Mar 2000)
  • Without death penalty for murder, we disregard life. (Jan 2000)
  • Stricter penalties; truth in sentencing. (Jan 2000)
  • “Hate crime” laws inappropriately punish attitudes. (Jun 1999)
  • Supports capital punishment. (Jul 1996)
  • External violence results from internal lawlessness. (May 1996)
  • Capital punishment is necessary to show respect for life. (Apr 1995)
William Lipinski on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Crime
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Job skill program and drug treatment for inmates. (Jan 2004)
  • Executions are a revenge response: impose moratoriums. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Barack Obama on Crime
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • FactCheck:Biden more conservative than Obama on crime issues. (Aug 2012)
  • Survived vague threats from Ku Klux Klan during campaign. (Jun 2009)
  • 1997: Accomplished bipartisan criminal justice reform. (Aug 2008)
  • Job training for ex-offenders, to avoid return to crime. (Jul 2008)
  • We need more cops; but we also need more families. (Jun 2008)
  • Reduce recidivism by providing ex-offender supports. (Feb 2008)
  • Ban racial profiling & eliminate disparities in sentencing. (Feb 2008)
  • Have a civil rights division enforce laws fairly and justly. (Jan 2008)
  • GovWatch: No, more young black men in college than in prison. (Jan 2008)
  • Lack of enforcement sets tone for more hate crimes. (Dec 2007)
  • Legislated protecting police detainees during interrogation. (Nov 2007)
  • Pushed Illinois bill to videotape all capital interrogations. (Oct 2007)
  • No extra penalty for gang association. (Oct 2007)
  • Works on ex-offender laws because it could have been him. (Aug 2007)
  • Need justice that is not just us, but is everybody. (Jun 2007)
  • Reformed death penalty by listening & compromising. (Feb 2007)
  • Some heinous crimes justify the ultimate punishment. (Oct 2006)
  • Videotape all capital punishment interrogations. (Oct 2006)
  • Passed 150 laws to toughen penalties for violent crime. (Oct 2004)
  • Restrict police entry rules, to protect our civil liberties. (Oct 2004)
  • Death penalty should be enforced fairly and with caution. (Oct 2004)
  • Death penalty should not discriminate by gang membership. (Oct 2004)
  • Battles legislatively against the death penalty. (Jul 2004)
  • Supports alternative sentencing and rehabilitation. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Jack Ryan on Crime
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
  • Crime’s cause is breakdown of family, not gun ownership. (Jun 2004)
  • Mandatory minimum sentences for criminals who use guns. (Jun 2004)
Paul Simon on Crime
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • Solving welfare by work will reduce crime. (Jul 1996)
  • Education is a strong anti-crime program. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Melissa Bean on Crime
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Roland Burris on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cardiss Collins on Crime
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Kathy Cummings on Crime
Green Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
  • Strictly opposed to the death penalty. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposed to Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Aug 2008)
Rahm Emanuel on Crime
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Lane Evans on Crime
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Thomas Ewing on Crime
Republican (District 15): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Alexi Giannoulias on Crime
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
  • Capital Litigation Trust Fund for death penalty defendants. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Debbie Halvorson on Crime
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Phil Hare on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare on other issues.
  • Support the use of the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • More community police; more prison rehabilitation. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Henry Hyde on Crime
Republican (District 6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Mark Kirk on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Mandatory sentences for gun crimes. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Ray LaHood on Crime
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
David Phelps on Crime
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Phelps on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
John Porter on Crime
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Glenn Poshard on Crime
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Steven Sauerberg on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Stafford on Crime
Libertarian challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
  • Death penalty unnecessary if punishment fits crime. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports Three Strikes for violent felons. (Mar 2008)
Jerry Weller on Crime
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Sidney Yates on Crime
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Rod Blagojevich on Crime
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty, but keep moratorium for now. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports reducing recidivism and re-entry assistance. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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