List of people executed in Illinois
A total of 12 individuals convicted of murder have been executed by the state of Illinois since 1977. All were executed by lethal injection. Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on March 9, 2011 to abolish the death penalty in Illinois, and commuted the death sentences of the fifteen inmates on Illinois' death row to life imprisonment. Illinois is the only state that has completely abolished the death penalty after carrying out post-Gregg executions, as New Mexico, which carried out one post-Gregg execution, only abolished the death penalty for capital crimes committed after July 1, 2009.
|Executed person||Date of execution||Victims||Under Governor|
|1||Charles Walker||12 September 1990||Kevin Pauls and Sharon Winker||James R. Thompson|
|2||John Wayne Gacy||10 May 1994||Timothy McCoy, John Butkovitch, Darrell Sampson, Randall Reffett, Sam Stapleton, Michael Bonnin, William Carroll, Rick Johnston, Kenneth Parker, Michael Marino, William Bundy, Gregory Godzik, John Szyc, Jon Prestidge, Matthew Bowman, Robert Gilroy, John Mowery, Russell Nelson, Robert Winch, Tommy Boling, David Talsma, William Kindred, Timothy O'Rourke, Frank Landingin, James Mazzara, Robert Piest, 7 other unidentified males||James Edgar|
|3||Hernando Williams||22 March 1995||Linda Goldstone|
|4||James P. Free, Jr. ||22 March 1995||Bonnie Serpico|
|5||Girvies Davis||17 May 1995||Charles Biebel|
|6||Charles Albanese||20 September 1995||Michael Albanese, Marion Mueller, and Mary Lambert|
|7||George Del Vecchio||22 November 1995||Tony Conzoneri|
|8||Raymond Lee Stewart||18 September 1996||Willie Fredd, Albert Pearson, Kevin Kaiser, Kenny Faust, Richard Boeck, and Donald Rains|
|9||Walter Stewart||19 November 1997||Thomas Paviopoulos and Dinalo Rodica|
|10||Durlyn Edmonds||19 November 1997||Richard Lee Miller|
|11||Lloyd Wayne Hampton||21 January 1998||Roy Pendleton|
|12||Andrew Kokoraleis||17 March 1999||Lorraine Ann Borowski||George Ryan|
- "Quinn signs death penalty ban, commutes 15 death row sentences to life". Chicago Tribune. March 9, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
- Terry, Don (23 March 1995). "2 Executions In Illinois, Rarity There". The New York Times.