List of people executed in Illinois

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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.[1]

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. [2] 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


  1. ^ "Quinn signs death penalty ban, commutes 15 death row sentences to life". Chicago Tribune. March 9, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Terry, Don (23 March 1995). "2 Executions In Illinois, Rarity There". The New York Times. 

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