Illinois repealed capital punishment in 2011. Four years later, a state lawmaker wants to bring it back.
Senator Bill Haine, an Alton Democrat, says some acts are so evil, they call for a special response.
"The law should be a force reckoned with,” Haine said. “And part of that is to have available, to a prosecutor and to a jury, the option of asking for the death penalty -- if someone forfeits one's life if they cross that line."