FACTOID # 1: The total number of state executions in 2005 was 60: 19 in Texas and 41 elsewhere. The racial split was 19 Black and 41 White.
 
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The Midwest > Illinois > Government

2004 Election > Total votes as percentage 61% [28th of 51]
2004 Election > Voting age population 8,640,000 [6th of 51]
2004 Election > Youth voter turnout 42% [34th of 41]
Electoral Votes 21 [5th of 51]
Gun Laws > Permits
Illinois requires residents to possess a valid FOID card to purchase firearms or ammunition. The card is valid for 5 years, with no limit on the number of firearms purchased. State law does not provide for concealed firearm permits.
Gun Laws > Prohibited firearms
It is illegal to sell, manufacture, purchase, possess, or carry a machine gun or a short-barreled rifle or shotgun.
Seats in the House of Representatives 19 seats [6th of 50]
US gubernatorial elections, 1998 > Summary of results > Opposing Candidates
George Ryan (Republican) 51.0%
Glenn Poshard (Democratic) 47.5%
Lawrence Redmond (Reform) 1.5%
US gubernatorial elections, 1998 > Summary of results > Party
Republican
US gubernatorial elections, 1998 > Summary of results > Status
Retired, Republican victory
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Incumbent George Ryan
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Opposing Candidates
Rod Blagojevich (Democratic) 52.2%
Jim Ryan (Republican) 45.1%
Cal Skinner (Libertarian) 2.1%
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Party
Republican
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Status
Retired, Democratic victory
US gubernatorial elections, 2006 > Elections > Incumbent Rod Blagojevich
US gubernatorial elections, 2006 > Elections > Party Democratic
US gubernatorial elections, 2006 > Elections > Status Re-elected
US Presidents by place of primary affiliation > Number 1 [18th of 18]
War Governors' Conference > Results of the meeting > Approval of Declaration Yes
War Governors' Conference > Results of the meeting > Governor Richard Yates

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