Prosecutors contended Jackson shot Thornton several times in the chest as the 52-year-old sat in his car on April 1, 2010.
Steven E. Johnson is charged with several crimes including promotion of prostitution, but not for holding alleged victim against her will.
Quinn signed a bill Thursdaythat creates the Metro East Police District Commission with public officials and police from East St. Louis, Alorton, Brooklyn and Washington Park.
It broke out along Route 111 near I-64 after a train went through
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Aaron Jackson faces life in prison
Prosecutors contend Aaron Jackson shot John Thornton three times in the chest as the 52-year-old mayor sat in his car.
The car’s driver and train operator rushed to the hospital, but passengers on train escape injury.
Jury deliberated one hour before convicting.