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The abolition of the Illinois death penalty

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The abolition of the Illinois death penalty

The abolition of the Illinois death penalty

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After much hemming and hawing, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has decided to end capital punishment in the state. The governor signed a bill ending death penalty in Illinois last Wednesday, making it the 16th state in American without capital punishment. We’ve compiled our coverage of this momentous decision from the past few months. Be sure to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section beneath each article.


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