A bill abolishing Illinois' death penalty will soon be sent to Governor Pat Quinn. That's after the repeal passed the state Senate Tuesday afternoon in a 32-to-25 vote.Quinn has not said whether he will sign the bill into law.
The Illinois Senate this week could send a bill to the Gov. Pat Quinn's desk to abolish the state's death penalty.For the past 11 years, Illinois has had a death penalty moratorium: People can be sentenced to death, but they haven't been put to death.
Updated At: 6:45pm on 01/06/2011In a whirlwind reversal, the Illinois House voted to repeal the state's death penalty hours after an initial attempt failed.The repeal measure came up one vote short during a 59-58 tally earlier Thursday.
The Illinois House has begun debate on a repeal of the death penalty.Former Gov. George Ryan suspended executions in 2000 because 13 condemned men were later exonerated or evidence against them was ruled improper.