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.
Illinois Republicans say they had a great year at the polls despite state Sen. Bill Brady's loss to Governor Pat Quinn. But some in the GOP say the party would've done better if Brady was not the nominee.State Rep. Rosemary Mulligan is a moderate Republican from Des Plaines.