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Breaking News: Illinois Legislature Abolishes the Death Penalty

Today, the Illinois Senate passed legislation to abolish the death penalty!  The vote was 32 for, 25 against, with 2 voting present. Last week the Illinois House of Representatives passed the bill on a vote of 60 to 55.

TCADP congratulates our colleagues in Illinois, who worked tirelessly over the last 2 months particularly as well as the last several years to secure this amazing victory! Please help us encourage Governor Pat Quinn to sign the bill and thank the lead bill sponsors.  Go to to send a message to Governor Quinn, and bill sponsors, State Rep. Karen Yarbrough and State Sen. Kwame Raoul.

Read more in the Chicago Tribune.

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