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Illinois Repeals Death Penalty

Today, March 9th, 2011, at 11:30 am, after almost two months of listening and reflection, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed SB 3539 into law, repealing the death penalty.   Illinois’ signing of its death penalty repeal bill into law is indicative of the momentum building nationally to end the death penalty. “For me, this was […]

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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 […]