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Illinois Almost Rid of the Death Penalty

Illinois governor to abolish death penalty

Eleven year moratorium on death penalty will officially transition into abolition after expected bill-signing today

 speaks with reporters in his office at the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois.

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has said he supports capital punishment if it's fairly applied, but one of his Republican predecessors felt so uneasy about the state's power to mete out the ultimate punishment that he placed a moratorium on executions that has lasted for the past 11 years.