Illinois House Votes To Abolish Death Penalty

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House has approved a plan to abolish capital punishment in a whirlwind reversal on a historic vote.The legislation to halt state-sponsored execution gained the necessary 60 votes Thursday after an earli…

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House has approved a plan to abolish capital punishment in a whirlwind reversal on a historic vote.

The legislation to halt state-sponsored execution gained the necessary 60 votes Thursday after an earlier vote fell short.

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