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Breaking New: Illinois Votes to Abolish the Death Penalty

As the state of Texas gets ready to execute Cleve “Sarge” Foster tonight, the Illinois Senate voted to abolish the death penalty. The bill now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who must sign the legislation. More from Chicago Tribune: By Todd Wilson and Ray Long at 11:05 a.m.; last updated at 3:16 p.m. with roll…read more