(UA 9/11) Great News! Illinois Abolishes the Death Penalty

Victory
March 10, 2011

(UA 9/11) Great News! Illinois Abolishes the Death Penalty

On 9 March, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed the bill passed by the state legislature in January to abolish the death penalty in the state. Following its 11-year moratorium on executions, Illinois becomes the sixteenth abolitionist state in the USA.