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Senate Bill 3539: Statement from Illinois Bishops to senators; legislation passes Illinois Senate

Senate Bill 3539, legislation to end the use of the death penalty in Illinois, passed the Illinois Senate today by a vote of 32-25, with two present votes. After passing the Illinois House last week, the bill goes next to the Governor for his consideration.

The Bishops of Illinois, through CCI, sent this statement to Senators, urging them to vote in favor of the bill.