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Lawmakers: Ill. gov. intends to ban death penalty

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The sponsors of a bill to abolish the death penalty in Illinois say Gov. Pat Quinn's staff told them he intends to sign the bill at a signing ceremony Wednesday.

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State Rep. Karen Yarbrough and state Sen. Kwame Raoul told The Associated Press on Tuesday that they have been invited to the bill signing in Quinn's Springfield office.

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