CHICAGO — Prosecutors from Cook and DuPage counties, along with families of murder victims, met with Gov. Pat Quinn on whether Illinois should abolish the death penalty.
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says the prosecutors and victims' families met for two hours with Quinn.
Quinn said earlier Thursday he is getting input from both inside and outside the state about whether he should sign a bill that abolishes the death penalty.
Quinn supports the death penalty, but has kept in place the state's moratorium on capital punishment.
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Alvarez said she doesn't know what Quinn will ultimately decide to do, adding he listened to why they oppose ending capital punishment.
Quinn says he has also heard from retired Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sister Helen Prejean, a leading death penalty foe.