Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign same-sex marriage into law on Wednesday afternoon, which will make President Barack Obama`s home state the 16th to allow such unions.
Illinois will be 4th US state in past 2 years to dispense with death penalty.
Democrat Pat Quinn takes the reins as budget deficit could hit $15 billion.
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