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There is no legislative activity around Death with Dignity in Illinois.

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The Illinois state legislature considered a “voluntary euthanasia” bill in 1937; the bill never went to vote. More recently, Illinois considered physician-assisted dying bills in 1997 (HB 601, SB 948).

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