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Chicago Wrongful Convictions

Charges Dismissed Against Mother Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago mother who spent nearly eight years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of her young son's strangling death is finally — and comple...

Wrongfully Convicted Mother Released From Prison After 7 Years

Posted 02.26.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago mother got a long-awaited taste of freedom Monday after an appeals court ruled that she was wrongfully convicted of killing her 4-year-old s...

Anita Alvarez Slams '60 Minutes' For 'Misleading' Interview

Posted 12.14.2012 | Chicago

After being drubbed in the press for her disastrous "60 Minutes" interview, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is crying foul. The Dec. 9 s...

WATCH: Anita Alvarez's '60 Minutes' Disaster

Posted 12.03.2015 | Chicago

It has already been called everything from "political suicide" to "self immolation" to straight-up humiliation. But whatever it was, Cook County St...

Man Cleared Of Murder Charge After 17 Years In Prison

Posted 08.31.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A 37-year-old Chicago man who has been in prison since 1997 on a murder conviction will soon be freed thanks to new DNA testing that ...

Man Exonerated After 21 Years In Prison Sues Chicago Police, City

Posted 06.08.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man who served 21 years in prison on a murder charge for which he was later exonerated filed suit Thursday against the city of Chicago and i...

Wrongfully Convicted Man Could Get $3.6 Million From City

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's City Council Finance Committee on Monday approved a $3.6 million settlement for a man who served nearly a decade behind bars on an attempted...

Wrongfully Convicted Man Awarded $25 Million In Damages

Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

In what is believed to be one of the most substantial verdicts in the city's history, a federal jury on Tuesday awarded $25 million in damages to a ma...

Alleged Victim Sues City, Burge Over Police Torture, Wrongful Convict

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

An alleged victim of torture at the hands of former Chicago police head Jon Burge filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against both the city and Burge over...