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Illinois Dna Testing

Huge Gaps In DNA Law As 50,000 Felons Missing From Samples

Chicago Tribune | Megan Twohey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An estimated 50,000 felons have been released from Illinois prisons or county probation without submitting DNA samples as required by law, leaving a g...

Senate Rejects Taking Mandatory Felon DNA Samples

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The state Senate has rejected a plan to start taking DNA samples from everyone arrested on felony charges in Illinois. The ...

How The Illinois Crime Lab And Blagojevich Got The State's Massive DNA Backlog Wrong

ProPublica | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When the U.S. government hired Michael Sheppo to help eliminate a crushing backlog in untested DNA evidence, he had all the right credentials. As one...