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After 10 Years Of No Death Penalty In Illinois, Bill Brady Says He'll Lift Moratorium

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As is the case in many political races throughout the country, candidates have been avoiding polarizing social issues and trying (most of the time) to...

DuPage 7 Murder Case Was Flawed, Says State's Attorney

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The special prosecutor whose investigation led to criminal charges against seven DuPage County law officers for their handling of the Jeanine Nicarico...

Governor Candidate Ryan Says Sorry For Wrongfully Putting Two Men On Death Row

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE McKINNEY AND ABDON M. PALLASCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Ryan issued his first outright apology Thursday for wrongfully putting two men on Death Row instead of prosecuting the...

Brian Dugan Pleads Guilty To 1983 Rape And Murder Of Jeanine Nicarico

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WHEATON, Ill. — A convicted murderer pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 1983 slaying of a 10-year-old girl in a case that helped lead to landmark ref...

Roland Burris Once Sought Death Penalty For Innocent Man

ProPublica | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois attorney general Roland Burris, embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick to replace Barack Obama in the Senate, is no stranger to controv...

The Case for Evidence Preservation

John Terzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Terzano

Post-conviction DNA testing has lead to the exoneration of more than 200 wrongfully convicted individuals in the United States. But testing cannot take place unless the evidence is preserved.