Anthony Porter

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Prosecutors To Again Interview Man Convicted Of 1982 Double Murder

Cook County prosecutors were taking another step Wednesday toward possibly releasing a man from prison – 15 years after he confessed to two murders.

05/07/2014

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Prosecutors Interview Man Convicted Of Double Murder After Case Reopened

The Cook County State’s Attorney has been re-evaluating a 1982 murder case to see if the right man is in prison, and WBBM has learned there are developments in the case.

04/03/2014

Anthony Porter walks out of the Cook County Jail  on Feb. 5, 1999, after more than 16 years on death row.  A group of Northwestern University journalism students developed information that led to a Wisconsin man confessing on videotape to the 1982 double-murder for which Porter was imprisoned. (Photo credit: JOHN ZICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Devine: ‘I Don’t Recall’ Any Questions Raised About Freeing Death Row Inmate

Former Cook County State’s Attorney Richard Devine has said he doesn’t remember one of his top prosecutors raising concerns about the innocence of a man who was freed from death row in 1999, in a case that became a catalyst to end the death penalty in Illinois.

10/23/2013

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

State’s Attorney’s Office To Review Conviction In 1982 Double Murder

Alstory Simon confessed to the murders of two people, but has since said his confession was coerced.

10/21/2013

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Police Union Wants Alvarez To Review Landmark 1982 Double Murder Conviction

The Chicago police union has asked the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to examine a milestone double murder case, to see if the right man is behind bars.

10/08/2013

Anthony Porter

Exonerated Death Row Inmate Going Back To Prison For Stealing Deodorant

A Chicago man who spent years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction is headed back behind bars.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

David Protess

Report: NU Cancels Journalism Professor’s Class

David Protess and his students at Northwestern University have helped free innocent men from Illinois prisons. But now, it seems that the professor and the university are at odds.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011