DNA Testing

Christopher Abernathy (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Chicago Man Freed From Prison After Sentence Vacated In Illinois Teen’s 1984 Death

Charges will be dismissed against a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.

02/11/2015

Mark Maxson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Child Killer To Get DNA Test In 1992 Slaying

The Cook County state’s attorney’s office agreed Wednesday to conduct DNA tests on blood and hair found on the body of a young boy murdered more than two decades ago.

02/05/2015

Inmate Hopes DNA Tests Will Exonerate Him In North Chicago Murder

Forensic testing results key to a Chicago man’s quest to see his 2004 murder conviction overturned are expected within the next several weeks.

08/07/2014

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Appeals Court Allows For DNA Testing In 1996 Highland Park Murder Case

A state appeals court has ordered that DNA evidence from a 1997 murder trial in Lake County be tested for the first time.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Kevin Fox (left) and Jerry Hobbs addressed the media Friday. (CBS)

Fox, Hobbs Call For Mandatory DNA Testing

Gov.Quinn has yet to commit to signing a law that would abolish the death penalty in Illinois. But two men who could have faced capital punishment are speaking out today.

01/14/2011

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New Law Mandates DNA Paternity Tests

Genetic testing is only getting better, and one of the state laws which take effect on Jan. 1, 2011, is changing with the times as well.

WBBM Newsradio–12/29/2010