CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at a new law that protects the innocent.
Serving a double life sentence for killing the pregnant girlfriend of ex-Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, Marni Yang is hoping new DNA tests will pave the way for her exoneration, the News-Sun is reporting.
A Chicago man who served 32 years in prison before DNA evidence overturned his conviction in the 1980 rape and murder of a 3-year-old girl has now been charged with killing a man after a dispute in a dice game.
The FBI has re-opened a 1964 kidnapping case in Chicago, after DNA evidence revealed the man believed to have been the victim was not the infant who was taken from Michael Reese Hospital nearly 50 years ago.
Some Cook County Jail inmates and others arrested in the county will soon have to give DNA samples, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that taking such samples after an arrest does not amount to an “unreasonable search.”
The court ruled it is ok to take a DNA mouth swab from a person simply while under arrest to see if they could be connected to unsolved crimes.
Bond was set Thursday at $750,000 for a Chicago man newly charged in connection with a 1992 murder.
Investigators say a DNA indexing system led them to the man accused of a sexual assault on Chicago’s north side.
Michael A. Escort, 52, was charged with one count of first-degree murder.
For decades, Sherry Marino doubted that her son was one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims — and on Thursday, DNA tests confirmed the remains she received were not her son, her lawyers told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Joliet police say DNA evidence finally caught up to a man who sexually assaulted a toddler six years ago.
Marcus Lyons was 29 years old and in the U.S. Navy Reserves and about to get his computer science degree when he was arrested.
Investigators hope to learn in the next couple of weeks whether any more unknown victims of John Gacy have been identified.
DNA evidence led to charges against a Chicago woman accused of kidnapping a 50-year-old woman, beating her and leaving her with a broken nose last year in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood, police said.
The team that secured Juan Rivera’s exoneration in the Holly Staker murder case is now offering to help Waukegan Police find the girl’s real killer after 20 years.
He was sentenced to life in prison for a horrifying crime he claimed he never committed. Now, Juan Rivera could go free. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
One of the unknown victims of John Wayne Gacy has been identified, more than 30 years after his death at the hands of one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers.
Michael Saunders and Harold Richardson left Cook County jail after being released on bond by a judge. The men had been convicted for the 1994 murder of 30-year-old Nina Glover on Chicago’s South Side.
James Harden walked out of Menard Correctional Center Friday afternoon, carrying all of his worldly possessions in a cardboard box.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart could know this week whether one or more of John Wayne Gacy’s eight previously unidentified victims has now been tentatively identified.