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Nancy Rish (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Nancy Rish To Make New Bid For Clemency In 1987 Murder Case

A woman who has long maintained she took no part in an infamous 1987 kidnapping and murder in Kankakee was set to make another bid to get out of prison on Tuesday.

07/08/2014

The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Juvenile Court building. (Credit: CBS)

Rules Agreed To For Juvenile Detention Hearings

Illinois will implement new rules to help ensure the due-process rights of juveniles in a settlement of a 2012 lawsuit that alleged hundreds of children on parole are illegally detained each year, according to recent federal court filings.

05/20/2014

(Left to right) Convicted cop killers Joseph Hurst and Ronnie Carrasquillo. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Chicago Cops To Testify Against Parole For 2 Cop Killers

Anytime an inmate convicted of killing a Chicago police officer comes up for parole, officers go to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board to stand for the fallen.

11/21/2013

Careen Gordon & Pat Quinn

Embroiled Ex-State Rep. Withdraws From Parole Board

A former Illinois state lawmaker has withdrawn her name from a post on the state parole board, amid criticism that she was appointed to the job shortly after voting for Gov. Pat Quinn’s income tax hike.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Report: State Prison Board Member Worked 1 Day

Roger Walker Jr. is supposed to be on the job at the Illinois Prisoner Review Board at a salary of almost $86,000 a year.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2010