Chester Weger, 75, came closer to gaining his freedom last year than he did this year. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 7 to 7 last year. This time it voted 9-3 against parole.
Eighteen uniformed officers planned to present a silent but visible opposition to early release for three men serving lengthy prison terms for killing police officers in the 1970s.
Nearly two dozen Chicago police officers are on their way to Springfield on Thursday to oppose parole for two criminals who shot police officers in the 1960s and 70s.
Parole has been denied to a man convicted of shooting a Chicago police officer more than 30 years ago.
Ronald Del Raine has spent 43 years in prison for killing two Northlake police officers during a bank robbery. Wounded cop wants to keep him behind bars.