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An alligator snapping turtle raised by Illinois students, and later released in a nature preserve in southern Illinois. (Credit: Diaz Media)

Whitney Young Students Help Raise, Release Snapping Turtles

Whitney Young Magnet High School students had their hands full in southern Illinois on Friday, as they helped release endangered turtles students from across the state had adopted and raised for seven months.

07/25/2014

Steve Matanich and his fiancee. (Supplied to CBS)

Former Joliet Man Coming Home After Honduras Drops Smuggling Charges

A former Joliet resident who was held for nearly two months in a prison in Honduras has been freed and is on his way out of the country, after the government dropped weapons charges against him and other crew members of a salvage ship.

06/27/2014

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Chief Objects After Suspect Who Threatened To Kill Cop Released

In an unusual move, a suburban police chief has filed an official complaint against a judge for letting a defendant walk without a cash bond.

05/28/2014

Jennifer Del Prete walks out of prison escorted by her daughter. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Woman Freed In Baby’s Death: ‘I’m Not Bitter’

Jennifer Del Prete spent a decade without her children because she was convicted of killing someone else’s baby. She’s now free because of evidence never turned over at her 2005 trial.

05/01/2014

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Daley Nephew Completes Jail Term In 2004 Manslaughter Case

R.J. Vanecko punched David Koschman of Mount Prospect, in the face in a drunken confrontation early on April 25, 2004. Koschman fell, hit his head on a curb and died 11 days later of brain injuries.

04/14/2014

Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Police Torture Victim Freed After 30 Years Behind Bars

Stanley Wrice walked out of a central Illinois prison on Wednesday, freed after 30 years behind bars, after his rape conviction was tossed out because he had been tortured into confessing.

12/11/2013

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Aurora Police Release Woman Questioned In Fatal Stabbing

Aurora police say, even though she has been released, the case is “pending further investigation.”

09/06/2013

Former Gov. George Ryan arrives at a halfway house on the Near West Side after leaving a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Jan. 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

George Ryan A Free Man, Ends Home Confinement A Day Early

Former Gov. George Ryan officially became a free man today, a day earlier than expected.

07/03/2013

Immigrant groups and their supporters stage a protest rally. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Protest Deportations, As Immigrants Released Amid Budget Cuts

In west suburban Broadview, a weekly protest and prayer vigil outside the federal immigration detention center took on added significance Friday morning.

03/01/2013

Nicole Harris. (Credit: Dana Kozlov/CBS 2)

Mom Released From Prison After Appeals Court Tosses Conviction

A Chicago woman was back with her family on Monday after seven years behind bars, now that her conviction has been overturned.

02/25/2013

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After Killer Is Mistakenly Released, Cook County Officials Play Blame Game

Alvarez said there were no Illinois charges pending against convicted murderer Steven Robbins, because a January 1993 arrest warrant for armed violence and cocaine possession had been dismissed in 2007.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2013

Gary M. Swiercz was charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated attempted criminal sexual assault, and residential burglary. (Credit: Tinley Park Police)

Suburban Fire Official Released On Bond For Home Invasion, Retires From Department

A deputy fire chief for south suburban Chicago Ridge has been released on bond, and placed on house arrest, after he was charged with breaking into a neighbor’s condo in Tinley Park, beat her, and threatened to kill her.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2013

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Former Insurance Magnate Mickey Segal Released From Prison

Former Near North Insurance magnate Mickey Segal, convicted of stealing approximately $30 million from his company, is now a free man.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

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Media Mogul Conrad Black Released From Prison

Media mogul Conrad Black has been released from prison, having completed about three of his 6 1/2–year sentence for defrauding investors.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Sen. Kirk Released From Rehab Institute

Nearly four months after suffering a stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has been released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and is now back at his Highland Park home.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Chicago Police Officer Del Pearson leaves Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on March 27, 2012, eight days after he was shot in the chest while chasing a suspect on the South Side. (Credit: CBS)

Wounded Officer Went Home With Dad’s Police Star

A Chicago Police officer nearly killed last week in a shooting has an extra reason for getting better and returning to the street.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report: Woman Was Let Go In Bridgeview With 0.295 Blood Alcohol

A 36-year-old Chicago woman was allowed to drive away with a blood alcohol level of 0.295, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

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Nearly 20 Years Later, Girl’s Murder Investigation Begins Anew

Waukegan police have re-opened the nearly 20-year-old investigation into the rape and murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

The eaglets saved from Moosheart are being prepared for their return to the wild at Flint Creek Wildlife’s flight chamber. (Credit: Flint Creek Wildlife)

Orphaned Bald Eaglets Released To The Wild

The two bald eaglets rescued and raised in captivity after a springtime storm tore down their nest in Kane County are now creatures of the wild.

WBBM Newsradio–11/14/2011

Arianna Gibson, 6, (right) was shot and killed as she slept at her grandmother's house in Englewood on Aug. 7, 2011. (Family Photo)

Detainee Released In 6-Year-Old Girl’s Murder

Four days after the murder of a 6-year-old South Side girl, the person police were questioning about the crime is no longer in custody.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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