Judge Refuses To Toss Lawsuit By Man Who Spent Decades In PrisonMark Maxson was convicted of the 1992 killing of Lindsey Murdock. He was freed in 2016 after DNA linked Osborne Wade to the killing.
Chicago Inmate Freed From Jail After 23 YearsAfter fighting for his freedom for more than two decades, Roberto Almodovar walked out of the Cook County Jail Friday afternoon a free man.
Attorneys Point To Matching Frame-Up Claims Against CPD’s GuevaraThe city has paid out nearly $20 million to settle lawsuits from men who claimed they were railroaded by Det. Reynaldo Guevara in the 1990s.
Illinois Man Freed After DNA Evidence Clears Him In MurderA Decatur man who spent 18 years in prison for murder was released Wednesday after DNA evidence got him a new trial and prosecutors declined to try him again.
Chicago Man Freed From Prison After Serving 14 Years For Crime He Didn't CommitNorman McIntosh says his first priority is reconnecting with his family.
Wrongfully Convicted Man Settles Chicago Heights Lawsuit For $15 MillionA federal judge Wednesday approved a $15 million settlement said to be one of the largest in Illinois history for wrongful conviction.
Wrongfully Convicted Man Set Free; Suspect Charged In ’92 MurderA convicted killer was charged Tuesday with the 1992 murder of a 6-year-old boy after prosecutors moved to vacate the conviction of a man who wrongfully served more than two decades for the crime.
Former Inmate Settles Wrongful Conviction In Waukegan Murder Case For $20MJuan Rivera was tried three times for the 1992 rape and murder of Holley Staker.
Killer Cut Secret Deal To Defend Chicago Cops, Defense Attorney AllegesEarl Hawkins is a convicted killer whose lawyer once bribed a judge to try to beat a double murder case. State and federal prosecutors vowed that he wouldn’t get out of prison until he was in his 70s.
Man Cleared Of 1992 Double Murder Sues Police, ProsecutorsA Hazel Crest man is claiming he was forced in to signing a false confession for a 1992 double murder, of which he was later exonerated after spending 20 years in prison.
Man Cleared In Rape Case Arrested For Not Registering As Sex OffenderThough he was released within two hours of being placed in a cell, the arrest left him and his family feeling victimized again by a criminal justice system that has already robbed the 58-year-old of almost a fifth of his life.
Devine: 'I Don't Recall' Any Questions Raised About Freeing Death Row InmateFormer Cook County State’s Attorney Richard Devine has said he doesn’t remember one of his top prosecutors raising concerns about the innocence of a man who was freed from death row in 1999, in a case that became a catalyst to end the death penalty in Illinois.