Innocence Project Founder Seeks 'Conviction Integrity Unit'Conviction integrity units have sprung up recently in major metropolitan jurisdictions such as Dallas, New York, and Chicago. But a statewide team in Illinois would be a first nationally.
Gov. Rauner Grants Grover Thompson First Posthumous Exoneration In State History; 'Uncle Grover Was A Very Good Man'Illinois made history Tuesday by making things "right" for a wrongfully convicted man who died in prison.
Rauner Grants Posthumous Clemency In Stabbing Case Days Before He Left OfficeThompson died in 1996 while serving a 40-year sentence for the attempted 1981 murder of 72-year-old Ida White in Mount Vernon. In 2007 serial killer Timothy Krajcir confessed to stabbing White.
Chicago Man Freed From Prison After Sentence Vacated In Illinois Teen's 1984 DeathCharges will be dismissed against a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.