Exoneration Project Files Suit Over Concerns That DNA Evidence Is Not Making It Back To Wrongful ConvictsDNA is supposed to be the key to cracking criminal cases and exonerating those who are wrongfully convicted. But what if those DNA hits never get to the right people?
Financial Adviser Charged With Swindling Man Wrongfully Convicted In 'Dixmoor 5' CaseOne of the five men wrongfully convicted of rape and murder in the infamous “Dixmoor 5” case got millions as part of a wrongful conviction settlement and hired a financial adviser to get his life back. That adviser is now charged with stealing a good chunk of it.
'I Want My Life Back'; Framed For 1993 Murder, Robert Bouto Sues City, Disgraced Former CPD Detective Reynaldo GuevaraRobert Bouto spent nearly 23 years in prison for murder after disgraced former Chicago Police Det. Reynaldo Guevara framed him for a fatal shooting in 1993, and now Bouto is hoping the man who put him behind bars ends up there himself.
Cook County OKs $24M Settlement With 3 Wrongly Convicted MenThe Cook County Board has approved a $24 million settlement for three of four men who were wrongfully convicted of a woman's 1994 rape and murder.
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.
Alleged Burge Victim Will Not Be Home For The HolidaysA convicted murderer who claims Chicago police tortured him won’t be home for the holidays after all.
Jury Awards $17 Million To Man Who Accused Detective Of Framing Him For MurderJacques Rivera accused notorious former Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara of framing him for the 1988 murder of 16-year-old Felix Valentin.
Man Seeking $42 Million From City For Wrongful ConvictionJurors will begin deliberations Thursday in a police misconduct case filed against the city by a man wrongfully convicted in a 1988 murder.
Man Allegedly Framed By Corrupt Cop Ronald Watts Being Released From JailAnthony McDaniels was arrested on gun charges in 2008 and began serving a sentence in Stateville Prison in Joliet that year. He is being released Monday.
Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit Against Northwestern SettledA settlement has been reached in a $40 million lawsuit against Northwestern University and a former journalism professor who was accused with conspiracy to frame a man for murder.
Man Returns To Job With White Sox After 23 Years Behind Bars For Crime He Didn't CommitA Chicago man who served 23 years for a rape and murder he didn’t commit returned to his old job on Monday, working on the grounds crew for the White Sox.
White Sox Offer Man Freed From Prison Old Job On Grounds CrewEven though the White Sox Home Opener is 43 days away, Nevest Coleman is ready to get back in the game.
Marquette Four Sue City, Police For Damages After Wrongful ConvictionThe men who are suing Chicago, the police and prosecutors for wrongful convictions said the police who coerced confessions from them did the same thing to others.
Judge Tosses Out Convictions In 1989 Murder Of Cop's WifeA Cook County judge has thrown out the convictions of two men who spent nearly 45 combined years in prison for the 1989 of a retired Chicago police sergeant’s wife, based on DNA evidence and allegations of police torture.
Aldermen Slam 'Englewood Four' $31M Wrongful Conviction SettlementThe vote was not unanimous.