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Park Forest Man Seeks Justice for Nearly Three Decades of Wrongful Imprisonment
Feb. 11, 2016
Christopher Abernathy spent almost three decades in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit. His sentence was vacated last year thanks to DNA evidence, now he’s suing the people who helped put him in prison.
Republican Running for State’s Attorney: Winning ‘Very Doable’
Feb. 5, 2016
While the Democrats beat each other up in the fight to be Cook County’s top prosecutor, their Republican counterpart will be waiting rested and unbruised in the general election.
Clean Up, Questions and Coping After a Police Shooting
Dec. 29, 2015
Days after the fatal police shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones, families seek more information and deal with bloody reminders.
Budget Battle Leaves Some Illinois Kids without a Last Chance
Dec. 22, 2015
The state of Illinois hasn’t had a budget for six months. For many, it’s a political debate and not much more. But for some kids, the budget impasse has meant going to prison instead of going home.
Cook County's Antiquated Justice System Finds a Fix
Dec. 16, 2015
The Cook County Board approved a $2.3 million contract to create software providing public safety agencies an updated way to share information.
Analyzing Politics and Aftermath of the Laquan McDonald Video
Nov. 27, 2015
Two Chicago experts weigh in on the lead up to the video release, and what to expect from the officer’s trial.
Wait time for kids stuck in jail slashed in half
Nov. 10, 2015
Illinois kids are waiting in jail an average of 30 days for the state to get them out, down from 70 days earlier this year.
Gun 'could never have been fired’
Jun. 19, 2015
A newly-released IPRA report directly contradicts police officers’ account of fatal 2011 shooting. The city has agreed to pay $2 million, which will go to victim’s 3-year-old son.
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