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Change of SubjectInnocence Project co-director Peter Neufeld has emailed me his response to the open letter Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez sent to complain about a report on last Sunday's broadcast about false confessions in Chicago: What I am most concerned.....
Tribune reporterFive men who were cleared by DNA evidence after spending years in prison for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Dixmoor girl filed lawsuits today in federal court accusing the police of coercing a confession from a teen with a low I.Q. and manufacturing...
Tags: Trials, Murder, Justice System, Juvenile Delinquency, Prisons
WGN NewsCharges were filed Friday in the death of a teen that was found beaten to death at a motel in south suburban Dolton. Larry D. Woods of Dixmoor Illinois, was formally charged with first degree murder in the death of his daughter, Gloria Wood, according to...
Tribune reporterA proposal to create an inspector general for the suburbs drew skeptical reactions Monday, as officeholders and taxpayer watchdogs questioned how the position would work and whether it’s necessary. But the idea got a warm reception from Gov. Pat...
CHESTER, Ill. — After serving nearly two decades in prison for a murder they did not commit, brothers James Harden and Jonathan Barr shared their final hours behind bars together Friday. A day after a Cook County judge vacated the convictions of...
Tags: Veal, Lawyers, Trials, Defendants, Prisons
Tribune reporterBrothers James Harden and Jonathan Barr were down to the final interminable hours after spending nearly two decades behind bars for a crime they did not commit. A day after Cook County judge vacated the convictions of the pair and co-defendant Robert...
Tags: Road Transportation, Judges, Lawyers, Transportation, Punishment
A 73-year-old Dixmoor woman who died Sunday is the 12th death in Cook County to be attributed to the recent heat wave, officials said today. Helene V. Sanborn, of the 14000 block of South Western Avenue, died of heart disease. But the Cook County medical...
Tags: Human Interest, Harvey
Tribune reporterA south suburban school district accused of misspending or not being able to account for $2.2 million in state and federal grant money while the district floundered financially has agreed to repay about half of the money. West Harvey-Dixmoor School...
Tags: Lawyers, Family, Schools, Justice System, Harvey
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Jeffrey A. Reed, 23, of Chesterfield, Va.; sergeant, Army. Reed died Monday in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was...
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Mar 8, 2009 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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