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  • DNA threatens strength of Lake County conviction

    DNA threatens strength of Lake County conviction
    Drops of blood found at the murder scene didn't match the suspect or victim in the beating death of a respected 71-year-old Waukegan appliance store owner, but the jury was told that didn't clear the alleged killer, James Edwards.
  • 2 tied to false confessions now instruct cops on investigating

    2 tied to false confessions now instruct cops on investigating
    Hoping to prevent bungled police probes and prosecutions like those that have plagued Illinois' legal system, state lawmakers mandated the creation of a class to certify officers as "lead homicide investigators." But one of the teams being paid tax...

    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove

    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove
    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" By Jack Rakove Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 496 pp., $30 Reviewed By Kirk Davis Swinehart for the Chicago Tribune Since the end of the American Revolution, in 1783, historians of varying...

    NLCS: Cardinals edge Brewers 4-3

    NLCS: Cardinals edge Brewers 4-3
    ST. LOUIS -- The two surviving members of the National League are about as evenly matched as possible. Even before they battled steady rain during the third game of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday night, the Cardinals and Brewers had split...

    88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?