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  • Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science

     Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science
    Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks. Virtually a one-man operation with a...
  • DNA: An Evolving Forensic Tool

    DNA: An Evolving Forensic Tool
    DNA testing has become routine in criminal investigations, and it also has been used to demonstrate that people convicted of crimes are innocent. But its history as a forensic tool is fairly recent. DNA testing has become routine in criminal...
  • Cops testify about false confession at Waukegan murder trial

    Cops testify about false confession at Waukegan murder trial
    The fate of Hezekiah Whitfield, on trial for the murder of a Waukegan store owner in 1994, hinges largely on whether jurors believe DNA evidence and witness testimony put him at the scene of the crime. The jury is now deliberating the case after four...
  • Man guilty of all charges in '94 Waukegan murder

    Man guilty of all charges in '94 Waukegan murder
    Hezekiah Whitfield was found guilty on all charges in connection with the murder of a Waukegan store owner in 1994. Jurors convicted Whitfield in the killing of 71-year-old Fred Reckling, a murder that was previously pinned on another man, James...
  • OPRF student earns spot in international science competition

    OPRF student earns spot in international science competition
    Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Grace Niewijk has developed a new medical use for the slime of the Pacific hagfish, and is pitting her research against 14 other American students and one Canadian in an international science competition. The...
  • North County students net national science prize

    North County students net national science prize
    North County High School students Jack Andraka and Chloe Diggs recently captured the gold medal and $50,000 in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, which encourages student teams to identify an environmental issue that has global impact and...
  • Teams compete in hackathon

    Teams compete in hackathon
    A hundred people, or 25 teams, spent several hours brainstorming, programming, designing and launching mobile applications over the weekend at a three-day hackathon in Burbank called Game+Hack 2014. Co-hosted by the YMCA, the city of Burbank and...
  • Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'

    Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'
    For possibly billions of years, the DNA blueprints for life on Earth have been written with just four genetic "letters" -- A, T, G and C. On Wednesday, scientists announced that that they added two more. In a paper published in the journal Nature, bio-...
  • Poop patrol: Every dog has its DNA

    Poop patrol: Every dog has its DNA
    As winter turned to spring at the Wau-Lin-Cree Apartments, the dog piles revealed themselves, lumps of unscooped doo just waiting to greet the sole of a sneaker. Enough tenants complained to spur property manager Karen Peevy to action. A dog's DNA...
  • Officials re-opening botched 'Dixmoor 5' case

    Officials re-opening botched 'Dixmoor 5' case
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Wednesday that he was reopening the investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor, a controversial case that sent five teens to prison before they were cleared by DNA evidence. The...
  • How cops broke 2009 case of 12-year-old girl's slaying

    How cops broke 2009 case of 12-year-old girl's slaying
    Chicago police had always suspected that the man who raped and killed 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner was part of the fabric of a small section of Englewood where she lived with her mother and four siblings. But, with almost no leads, the 2009 case went...