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  • New law to help inmates prove innocence with DNA tests

    New law to help inmates prove innocence with DNA tests
    Those who plead guilty typically do their time quietly. Phillip McDowell has spent two decades in prison insisting he was innocent. McDowell pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an acquaintance in 1989 after he says courtroom deputies beat him and he...
  • What Doctors Know: Adequate sleep is critical to your health

    Source: National Institutes of Health whatdoctorsknow.com We have so many demands on our time--jobs, family, errands--not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep has profound effects on both our...
  • Interrogation taping a positive reform for police

     Interrogation taping a positive reform for police
    Even for Cook County, which has seen nearly 100 wrongful convictions exposed in the last quarter-century, Tuesday was momentous. The convictions of two men for a 1992 double murder were thrown out the same day a record $40 million settlement was made...
  • Traveling abroad casts doubt on American exceptionalism

    Having lived abroad for much of my adult life, it feels a little odd cheering the U.S. in the World Cup. Rooting for the U.S. to beat up Ghana seems almost sadistic. I cheer with equal fervor for the few athletes Jordan, Egypt and Qatar send to global...
  • Wrongful Convictions Require State Vigilance

    Wrongful Convictions Require State Vigilance
    In recent years, as they have become increasingly aware of the frequency and various causes of wrongful convictions, prosecutors in a number of large cities and counties across the country created conviction integrity units. These units re-examine the...
  • Stevie Wonder, Cloris Leachman honorary graduates at NU today

    Stevie Wonder, Cloris Leachman honorary graduates at NU today
    Musician Stevie Wonder and actress Cloris Leachman were among those who received honorary degrees from Northwestern University this morning. Joining them was Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, who also gave the keynote address this...
  • Wilmette voters might see two referendum questions on ballot

    Wilmette voters might see two referendum questions on ballot
    When Wilmette voters cast ballots in the November election, they may be weighing in on providing money to two revered local institutions — New Trier High School and the village's lakefront. Officials of the Wilmette Park District recently said...
  • Filings due Thursday in Northwestern football union dispute

    Filings due Thursday in Northwestern football union dispute
    Northwestern University and the union seeking to represent its football players are set on Thursday to file additional documents backing their positions -- one against, one in favor -- of a ruling that expanded the definition of "employees" to the...
  • Jerilyn Logemann 1942-2014

    Jerilyn Logemann 1942-2014
    Jerilyn "Jeri" Logemann, a professor in Northwestern University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who also taught in NU's Feinberg School of Medicine, was recognized internationally for her work on swallowing disorders known as...
  • What Shia LaBeouf means when he says 'Do you know who I am?'

    What Shia LaBeouf means when he says 'Do you know who I am?'
    "Do you know who I am?" It is possibly the most obnoxious thing a celebrity can say. And therefore the funniest. But I would argue it is also the most revealing. A bald-faced expression of desperation and despair. What's really going on when a celebrity...
  • Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned

    Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned
    A group of six Republican lawmakers asked a federal labor board to reverse a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” to include Northwestern University football players on scholarship, a decision that opened the door for...