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  • Man flees cops after treatment at Chicago Hts. hospital

    Man flees cops after treatment at Chicago Hts. hospital
    Cook County sheriff's police are searching for a Ford Heights man who escaped from police custody as he was being led from a South Suburban hospital early this morning, officials said. The man, who is 32, was arrested after Cook County Sheriff's police...
  • $40M wrongful conviction settlement: 'The money is almost beside the point'

    $40M wrongful conviction settlement: 'The money is almost beside the point'
    Attorneys today hailed a landmark wrongful conviction settlement awarded to five men who were wrongfully imprisoned for the rape and murder of a teenage girl but called for a deeper look at authorities’ use of false confessions in Cook County. In...
  • $40M for five wrongly convicted of Dixmoor rape, murder

    $40M for five wrongly convicted of Dixmoor rape, murder
    In what appears to be the largest wrongful conviction settlement in state history, the Illinois State Police has agreed to pay $40 million to five men who were wrongly imprisoned for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor, a spokesman for...
  • Lawyer in $40 million Dixmoor 5 case: False confessions 'An epidemic'

    Lawyer in $40 million Dixmoor 5 case: False confessions 'An epidemic'
    As attorneys on Wednesday hailed a record settlement for the so-called Dixmoor Five, one of the wrongfully convicted men was checking out a brick house on a spacious lot in one of Chicago’s southernmost suburbs. Robert Taylor liked the big garage,...
  • 2 Charged with stealing $20K intended for Ford Heights Church

    2 Charged with stealing $20K intended for Ford Heights Church
    Two men had been ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail after they were charged with taking a $20,300 loan intended for a Ford Heights church and spending it, police said. Allis Franklin, 66, and Horace Brownfield, 63, appeared seperately in Cook County...
  • Man shot to death in Ford Heights

    Man shot to death in Ford Heights
    A 24-year-old man was shot to death in Ford Heights early Wednesday morning. Chris Walker, 24, was pronounced dead at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights about 3:15 a.m. He lived in the 1100 block of Cottage Grove in the same suburb. Police found...
  • Boy, 16, charged in teen's slaying in Ford Heights

    Boy, 16, charged in teen's slaying in Ford Heights
    A 16-year-old boy has been charged with killing a 17-year-old in Ford Heights following a dispute Wednesday, authorities said. Paris Walker, of the south suburb, was ordered held without bail in a hearing today before Cook County Judge Darron Bowdown in...
  • Authorities: Trucker found dead after Ford Heights crash

    Authorities: Trucker found dead after Ford Heights crash
    A 58-year-old trucker from Park Forest was found dead early this morning in Ford Heights after his vehicle left the road and crashed through a fence, authorities said. The victim, identified at the Cook County medical examiner’s office as John...
  • Sheriff: Ford Heights fire dispatcher pawned department property

    Sheriff: Ford Heights fire dispatcher pawned department property
    A Ford Heights fire dispatcher has been charged with buying a piece of department equipment knowing it was stolen, then pawning the item, the Cook County sheriff's office announced today. A $20,000 personal recognizance bond was set today for Varndell...
  • Ford Heights mayor's taxpayer-funded nonprofit under investigation

    Ford Heights mayor's taxpayer-funded nonprofit under investigation
    A south suburban mayor's taxpayer-funded nonprofit has been suspended from state and county grant programs over questions about its finances and accounting, the Tribune has learned. In addition, the Illinois attorney general's office has started an...
  • The death penalty in Illinois, a partial chronology of modern events

     
    Eight years ago, Rob Warden, then as now the director of the Center on Wrongful Conviction at the Northwestern University School of Law, published the following timeline in the Tribune. The time to update it will be if and when,......