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  • 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,......
  • Passing thought -- today truly marks the end of the Nicarico murder case

     
    In signing the bill that abolished the death penalty in Illinois today, Gov. Pat Quinn also commuted the death sentences of all 15 men currently on Death Row. Among their number, Brian Dugan, the man who pleaded guilty in 2009......
  • A toast to all who wrote the death-penalty abolition story

     
    To Rob Warden, who was there at the beginning… When Gov. Quinn put his signature on a bill today abolishing the death penalty in Illinois, he wrote the final line in a story that in a very real sense began......
  • Restrictions on sex offenders lack sense, common and otherwise

     
    I wish I could tell Walt Teichen not to worry, that common sense will surely prevail in the sad, scary story of his son. But I would be lying. His son is a sex offender, and when it comes to......
  • Marilyn Lemak speaks

     
    Stacy St. Clair reports on the first interview granted by Marilyn Lemak, 54, the Naperville woman who murdered her three children in March, 1999. Lemak, who is serving a life sentence at the Dwight Correctional Center, refused many requests for......
  • 60 days for cop who watched porn in squad car

    A retired Illinois State Police trooper who admitted viewing child pornography on a state-issued laptop computer while sitting in his squad car supposedly looking for speeding motorists was sentenced today to 60 days in the DuPage County Jail. Juan...
  • DuPage State's Attorney Berlin to seek full term

    Backed by top leaders of the Republican Party, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that he will seek a full four-year term in 2012. Berlin, of Clarendon Hills, was appointed state’s attorney last December to replace...
  • Prosecutors: Mom Killed Daughter, Wrote "Divine Mercy" in Blood

    Prosecutors: Mom Killed Daughter, Wrote "Divine Mercy" in Blood
    CHICAGO -- The mother of a slain 4-year-old Bloomingdale girl said she fatally slashed the girl's throat to keep her from being raped and sold as a sex slave over the Internet, according to prosecution statements at a Sunday bond hearing. Bond for 43-...
  • Report: Elgin-O'Hare bypass should be built as toll road

    Report: Elgin-O'Hare bypass should be built as toll road
    Building a superhighway around O’Hare International Airport’s western edge and extending the existing Elgin-O’Hare Expressway are needed to create jobs and stimulate the region’s economy, Gov. Pat Quinn and other top officials said...
  • DuPage won't seek death for accused murderer

    Less than a week after Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that bans the death penalty in Illinois, DuPage County prosecutors officially said they will not seek the execution of an Addison man going to trial in May for the murder of his mother and a prostitute....
  • Batavia: A windmill town comes full circle

    Batavia: A windmill town comes full circle
    It's a dreary, chilly evening, when most folks want to hunker down with a book or favorite TV show. But Batavia Mothers' Club members Jennifer Baerren, Jennifer Meiring and Pam Kent are meeting at the public library to plan the 11th annual Fox Trot 5K...