Man Whose Case Helped End Death Penalty In Illinois Dies

CHICAGO — A former Illinois death row inmate whose exoneration became an incentive to end the death penalty in Illinois has died. Attorney Jim Montgomery says Anthony Porter died this week at age 66. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Porter died from “anoxic brain injury, probable opioid toxicity,” and ruled the death an […]

Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Grants Decatur Man Certificate Of Innocence

SPRINGFIELD — A majority of the Illinois Supreme Court decided Thursday that the state law governing certificates of innocence only requires exonerated individuals to prove their innocence for the criminal offense with which they were initially charged. The court’s decision means that an exonerated person who seeks a certificate of innocence does not have to prove their […]