After 18 Exonerations, John Hanlon To Retire From Illinois Innocence Project

SPRINGFIELD — When John Hanlon started his career as a lawyer in 1983, he knew of only one case where an innocent person had been cleared of a crime: Sam Shepphard, the Ohio physician exonerated in 1966 of killing his wife. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s402/audio/2021/06/innocenceproj-si-61621.mp3 Listen to this story here. “When we got a case to work, it […]

News Around Illinois – June 25, 2020

Illinois Man Freed After 2008 Murder Conviction Gets Vacated SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man is free after getting his 2008 murder conviction vacated following new evidence that revealed he was not responsible for the death of his infant son, partly because of efforts from a group in the state that’s cleared more than […]