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IL Innocence Project wins release of Decatur man

A Decatur man walked free from the Macon County Courthouse on November 23, 2016, thanks to the efforts of the Illinois Innocence Project (IIP) at the University of Illinois Springfield. Newly discovered DNA evidence proves that Charles Palmer did not commit the 1998 murder of William Helmbacher.

Leadership lived

It’s the University of Illinois Springfield’s declaration to the world about who we are. It’s our reputation, a promise built on core strengths we can demonstrate. It’s also what makes us unique.

Leadership lived: Tyshianna Bankhead

Leadership lived: Austin Mehmet

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Derek Schnapp
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Blake Wood
Assistant Director of Public Relations