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Oct 04, 2021
The flags on the University of Illinois Springfield quad tell the story: almost three thousand of them, each representing a wrongful conviction. They’re black…
May 16, 2011
The Downstate Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield honored four individuals with Defender of the Innocent…
May 24, 2010
The Third Annual Defenders of the Innocent Award Reception was held on May 24, 2010 at the Illinois Executive Mansion. The event was underwritten by a…
Jun 18, 2021
The Illinois Innocence Project (IIP) at the University of Illinois Springfield is pleased to announce its client Jennifer McMullan has been released after…
Jun 17, 2021
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…
Feb 19, 2021
The Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield is pleased to announce that its client Norman Propst, who…
Feb 21, 2018
A DuPage County judge found William (Bill) Amor not guilty of arson murder today. Amor, a client of the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of…