News, Press, and Events

The following links provide news related to the past and current cases undertaken by the Illinois Innocence Project (IIP). Stories range from information on client or exoneree updates to summations of hearings or trials. You can also view videos and stories of IIP’s annual event.

IIP News


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chas-wpNovember 24,2016 

Man freed after wrongful murder conviction




1May 13, 2016

Naperville man gets hearing to dispute conviction in 1995 fatal arson





 Righting wrongs Illinois Innocence Project marks 15 years




 January 29, 2016

Illinois Innocence Project secures release in 1997 Urbana murder case




9th Annual Defenders of the Innocent Event

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KIRK B 2016
[Kirk Bloodsworth’s Story]

On April 30 the Illinois Innocence Project celebrated 15 years of working for the wrongfully convicted. Enjoying the evening were students, staff, volunteers, and supporters both present and past. Guest speaker was Kirk Bloodsworth sharing his amazing story as the first person freed from death row through DNA evidence. Kirk concluded the evening sharing the stage with the introduction of nearly twenty exonerees in attendance from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Meet them here.

View this amazing program courtesy of our local supporter.

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