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11-year cancer patient seeks clemency from prison sentence for marijuana possession

11-year cancer patient seeks clemency from prison sentence for marijuana possession ‘His release as soon as possible would serve the interests of justice’ By BRENDA SCHORYEmailFollow July 27, 2019 Caption Gov. JB Pritzker is expected to consider an 11-year cancer patient’s petition to receive a pardon or have his four-year prison sentence commuted. On May […]

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July 29, 2019

Aurora attorney’s true-crime memoir reviews his work on Nicarico case

Aurora attorney’s true-crime memoir reviews his work on Nicarico case and its aftermath Harry Hitzeman Gary Johnson It was Nov. 12, 1986, and attorney Gary Johnson was locked up in the DuPage County jail, shackles around his ankles. Johnson and his co-counsel had been held in contempt of court for pushing a judge too hard […]

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February 18, 2019

Judge rules Hoyle’s confession admissible at future murder trial

Woman accused in toddler’s death wanted statements ruled inadmissible By KATIE FINLONEmailFollow Jan. 18, 2019 Caption SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge ruled Friday afternoon that interviews with police can be used as evidence at the trial of a woman accused of slamming a baby to the floor resulting in fatal injuries. Alexandra B. Hoyle, […]

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January 21, 2019