Bernina Mata’s attorneys say prosecutors used homophobic rhetoric to secure a death sentence in 1999. Now they’re asking the governor to set her free.
Even if you buy into the idea that musicians should stay out of politics, how do you overlook the politics baked into everything around you? Take the COVID-19 pandemic: What’s more destructive, the virus or the leaders who don’t even try to get it under control? Preyer, the new album from D.C. six-piece Ilsa, was […]
Governor Rauner plays games with the death penalty and mental health in the hopes of winning November’s election.
Also, the history behind the name of Kim and Kanye’s new daughter, Chicago West.
Journalist and author Robert K. Elder stopped by “The Interview Show,” hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout, to discuss his new book, “Last Words of the Executed.”
From the death penalty to Wrigley rooftops, the Rickettses are active on many fronts
Pat Quinn campaigns for reelection with the help of a little star power.
As the Anthony Porter murder case gets a second look, here’s some background reading
With a pardon at stake, two wrongful convictions in a double murder case get the reverse spin.
Was Anthony Porter guilty all along? Anita Alvarez says she’ll look into it.
The execution of Troy Davis presents a strong case against the death penalty—but what about arguments that are harder to make?
When David Protess—the hotshot professor who helmed the Innocence Project—got in trouble at Northwestern University, James Sotos saw an opportunity. Sotos is an attorney with a client and a message, and he believes that the more compromised Protess’s reputation, the better his chances of getting that message across. If you recognize the name—Sotos was the […]
When prosecutors say defendants should die, mitigators look for reasons why they shouldn’t.
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George Ryan’s monument, like it or not, is the coming end to the death penalty in Illinois