20 Jun 2011

DNA evidence questioned in ’94 Waukegan killing

Prisoner has spent 15 years behind bars for Waukegan businessman’s death A new DNA test of blood evidence from the 1994 murder of a prominent Waukegan businessman has been found to match someone other than the man who has served 15 years in prison for…

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04 May 2011

DNA leads to arrest in year-old bike theft

Almost a year after a garage burglary, DNA evidence led River Forest police to a Berwyn man who is being arrested and charged with smashing a window and stealing a bicycle, police said today.

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04 May 2011

DNA leads to arrest in year-old bike theft

Almost a year after a garage burglary, DNA evidence led River Forest police to a Berwyn man who is being arrested and charged with smashing a window and stealing a bicycle, police said today.

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05 Apr 2011

Investigators close ‘honeybee shooter’ case

Investigators officially closed the books today on shootings last year in rural Illinois and Indiana after DNA evidence helped show a man killed in a suburban Chicago robbery attempt months later was the shooter.

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20 Mar 2011

DNA link leads to sex-assault arrest

Using DNA evidence found on a sexual assault victim, authorities said they were able to identify the man suspected of attacking the woman over the summer.

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20 Mar 2011

DNA evidence leads to sex-assault arrest

Using DNA evidence found on a sexual assault victim, authorities said they were able to identify the man suspected of attacking the woman over the summer.

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14 Mar 2011

Lake Co. prosecutors added to Hobbs’ federal suit

Law enforcement officials conspired to ‘frame an innocent man,’ attorney says Lake County prosecutors and police conspired to “frame an innocent man” before DNA evidence pointed to another suspect in the vicious 2005 slayings of two young girls in Zio…

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01 Mar 2011

Lake Co. may not seek new trial in ’86 rape case

Lake County prosecutors acknowledged today that they might not be able to retry Bennie Starks, a man who spent nearly 20 years in prison for a 1986 rape but was released when DNA evidence called his guilt into question.

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