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[11 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Rick Kogan talks with author and former Chicago Tribune investigative reporter William Crawford about his book Justice Perverted

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[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist William B. Crawford’s new book has been released.

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[31 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

From the May 5, 2011 Chicago Reader
William Crawford, a retired Tribune investigative reporter. Crawford tells me he heard about the case, asked Sotos if he could look through the files, and wound up spending three months compiling a hundred-page narrative he calls “Chimera.” He’s e-mailed it to everyone in Chicago he thinks might possibly care—particularly journalists and Medill faculty. “Our purpose here,” Crawford begins, is “to set the record straight [and] get that record in front of those men and women, in private and public office, who are in a …

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[19 Jan 2018 | One Comment | ]

Mike Houlihan, the long time chronicler of all-things Chicago, Irish and Political (and the mix of all the above) has written “Nothin’s on the Square” a short account of the last mayoral election in Chicago, pitting Jesus “Chuy” Garcia against Rahm Emanuel in a contest between two very different (while both being left wing) Democrats for control of Chicago’s executive office.

Mike as “Houli” is one of those Chicago guys who can get away with referring to himself in the third person, while keeping a sane outlook to the reality of …

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[30 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Re-writing a key chapter in Illinois’ death penalty history, Cook County prosecutors Thursday threw out the murder and manslaughter convictions of Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession unraveled one of the state’s most pivotal wrongful convictions, sparking reform and ultimately the end of capital punishment in Illinois.

At a brief hearing, Presiding Judge Paul Biebel granted prosecutors’ request to dismiss Simon’s convictions and ordered him released from prison. A few hours later, the 64-year-old Simon walked out of the Jacksonville Correctional Center in central Illinois into a cold, steady rain.
“I’m not angry …

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[5 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

From the Chicago Reader

There’s more to this story…….from Bill Crawford