Daily Archives: July 30, 2019

Tom Cullerton applauds ISP’s efforts to eliminate forensic backlog

State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) praised the Illinois State Police crime lab’s efforts to reduce the massive backlog of cases awaiting DNA analysis. This month, ISP posted 26 job postings for forensic scientists to get to work on the massive backlog of cases. Filling these positions will allow the agency to address the backlog.

Israelis develop luminescent forensic blood detection test

New chip device enables the detection of much smaller blood samples at a crime or accident scene.

Illinois becomes 8th state to lift sex-crime prosecution time limit

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation Friday that makes Illinois the eighth state to remove time restrictions on prosecuting crimes of sexual violence.
The Democrat signed into law a measure that lifts a 10-year statute of limitations on pressing charges in felony cases of sexual assault and sexual abuse.

Italian princess ‘inherits £400m artworks’ after proving who her grandfather was

Dialta Alliata Lensi Orlandi has won a 25 year battle after DNA tests revealed she is the granddaughter of art baron Arthur Acton