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Fred Zwicky / Peoria Journal Star

Attorneys representing Cleve Heidelberg are pushing back against a request by the Illinois Attorney General’s office to end a review of his case.

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Cleve Heidelberg could just be days away from stepping outside Peoria County Jail, for the first time since 1970.

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

An appellate court judge will have to decide whether Cleve Heidelberg can be released on bond. That was the final ruling of Peoria County Judge Al Purham Fri., siding with arguments made by the State Appellate Prosecutor’s Office.

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Twenty minutes was all it took for a Peoria County Judge to vacate a man’s 47-year-old murder conviction.

Exonerated Ex-Inmate Speaks Up for Heidelberg

Apr 19, 2017
Seth Perlman / AP Photo

A former inmate who was wrongfully convicted of murder says he believes his friend, Cleve Heidelberg, is innocent.

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

A 74-year-old Peoria man returns to prison in Galesburg this evening, but he could be freed later this spring if a judge believes new evidence proves his innocence.