Lawyers for a man who went to prison for a crime he didn't commit say they'll take their conspiracy case to the Illinois Supreme Court. A state appellate court yesterday ruled against Allan Beaman. He's trying to convince a judge that police investigators in Normal ignored evidence that could have
cleared him in the 1997 murder of a former girlfriend. This weeks' ruling is just the latest defeat in that effort. The Illinois Supreme Court freed Beaman because of "tenuous" evidence in the case against him, and former Governor Pat Quinn even gave Beaman a certificate of innocence.