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Dan Hinkel
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Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lives in Chicago, IL
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My story today. Northwestern Law says, essentially, "Whoops, we let a felon convicted of bogus lawyering into a law school program," and then they kick him out. Then he sues them. Involves Texas, nudity, a man in a bathrobe trying to exercise police powers he doesn't have and Pizza Hut.
A few months before graduation day for a program geared toward international lawyers, Northwestern University School of Law made a discovery that a prestigious institution of legal education might...
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My story. Bar association says prosecutor deserves award; men who spent a total of 40 years in prison for crimes DNA indicates they didn't commit disagree. 
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A furor erupted after I reported a cop who asked a 12-year-old girl for "sexy pictures" of herself had been suspended for 30 days, not fired. As residents lashed the city, officials promised to see what more they could do. They say now the answer is "nothing."
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My story today. Suspected bank robber shot dead by cops now believed to be man behind mysterious Evanston tobacco shop killings. 
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Update on my story: Residents crowded the Woodstock City Council meeting and pelted city officials with criticism over the handling of a cop who texted a 12-year-old girl asking for "sexy pictures!" City council voiced disgust over the allegations, though it remained unclear after a late night closed-door session whether there will be any further action.
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Woodstock was deluged with calls and emails after Anonymous seized on my story about the cop who texted a 12-year-old girl to ask for "sexy pictures."
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My story today. Rockie Douglas might have been in prison instead of causing a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy if his probation officers had known he kept getting arrested while he was on probation. They didn't.
If Rockie Douglas ' probation agents in Wisconsin had known he'd been charged with multiple crimes in Illinois, he might have been in prison Dec. 21. Instead, authorities allege, he fled police in a stolen car that barreled into an SUV in Chicago, killing an 11-year-old boy.
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My story in Sunday's paper. How a small town's officials put themselves in a position to not be able to more seriously punish a cop who misused an official database and sent a sexual text message to a child.
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My story today with Steve Mills. Waukegan police found and then destroyed a potential murder weapon whose discovery would have contradicted the original suspect's confession. That man, Juan Rivera, sat in prison for 18 more years before appeals judges, citing DNA evidence indicating his innocence, set him free. He confessed after a grueling four-day interrogation during which he had a psychotic episode.
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Story I'm on right now. Evanston cops say bank robber killed by cops had murdered two men in smoke shop this summer. 
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My story today on a year of change and some controversy at the Lake County prosecutor's office, an agency that has been dogged by scandal.
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My story on a Woodstock police sergeant who texted a 12-year-old girl to ask for "sexy pictures" and misused a taxpayer-funded database, which is a felony in Illinois. He was suspended 30 days and not charged, 
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    journalism and mass communications; political science, 2000 - 2004
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  • Chicago Tribune
    reporter, 2010 - present
  • The Times of Northwest Indiana
    reporter, 2006 - 2010
  • The Janesville Gazette
    reporter, 2004 - 2006
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