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COD Celebrates Constitution Day

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Tuesday marks 222-years since the day the founding fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. Congress designated September 17th ‘Constitution Day’ in 2004. College of DuPage will celebrate the anniversary with a number of events this coming Thursday. Tauya Forst is a Constitutional Law professor at COD and she’s one of the organizers for this year’s celebration

Eric Blackmon (center) with his lawyers from the Northwestern University Center on Wrongful Convictions. (photo courtesy of COD Newsroom)

Eric Blackmon (center) with his lawyers from the Northwestern University Center on Wrongful Convictions. (photo courtesy of COD Newsroom)

Remembering The Biggest Case of His Career

For more than 25 years, the Jeanine Nicarico kidnapping, rape, and murder dominated the criminal justice system in DuPage County, and to an extent Illinois. Now, 36 years after the forever 10-year old girl was taken from her Naperville home, one of the defense attorneys in the case is releasing a book about it. First Light host Brian O’Keefe visited Gary Johnson’s law office to talk about ‘Luck Is A Talent’

Aurora based attorney Gary Johnson remembers his role in the Jeanine Nicarico trial in his upcoming book ‘Luck Is A Talent’

Aurora based attorney Gary Johnson remembers his role in the Jeanine Nicarico trial in his upcoming book ‘Luck Is A Talent’