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Now Cleared, Logan Waits For Daley Apology

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 5, 2008 5:00PM

After waiting for 26 years to earn his freedom, Alton Logan has learned some patience. Which is good, because we're pretty sure he'll be waiting for a while to get the official apology from Mayor Daley he's looking for. Daley was the State Prosecutor at the time Logan was convicted. Said Logan:

There's only one person whose mouth I want to hear that [apology] come out of, but I know he'll never say it... your mayor...He [Daley] was the man that signed the death certificate. That's the only apology I want. But I know I'll never get it.
Well, at least he's realistic. For his part, Mayor Daley claims to not even remember the Logan case, claiming, "I have no idea [whether an apology is warranted]. You know how many cases we had in the state's attorney's office?" Logan also plans to pursue an official pardon from Gov. Blagojevich which would qualify him for $200,000 in compensation.

On Thursday morning, charges against Logan, who had been in prison for 26 years for a crime another man admitted to, were formally dropped and Judge James Schreier dismissed the case, saying, “Your long personal nightmare is over. Hopefully you’ll live a long life as a free man, maybe even see your White Sox in another World Series." Amen.