FreeBart A COMPELLING STORY ABOUT A WRONGFUL CONVICTION AND JUSTICE LEFT UNDONE

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We value your comments and suggestions.  If you have any information regarding the night of June 14 1998 or leading up to that fateful event please forward tips or sensitive information to any of the families and friends listed below.  This information will be directed to the appropriate legal or law enforcement entity that we are working with.

FOR LETTERS OF SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT WRITE TO:

Barton Monroe McNeil K-75924

PO Box 1000

Menard Correctional Facility

Menard IL 62259

FOR INFORMATION AND TIPS RELATIVE TO THE INNOCENCE OF BART MCNEIL CONTACT THE FOLLOWING LIST OF RELATIVES, FRIENDS OF BART, MEDIA, ILLINOIS INNOCENCE PROJECT,  AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR KEVIN MCCLAIN.
Grace Schlafer    graceschlafer@att.net
Jeanne Ross   Raydiant1s@yahoo.com
Chris Ross  Rosstls@sbcglobal.net
Kevin Mcclain,  Private  Investigator mcclainpi@gmail.com

P.O. Box 1434 · Centralia, IL 62801

Fax:
1-618-545-0375

1-877-532-1152

www.kevinwmcclain.com

Illinois Innocent Project

John Hanlon, Attorney

One University Plaza

Springfield IL 62703-5407

217-206-6600

www.uis.edu/innocenceproject/

HOW WE CAN USE YOUR SUPPORT

Your letters supporting Bart would be very much appreciated and given added weight to the urgency of this case.  The media in Illinois has also been very helpful in bringing this story to the attention of the public and to the law enforcement community.  We encourage you to spread the word through Letters, Phone Calls, Blog Posts, or through your social contacts such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, email list, and word of mouth.

Jason Chambers, McLean County State's Attorney

This is the jurisdiction in which Bart was convicted in, and also is the jurisdiction in which Misook now stands trial for the murder of Wenlan Linda Tyda.  Let Jason know that you believe Bart is an innocent man and that a travesty of justice befell Barton McNeil 14 years ago that needs correcting.  Both Barton and his cherished child Christina deserve better.

309-888-5400

stateattny@mcleancountyil.gov

JOURNALISTS.  The media, their zeal for "the truth" frequently plays a key role in bringing public attention to wrongful convictions.  And putting pressure upon the justice system to right wrongs as for our American society to be strong, there needs to be an adherence to our Pledge of Alliegance, namely "and Justice for All".  The simple act of reaching out to your local media to write about, or follow a story, can have far and wide reaching positive repercusions.  The following is radio, print and television media that service the Bloomington and larger Illinois markets.  

Jacob Long,  WMBD TV (Fox and CBS) Director of News

309-827-3791
309-635-0346
jlong@wmbd.com
WJBC Radio
Beth Whisman
236 Greenwood Avenue
Bloomington IL 61704
309-829-2345

beth@wjbc.com

Ryan Denham,  Managing Editor WJBC
WJBC, The Voice of Illinois

309-821-1000 x208

ryan@wjbc.com

 

Kevin Barlow, Pantograph reporter

301 W. Washington St. PO Box 2907
Bloomington IL 61702-2907
309-829-9000
800-747-7323
kbarlow@pantograph.com

and

Edith Bradey Lunny

Pantograph

Edith Brady-Lunny

eblunny@Pantograph.com

 

Steve Mills,  Tribune reporter

435 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312-222-3552
smmills@tribune.com

 

The Peoria Journal Star

1 News Plaza
Peoria IL 61643
Switchboard: 309-686-3000

 

Brain Stanley, Herald- SunTime News

Southtown Star

bstanley@stmedianetwork.com
Ken Mauser,  Publisher
Journal Star, Peoria
www.pjstar.com/news
Write a letter to the editor by email:
forum@pjstar.com
fax: 687-8572

Brian Moline, Radio Host WDWS-AM News

News-Gazette.Com
217-351-5300

 

Michelle Gallardo

WLS-TV

190 North State Street

Chicago, Illinois 60601

Phone:312-750-7777

 

Courier News
phareth@stmedianetwork.com

WCCU TV (FOX)

Sprigfield, Decatur, Champaign

217-523-8855

217-403-9929

http://www.foxillinois.com/about/contact-us

Submit comments/press release at website

 

WAND TV

Tai Takahashi

News Director

Decatur IL

217-424-2500

 

WAND-TV

903 South Side Drive

Decatur IL  62521

217.424.2500
Fax: 217-424-2583

 

WEEK TV (NBC)

207 Springfield Road

East Peoria IL 61611

www.tvweek.com

www.centralillinoisnewscenter.com

309-698-3737

309-698-2525

 

WHOI TV (ABC)

207 Springfield Road

East Peoria IL 61611

www.mondotimes.com

 

THIS TV Illinois / WBUI-DT2
3003 Old Rochester Road
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Main phone # (217) 523-8855
Fax # (217) 523-4410

 

FOX 27 Illinois / WCCU TV
Me-TV Illinois / WCCU-DT2
1704 S. Neil Street Unit D
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Main phone # (217) 403-9927
Fax # (217) 403-1007

 

FOX 55 Illinois / WRSP TV
Me-TV Illinois / WRSP-DT2
THIS TV Illinois / WBUI-DT2
3003 Old Rochester Road
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Main phone # (217) 523-8855
Fax # (217) 523-4410

 

FOX 27 Illinois / WCCU TV
Me-TV Illinois / WCCU-DT2
1704 S. Neil Street Unit D
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Main phone # (217) 403-9927
Fax # (217) 403-1007

 

CW23 / WBUI TV
101 S. Main Street
Decatur, Illinois 62523
Main phone # (217) 428-2323
Fax # (217) 423-4022

 

WCIA Channel 3  (CBS)
509 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 356-8333


WILL TV
St. Louis  (FOX?)
University of Illinois
Urbana/ Campbell Hall for
Public Telecommunications
300 North Goodwin
Urbana, IL  61801
217.333.7300