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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Callahan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Terre Haute, Indiana

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Illinois Connection

Michael now lives in Champaign, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from Indiana University, Michael joined the Illinois State Police, and spent the next 25 years in investigations. Callahan was promoted to sergeant, master sergeant and eventually lieutenant, before he retired in 2005. In 2006, he received The Edmund Burke Award from the National Lawyers Association, which was inscribed, “A good man who did something to prevent the triumph of evil.”

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Too politically sensitive /
ISBN: 0615281036. OCLC Number: 367588307

Land of Lincoln Press,. .

Former Illinois State Police Investigations Commander Michale Callahan recounts his review of the wrongful convictions of Randy Steidl and Herb Whitlock for the 1986 murder of newlyweds Dyke and Karen Rhoads in Paris, Illinois, and ongoing attempts on the part of officials to impede Callahan's investigation.