This article traces the origin of the peculiar Illinois "Innocent Construction Rule" in defamation law. The author concludes that the Illinois "Innocent Construction Rule" was unfortunately resurrected in John v. Tribune. He calls upon the Illinois Supreme Court to reconsider the John case.
Polelle, Michael J.
"The Guilt of the "Innocent Construction Rule" in Illinois Defamation Law,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 1:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://huskiecommons.lib.niu.edu/niulr/vol1/iss2/7
Northern Illinois University Law Review