Governor Takes Clemency Action


SPRINGFIELD----Governor Bruce Rauner took action on clemency petitions Friday. Rauner granted eight clemency petitions, and denied 152 others.

About 650 petitions remain from previous administrations. The 160 petitions the governor acted on Friday are part of dockets that date back to April 2012. A granted clemency request for a pardon with expungement allows the petitioner to seek expungement of their conviction through the court system.

Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police's Law Enforcement Agencies Data System.

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