Governor Rauner takes clemency action
SPRINGFIELD - Governor Bruce Rauner today granted seven and denied 163 clemency petitions. Nearly 1,500 petitions remain from the previous administrations.
The 170 clemency petitions Governor Rauner acted upon today are part of dockets dating back to April 2009. Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police's Law Enforcement Agencies Data System.
A granted clemency request for a pardon with expungement allows the petitioner to seek expungement of their conviction through the court system.
These are the fourth set of petitions the governor has reviewed since taking office. The Governor's Office has developed a process to review clemency petitions on a regular basis.
For additional information on the granted clemency cases, please contact Ken Tupy at the Prisoner Review Board at (217) 782-1610 or Ken.Tupy@illinois.gov.