Illinois Governor Grants Relief To 147
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn granted 147 pardons, authorized 2 persons who had already received pardons to seek expungement of their convictions, and denied 258 petitions. Quinn denied 260 requests for relief.
Since taking office in January of 2009, Governor Quinn has acted on 769 clemency petitions. Governor Quinn has granted 321 pardons, authorized 8 persons who had already received pardons to seek expungement of their convictions, and denied 440 petitions
According to the Illinois Government News Network, “Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Policeās Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS).”