CHICAGO (Nov. 22, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today granted five and denied 97 clemency petitions.
This is the twenty-first set of petitions the governor has reviewed since taking office. 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.