Because most businesses do background checks, even the slightest criminal record can make a difference in one’s job prospects. Most requests come from people out of prison looking to have their records expunged so they can get a job, but many involve people with a minor conviction in their distant past that continues to haunt their employment efforts.Today, there are more than 1,800 requests pending from the Blagojevich years. See story here.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The State Journal-Register finds it "encouraging" that Gov. Pat Quinn is "not taking the same approach" to clemency as his predecessor, Rod Blagojevich. Why should Quinn continue to move "quickly" on clemency applications?