Friday, April 22, 2011

Illinois: 85 pardons!

WLS and ABC News 7 report that Gov. Quinn has granted 85 pardons (most to residents of Cook County who filed clemency applications from 2003 to 2009) in his admirable effort to eliminate a backlog of "more than 2,500 cases" that built up during administration of Rod Blagojevich.

This is also something of a repeat of what happened around this time last year, when Governor Quinn granted 147 pardons on "Good Friday" (see article here). This year, the Governor also denied 189 requests. To date, Quinn has granted 466 pardons and 1 commutation of sentence. A list of those pardoned today can be found here. See story here and here.


Henry E Clark Jr said...

I have been waiting on a yes or no answer for my pardon request for 4yrs..On a bad check charge 22 yrs ago, and has never been any other trouble since that first time...I look at all these people Quinn pardon and all of them had alot worse charges then I had..I live in MO know, but grew up in IL...If anyone in the world that can help me I would forever be gratefull, I am one of those rare cases that learned from his mastake and never commeted a gime ever again..I did my application without a lawyer, I have never recieved a no answer either..I am really upset over this..Anyone have any input ???

Anonymous said...

In a similar boat Henry. Put in my app for pardon over 3yrs ago. (no attorney either) White collar crime that happened 20yrs ago. Never re-offended.

Have heard nothing since the FBI's background investigation.

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