Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Chicago Tribune reports Governor Pat Quinn has granted 42 pardons "in cases ranging from burglary to drug crimes." Quinn also denied 102 bids for clemency. According to the Tribune, to date, Quinn "has acted on 2,068 clemency petitions since he took office in January 2009. He has granted 744 pardons, authorized another 17 people to seek expungements and denied 1,307 requests for clemency." See story here.