Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Illinois: 81 Pardons

The Chicago Sun Times reports Gov. Pat Quinn has granted clemency to 81 people. The Governor's office notes these pardons constitute "another step in a series of clemency decisions aimed at eliminating a backlog of more than 2,500 cases that built up during the previous administration." Quinn also rejected petitions from 88 persons. Since taking office, he has granted  842 requests and denied nearly 1,400. See story here. See listing of persons pardoned (and offenses) here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great news. Keep the backlog moving. Can we find a list online?

P.S. Ruckman, Jr. said...

EDITOR: Found this: http://blogs.suntimes.com/politics/2012/11/quinn_pardons_81_including_woman_convicted_of_manslaughter.html#.UK11KJ8gVfc.twitter Best,

Anonymous said...

Great news. How does on find out if/when their pardon has been approved or denied? Applied in January 2009, Quinn's first year, so am just behind Blago's backlog. Hoping Quinn finishes up Balago's backlog this Christmas and moves on to his own back log in 2013!

Anonymous said...

Good news! Hoping Quinn finishes Blago's backlog this Christmas and is ready to move to his own backlog in 2013. I applied in January 2009, so hope to be in front of that line.

Anonymous said...

Good news! Hoping Quinn finishes Blago's backlog this Christmas and is ready to move to his own backlog in 2013. I applied in January 2009, so hope to be in front of that line.

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