Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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.