Friday, August 29, 2014
The AP reports Gov. Pat Quinn - who is up for reelection - has granted 38 requests for clemency and denied 86. Quinn has granted more than 1,100 clemency petitions since he took office. His office, of course, is attempting to make progress on an enormous backlog of more than 2,500 cases that built up under his predecessor - Rod Blagojevich.