Saturday, September 3, 2016
The Chicago Tribune reports Governor Bruce Rauner (r) "has granted eight pardons and denied 118 other petitions for clemency." It is also reported that Rauner granted "granted pardons and expungements for three people convicted of burglary and one each of domestic battery, deceptive practice, criminal damage to property, attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery." Rauner has granted 11 sets of petitions since taking office last year and there are "fewer than 400" applications remaining from the backlog of requests left by the previous two governors. See story here.