Friday, April 14, 2017

Illinois: 5 Pardons, 140 Denials

The Associated Press reports Gov. Bruce Rauner has "granted four new petitions for clemency, acted again on a previous case and denied 140 others." Among the recipients was a man convicted in 1992 of theft, who was previously pardoned, but "it was unclear whether the first granted petition would've allowed [him] gun ownership rights." Other charges addressed were related to drugs and aggravated battery. It is reported that Rauner has reviewed "16 sets of petitions since taking office in 2015. " See story here.

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