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Governor takes clemency action

information provided by the Office of the Governor

CHICAGO, Ill. (September 3, 2018) – On August 31, Governor Bruce Rauner granted 8 and denied 85 clemency petitions.

This is the 26th set of petitions the governor has reviewed since taking office. Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police’s Law Enforcement Agencies Data System.

A granted clemency request for a pardon with expungement allows the petitioner to seek expungement of their conviction through the court system.

For additional information on the granted clemency cases, please contact the Prisoner Review Board at 217-782-1610.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.