Quinn grants 85 clemency requests

Friday, April 22, 2011
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

Governor Pat Quinn granted 85 and denied 189 clemency petitions on Friday as part of a plan to eliminate a backlog of more 2,500 cases.

The 274 clemency requests are from 2003 to 2009 and range from theft to burglary to possession of a controlled substance, to name a few charges. List of Governor Grants from 4/22/11 A statement from Quinn's office said all those granted clemency underwent recent criminal background checks.

Since taking office, Governor Quinn has acted on 1,195 clemency petitions-- granting 467 and denying 728 of them.

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