Gov. Rauner grants 7, denies 247 clemency petitions - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Gov. Rauner grants 7, denies 247 clemency petitions

ILLINOIS (KFVS) -

On Wednesday, December 23, Governor Bruce Rauner granted seven and denied 247 clemency petitions.

About 1,000 petitions remain from previous administrations.

The 254 clemency petitions Gov. Rauner acted on are part of dockets dating back to October 2010. This is the sixth 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.

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