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Illinois Pardons

Quinn Making Headway On Clemency Backlog

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gordon "Randy" Steidl left Danville Correctional Center in 2004 after spending more than 17 years in prison, including 12 on death row...

Quinn Pardons 11 People, Calls Backlog 'Shameful'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn has pardoned 11 people and ordered that their criminal records be expunged. He says it's part of an effort to clear what he calls a "s...

Quinn To Start Reviewing Massive Pardon Backlog Created By Blagojevich

Chicago Sun-Times | Frank Main | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn is expected to start acting as early as this week on a backlog of thousands of pardon requests that were gathering dust on his predecessor'...

Pardon Doesn't Clear Convict's Record: Court

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governors can issue pardons but they can't automatically clear a convict's criminal record, according to a new Illinois Supreme Court ruling. The rul...

Blagojevich Pardons 26

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roughly a month after the advent of a law allowing the wrongfully convicted to circumvent the governor in seeking certificates of innocence, Gov. Rod ...