New Governor, New Pardons: Gov. Bruce Rauner Issues First Two Pardons

, New Governor, New Pardons: Gov. Bruce Rauner Issues First Two Pardons

Governor Bruce Rauner (R) issued his first two pardons in the state of Illinois in early April, and there’s still a considerable backlog for him to work his way through. His office rejected 57 out of the 59 clemency requests, and he’s still facing thousands left behind by former Governor Pat Quinn. (Quinn reviewed nearly 5,000 petitions, granting about 1,800 of them and denying the rest.) Read more…