A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner:
Governor Rauner takes clemency action
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today granted seven and denied 247 clemency petitions. About 1,000 petitions remain from previous administrations.
The 254 clemency petitions Governor Rauner acted upon today 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.
The man pardoned from McHenry County is
- Cary Rasmussen – Case numbers 1986CF675 & 1986CF676 (Theft and criminal damage to property), Sentences: 1 year probation for each. Action: Pardon and Expungement