From Capitol Fax comes this comment from State Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie:
“I frankly don’t understand why President Trump would pardon someone who has yet to be convicted of a crime, except when it’s in the national interest.
“Pardons should be done on the merits of the case, not based on a relationship with the President.
“This sort of practice undermines the public’s faith in our system.
“We’re supposed to be a nation of laws, not one based on people getting benefits just because of who they know.”
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Urlacher came in second in the 2016 Republican Primary Election, carrying McHenry County.