SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted clemency to seven people and denied another 247 requests. In a statement Wednesday, Rauner's office says each person who received clemency has been subject to a recent criminal background check. They received pardons with expungement, allowing them to ask a court to remove their convictions from their records. The grantees include two people who were convicted of burglary - including one case from 1978. The others were convicted of theft, forgery, reckless driving and methamphetamine conspiracy.