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The Republicans in Illinois' congressional delegation are asking President Trump not to grant former Gov. Rod Blagojevich clemency.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted five petitions for clemency and denied 97 others.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted seven petitions for clemency and denied 87 others.

A federal appeals court again has rejected a request from former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for a rehearing on his request for another resentencing.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted five petitions for clemency and denied 197 others.  The Illinois Prisoner Review Board says the granted cases involve attempted burglary, theft and drug charges.  A petitioner granted clemency is allowed to go to court to seek expungement of a criminal record. Each person granted clemency has undergone a background check.

Lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have asked for another hearing before the same three-judge panel that affirmed his 14-year prison sentence last month.  Blagojevich's attorney petitioned the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday to rehear his case. 

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Prisoner Review Board is being asked to intervene on behalf of an Army veteran with a green card who faces deportation because of a drug conviction.

President Barack Obama is leaving office without granting early prison release to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.  Obama released a list of his final acts of clemency today and the list didn't include Blagojevich. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has eliminated a backlog of more than 2,000 clemency requests he inherited from previous administrations.  Rauner says acting on the requests is part of his effort to improve Illinois' criminal justice system and help people convicted of crimes go on to lead productive lives.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted eight pardons and denied 118 other petitions for clemency.  Rauner granted pardons and expungements for three people convicted of burglary and one each of domestic battery, deceptive practice, criminal damage to property, attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted clemency to six people and denied another 150 requests; he also granted one commutation.  Rauner's office says the 157 clemency petitions were part of dockets going back to January 2012. It says a backlog of around 500 petitions remains from previous administrations. 

Gov. Rauner Grants Clemency to 7

Dec 24, 2015

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.

Pat Quinn's clemency decisions in his final moments as Illinois governor are drawing more criticism. The state's attorney in southwestern Illinois' Madison County, Tom Gibbons, considers it "appalling" that Quinn cutting in half the prison term of a woman who fatally set her husband on fire. 

Departing Gov. Pat Quinn granted 43 clemency petitions in his final moments as governor, commuting the sentences of four people and reducing the sentences of two others. 

While Gov. Pat Quinn granted 179 clemency petitions in time for Christmas Day, thousands of other applicants are awaiting word during the outgoing Democrat's final weeks in office.