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Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday approved 20 and denied 48 clemency petitions.
The 68 clemency petitions acted upon by Gov. Quinn are from the October 2003, January 2004, April 2004 and July 2004 dockets, a release from the governor's office said.
Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police's Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS).
Since taking office, Gov. Quinn has acted on 810 clemency petitions. He has granted 317 pardons, authorized eight people who had already received pardons to seek expungement of their convictions, granted one commutation and denied 425 petitions, the release said.
Here's all you really need to know about Quinn and his penchant for wanting to be "the good guy:"
- Gov. Quinn’s office Monday confirmed plans to rehire his one-time chief of staff, Jerry Stermer, who resigned in August over an ethics flap involving three political emails sent from his state computer.
Stermer will rejoin Quinn’s inner circle next week at an annual salary of $125,000, though Stermer will not take pay for his first week as a senior adviser to the governor.
“He’s going to take the first week without pay just to be completely above board, to make sure everything is put aside and all questions are put to rest,” Quinn spokeswoman Ashley Cross said.
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