clemency http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Quinn grants clemency to 52 Illinois offenders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-grants-clemency-52-illinois-offenders <p>Fifty-two people have been granted&nbsp;clemency by Gov. Pat Quinn for crimes that date back decades.</p><p>Quinn <a href="http://www.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=3&amp;RecNum=10155">announced Friday</a> that he has expunged the records of these offenders. In most cases, he&#39;s also granting full pardons.</p><p>The Democratic governor also rejected 136 clemency requests.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:40:25 +0000 The Associated Press 3447 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn grants clemency to 52 Illinois offenders Illinois governor grants 74 clemencies, denies 99 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-governor-grants-74-clemencies-denies-99 <p>Gov. Pat Quinn has granted 74 clemencies and denied 99 petitions, chipping away at a backlog of more than 2,500 cases in Illinois.</p><p>Quinn&#39;s office says that the 173 cases he addressed on Friday come from dockets ranging from 2004 to 2007. More than 2,500 clemency cases built up under Quinn&#39;s predecessor, ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich.</p><p>Quinn has acted on 1,529 clemency petitions since taking office. He has granted 591 and denied 938.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 20:22:39 +0000 The Associated Press 1983 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois governor grants 74 clemencies, denies 99 IL Gov. Quinn grants 85 clemency petitions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/il-gov-quinn-grants-85-clemency-petitions <p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn granted 85 clemency petitions and denied 189 others in the latest round of action to clear a backlog of cases left by his predecessor, ousted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.</p><p>Quinn granted pardons and expunged convictions in most of the cases Friday that included offenses from burglary and drug charges to armed robbery and reckless discharge of a firearm.</p><p>This latest action brings the number of clemency petitions Quinn has granted to 467. He has denied 728 other petitions.</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:17:07 +0000 The Associated Press 1024 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org IL Gov. Quinn grants 85 clemency petitions Nixon denies clemency to Link, Missouri prepares for first execution in 2 years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-denies-clemency-link-missouri-prepares-first-execution-2-years <p><strong>UPDATE 2:08 p.m. Feb. 8, 2011:</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court</a> is refusing to halt the execution of Martin Link.</p><p>The court announced the decision without comment on Tuesday.</p><p>Link's attorney, Jennifer Herndon, says two appeals (mentioned in our original story below) are still pending before the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.</p><p><em>Original Story:</em></p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:17:08 +0000 The Associated Press 478 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon denies clemency to Link, Missouri prepares for first execution in 2 years