James R. Thompson Center

Immigrant Moms Ask Quinn To Pardon Their Husbands

A pair of immigrant mothers trying to keep their families together visited the Thompson Center on Monday, hoping for an audience with Gov. Pat Quinn – or, better yet, a pardon for their husbands.


Marijuana strains are displayed at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

Patient Seeks Pardon For Pot Possession Conviction

The state’s new medical marijuana law has a little-known provision that allows felons to purchase pot.


Randy Steidl  (Photo: Jennifer Linzer/Northwestern University)

Wrongfully Convicted Man Still Waiting For Ruling On Pardon After 11 Years

A downstate man who was exonerated after spending 17 years in prison for a double murder says he doesn’t understand why he’s been passed over once again for a pardon from the governor.