CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has granted 20 petitions for clemency hours ahead of the New Year.
A list released by the Illinois Prisoner Review Board Tuesday shows the cases date as far back as 1975 for crimes including battery, drug possession, attempted burglary and theft.READ MORE: Police Seeking 2 Men Who Carjacked Woman And Family Members During A Delivery in Ford Heights
People whose clemency petitions are granted may go to court to try to have their criminal records expunged.READ MORE: Armonii M. Russell Arrested, Charged In April Expressway Shooting
All have undergone a recent criminal background check through an Illinois law enforcement data system. Earlier Tuesday, Pritzker announced more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions under Illinois’ new marijuana legalization law.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Brief Chance For Flurries Or Sprinkles Followed By Warming Trend
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