Woman 7 Years Into 35-Year Sentence For First-Degree Murder May Get Early ReleaseYsole Krol is seven years into a 35-year prison sentence. She was convicted of first degree murder for a 2009 shooting, but did not pull the trigger. Now her prison sentence of more than three decades could be reduced.
Rauner Grants 8 Clemency Petitions, Denies 85 OthersIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted eight requests for clemency and denied 85 other petitions.
Rauner Eliminates Clemency Backlog; Some Cases Dated To 2003The clemency requests piled up under now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who acted on fewer than 100 cases in about six years, according to Prisoner Review Board reports.
Quinn Making Way Through Clemency PetitionsSlowly but surely, Gov. Pat Quinn is making his way through a stack of clemency petitions, granting 34 and denying 51.