Pritzker Grants 20 New Year's Eve Clemency PetitionsPeople whose clemency petitions are granted may go to court to try to have their criminal records expunged.
Gov. JB Pritzker Grants Clemency To U.S. Veteran Miguel Perez Jr., Deported To MexicoGov. JB Pritzker has granted clemency to U.S. Army veteran Miguel Perez, who immigrated to Illinois as a child, the governor's office said Friday. Perez served 7.5 years for a "non-violent offense" and was deported to Mexico in 2018.
Trump Suggests He Floated Commuting Blagojevich's Sentence Just To See If It Was PopularPresident Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that he floated the idea of commuting former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence just to see if it was popular.
In Thursday Evening Tweet, President Trump Says Blagojevich Commutation Is Under 'Review'It could be a big break for Rod Blagojevich; President Donald Trump is "looking very seriously" at commuting the former Illinois governor’s 14-year prison sentence.
Patti Blagojevich 'Very Grateful' President Trump Considering Leniency For Her Husband; Bid To Free Rod Began Last Year On Fox News“Our President's comments on Air Force One last night make us very hopeful that our almost 11 year nightmare might soon be over. We are very grateful,” she wrote on Twitter.
Former Chicago FBI Head, Blagojevich Jury Forewoman React As President Trump Weighs LeniencySome of those responsible for putting former Gov. Rod Blagojevich behind bars were reacting Thursday to President Donald Trump weighing the option of commuting the former governor’s sentence.
Trump Blasts 'The Comey Gang And All These Sleazebags' As He Again Floats Possible Leniency For BlagojevichHowever, Comey’s only tie to the Blagojevich case is a nebulous one.
Rod Blagojevich Made Concerted Effort To Appeal To President Trump's Sympathy In Bid For Early Release From PrisonPresident Donald Trump says he doesn’t know former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich very well, but the imprisoned former governor and his wife clearly know how to appeal to his personal sensibilities.
Rauner Grants Posthumous Clemency In Stabbing Case Days Before He Left OfficeThompson died in 1996 while serving a 40-year sentence for the attempted 1981 murder of 72-year-old Ida White in Mount Vernon. In 2007 serial killer Timothy Krajcir confessed to stabbing White.
Kim Kardashian At White House For Clemency Review SessionKim Kardashian West was just one of several prison reform advocates and legal activists at the White House for the listening session on Wednesday.
Trump Will Ask NFL Players Who Kneel During Anthem To Recommend PardonsOnly two weeks after suggesting NFL players who kneel during the national anthem should be deported, President Trump on Friday said he wants to ask those same athletes to recommend people who should be pardoned.
Alice Marie Johnson Hopes To Be An Example To Encourage Trump To Help OthersHer supporters have argued her life sentence for being a first-time, non-violent drug offender was too harsh.
Papadopoulos' Wife Asks Trump For A Pardon"George is loyal to the truth, and has been through a lot, and is loyal to his country," his wife, Simona Mangiante, said on CNN.
Trump Might Reduce Sentence For Blagojevich: 'He Shouldn’t Have Been Put In Jail'The president suggested he was more interested in reducing Blagojevich’s sentence than granting him a full pardon.
With Appeals Exhausted, Blagojevich Pins Hopes On Clemency From TrumpFormer Gov. Rod Blagojevich has a new plan for shortening his prison sentence.