- Associated Press - Friday, June 30, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted 10 petitions for clemency and denied 104 others.

According to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, the cases granted Friday involve people convicted of theft, burglary, drug crimes, forgery and misdemeanor assault. The crimes occurred between 1981 and 2000.

People whose clemency petitions are granted may go to court to try to have their criminal record expunged. All have undergone a recent criminal background check.

Rauner’s office announced last year the Republican had eliminated a backlog of thousands of clemency requests he inherited from previous governors.

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