Because the backlog of petitions was so big under former Governor Blagojevich, Quinn still has many petitions that are pending before him. Hopefully, he will continue to do a good job of chipping away at the backlog in his final months in office. In that same vein, we also call on Governor-elect Rauner to pick up where Governor Quinn left off in showing mercy for those rehabilitated folks that have moved on from a criminal background.
Congratulations to those that received their long-awaited pardon on this holiday weekend! Those 126 receiving clemency will certainly have one more big item to be thankful for.