Quinn acted on 407 petitions Friday. He pardoned 147 of their crimes
and authorized two others who had previously been pardoned to seek
expungement of their records.
Quinn also denied 258 petitions.
Since Quinn took office he has acted on 769 petitions, but the
backlog built up by his predecessor remains large.
Quinn spokeswoman Marlena Jentz says there are still about 2,450
petitions awaiting action. She says 1,800 of those are left over
from the administration of Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Quinn's office doesn't release details about who was pardoned.
Rather, the public has to rely on the secretary of state's office to
report that information.
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