CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted seven petitions for clemency and denied 87 others.
His office referred questions on Friday's granted cases to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. A board spokesman didn't immediately return messages.
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 through an Illinois authorities' data system.
Late last year, Rauner's office announced the Republican governor had eliminated a backlog of thousands of clemency requests he inherited from previous governors.