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Illinois Witholds Background Records on Governor’s Pardons

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· Story link The governor-appointed Prisoner Review Board refused to release details surrounding the pardons granted by Illinois Gov. Rod…

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The governor-appointed Prisoner Review Board refused to release details surrounding the pardons granted by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich since 2003, saying it would be an “unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.” The Chicago Sun Times had sought the records in the wake of two pardons that appeared politically connected. The governor’s office said the withholding of records was a decision of the board and the governor had no comment. (4/16/08)