Governor Pat Quinn grants clemency to dozens

October 11, 2013 3:43:14 PM PDT
Governor Pat Quinn granted clemency to 65 people Friday.

His office says the governor is working to eliminate a backlog of more than 2,500 cases built up during the previous administration.

The governor also denied 124 clemency petitions Friday.

Since Quinn took office he has acted on 26,000 clemency requests.

He's turned down more than he's approved.