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Pardon Me? Your guide to understanding executive clemency in the State of Illinois

If you or someone you know is interested in a pardon, more formally called a petition for executive clemency, here is some good news. In 2012, of the 507 petitions acted upon by Governor Pat Quinn, 176 were granted. (https://www2.illinois.gov/prb/Documents/prb12anlrpt.pdf) That means if your petition was acted on, you had…


Juvenile Expungement in Illinois

Juvenile expungement is governed by 705 ILCS 405/5-915. The statute can be found here http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=070504050K5-915. Pursuant to this statute, all juvenile law enforcement and court records can be expunged unless it was an adjudication or finding of guilty for first degree murder or a sex offense that would be considered…


David Lawler Appointed to Board of Trustees of Marion Carnegie Library

Congratulations to Attorney David W. Lawler on his recent appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Marion Carnegie Library. Attorney Lawler is filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Steve Aschieris. Attorney Lawler was appointed by Marion Mayor Robert Butler.