pardons Is Patti Blagojevich Getting Through To Trump? By Brian Mackey • Dec 17, 2018 WBEZ / Flickr Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich has once again gotten the attention of President Donald Trump. She’s been going on Fox News to argue for clemency for her imprisoned husband, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Fired Prisoner Review Board Member Asks Illinois Supreme Court To Limit Governor's Power By Brian Mackey • Sep 19, 2018 Illinois Supreme Court Fired Prisoner Review Board member Eric Gregg is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to give him his job back. In a case argued Tuesday, the justices were also asked to consider the limits of a governor’s power to fire certain state officials. Durbin Supports Shorter Sentence For Blagojevich, Calls 14 Years 'Outrageous' By Brian Mackey • Jun 4, 2018 Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois Illinois U.S. Sen, Dick Durbin says Rod Blagojevich should have gotten a shorter prison sentence. Rauner Grants Two Pardons By Associated Press • Apr 6, 2015 Brian Mackey / WUIS Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued his first two pardons since becoming governor nearly three months ago. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports over the weekendthat the pardons by the Republican went to Neil Hebert and Michael Sullivan.Rauner rejected 57 other clemency petitions. The 43-year-old Hebert was convicted of theft in Champaign County when he was20. He served two years of probation. The News-Gazette says Sullivan wasconvicted of burglary in Cook County in 1979.