Click the link above to view information about the guidelines for executive clemency, which is a pardon from the governor that allows you to erase a criminal record that does not qualify for expungement or sealing. (this sample petition can be filled out electronically, however, it will still have to be printed out to submit to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, the sentencing judge, and the County's state's attorney. - for Cook County, a copy of the petition may be mailed to the following address: Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Attn: Clemency Unit 11C50, 2650 S. California, Chicago, IL 60608)
Note: The information above only applies to clemency for state crimes. For information on clemency for federal crimes, visit the US Pardon Attorney's website.
Updated: July 2017