Illinois governor grants 5 clemency petitions, rejects 197

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted five petitions for clemency and denied 197 others. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board said Friday that the granted cases involve attempted burglary, theft and drug charges. Rauner’s office announced Friday that the clemencies announced Friday mark the 17th set of petitions the Republican has reviewed since taking office in 2015.