presidential pardon http://northernpublicradio.org en President Commutes Rockford Man's Life Sentence http://northernpublicradio.org/post/president-commutes-rockford-mans-life-sentence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A man serving a life sentence for a drug-selling conspiracy in Rockford will be free this Spring. President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of eight people he says were serving overly-harsh sentences for drug crimes.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:33:34 +0000 Susan Stephens 40705 at http://northernpublicradio.org President Commutes Rockford Man's Life Sentence Blagojevich's goodbye: good enough for a pardon? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/blagojevichs-goodbye-good-enough-pardon <p>Former governor Rod Blagojevich made his last public speech Wednesday before heading off to federal prison. He may want to change his tune if he&rsquo;s looking to get out of prison before his 14 year sentence is completed. That&rsquo;s according to P.S. &nbsp;Ruckman, a Rock Valley College political science professor and expert on presidential pardons.</p><p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:54:55 +0000 Susan Stephens 8512 at http://northernpublicradio.org Blagojevich's goodbye: good enough for a pardon?