WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois official says Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted a school board member a pardon for his nearly 40-year-old felony conviction.
The Lake County News-Sun reports that Jeff McBride's position on the Waukegan District 60 board was being challenged because of a 1981 felony theft conviction.
Court records show that an unsuccessful candidate for the school board questioned McBride's eligibility. The Lake County State's Attorney's Office filed a legal challenge last year following the resident's complaint.
Illinois Prisoner Review Board Chief Legal Counsel Jason Sweat says McBride's petition was one of five the governor granted last month.
A state's attorney spokeswoman says the office hasn't yet received an official order so no official decision has been made regarding the petition.
Information from: Lake County News-Sun, http://newssun.chicagotribune.com/