... so he can hunt with his family.
Rauner pardons ex-ISU student in decades-old forgery case so he can own a gun to go hunting
Posted on September 1, 2017
By Howard Packowitz
NORMAL – A former Illinois State University student, convicted of a felony a quarter-century ago for his role in a campus credit card scam, has convinced Gov. Bruce Rauner to grant him a pardon so that he can carry a firearm.
(Brandon) O’Neal was sentenced to 2 1/2-years probation, two-weeks in the McLean County Jail, 200 hours of community service work, and he paid $2,000 restitution.
A Prisoner Review Board spokesman said O’Neal became a dentist and provided free dental work to people who can’t afford it, and O’Neal described his behavior as abhorrent when he was a 19-year old ISU student.
The spokesman said O’Neal was pardoned once before by then-Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn, but the action did not restore O’Neal’s firearm ownership rights.
In his latest petition, O’Neal said he would like to hunt with his father, grandfather, and son.