The reality, however, is that only a small number of car crash cases will qualify for punitive damages. The adage that it “takes a village to raise a child” is making a comeback with limitations.Children learn an enormous amount of information and behaviors from their parents and guardians, but as they grow, children begin to watch the world around them.When a couple is married or in a domestic partnership, the children involved often have two family trees.Deep-rooted bonds form, occasionally stronger than even that of the parent-child bond.Another law allows park districts to hire individuals with drug offenses after seven years. Bruce Rauner granted clemency to eight people while denying 152 other requests, his office said Friday. Bruce Rauner granted clemency to eight people while denying 152 other requests, his office said Friday.Rauner said the 160 clemency petitions acted upon by the governor date back to April 2012 and that this is the ninth set of petitions he has reviewed since taking office. Rauner said the 160 clemency petitions acted upon by the governor date back to April 2012 and that this is the ninth set of petitions he has reviewed since taking office. (Grace Wong)But critics say Rauner's reluctance to approve clemency petitions is at odds with his position of giving individuals a second chance.App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations.
Bruce Rauner has cleared a backlog of clemency petitions that dogged at least two previous governors, but he accomplished the task by granting only 3 percent of the requests.Punitive damages are often awarded in large amounts, and Illinois does not cap punitive damages.It is not unheard of for punitive damages to reach millions of dollars, although they can be much lower depending on the facts of the case.He said clearing the backlog was part of his "criminal justice reform efforts," and that he wants to make future decisions on clemency requests within six months "at the most."One of the petitions he denied had languished since 2003."We want to treat people with respect, whether they're offenders or not," Rauner said.As governor, Rauner has signed numerous criminal justice reforms into law, including a measure that allows juveniles to immediately petition for expungement when they are charged with offenses dismissed without a delinquency finding.