If your past keeps haunting you expungement or clemency might be the right option for you. Eliminating the mistakes of your past can really help open doors for your future.
Expungement is a great way to make past arrests to simply disappear. The vast majority of misdemeanors and some felonies are eligible for expungement. Once a record is expunged it ceases to exist and you will not have to report it to potential employers. Even if expungement is not an option for you there is always the option of executive clemency.
In order to remove a conviction and felonies from your record is to apply for clemency. Clemency requires a petition to the Governor’s office through the Illinois Prison Review Board. While Clemency does not erase the crime, it forgives it, so the conviction can not be used against you.