Illinois task force recommends changes to sex offender registry

Major changes could be coming to Illinois’ sex offender registry laws, based on recommendations from a task force that has spent months assessing the state’s laws. The task force released its recommendations this week. Among the recommendations is a revision to automatically remove low-level offenders from the public registry after a set time, a moveContinue reading “Illinois task force recommends changes to sex offender registry”

Corey’s Goal aims to educate schools on disciplinary issues

The parents of an Illinois teenager who committed suicide in January are taking steps to turn the grief over their son’s death in a positive direction. They have created a charity that could benefit young people across the country in years to come. Nearly a year after their son’s meeting with Naperville North High SchoolContinue reading “Corey’s Goal aims to educate schools on disciplinary issues”

Some Illinois sex offenders remain in prison years after their sentences end

Residence restrictions make it difficult for many registered sex offenders to find safe, adequate, and affordable housing. That’s under the best of circumstances. In Illinois, laws force many people who can’t find housing to remain in prison long after their sentences end. The situation has prompted a class action lawsuit against the state, and evenContinue reading “Some Illinois sex offenders remain in prison years after their sentences end”