Posts tagged "clemency"

What's up this week: Clerk Brown to host seminar on expunging, sealing criminal records and clemency

What's up this week: Clerk Brown to host seminar on expunging, sealing criminal records and clemency
Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown will co-host a seminar on Friday, July 20, to provide information for people interested in having their criminal records expunged or sealed, and also on how to seek clemency. Representatives from Brown’s office, legal experts and volunteer attorneys will explain the eligibility requirements to clear a criminal record,... Read more »

Politics in review: Arrested protestors want face time with Rahm; Jackson, Jr. in hot seat; Preckwinkle snuffs ICE; Daley's day in court

Here’s a week’s worth of political and elections news that had The Chicago Reporter jawing. Twenty-three people were arrested early Friday morning after barricading themselves inside a Woodlawn mental health clinic in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to consolidate 12 clinics into six. The Chicago Reporter recently reported on some of the planned closures. ... Read more »

Barber Shop Show preview: Bill seeks to seal criminal records to prevent "permanent underclass"

Barber Shop Show preview: Bill seeks to seal criminal records to prevent "permanent underclass"
While working with ex-offenders as an attorney in North Lawndale, Melissa L. Williams was continually frustrated. Many of the individuals she saw in front of her day in and day out were looking for jobs and the economic security that came with it, but had criminal records that, once discovered, became barriers to employment. “We... Read more »
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