Posts tagged "expungement"

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 »

Expungements prove elusive for juveniles

Expungements prove elusive for juveniles
For many Illinoisians arrested when they were juveniles, the novelist William Faulkner’s dictum that, “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past,” rings frustratingly true. Last year, WBEZ examined the state’s juvenile justice system. One set of stories featured young people who couldn’t access jobs as adults because they had been arrested years before. Take... Read more »

Expungement gets a little easier in Chicago

In the United States, one in every four people has a criminal record. Those records can be haunting. If you have something in your past that you’re not proud of, it can still interrupt your life, no matter how long ago it was or how much you’ve changed. Even an arrest or charge that’s later... Read more »
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Illinois State Police start expunging backlogged criminal records

Under pressure from a Cook County judge, the Illinois State Police has relaxed its opposition to sealing or expunging the criminal records of thousands of ex-offenders in the last seven months, but hundreds have yet to reap the benefits. Paul P. Biebel Jr., presiding judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County Criminal Division, demanded... Read more »