Former Youth Sports Umpire Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

A 51-year-old Illinois man has been sentenced to prison for failing to register as a sex offender. Per a report from the...

Illinois Rep. Stresses Criminal Justice Reform and Re-Entry into Society

With the Illinois presidential primary looming, State Representative La Shawn K. Ford held a press conference on Sunday,...

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Public Safety Watchdog Says Illinois Corrections System Needs to Fix Background Check Policies

The Illinois Department of Corrections needs to review and revamp its employee background check policies. At least, that...

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Illinois Will Soon Require Student Teachers to Undergo Teacher Background Checks

It's no secret that teachers face particularly rigorous pre-employment background checks, especially compared to other p...

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University of Illinois to Begin Following Background Check Policy for New Hires Starting in October

Last May, the University of Illinois informed the public that it was in the process of revamping its background check po...

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Cook County, Illinois Limits Credit Checks for Employment Purposes

Cook County, Illinois recently passed legislation that amends the County’s Human Rights ordinance to restrict employers ...

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University of Illinois Employees Not Pleased with New Background Check Policy

For as long as most can remember, the University of Illinois has had an unusually lax background check policy in place f...

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Backlogs Plague Volunteer Background Checks in Illinois

Recent legislation in Illinois is seeking to make background checks more commonplace among employees working with childr...

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