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IDFPR Applicants Will Face Fewer Licensing Barriers Due to a Criminal Background Starting January 1, 2018, ex-offenders applying for a professional or occupational license will experience fewer licensing barriers due to their criminal history background, thanks to Public Act 100-0286 (SB 1688).http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/100/100-0286.htm The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) will be guided by […]

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SB 1688 Reduces Licensing Barriers For Ex-Offenders Applying for a professional or occupational license in Illinois if you have a criminal background can be a difficult process. This is especially true when you do not consult an attorney who can help you navigate around the potential minefields. This past legislative session, the Illinois General Assembly […]

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IL Lawmakers Seek to Remove Job, Licensing Barriers for Those with a Criminal Record During the most recent legislative session, the Illinois General Assembly considered several bills that would improve employment and licensing opportunities for people who have a criminal record or, in one case, keep someone from getting a criminal record. At the conclusion […]

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Illinois Posed to Reduce Employment Barriers for Ex Offenders, Shorten Sealing Waiting Times In May, I highlighted several bills the Illinois General Assembly was considering to reduce employment and licensing barriers for ex-offenders. Since then two bills have been sent to Governor Rauner. If he signs them, they will go into effect in January 2016. […]