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IL Poised to Expand List of Sealable Felony Crimes The last time Illinois expanded its list of sealable felony crimes was in 2014.  That law only added a handful of felony offenses to the list. That may all change if Governor Bruce Rauner signs House Bill (HB) 2373 into law. He has until August 26, […]

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Governor Rauner Eases Rules to Seal Beginning in 2016, the rules to seal a criminal record will be eased. Of the six bills I’ve been tracking, Governor Rauner signed three bills into law earlier this month, sent two bills back for revisions, and one bill remains stalled in the House. New Legislation The legislation set […]

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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. […]