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Second Chance Legislation Would Expand Certificate of Good Conduct Eligibility, Eliminate Waiting Period to Seal Record Recently, I wrote about several Chance Second bills that were making their way through the Illinois General Assembly.  These bills would benefit people who have a criminal background.  One bill would keep someone from getting a criminal record (decriminalizing […]

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2015 Illinois Second Chance Legislation Currently, several pieces of second chance legislation are being considered by the Illinois General Assembly.  Specifically, the bills would benefit individuals who have a criminal background and want to work in health care or  education. In March, I published an Op Ed piece in the Sun-Times, in which I urged […]