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Chicago Passes Juvenile Expungement Legislation
« on: June 04, 2014, 10:39:51 AM »
This is awesome news!!!



Chicago passes juvenile expungement legislation

Monday, June 02, 2014
CHICAGO (WLS) --


Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined state Senator Kwame Raoul, state Representative Arthur Turner and community leaders Monday to announce the passage of legislation that will allow some juvenile arrest records to be automatically expunged.

"Our young people should not be held back by a mistake in their past," said Mayor Emanuel.

The new legislation removes a hurdle that prevents many Chicago youth from qualifying for jobs and college scholarships.

Under the legislation, records will be cleared if they meet these and other requirements: the individual is 18, at least six months have passed since an arrest and the arrest to be expunged was not for a class two felony or higher, or a sex offense. A new process will also be established so that individuals may request to have multiple juvenile arrest records expunged on a single petition.

"This legislation is a great first step to helping young people and getting them on the right track for their future," said Representative Arthur Turner.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-passes-juvenile-expungement-legislation-/89570/

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Re: Chicago Passes Juvenile Expungement Legislation
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 12:17:38 PM »
This is awesome news!!!



Chicago passes juvenile expungement legislation

Monday, June 02, 2014
CHICAGO (WLS) --


Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined state Senator Kwame Raoul, state Representative Arthur Turner and community leaders Monday to announce the passage of legislation that will allow some juvenile arrest records to be automatically expunged.

"Our young people should not be held back by a mistake in their past," said Mayor Emanuel.

The new legislation removes a hurdle that prevents many Chicago youth from qualifying for jobs and college scholarships.

Under the legislation, records will be cleared if they meet these and other requirements: the individual is 18, at least six months have passed since an arrest and the arrest to be expunged was not for a class two felony or higher, or a sex offense. A new process will also be established so that individuals may request to have multiple juvenile arrest records expunged on a single petition.

"This legislation is a great first step to helping young people and getting them on the right track for their future," said Representative Arthur Turner.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-passes-juvenile-expungement-legislation-/89570/

Wait, , ,  is this JUST for Chicago, or has someone once again forgotten that Illinios is not just Chicago?

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Re: Chicago Passes Juvenile Expungement Legislation
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 01:40:49 PM »
This is awesome news!!!



Chicago passes juvenile expungement legislation

Monday, June 02, 2014
CHICAGO (WLS) --


Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined state Senator Kwame Raoul, state Representative Arthur Turner and community leaders Monday to announce the passage of legislation that will allow some juvenile arrest records to be automatically expunged.

"Our young people should not be held back by a mistake in their past," said Mayor Emanuel.

The new legislation removes a hurdle that prevents many Chicago youth from qualifying for jobs and college scholarships.

Under the legislation, records will be cleared if they meet these and other requirements: the individual is 18, at least six months have passed since an arrest and the arrest to be expunged was not for a class two felony or higher, or a sex offense. A new process will also be established so that individuals may request to have multiple juvenile arrest records expunged on a single petition.

"This legislation is a great first step to helping young people and getting them on the right track for their future," said Representative Arthur Turner.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-passes-juvenile-expungement-legislation-/89570/

Wait, , ,  is this JUST for Chicago, or has someone once again forgotten that Illinios is not just Chicago?


It's State Legislation:

"State Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, ran the first leg of the victory lap by thanking Emanuel for the powerful push that helped land the bill on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk."
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Re: Chicago Passes Juvenile Expungement Legislation
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 03:15:01 PM »
This is awesome news!!!



Chicago passes juvenile expungement legislation

Monday, June 02, 2014
CHICAGO (WLS) --


Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined state Senator Kwame Raoul, state Representative Arthur Turner and community leaders Monday to announce the passage of legislation that will allow some juvenile arrest records to be automatically expunged.

"Our young people should not be held back by a mistake in their past," said Mayor Emanuel.

The new legislation removes a hurdle that prevents many Chicago youth from qualifying for jobs and college scholarships.

Under the legislation, records will be cleared if they meet these and other requirements: the individual is 18, at least six months have passed since an arrest and the arrest to be expunged was not for a class two felony or higher, or a sex offense. A new process will also be established so that individuals may request to have multiple juvenile arrest records expunged on a single petition.

"This legislation is a great first step to helping young people and getting them on the right track for their future," said Representative Arthur Turner.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-passes-juvenile-expungement-legislation-/89570/

Wait, , ,  is this JUST for Chicago, or has someone once again forgotten that Illinios is not just Chicago?


It's State Legislation:

"State Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, ran the first leg of the victory lap by thanking Emanuel for the powerful push that helped land the bill on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk."

Yeah, I heard it being debated earlier.  Iust had to gripe about the wording of the article!  :wc21:

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Re: Chicago Passes Juvenile Expungement Legislation
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 03:23:30 PM »
Probably stated that way because Emanuel and the two state reps from here put it together,  it will be good for youth all over Illinois, not only Chicago.  I've met both of these reps at different functions, nice men.
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Re: Chicago Passes Juvenile Expungement Legislation
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 04:12:49 PM »

Illinois will erase some juvenile arrest records

Posted: Jun 07, 2014 3:19 PM CDT Updated: Jun 07, 2014 3:21 PM CDT
 
CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to erase some arrest records for children who were not charged with a crime.

The legislation approved Saturday automatically clears records in less-serious, non-violent cases upon the person's 18th birthday.

The law takes effect Jan. 1. It will exclude sex-related offenses, higher-level felony arrests and those occurring within the previous six months.

Supporters say the law will give youths a better chance to get jobs, enter college and avoid gang violence.

Some lawmakers were concerned because the measure does not guarantee that some lower-level arrest records will not be made public.

The Democratic governor said Saturday the new law, known as the "clean slate" measure, will ensure youths "have every opportunity to land a job and succeed in life."

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/25719888/illinois-will-erase-some-juvenile-arrest-records

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Re: Chicago Passes Juvenile Expungement Legislation
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 04:22:38 PM »
This is wonderful news!