~ Illinois law curbs access to criminal records ~

More on the removal of criminal records from the public sphere…

A new law may help former criminal offenders obtain employment by preventing employers from having access to their records. Gov. Rod Blagojevich recently signed Senate Bill 3007, which seals criminal records from being viewed by anyone other than law enforcement officials, said Gerardo Cardenas, the governor’s Chicago press secretary.The bill will go into effect June 1 and is an extension of Senate Bill 788, which was signed last year, Cardenas said.

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