Editor’s note: This is the third story in a three-part series regarding sex offenders and the ongoing need to protect children.
PRINCETON — Illinois State Rep. Andy Skoog (D-76th) commented on the current laws surrounding registered sex offenders and the residency restriction limits they must follow as a way to cement community safety.
Current Illinois legislation states a registered sex offender must remain at least 500 feet from a school, nursery, playground or essentially any place where adolescent activity might take place. Skoog agrees with the notion increasing the restriction limits would result in greater public safety and mental reassurance for concerned citizens. Full Article
Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series regarding sex offenders and the ongoing need to protect children.
SPRING VALLEY — Children are brilliant in their youthfulness. Their energetic approach and creativity to an adolescent perspective brings a smile to the face of most every person with a spirit of warmth. Unfortunately, the naivety in that innocent approach does not allow a child to understand the evil that lingers in this world — or fight it when they are confronted face to face. That’s where adults must step in … Full Article
Editor’s note: This is the first story in a three-part series regarding sex offenders and the ongoing need to protect children.
In 2014, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported almost 467,000 cases of missing children. That same year, reports indicated there were at least 49,000 non-compliant sex offenders in the United States.
For Spring Valley resident Lisa Chounard-Lewis, those numbers are catastrophic, and anything less than a global undertaking to reduce them is a gross injustice to our children. Full Article