IL: Illinois House bill would change sex offender residence requirements

[ – 3/18/21]

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A bill moving through the Illinois House of Representatives would change how close a registered sex offender could live to a school, playground, or childcare facility.

HB3913 would amend the Unified Code of Correction and allow a registered sex offender to reside within 250 feet of any the restricted facilities. State law currently requires they live 500 feet.

The bill sponsored by Rep. Camille Lilly and Rep. Kelly Cassidy would also remove a weekly requirement that a registered sex offender must register their address if they lack a fixed residence.

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Seems like Adelle’s activities are working in Illinois. Residence restrictions serve as the traditional punishment of incarceration. That is keeping offenders outside of the community.

I read the article, and what stood out to me is that they actually have a sub committee on sex offenses and registration. What other crime has its own state congressional subcommittee. That would be funny if it wasn’t so ridiculously pathetic.

250ft or 500ft what’s the difference your still living by a school people just wanna point their fingers and whisper to each outher how much better of a person they are then the sex offender guy living down the street.
Honestly after 10-20 years of being labeled a scary monster it starts to take a toll on you the hopeles feeling of constant shame and sadness mixed with loneliness is A deadly cocktail for suicide

Good luck

One in every 212 men in Illinois is listed on the sex offense registry. One in every 147 men in Illinois is listed on a public conviction registry.

Changing the distance for residence is ridiculous! Not all alleged/sentenced sex offenders are dangerous or pedophiles and some are innocent. Once they have serviced their sentence, they should be given a second chance rather than stay in prison because the laws are so overly restrictive, they can’t find an address. Not to mention, most child predators are never caught and normally someone people know. Not the stranger down the street! Sickening Illinois politicians ruin the life of an individual while murderers are freed and don’t register as well as drug dealers, arsons, and thieves.