A message from Adele Nicholas, Executive Director, Illinois Voices for Reform:
Everyone needs a place to live. People who’ve done their time should have the opportunity to establish stable homes for themselves and their families.
Illinois’ wasteful and counterproductive registry and residency laws too often prevent people on the registry from building a foundation for a positive future.
It’s time to stand up for real change. You can help us get there!
Our colleagues at the Chicago 400 are leading the charge on a bill to significantly reform these discredited laws. If passed, SB 2158 would make the following changes:
• reduce residential banishment zones to 250 feet;
• remove home daycares from the list of zones around which banishment zones are imposed;
• grandfather in existing residences so you can’t be kicked out of your home if someone establishes a new daycare near you;
• allow waiver of the registration fee for those who can’t pay;
• get rid of weekly registration for those who don’t have a permanent address; and
• lower the penalties for failure to register.
Your state lawmakers need to hear from you!
We need everyone’s support. Please take this simple one-minute action to tell your lawmakers to stand up for these commonsense reforms.
Adele Nicholas, Executive Director
Illinois Voices for Reform