IL: Illinois legislator tells prison agency ‘do your job’ on sex offender notification

Source: 10/3/23

A Republican state legislator says she has no interest in the idea of changing the state’s sex offender notification system that was the subject of a recent audit finding with the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

The compliance audit released last week looks at IDOC for two years ending June 30, 2022. In total, there were 46 findings and 40 repeat findings. The findings include a failure to notify victims and local law enforcement after releasing sex offenders, including those who committed a predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, certain offenses of aggravated child pornography, or manufacture or dissemination of child pornography.

“During the examination period, the Department did not submit the required progress reports to the chief of police or sheriff in the municipality or county where the offender resides and is registered,” the report said. 

In response, IDOC told auditors they did not send the semi-annual progress reports for sex offenders under extended supervision because some chiefs of police and sheriffs said they did not want copies of the reports and suggested legislative changes to the process are needed.

Illinois House Minority Leader Tony McCombie, R-Savannah, said she has no interest in legislative changes. 

“I don’t understand what the problem is. It is their responsibility and their mandate to report that sex offenders are getting out,” McCombie said. “I am certainly not interested in any legislative fix to remove that mandate. If that’s something they’re interested in, I’m certainly not interested in that, and I don’t think anyone in the public is.” 

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Good thing she’s in the minority.

If Iowa is Idiots Out Wandering Around, then IL is Idiots Lost…

Earth to madam Legislator ” Stop spending tax payer money on a registry that has never saved one child, yet has caused numerous children to be placed on the registry. Stop spreading lies about those on the registry and sex offenses. Stop running your mouth and start opening up your eyes to evidence .” Illinois the Land of Lying and useless politicians.

“R-Savannah, said she has no interest in legislative changes. 
“I don’t understand what the problem is. It is their responsibility and their mandate to report that sex offenders are getting out……” 

Okay, that’s enough, Tony. The QAnon followers of your party heard you loud & clear. No need to pander anymore