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New Law Forces Local Murderer to Register With Police

A convicted murderer who resides in Tinley Park must now register on the Illinois Murderers and Violent Crimes Against Youth Registry. He is listed by the state as "compliant."

A local parolee convicted of murder has registered with  in compliance with .

Andrea’s Law, named after Andrea Will, an Eastern Illinois University student killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1998, creates a first-degree murderer database, similar to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry. The database also includes those convicted of general violent crimes against youth.

Will's ex-boyfriend, Justin Boulay, formerly of St. Charles, was convicted of strangling the 19-year-old Batavia woman to death while both were students at EIU. Boulay was sentenced to 24 years in prison before a change to the state’s “Truth in Sentencing” system that required those convicted of crimes to serve 85 percent of court-imposed sentences.

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Under Andrea’s Law, convicted offenders are required to be on the Illinois Murderers and Violent Offenders Youth Registry for 10 years upon their release from prison.

According to police reports, Tinley Park resident Michael Nolan, 57, is among that group. Now a resident of the 17100 block of 71st Avenue, he was convicted in 1981 of two counts of murder with intent to kill or injure, according to Illinois State Police. He was released and granted parole in 2007.

Nolan was 20 years old at the time of the offense — November 1974 — and his female victim, who was also his girlfriend, was 17, according to state records. The murder reportedly occurred in Chicago. 

The registry lists Nolan as “compliant.” That means that since the new year, he's stopped at the Tinley Park police station to register as an Illinois murderer. An officer makes a copy of offenders' state IDs during the process, completes required registration forms and forwards information to investigators.

, which was signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn last July, as reported by Batavia Patch.

At the time the bill was introduced in the state house, Reboletti said, “We currently have the right to know when a convicted sexual offender moves into our neighborhood and it should be the same for someone convicted of murder.”

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Lance Mitaro February 25, 2012 at 06:11 AM
Once again, the ignorance of the community is substituted for journalism. There is absolutely no tactical advantage in "knowing" where someone lives. NONE.
jeannie February 27, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Who the heck are you Lance? No one by trhat name in the US of A. I also noticed that all you comment on is against the sex offender registry from different Patch sites all over the country. Are you a sex offender? Why does this bother you sooooooooo much?
Patti Lavin April 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Wow Jeannie! Awesome comeback! You are likely correct. I am so glad for the national registry. Although it doesn't predict or prevent the sick people listed on it from offending again, it does heighten public awareness as to being more careful for yourself.
MagtheHag April 30, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Personally, I did wonder why the Patch thought printing his address was necessary. This guys place will be like the new Michael Meyers house on the block. It just cannot be good for property values to have the only registered murderer in Tinley Park living on your block. I guess maybe this falls under if you do the crime.....

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