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In general, the laws center on sex offenders registering in person each year the . They must do so for a required 10-year registration period, unless they are separately required to register for life. Offenders are prohibited from living within 500 feet of a school, daycare center, youth center or other facility that caters to children younger than 18 years old.
Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood
A search of the Illinois Sex Offender Registry lists 16 registered sex offenders.
One noncompliant offender, Michael Wright, 47, is not on the map because his address is unknown, according to the registry.
"The sex offender has vacated his last reported address and has not provided new information regarding his current whereabouts to law enforcement as required by law," according to a document provided by the Illinois State Police.
How the Map Works
The map is interactive, meaning you can zoom in, zoom out, or move it around to see all the plotted points.
Floating your cursor over one of the markers will give you offender's address. Double clicking on the marker will give you more information about the specific charge.
The yellow markers represent sex offenders who are not listed as sexual predators. The remaining red pins are those who are labeled as sexual predators in the registry.
The term refers to anyone convicted after July 1, 1999, of certain violations in the Criminal Code of 1961. Sexual predators are required to register for their entire lives.
—Originally Posted October 2011; Updated Sept. 30, 2013