Patch wants to help and parents keep their kids safe this Halloween.
Earlier this month, we filled you in on the regulations regarding registered sex offenders in your area.
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 links 13 registered sex offenders and 5 registered sex offenders to .
All but one of those offenders—who is represented by the sole purple pin point on the accompanying map—are compliant with the laws.
"Offender has failed to maintain accurate registration records as required by law," according to 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 the name of the sex offender and his 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.