Monday, April 20, 2009

Expungement Problems Persist

On December 10, 2008 we posted a blog about how the Illinois State Police have been refusing to enforce expungement orders issued by Judges. In January of this year, the Illinois State Police entered into a settlement with Cook County Chief Judge Paul Biebel and agreed to abandon this practice and to file any objections with the court and allow the judge to decide whether to grant the petition. You would think that this would put an end to this issue but it hasn't. About 1,800 orders issued between 2006 and 2008 have not been enforced. 900 orders issued between 1991 and 2006 have not been enforced and 5% of the orders issued in 2008 have not been enforced. There has been no agreement as to how to deal with those outstanding orders and class action lawsuits are now being threatened.

We direct you to read this excellent article from The Chicago Reporter which discusses this issue in great detail.

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