Patch wants to help New Lenox parents keep their kids safe.
The law requires sex offenders to register.
In general, the laws center on sex offenders registering in person each year the local police department. 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 five registered sex offenders to the Village of New Lenox.
Four of the five registered sex offenders were convicted in Illinois; only one registration stems from an out-of-state conviction. All are currently compliant with the law.
Two of the registered offenders are classified as sexual predators involving charges of criminal sexual abuse and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Two of offenders were convicted of charges in relation to child pornography.
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 term refers to anyone convicted after July 1, 199 of certain violations in the Criminal Code of 1961. Sexual predators are required to register for their entire lives.