New laws help keep track of sex offenders

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As of today, the driver's licenses of registered sex offenders in Illinois will expire every 12 months instead of the usual four years in an effort to better keep track of them. Another new law increases the information sex offenders must provide about themselves when they register and makes that information more readily available to the public. Yet another new law expands the use of electronic monitoring devices for paroled sex offenders. All of those laws were passed by the Legislature in the past year with little or no opposition, joining a long list of sex offender-related issues added to the state statutes in the past few years.

source: Article 'New laws help keep track of sex offenders' by Kevin McDermott; www.qctimes.com/articles/2007/01/01/news/state/doc459 899523d9bc231731838.txt; QCTimes.com; 1 January 2007