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State Sex Offender Search: Illinois

How to Search for Sexual Offenders in Illinois
A step by step guide on how to locate sexual offenders in the state of Illinois. A list of offense that are subject to registry is included, but was not considered when the word count was done.
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Searching for an Illinois sex offender is not difficult. The Illinois State Police provides an online listing of sex offenders which they update daily. It allows searching by name, city, county, zip code, or compliance status. Only one of these needs to be filled in order to receive results. As of October 2006, there were 21,067 sex offenders registered.

A sex offender must register in person every year for ten years. If the offender is sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections or any other corrections, they must register for 10 years from final parole, discharge, or release. The list of offenses that are subject to registration in the state of Illinois is listed at the end of this article.

When you first go to the Illinois Sex Offenders Registration page ( ) you may wonder where to enter the search. The search engine is located on the left hand side of the screen.

Once you enter your search qualifications, a list will pop up of all those that qualify for those search parameters. The list will state the offender's name, address, status (compliant, noncompliant, or whereabouts unknown) and if they are a sexual predator.

According to the state of Illinois, a sexual predator is any person who, since July 1, 1999, has been convicted of a violation or attempted violation of the following:

Any sexual offenses against a child or juvenile. Examples include prostitution, exploitation, pornography, sexual assault, or ritualized abuse
Any criminal sexual assault convicted on or after January 1, 2006 regardless of the person's age
Aggravated or predatory Criminal Sexual Assault
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
Conviction of first degree murder, (if the victim was under 18 and the defendant was over 17 at the time)
Certified as a Sexually Dangerous Person pursuant to the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act or any substantially similar federal, sister state, or foreign country law.

Click on the button labeled "details" at the end of the row to find out more information and see a picture of the offender. According to Illinois law, every time a sex offender registers, the local law enforcement agency must take a photo of the offender. Sadly, some offenders lack photos because the photo was not taken at the time of registration or because the photo was never forwarded to the Illinois State Police. Other details that are listed about the offender are his/her date of birth, height, weight, race, sex, their crimes, and the county where they were convicted.

If you are looking for additional information about a sex offender's conviction, it can be obtained by contacting the circuit clerk's office of the county in which the offender was convicted. The addresses for all circuit clerks' office in Illinois can be found at 

The following offenses are subject to Sex Offender Registration in the state of Illinois:

Indecent Solicitation of a Child;
Sexual Exploitation of a Child;
Soliciting for a Juvenile Prostitute;
Keeping a place of Juvenile Prostitution;
Patronizing a Juvenile Prostitute;
Juvenile Pimping;
Exploitation of a Child;
Child Pornography;
Criminal Sexual Assault;
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault;
Predatory Crimial Sexual Assault of a Child;
Criminal Sexual Abuse;
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse;
Ritualized Abuse of a Child;
Forcible Detention, if the victim is under age 18;
Indecent Solicitation of an Adult;
Soliciting for a Prostitute, if the victim is under age 18;
Pandering, if the victim is under age 18;
Patronizing, if the victim is under age 18;
Pimping, if the victim is under age 18;
Public Indecency for a third or subsequent conviction;
Custodial Sexual Misconduct (if convicted on or after August 22, 2002);
Permitting Sexual Abuse of a Child;
Kidnapping, if the victim is under age 18 and the defendant is not a parent of the victim;
Aggravated Kidnapping, if the victim is under age 18 and defendant is not the parent of the victim;
Unlawful Restraint, if the victim is under age 18 and the defendant is not the parent of the victim;
Aggravated Unlawful Restraint, if the victim is under age 18 and the defendant is not the parent of the victim;
Child Abduction by luring a child under 16 into a vehicle or building;
First Degree Murder of a Child, victim under age 18; or
Any attempts to commit any of the offenses listed above.

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