(20 ILCS 2635/2) (from Ch. 38, par. 1602)
    Sec. 2. Legislative Findings and Purposes. (A) The legislature finds and hereby declares that conviction information maintained by the Illinois Department of State Police shall be publicly available in the State of Illinois.
    (B) The purpose of this Act is: (1) to establish uniform policy for gaining access to and disseminating conviction information maintained by the State of Illinois; (2) to establish guidelines and priorities which fully support effective law enforcement and ongoing criminal investigations and which ensure that conviction information is made accessible within appropriate time frames; (3) to ensure the accuracy and completeness of conviction information in the State of Illinois; and (4) to establish procedures for effectively correcting errors and providing individuals with redress of grievances in the event that inaccurate or incomplete information may be disseminated about them.
(Source: P.A. 85-922.)