(20 ILCS 2635/7) (from Ch. 38, par. 1607)
    Sec. 7. Restrictions on the Use of Conviction Information.
    (A) The following provisions shall apply to requests submitted pursuant to this Act for employment or licensing purposes or submitted to comply with the provisions of subsection (B) of this Section:
        (1) A requester shall, in the form and manner
    
prescribed by the Department, submit a request to the Department, and maintain on file for at least 2 years a release signed by the individual to whom the information request pertains. The Department shall furnish the requester with a copy of its response.
        (2) Each requester of conviction information
    
furnished by the Department shall provide the individual named in the request with a copy of the response furnished by the Department. Within 7 working days of receipt of such copy, the individual shall have the obligation and responsibility to notify the requester if the information is inaccurate or incomplete.
        (3) Unless notified by the individual named in the
    
request or by the Department that the information furnished is inaccurate or incomplete, no requester of conviction information shall be liable for damages to any person to whom the information pertains for actions the requester may reasonably take in reliance on the accuracy and completeness of conviction information received from the Department pursuant to this act, if: (a) the requester in good faith believes the conviction information furnished by the Department to be accurate and complete; (b) the requester has complied with the requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection (A); and (c) the identifying information submitted by the requester to the Department is accurate with respect to the individual about whom the information was requested.
        (4) Consistent with rules adopted by the Department
    
pursuant to Section 7 of "An Act in relation to criminal identification and investigation", approved July 2, 1931, as amended, the individual to whom the conviction information pertains may initiate proceedings directly with the Department to challenge or correct a record furnished by the Department pursuant to this subsection (A). Such correction proceedings shall be given priority over other individual record review and challenges filed with the Department.
    (B) Regardless of the purpose of the request, no requester of conviction information shall be liable for damages to any person to whom the information pertains for actions the requester may reasonably take in reliance on the accuracy and completeness of conviction information received from the Department pursuant to this Act, if: (1) the requester in good faith believes the conviction information furnished by the Department to be accurate and complete; (2) the requester has complied with the requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (A) of this Section; and (3) the identifying information submitted by the requester to the Department is accurate with respect to the individual about whom the information was requested.
(Source: P.A. 88-368.)