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730 ILCS 152/120

    (730 ILCS 152/120)
    Sec. 120. Community notification of sex offenders.
    (a) The sheriff of the county, except Cook County, shall disclose to the following the name, address, date of birth, place of employment, school attended, e-mail addresses, instant messaging identities, chat room identities, other Internet communications identities, all Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) registered or used by the sex offender, all blogs and other Internet sites maintained by the sex offender or to which the sex offender has uploaded any content or posted any messages or information, and offense or adjudication of all sex offenders required to register under Section 3 of the Sex Offender Registration Act:
        (1) The boards of institutions of higher education or
    
other appropriate administrative offices of each non-public institution of higher education located in the county where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or is attending an institution of higher education;
        (2) School boards of public school districts and the
    
principal or other appropriate administrative officer of each nonpublic school located in the county where the sex offender is required to register or is employed;
        (3) Child care facilities located in the county where
    
the sex offender is required to register or is employed;
        (4) Libraries located in the county where the sex
    
offender is required to register or is employed;
        (5) Public libraries located in the county where the
    
sex offender is required to register or is employed;
        (6) Public housing agencies located in the county
    
where the sex offender is required to register or is employed;
        (7) The Illinois Department of Children and Family
    
Services;
        (8) Social service agencies providing services to
    
minors located in the county where the sex offender is required to register or is employed;
        (9) Volunteer organizations providing services to
    
minors located in the county where the sex offender is required to register or is employed; and
        (10) A victim of a sex offense residing in the
    
county where the sex offender is required to register or is employed, who is not otherwise required to be notified under Section 4.5 of the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act or Section 75 of the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act.
    (a-2) The sheriff of Cook County shall disclose to the following the name, address, date of birth, place of employment, school attended, e-mail addresses, instant messaging identities, chat room identities, other Internet communications identities, all Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) registered or used by the sex offender, all blogs and other Internet sites maintained by the sex offender or to which the sex offender has uploaded any content or posted any messages or information, and offense or adjudication of all sex offenders required to register under Section 3 of the Sex Offender Registration Act:
        (1) School boards of public school districts and the
    
principal or other appropriate administrative officer of each nonpublic school located within the region of Cook County, as those public school districts and nonpublic schools are identified in LEADS, other than the City of Chicago, where the sex offender is required to register or is employed;
        (2) Child care facilities located within the region
    
of Cook County, as those child care facilities are identified in LEADS, other than the City of Chicago, where the sex offender is required to register or is employed;
        (3) The boards of institutions of higher education or
    
other appropriate administrative offices of each non-public institution of higher education located in the county, other than the City of Chicago, where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attending an institution of higher education;
        (4) Libraries located in the county, other than the
    
City of Chicago, where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or is attending an institution of higher education;
        (5) Public libraries located in the county, other
    
than the City of Chicago, where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attending an institution of higher education;
        (6) Public housing agencies located in the county,
    
other than the City of Chicago, where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attending an institution of higher education;
        (7) The Illinois Department of Children and Family
    
Services;
        (8) Social service agencies providing services to
    
minors located in the county, other than the City of Chicago, where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attending an institution of higher education;
        (9) Volunteer organizations providing services to
    
minors located in the county, other than the City of Chicago, where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attending an institution of higher education; and
        (10) A victim of a sex offense residing in the
    
county, other than the City of Chicago, where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attends an institution of higher education, who is not otherwise required to be notified under Section 4.5 of the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act or Section 75 of the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act.
    (a-3) The Chicago Police Department shall disclose to the following the name, address, date of birth, place of employment, school attended, e-mail addresses, instant messaging identities, chat room identities, other Internet communications identities, all Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) registered or used by the sex offender, all blogs and other Internet sites maintained by the sex offender or to which the sex offender has uploaded any content or posted any messages or information, and offense or adjudication of all sex offenders required to register under Section 3 of the Sex Offender Registration Act:
        (1) School boards of public school districts and the
    
principal or other appropriate administrative officer of each nonpublic school located in the police district where the sex offender is required to register or is employed if the offender is required to register or is employed in the City of Chicago;
        (2) Child care facilities located in the police
    
district where the sex offender is required to register or is employed if the offender is required to register or is employed in the City of Chicago;
        (3) The boards of institutions of higher education or
    
other appropriate administrative offices of each non-public institution of higher education located in the police district where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attending an institution of higher education in the City of Chicago;
        (4) Libraries located in the police district where
    
the sex offender is required to register or is employed if the offender is required to register or is employed in the City of Chicago;
        (5) Public libraries located in the police district
    
where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attending an institution of higher education in the City of Chicago;
        (6) Public housing agencies located in the police
    
district where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attending an institution of higher education in the City of Chicago;
        (7) The Illinois Department of Children and Family
    
Services;
        (8) Social service agencies providing services to
    
minors located in the police district where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attending an institution of higher education in the City of Chicago;
        (9) Volunteer organizations providing services to
    
minors located in the police district where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attending an institution of higher education in the City of Chicago; and
        (10) A victim of a sex offense residing in the
    
police district where the sex offender is required to register, resides, is employed, or attends an institution of higher education in the City of Chicago, who is not otherwise required to be notified under Section 4.5 of the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act or Section 75 of the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act.
    (a-4) The Department of State Police shall provide a list of sex offenders required to register to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
    (b) The Department of State Police and any law enforcement agency may disclose, in the Department's or agency's discretion, the following information to any person likely to encounter a sex offender, or sexual predator:
        (1) The offender's name, address, date of birth,
    
e-mail addresses, instant messaging identities, chat room identities, and other Internet communications identities, all Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) registered or used by the sex offender, and all blogs and other Internet sites maintained by the sex offender or to which the sex offender has uploaded any content or posted any messages or information.
        (2) The offense for which the offender was convicted.
        (3) Adjudication as a sexually dangerous person.
        (4) The offender's photograph or other such
    
information that will help identify the sex offender.
        (5) Offender employment information, to protect
    
public safety.
    (c) The name, address, date of birth, e-mail addresses, instant messaging identities, chat room identities, other Internet communications identities, all Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) registered or used by the sex offender, all blogs and other Internet sites maintained by the sex offender or to which the sex offender has uploaded any content or posted any messages or information, offense or adjudication, the county of conviction, license plate numbers for every vehicle registered in the name of the sex offender, the age of the sex offender at the time of the commission of the offense, the age of the victim at the time of the commission of the offense, and any distinguishing marks located on the body of the sex offender for sex offenders required to register under Section 3 of the Sex Offender Registration Act shall be open to inspection by the public as provided in this Section. Every municipal police department shall make available at its headquarters the information on all sex offenders who are required to register in the municipality under the Sex Offender Registration Act. The sheriff shall also make available at his or her headquarters the information on all sex offenders who are required to register under that Act and who live in unincorporated areas of the county. Sex offender information must be made available for public inspection to any person, no later than 72 hours or 3 business days from the date of the request. The request must be made in person, in writing, or by telephone. Availability must include giving the inquirer access to a facility where the information may be copied. A department or sheriff may charge a fee, but the fee may not exceed the actual costs of copying the information. An inquirer must be allowed to copy this information in his or her own handwriting. A department or sheriff must allow access to the information during normal public working hours. The sheriff or a municipal police department may publish the photographs of sex offenders where any victim was 13 years of age or younger and who are required to register in the municipality or county under the Sex Offender Registration Act in a newspaper or magazine of general circulation in the municipality or county or may disseminate the photographs of those sex offenders on the Internet or on television. The law enforcement agency may make available the information on all sex offenders residing within any county.
    (d) The Department of State Police and any law enforcement agency having jurisdiction may, in the Department's or agency's discretion, place the information specified in subsection (b) on the Internet or in other media.
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) The administrator of a transitional housing facility for sex offenders shall comply with the notification procedures established in paragraph (4) of subsection (b) of Section 3-17-5 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
    (g) A principal or teacher of a public or private elementary or secondary school shall notify the parents of children attending the school during school registration or during parent-teacher conferences that information about sex offenders is available to the public as provided in this Act.
    (h) In order to receive notice under paragraph (10) of subsection (a), paragraph (10) of subsection (a-2), or paragraph (10) of subsection (a-3), the victim of the sex offense must notify the appropriate sheriff or the Chicago Police Department in writing, by facsimile transmission, or by e-mail that the victim desires to receive such notice.
    (i) For purposes of this Section, "victim of a sex offense" means:
        (1) the victim of the sex offense; or
        (2) a single representative who may be the spouse,
    
parent, child, or sibling of a person killed during the course of a sex offense perpetrated against the person killed or the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any victim of a sex offense who is physically or mentally incapable of comprehending or requesting notice.
(Source: P.A. 94-161, eff. 7-11-05; 94-168, eff. 1-1-06; 94-994, eff. 1-1-07; 95-229, eff. 8-16-07; 95-278, eff. 8-17-07; 95-640, eff. 6-1-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 95-896, eff. 1-1-09.)