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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Privacy of Child Victims of Criminal Sexual
5Offenses Act is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
6    (725 ILCS 190/3)  (from Ch. 38, par. 1453)
7    Sec. 3. Confidentiality of Law Enforcement and Court
8Records. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary,
9inspection and copying of law enforcement records maintained
10by any law enforcement agency or all circuit court records
11maintained by any circuit clerk relating to any investigation
12or proceeding pertaining to a criminal sexual offense, by any
13person, except a judge, state's attorney, assistant state's
14attorney, psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, doctor,
15parent, parole agent, aftercare specialist, probation officer,
16defendant or defendant's attorney in any criminal proceeding
17or investigation related thereto, shall be restricted to
18exclude the identity of any child who is a victim of such
19criminal sexual offense or alleged criminal sexual offense
20unless a court order is issued authorizing the removal of such
21restriction as provided under this Section of a particular
22case record or particular records of cases maintained by any
23circuit court clerk. A court may for the child's protection



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1and for good cause shown, prohibit any person or agency
2present in court from further disclosing the child's identity.
3    When a criminal sexual offense is committed or alleged to
4have been committed by a school district employee or any
5individual contractually employed by a school district, a copy
6of the criminal history record information relating to the
7investigation of the offense or alleged offense shall be
8transmitted to the superintendent of schools of the district
9immediately upon request or if the law enforcement agency
10knows that a school district employee or any individual
11contractually employed by a school district has committed or
12is alleged to have committed a criminal sexual offense, the
13superintendent of schools of the district shall be immediately
14provided a copy of the criminal history record information.
15The superintendent shall be restricted from specifically
16revealing the name of the victim without written consent of
17the victim or victim's parent or guardian.
18    A court may prohibit such disclosure only after giving
19notice and a hearing to all affected parties. In determining
20whether to prohibit disclosure of the minor's identity the
21court shall consider:
22        (a) the best interest of the child; and
23        (b) whether such nondisclosure would further a
24    compelling State interest.
25    For the purposes of this Act, "criminal history record
26information" means:



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1        (i) chronologically maintained arrest information,
2    such as traditional arrest logs or blotters;
3        (ii) the name of a person in the custody of a law
4    enforcement agency and the charges for which that person
5    is being held;
6        (iii) court records that are public;
7        (iv) records that are otherwise available under State
8    or local law; or
9        (v) records in which the requesting party is the
10    individual identified, except as provided under part (vii)
11    of paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of Section 7 of the
12    Freedom of Information Act.
13(Source: P.A. 98-558, eff. 1-1-14.)