Friday, May 25, 2012

News You Can Use From 24th Ward Alderman Michael D. Chandler

Expungement Summit
Sponsored By Clerk of Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown
24th Alderman Michael D. Chandler is strongly encouraging all eligible ex-offenders to attend the upcoming Adult & Juvenile Expungement Summit sponsored by Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown to be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Apostolic Church of God, located at 6320 S. Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Registration for the summit begins at 8:30 a.m and will conclude at 6:00 p.m.
The summit is focused on providing services such as free legal services, application and filing assistance to ex-offenders who seek to have prior adult or juvenile felony or misdemeanor offenses expunged or sealed. Information will also be provided for clemency and certificate information.         Other on-site information regarding child support, identity theft protection, and job training, housing and other community services resources will also be available.
“I am proud to work with Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown and other local elective officials, community, legal and social service organizations throughout the city in this effort, stated Alderman Chandler. “We need to provide every resource we can to reintegrate ex-offenders back into our communities in a positive, productive and effective manner. This expungement summit and the information that will be provided to ex-offenders at this activity is a significant step in achieving this goal.”
    Information that ex-offenders need to have with them for assistance at the summit is the following: 1) Drug Test Results needed for persons with felony drug convictions. Test should be taken before June 1st so results can be available for June 2nd summit; 2) Copy of Adult Rap Sheet; 3) Copy of Juvenile Rap Sheet; and 4) For Suburban Cases, obtain copy of criminal case information from the local police agency where your arrest occurred by requesting a Right to Access and Review.
    Costs of Fees for depositions and expungement/sealing filings that can be completed at the Summit include: 1) Adult Certified Dispositions ($9.00 per case); 2) Adult Expungement/Sealing & Illinois State Police Fee ($120.00) per petition; and 3) Juvenile Expungement & Illinois State Police Fee ($124.00) per petition.”
Stop in at our Constituent Service Office, 1158 South Keeler Avenue, or call 773/533-2400.

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