Since December, a law enforcement team Attorney General Lisa Madigan created to improve Illinois' convicted sex offender registry has made some progress.
Some of the changes include:
- The registry available through the Illinois State Police Web site doesn't list the crime for which sex offenders were convicted. The team plans to add that information by the end of February.
- The team has added a link to the state Department of Corrections Web site so people can look up the criminal history of a convicted sex offender in prison, on parole or on supervised release.
- The registry now lists whether sex offenders are current with their registration.
- The Corrections Department has changed its process to ensure parole agents are aware when a convicted sex offender leaves prison and must register.