Crack Down on Child Sex Offenders Signed into Law

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(KTVI) – Legislation designed to close a loophole in the current Illinois statue for sex offenders is signed into law.  The bill, House Bill 3023 will ban convicted sex offenders from playgrounds or recreation areas in private buildings that the public has access to.

One of the bill’s sponsors, State Rep. Dan Beiser, said this about the bill, “This new law addresses a legal loophole and will ban convicted sex offenders from a playground or recreation area within any privately owned building that can be accessed by the public,” Beiser said. “Parents should not have to worry about the safety of their children when they are playing in these areas, such as a McDonalds Playland.”