Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a wonderful school district. You think you've found the home of your dreams. But what if there is a registered sex offender living next door? You'll need to know the steps for how to find a sex offender in your neighborhood.
In Illinois, state police maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database that identifies persons who have been convicted of certain sex offenses or crimes against children.
In general, individuals who are required to register are those who have been convicted of certain crimes like child sexual abuse or attempted abuse. The database also includes those who were found not guilty of the crime due to insanity.