IL: Registered sex offenders live near bus stops

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ILLINOIS (CNN) – A “loophole” in laws pertaining to sex offenders is concerning Illinois parents.

In Illinois, sex offenders are not allowed to live near a school but there’s no such law addressing how close they can live to school bus stops.

One Quincy couple was shocked to learn their son’s bus stop is near not one, but three registered offenders.

“The bus stop shouldn’t be picked by a computer system but what’s best for the students and what’s keeping their safety in mind, not only how far they have to walk but where they are walking and the environment, they’re walking in.”

A bill was introduced in the Illinois House in 2015 to make it unlawful for a register sex offender to live within 500-feet of a school bus stop. But that proposed law never made it to the floor for a vote.

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(This story was originally published on August 16, 2019)

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