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Ill. House OKs plan to expunge juvenile arrests

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have advanced a plan that would erase some arrest records for kids who weren't charged or convicted of the alleged crime.

The House voted 74-40 on Wednesday to approve a proposal that would require the Illinois State Police to annually delete its arrest records for those minors. The measure would exclude alleged sex-related offenses, higher-level felony arrests and those occurring within the previous six months.

Democratic Rep. Arthur Turner of Chicago sponsored the legislation. He says the plan would give kids a better chance to get jobs, enter college and avoid gang violence.

Some lawmakers say they're concerned because the measure doesn't guarantee that some lower-level arrest records wouldn't be made public.

The legislation goes to the Senate for further consideration.

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The bill is SB978.

Online: http://www.ilga.gov

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