NAACP will host an Expungement Workshop


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Posted Online: April 17, 2013, 3:57 pm
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Press release submitted by NAACP


Expunging Your Record 2012

The Rock Island County Branch NAACP will host an Expungement Workshop on Saturday, April, 20, 2013 at the Martin Luther King Community Center from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

"This is the 5th year the RI County NAACP have sponsored the workshop and it is a must attend for persons with past criminal offenses. These convictions have a great impact on whether you can get a job, find housing and obtain education and training" states Ms. Sherwin.

The workshop will assist people with certain arrests and convictions to expunge or seal their records. This is a process that is available to people in Illinois. "We are one of a number of states that have this option for some types of criminal records" according to Liz Sherwin, President of the Rock Island County NAACP. "Expungement allows people with qualifying arrests and convictions to petition the court of their sentencing county to expunge or seal their records" states Christie Fischer, Attorney of the Offices of the State Appellate Defender the presenter.

The workshop provides information about Illinois convictions and arrests only. "Many of the bordering states have different processes or no processes for expungement" according to Ms. Fischer. However attendance at the workshop may assist you in finding out how to obtain information on what is available in your state. "Individual consultations will be provided to you if you bring documents detailing your sentencing" states Ms. Sherwin.

The workshop is open to the public. Persons interested in the workshop should pre-register by Thursday, April 18, 2013 by calling (309) 793-0090.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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