(705 ILCS 405/1-9)
(from Ch. 37, par. 801-9)
Expungement of law enforcement and juvenile court records.
(1) Expungement of law enforcement and juvenile court delinquency records
shall be governed by Part 9 of Article V of this Act.
(2) This subsection (2) applies to expungement of law enforcement and
juvenile court records other than delinquency proceedings. Whenever any
person has attained the age of 18 or whenever all juvenile court
relating to that person have been terminated, whichever is later, the person
may petition the court to expunge law enforcement records relating to incidents
occurring before his 18th birthday or his juvenile court records, or both, if
the minor was placed under supervision pursuant to Sections
2-20, 3-21, or 4-18, and such order of supervision has since been successfully
(3) The chief judge of the circuit in which an arrest was made or a charge
was brought or any judge of that circuit designated by the chief judge may,
upon verified petition of a person who is the subject of an arrest or a
juvenile court proceeding pursuant to subsection (2) of
this Section, order the law enforcement records or juvenile court records,
or both, to be expunged from the official records of the arresting authority
and the clerk of the circuit court. Notice of the petition shall be served
upon the State's Attorney and upon the arresting authority which is the
subject of the petition for expungement.
(4) The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly apply to law enforcement and juvenile court records of a minor who has been arrested or taken into custody on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1162, eff. 12-20-18.)