State proposal would clear some juvenile arrest records by Tony Arnold
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State lawmakers are advancing a plan that could automatically clear the arrest records of some juveniles.
Juveniles can already get their arrest records expunged for minor crimes if they haven’t been taken to court. But Illinois lawmakers want to make it automatic when they turn 18. The law would apply to those who haven’t gotten in further trouble.
Chicago Democrat Art Turner says arrest records can disqualify young people looking for a job or college scholarship.