Illinois, also known as the Land of Lincoln, is the first US state that has passed a law against sodomy. It has a population of 12,801,539 (as of 2016). The capital city is Springfield, while the largest city is Chicago, with a population of more than 2.5 million.
Rockford is the city that holds the infamous status of having the most crime in Illinois. In fact, the violent crime rate here is 818.8 per 100,000 people. This rate is much higher than that of the state, which is only 383.8 per 100,000 people.
The city’s state of poverty is evaluated at 14.3% and the unemployment rate is at 8%. Again, this rate is much higher than the state unemployment rate, which is only 4.6%. Capital punishment was abolished in Illinois in 2011.
Some of the safest cities are Inverness, Waterloo, and Winfield.
The Illinois Department of Corrections handles the information on inmates and parolees. This information can be obtained through the online searchable database that the department manages.
Information on inmates that have already been released can be found in the archive search, which you can request via email. The same information can also be requested from the County Sheriff’s offices, although some offer it online.
The state’s Department of Corrections, in collaboration with the state Police Department, also manages the registry of sex offenders, available online.