A Chicago Sun Times article discusses the 100 registered sex offenders living in 54 nursing homes, other long-term care facilities and supportive living centers throughout Illinois. While the state doesn’t require nursing homes to pass this information along to residents, these offenders are registered by the state’s sex offender registry and half are aged 50 or under. The state is taking measure to screen the residents to ensure there’s a medical reason for admitting the residents. Problems with sex offenders in nursing homes have surfaced across the country including incidents in Minnesota and Florida.
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