Illinois Criminal Background Checks for a Pre-Employment Background Check

Illinois Criminal Background Check
Instant Illinois Criminal Background Check $24.95
Instant National Criminal Background Check $59.95
Illinois Criminal Background Checks by county $24.95 each
All orders include a free national sex offender and most wanted check.

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Below are the descriptions for the following Illinois Background Check Products and Services:
  • Instant Illinois Criminal Background Check
  • Illinois Criminal Background Checks by County
  • Free Illinois Sex Offender Registry Search and Free Most Wanted Check

Illinois Criminal Background Check   $24.95 and results are returned instantly.

The Illinois corrections background check may contain the following:
  • Felony conviction reports
  • Criminal check fields: name, alias, birthdate, gender, physical description, charge(s), status, court number, counts, date of verdict, sentence, and current location
  • Reports go back to 1952

Illinois corrections background check update schedule: Quarterly

The Illinois background check court records may contain the following:
  • Felony convictions from Cook County Circuit Courts. Reports go back to 1994 (Cook County includes the City of Chicago)
  • Misdemeanor and felony convictions from Kane County Circuit Courts. Reports go back to 1990 (Kane County includes the City of Aurora)
  • Misdemeanor and felony convictions from McLean County Circuit Courts. Reports go back to 1990 (Last updated 10/2012)
  • Misdemeanor and felony convictions from the following county courts: Adams, Bond, Boone, Carroll, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Dewitt, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jefferson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Lawrence, Lee, Logan, Macoupin, Marion, Mason, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Richland, Rock Island, Shelby, Stephenson, Tazewell, Union, Vermillion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Whiteside, Williamson, Woodford (Last updated 9/27/2012)
  • Criminal report fields: name, birthdate, sentence, charge(s), date of filling, date of conviction, type and date of judgment, disposition, and case number

Illinois background check court records update schedule: Monthly

The Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth background check may contain the following:
  • Violent convicted offenders against youth
  • Criminal report fields: name, birthdate, physical description, current location, sentence, date of verdict, status, counts, and charge(s)

Illinois State Police (ISP) established and maintains the Illinois Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry Database
Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth background check update schedule: Monthly

The Illinois sex offender record search may contain the following:
  • Registered convicted sex offenders released from parole, probation, or prison within the past 10 years
  • Sex offender search fields: name, address, birthdate, description of person, and age range of victim

Sex offenders must register for ten years and sexual predators must register for life. If a sex offender fails to register, it may result in an additional ten years.
Illinois sex offender record search update schedule: Weekly

Illinois Criminal Background Checks include a free national sex offender and most wanted check.


Illinois Criminal Checks by County  $24.95 per county (check for surcharges)
Results go back 7 years and take 1-3 business days to complete. Some may take longer due to court delays.

The Illinois criminal check by county may contain the following:
  • Felony and misdemeanor convictions or deferred judgments
  • Reports from the Circuit Courts

Illinois counties that typically take longer than 3 business days to complete are: Alexander, Calhoun, Gallatin, Massac, Peoria, and Pulaski

Illinois Criminal Checks by county include a free national sex offender and most wanted check.
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The State Of Illinois Background Information

Illinois Criminal Background Data

In 2009 Illinois had a total violent crime rate of 497.2 incidents per 100,000 individuals, which was higher than the U.S. violent crime rate of 439.7. Of the 497.2 violent crime incidents, 6 were murders, 30.2 were forcible rapes, 177.6 were robberies, and 283.4 were aggravated assaults.

The total rate of property crime in Illinois in 2009 was 2,737 incidents per 100,000 individuals, lower than the U.S. property crime rate of 3,071.5. The breakdown of the property crime incidents was as follows: 603 burglary incidents, 1,927.3 larceny/theft incidents, and 206.6 motor vehicle theft incidents.

Illinois Population and Household Background Data
  • In 2012 the population in Illinois was estimated to be 12,910,409.  The population increased 0.3% from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012.  
  • In 2011 there were 4.7 million households in Illinois.  The average household size was 2.7 people. 
  • 86% of the people living in Illinois in 2011 were native residents of the United States. 67% of these residents were born in Illinois. Of the foreign-born population in Illinois (1,798,815), 54% were not U.S. citizens.
  • 77% of the population in Illinois (five years and older) speak only English in the home.
  • In 2011 87% lived in the same house as one year earlier.
  • 87% had graduated high school or had achieved a higher level of education.  31% had achieved a Bachelor’s degree or higher.  28% were in college or graduate school in 2011

Illinois Criminal, Population and Household Background Data Source: U.S. Census and FBI

Other Illinois Background Data

Major Cities Located in Illinois: Aurora in Kane County, Dupage County, Kedall County, and Will County, Chicago in Cook County, Joliet in Will County and Kedall County, Naperville in DuPage County and Will County, Rockford in Winnebago County

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