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Illinois Background Check

Individuals, employers, and volunteers can conduct background checks in Illinois, by going to the Illinois government site and filing out the necessary forms below. Due to the state and local laws, some background checks may require fingerprints. Although some professions, like healthcare, government and state employees require fingerprinting, please refer to your potential employer for the need for fingerprints.


How to conduct an Illinois background check?

Individuals, employers, and volunteers can order an electronic Illinois background check by filling out the form on our site. Here is a step by step guide:

  1. Visit our site to order a Illinois Background Check.
  2. Fill out all the necessary information on the custom background check form.
  3. Click the state criminal search checkbox under the zip code text field.
  4. Select Illinois under the state criminal search checkbox.
  5. Fill out card details. We accept Visa, Visa Electron, Discover, JCB, Diners, and American Express.
  6. Click the checkbox I Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  7. Click captcha.
  8. Click Order Now.
  9. Done! You will be redirected to our homepage and your report will be emailed to the email provide in the background check inquiry.  


How much does an Illinois background check cost?

Depending on the type of background check in question the prices may vary. Our electronic Illinois criminal records search is $20.00. While conducting a fingerprint background check, the prices may vary from place to place. 


How long does it take to get the results from an Illinois background check?

Turnaround time can range from 24 hours to four weeks.


What’s the difference between an online Illinois background check and an Illinois fingerprint background check?

The Illinois online background check is an electronic name based search from the state of Illinois criminal record database and the results are returned quicker. An Illinois fingerprint background check is essentially the same background check except an individual must go to a physical fingerprinting location and complete get their fingerprints taken by a certified fingerprint technician. The Illinois fingerprint background check turnaround time have longer wait times. 


Where can I get a fingerprint in Illinois?

Individuals may check local background check companies in the state of Illinois that conduct fingerprints by a certified fingerprint technician. Individuals can also visit Illinois state police and local law enforcement departments to conduct fingerprints. 


Illinois Background Check Laws

As background check laws are always changing, we look to always keep up to date for all the Illinois background check laws. Please consult your attorney on for legal advice about Illinois background check laws. Currently, Illinois has state laws restricting employer use of criminal records. Here, you can view more about an Illinois Background Check. Illinois has no statewide ban-the-box law. Illinois implements a ban-the-box law for private employers with 15 or more employees or employment agencies in Illinois. Private employers may only inquire into an applicant's criminal history after selected for an interview, or after a conditional offer. Under a law 775 ILCS 5/2-103, employers cannot inquire into or use the fact of an arrest, or a record ordered expunged, sealed, or impounded, as a basis for adverse action. Public employers in the state of Illinois may not inquire into an applicant's criminal history until the applicant has been deemed eligible and is being considered for a specific position.


20 ILCS 2635/7 applies to records obtained from the state police, not all criminal records

In accordance to 20 ILCS 2635/7 applies to records obtained from the state police, not all criminal records, when a consumer reporting agency or CRA, obtains records from the Illinois Department of State Police, the department requires the requesting CRA to maintain on file a signed release of the criminal record of by the applicant. If a discrepancy or conviction appears on an applicant's record, the CRA must send the applicant a copy of the record. An applicant has seven days from the time of receiving the records to contact the CRA if the report is not accurate or correct.

Written on 2021-02-01 06:25:22 by larry coleman

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