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EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017
Fee Waiver Pilot Program for Expunging or Sealing Certain Case Dispositions

Pursuant to Public Act 99-0881 and the Criminal Identification Act 20 ILCS 2630/5.2(d)(1.5), no fee shall be required to file expungement and sealing petitions, from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, if the arrests or charges not initiated by arrest sought to be expunged or sealed resulted in release without charging; acquittal; dismissal; or a conviction that was vacated or reversed. (Minor traffic violations may only be expunged or sealed if a person was arrested and released without charging. See 20 ILCS 2630 (a)(3)(B).) As of January 1, 2018, the Clerk of the Circuit Court is statutorily required to resume collection of the applicable Clerks of Courts Act fees. See 705 ILCS 105/27.2a et seq.