Rock Island Public Library and Prairie State Legal Services will host a free virtual presentation on the criminal record expungement process at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 3. The presentation will be offered via Zoom, and registration is required.

Kevin Hempy, the Equal Justice Works Fellow for Prairie State Legal Services, will provide a brief overview of Prairie State’s service area, types of cases, and how to apply for their services. Attendees will learn about record expungement, sealing of criminal records in Illinois, and other forms of criminal records relief.

To register, visit the calendar at or call 309-732-7341 for assistance. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants. For those unable to attend by Zoom, the presentation will be posted afterwards to the Rock Island Public Library YouTube channel.

For more events and services at the library, visit the library website at, call 309-732-READ, and follow the Rock Island Library on social media.


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