Patch is helping parents in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park keep their kids safe this Halloween by providing a map of the area's registered sex offenders. I know it's incredibly unnerving, but we hope that it will help your peace of mind to have more information.
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In general, the laws center on sex offenders registering in person each year the local police department. They must do so for a required 10-year registration period, unless they are separately required to register for life. Offenders are prohibited from living within 500 feet of a school, daycare center, youth center or other facility that caters to children younger than 18 years old.
Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood
A search of the Illinois Sex Offender Registry links nine registered sex offenders to the village of Oak Park and nine registered sex offenders to the village of Forest Park. A search found no registered sex offenders living in the village of River Forest.
Our search found only one registered sex offender without an updated address. Mark Joesph Vivirito, 43, is currently listed as address unknown in Forest Park. He was convicted of aggrevated criminal sexual abuse inititally when he was 28 and his victim was 12. He has three additional violations for violations of the Sex Offender Registration Act.
How the Map Works
The map is interactive, meaning you can zoom in, zoom out, or move it around to see all the plotted points.
Floating your cursor over one of the markers will give you the name of the sex offender and their address. Double clicking on the marker will give you more information about the specific charge.
The yellow markers represent sex offenders who are not listed as sexual predators. The remaining nine red pins are those who are labeled as sexual predators in the registry.