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Blagojevich signs new laws dealing with sex offenders

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Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (file photo)

By AP/KWMU

Springfield, ILL – Several new laws designed to help authorities keep better track of sex offenders are now on the books in Illinois.

Governor Rod Blagojevich signed the bills Sunday that tighten restrictions and registration requirements for convicted sex offenders.

One of the laws makes Illinois the 14th state to allow for lifetime supervision of the most dangerous sex offenders.

Another of the new laws prohibits sex offenders from dressing up as Santa Claus during the Christmas season or wearing an Easter Bunny costume around Easter.

Another new law bars convicted sex offenders from living in the same residential building as others convicted of sex crimes.

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