(KMOV) – The deadline has passed for the state of Illinois to be in compliance with a national sex offender registry law known as the Adam Walsh Act.
The Adam Walsh Act makes sex offender laws the same across the country and expands the categories of crimes eligible for registration and the registration of juveniles.
The Missouri Highway Patrol already had a searchable database, but now users can receive email alerts if a sex offender moves within five miles of their home. Users can also set alerts for specific offenders.
The state of Illinois is not in compliance but has submitted a plan to the Department of Justice. Illinois residents can still search the state’s sex offender registry online.
Illinois could face the loss of millions of dollars in police funding if the law is not implemented.
Illinois police have asked for an extension but federal officials have told News 4 no more extensions will be allowed.