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Want to Expunge Your Illinois Record?

Get a Criminal Background Check

Could a criminal background check help you?

Employers, property owners and creditors often conduct background checks. It’s a pretty common practice – and they do it because they want to see whether you’re someone they’re comfortable hiring you, renting to you or lending you money. In some cases, a criminal record can disqualify you from doing the things you want to do.

And it doesn’t matter if you’ve made serious changes, or that you’re not even the same person you were when you made mistakes in the past.

Sometimes a criminal history is all people pay attention to, even when it’s no longer relevant to who you are.

Here’s how a background check could help you:

An Illinois Background Check Can


You want a fresh start, and you certainly deserve one. But unfortunately, not everyone is eligible for criminal record clearing in Illinois.

The best way to find out if you are eligible is through a background check. That way, you’ll know whether you qualify to expunge or seal your record – the state determines who’s eligible based on what the record contains.

How to Get an Illinois Criminal


It can be difficult to conduct your own Illinois criminal background check. Each agency that has a copy of your records has its own procedures, and you might be required to submit fingerprints, show up at certain times in certain offices, and file paperwork to request your records. In many cases, people turn to background check attorneys for help – and that way, they don’t have to figure out which agency needs which information, how much it costs, and what steps to take.

We May Be Able to Help You Get Your Life Back on Track

The Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury, LLC has handled numerous background checks all across Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will Counties. Because we routinely conduct Illinois criminal record checks, we know exactly where to go and what paperwork to file. That means you’ll get the answers you need, and you’ll get them as quickly as possible.

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Cook County Background Checks

Whether you live in Chicago, Skokie, Schaumburg or elsewhere in Cook County, The Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury can conduct your Cook County background check to determine whether you’re eligible for expungement or sealing.

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dupage County Background Checks

From West Chicago and Wheaton to Naperville and Downers Grove, our firm can work with the DuPage County legal system to get your complete criminal history.

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LAKE County Background Checks

The Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury can obtain background checks in Lake County, which includes Lake Forest, Highland Park and North Chicago, as well as several other cities, to help you find out if you’re eligible for expungement in Illinois.

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will County Background Checks

Our firm can access criminal records in Bolingbrook, Joliet and areas in southern Will County through the police departments and court systems.



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