08/26/2011 01:13 pm ET Updated Oct 26, 2011

Expunging Criminal Records Just Got Easier In Cook County

In the United States, one in every four people has a criminal record.

Those records can be haunting. If you have something in your past that you're not proud of, it can still interrupt your life, no matter how long ago it was or how much you've changed. Even an arrest or charge that's later dismissed can continue to hold you back years later.

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