The OffenderWatch computer program is an online database that keeps track of sex offenders in Illinois. Jersey County recently launched OffenderWatch through a link on their website. Sheriff Mark Kallal says he thinks this will give local residents an opportunity to see if any registered sex offenders are living in their neighborhood.
There are about 2-dozen known sex offenders living in the county. Kallal says this is a handy tool to have available.
The Illinois State Police also offers a sex-offender database, but Kallal says this version that they have linked to through their website allows for more detailed information. He says they can also update the information themselves, if new information about the offender surfaces. You can find a link to the Sheriff's Department below: