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    Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    Hello CF, I live in the western suburbs of Chicago. I've just found out that my next door neighbors are going to allow a convicted felon to live with them. This guy has been in prison for three years, and may possibly be released next Friday. He was convicted for dealing drugs, including selling drugs to teenagers. I have a ten-year old daughter and I fear for her safety.

    There's a chance he may be deported, but if that doesn't happen, do I have any options to prevent him from living there, next door to my daughter?


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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    Be thankful that the police in Chicago do a great job in keeping crime down and are only minutes away should they be needed.


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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    I think your option is to move.

    Seriously though, lock your doors, be cautious like you normally would be. I don't think you can ever really know what the criminal background of people living near you is unless they were really bad and made it into a database......I don't think the drugs would land him in one.



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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    If he was convicted of selling to minors I wonder if he has any restrictions on him like how close he can live to a school or anything like that. Any chance you live close to a school because that just might automatically keep him out of your neighborhood.

    In all likelihood you won't have to deal with him for too long because a moron like that is going to re-offend and be back behind bars soon.



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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    If he was convicted of selling to minors I wonder if he has any restrictions on him like how close he can live to a school or anything like that. Any chance you live close to a school because that just might automatically keep him out of your neighborhood.

    In all likelihood you won't have to deal with him for too long because a moron like that is going to re-offend and be back behind bars soon.

    it looks like the penalties go up for selling within so close of a school, but they could still live there, I believe.



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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    My sister in law is in a similar situation. The house next doors to them is owned by a local church. They normally rent the property out for extra income, however they are converting it to a halfway house now. All of the houses around it have small children so they are all worried about it. Plus it may effect the resale value of the houses.



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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    You don't have any legal recourse as far as doing something about it. The only thing you can do is to move or live with it. Be vigilant and communicate your concerns with your neighbors. Strength in numbers.


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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    You might want to take a look at your neighbors backgrounds if they are allowing a criminal to live with them. On the other side people change and prisons have good rehabilitation programs.



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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    Good news either he changed in prison and is of no threat or he will break probation and go back. I know this doesnt help but...he was a drug dealer and more than likely non violent. This isnt the movies. I know several people who have gone to prison for the same and imo they would be wonderful neighbors.



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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    Literally all of us are probably living a block or two from a felon.


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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    Living in Chicago, I'm sure I have all kinds of psychos by me. This is a case where ignorance is bliss. I do think the homeless people living across the street from me are great guys, though.



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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    My sister in law is in a similar situation. The house next doors to them is owned by a local church. They normally rent the property out for extra income, however they are converting it to a halfway house now. All of the houses around it have small children so they are all worried about it. Plus it may effect the resale value of the houses.
    Doesn't local zoning code regulate this use? I'd call the local planner and get some info.


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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    My sister in law is in a similar situation. The house next doors to them is owned by a local church. They normally rent the property out for extra income, however they are converting it to a halfway house now. All of the houses around it have small children so they are all worried about it. Plus it may effect the resale value of the houses.
    What is important in this case is what the neighborhood is zoned for. If it's R1/R2 then a halfway house probably would not be allowed unless the property is rezoned. To get a rezoning, the church would have to go before the zoning board and then the neighbors can take their objections to the board and express them at the public hearing.


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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    I'll have to checkout the school issue. We do have an elementary school pretty close nearby. Thanks for the responses everyone. It's pretty much what I was afraid of, I don't really much legal recourse.

    Part of my issue with it is my personal experience with "reformed" drug dealers. My wife's sister met a drug dealer, dropped out of her final semester of college, married him while he was in prison, and is now a Muslim along with him (he "converted" in prison). They have six kids, neither one of them works, they collect benefits, and I'm pretty sure he only claims to be Muslim because he thinks that allows him to sleep with multiple women. The wife's sister is dumb enough to let him do it.

    I don't want any of that **** next door.


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    Re: Convicted Felon Next Door - What Are My Options?

    The way I see it is as long as he doesn't mess with your stuff/bother you it's no big deal.



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