Effingham, IL – March 29, 2023, The Effingham County Chamber, in partnership with the Chamber Workforce Development Committee, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, and volunteer attorneys from Effingham/Illinois State Bar, are hosting a free* Expungement Summit Informational Meeting on Monday, April 3 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Effingham.

Curious what expungement is and how it can set you up for a future of success despite your past? Minor past infractions can sometimes be a bar to employment or promotion and can limit the pool of worthy job applicants. Expungement removes these infractions from a potential employee’s criminal record.

This Informational Meeting is a great resource for community members who need a second chance at making a positive impact from their past, Chamber businesses (& community businesses) who are interested in becoming a second-chance employer, and businesses who want to further expand their company in doing more to help these individuals.

By attending the April 3 informational meeting, attendees will learn:

  • What can or cannot be sealed or expunged.
    • discuss other options with those not immediately eligible to expunge their records.
  • Registration process
  • Paperwork needed for a fingerprint background check.
  • Timeline leading up to meeting in person with a volunteer attorney/paralegal on Expungement Summit / October 14, 2023

There is no fee to attend the informational meeting. More information and Expungement Summit registration can be found online through the Events Calendar at EffinghamCountyChamber.com/events, or by calling the Chamber at (217) 342-4147.

*Some Expungement Day fees may be waived and/or at a discounted rate.


About the Effingham County Chamber
Founded in 1917, the Effingham County Chamber is the county’s leading advocate and champion for business. The Chamber works to create a climate of growth and success in our community by providing leadership opportunities as well as volunteer programs and business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of Effingham County businesses. By leveraging the support, talent, and resources of our members, the Effingham County Chamber is leading efforts to achieve business success and community growth.