When The Chicago Reporter broke the news that the Illinois State Police had ignored thousands of court orders to expunge or seal criminal records of some ex-offenders, all hell broke loose. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan expressed her outrage, demanding compliance. Some black state lawmakers expressed their outrage with Gov. Pat Quinn, according to the comments of state Sen. Donne E. Trotter on WVON-AM last month. Former Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent resigned, saying judges were trying to expunge or seal records of individuals who are not eligible. “Many of them are child molesters,” Trent told The Telegraph, in Alton, Ill.