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Downers Grove resident pleads guilty to attempted misconduct

DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove resident and former Illinois Toll Highway Authority records specialist plead guilty May 6 to a Class A misdemeanor on charges of attempted official misconduct.

DuPage County State's Attorney's Office spokesperson Paul Darrah said Hilen Chammas, 39, of 4322 Florence Ave., Downers Grove, was sentenced to 45 days of work release in county jail, one-year probation and has to pay a court cost of $360.

In 2011, Chammas was accused of using her position with the Tollway Authority to run a Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) inquiry for purposes other than law enforcement purposes, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. It's further alleged that Chammas then shared the information from LEADS with a friend.

The data system is a statewide, computerized, telecommunications system, maintained by the Illinois State Police and designed to provide the Illinois criminal justice community with access to computerized justice related information at both the state and national level, according to its website.

Access is limited to law enforcement.

Chammas will report for work release May 27, Darrah said.

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