§ 137.01 CURFEW.
(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, it shall be unlawful for a person less than 17 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street, or highway or other public place or public way at the following times
(1) Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Saturday;
(2) Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday; and
(3) Between 11:00 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday, inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.
(B) It is a defense to a violation under this section that the person less than 17 years of age is engaged in the prohibited conduct while:
(1) Accompanied and supervised by the person's parent, legal guardian, custodian, or other responsible companion at least 21 years of age approved by the person's parent or guardian acting in loco parentis;
(2) Participating in, going to, or returning from:
(a) Employment which the laws of this state authorize a person less than 17 years of age to perform;
(b) A school recreational activity;
(c) A religious event;
(d) An emergency involving the protection of a person or property from an imminent threat of serious bodily injury or substantial damage;
(e) An activity involving the exercise of the person's rights protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution or Article 1, Sections 3, 4, and 5 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, or both;
(f) An activity conducted by a non-profit or governmental entity that provides recreation, education, training, or other care under the supervision of one or more adult.
(C) A citation for violation of division (A) of this section may be issued by a police officer only if the police officer reasonably believes that a violation has occurred and that none of the defenses enumerated in division (B) applies.
(D) It is unlawful for a parent, legal guardian, or other person to knowingly permit a person less than 17 years of age in his or her custody or control to violate division (A) of this section. It shall be a rebuttable presumption that such a parent, legal guardian, or other person has violated this section if a person less than 17 years of age of whom such parent, legal guardian, or other person has custody or control is present at or upon any public assembly, building, business, street or highway, or other public place or public way in violation of division (A) of this section, and none of the defenses enumerated in division (B) of this section apply.
(E) Any person convicted of a violation of divisions (A) or (D) of this section shall be fined $75 for the first violation in any 12-month period; $100 for a second violation in any 12-month period; and $200 for a third or subsequent violation in any 12-month period.
(Ord. 03-55, passed 3-23-04)
Municipal authority to regulate, see ILCS Ch. 720, Act 555, § 1