Please verify your local curfew ordinance with your local municipality.
The following ordinance is for the unincorporated areas of Will County.
- It is unlawful for a person less than 17 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, business, street, highway, or other public place or way at the following times.
- For persons less than 16 years of age, between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following day on any day of the week.
- For persons at least 16 years of age, but not yet 17 years of age, between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following day on any day of the week.
- It is a defense to a violation under this chapter that the child engaged in the prohibited conduct while:
- Accompanied by the child's parent, legal guardian, custodian, sibling, stepbrother or stepsister at least 18 years of age.
- On the sidewalk abutting the minor's residence or abutting the residence of a next-door neighbor if the neighbor did not complain to the police department about the minor's presence.
- Accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age approved by the child's parent, guardian, or custodian.
- Participating in, going directly to, or returning directly from:
- Employment which the laws of this state authorize a person less than 17 years of age to perform;
- A school recreational activity;
- A religious event;
- An emergency involving the protection of a person or property from an imminent threat of serious bodily injury or substantial damage;
- An activity involving the exercise of the child'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;
- 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.
- A citation for violation of division (A) may be issued by a police officer only if he or she reasonably believes that a violation has occurred and none of the defenses enumerated in division (B) apply.
(1980 Code, § 130.01) (Res. 95-60, adopted 3-16-1995; Ord. 11-287, passed 8-18-2011) Penalty, see § 130.99