Code of Ordinances

Of Union County, Illinois.

26-4-1 Definitions

As used in this Article unless the context requires otherwise the following words and phrases shall mean: 

“COUNTY CURFEW HOURS” means the period of time specified in Section 26-1-12 of the Chapter.

“COURT” means the 1st Judicial Circuit;Union County,Illinois.

“CUSTODIAN” means:

  • a person who under court order is the custodian of the person of a minor or
  • a public or private agency with which the court has placed a minor or
  • a person acting in the role of a parent by reason of a private agreement, arrangement, custom or habit.

“EMERGENCY” means an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action.  The term includes, but is not limited to, fire, natural disaster, automobile accident, medical emergency or any situation requiring immediate action to prevent serious bodily injury or loss of life. 

“ESTABLISHMENT” means any privately owned place of business to which the public is invited, including but not limited to any place of amusement or entertainment.

“GUARDIAN” means:

  • parent or
  • a person who under court order is the guardian of the person of a minor; or
  • a public or private agency with which the court has placed a minor.

“MINOR” means a person under eighteen (18) years of age.

“PARENT” means a person who is a natural parent, adoptive parent, or step-parent of another person.

“PUBLIC PLACE” means any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, public ways, sidewalks and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transport facilities and shops.

“RESPONSIBLE ADULT” means a person at least eighteen (18) years of age, authorized by a parent, guardian or custodian to have the care and custody of a minor.

“SERIOUS BODILY INJURY” means bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

“TRUANCY CURFEW HOURS” means the period of the day when the school the minor would normally attend is in session, on days when the school the minor would normally attend is in session.

“TRUANT OFFICER” means any officer, appointee, employee or other agency of any school district or any federal, state or local government, entity or any agency thereof performing the duties of a truant officer under the Illinois Compulsory Attendance Statute.  (105 ILCS 5/26-1 et seq.)

“TRUANCY REVIEW BOARD” means any agency or entity established by any school district or any federal, state or local governmental entity or any counseling or social agency or any combination thereof recognized by the County and/or the court as an agency which provides service to improve education performance and/or attendance.

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