Code of Ordinances

Of Union County, Illinois.

26-4-2 Curfew Restrictions

(A) It is unlawful for any minor to be present in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the County during curfew hours.

(B) It is unlawful for any parent or guardian or custodian of a minor to knowingly permit, or by insufficient control to allow, the minor to be present in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the County during curfew hours.

(C) It is a defense to prosecution under Section 26-4-2(A) and (B) or Section 26-4-4 (hereinafter) that the minor was:

  1. accompanied by the minor’s parent, guardian, custodian or responsible adult;
  2. on an errand at the direction of the minor’s parent, guardian, custodian or responsible adult; without any detour or stop;
  3.  in a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel with the consent or authorization of a parent, guardian or custodian;
  4. engaged in, going to or returning home from an employment activity without any detour or stop;
  5. involved in an emergency;
  6. on the sidewalk abutting the minor’s residence;
  7. engaged in, going to or returning home from official school, religious or other recreational activity supervised by adults, sponsored by a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the minor;
  8. exercising First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution; or
  9. emancipated pursuant to law.

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