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Curfew Ordinance

Ordinance Establishing County of Will's Curfew

WHEREAS, the County Board of Will County has determined it is in the best interests of the citizens of Will County to pass an ordinance requiring a curfew to be set on children, and

WHEREAS, this curfew ordinance is necessary to help safety and welfare to help fight drug and gang activity of minors and to serve as an incentive for parents, guardians, and other individuals responsible for the conduct of said children, and

WHEREAS, the State of Illinois, in its Child Curfew Act codified in 107 ILCS 55/.10 et seq. grants specific legislative or regulatory authority for child curfew restrictions. It is therefore ordained to be given to municipal and other local boards.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDAINED by the Will County Board that the Will County's Child Curfew Ordinance be established as follows:

  1. This ordinance shall be known as the Will County Child Curfew Ordinance.
  2. It shall be unlawful for any person 16 or 17 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street or highway unless accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian or other responsible companion at least 21 years of age and who has prior approval of the minor's parent or legal guardian between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the following day from Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 a.m. on the following day on Friday and Saturday.
  3. It shall be unlawful for any person 12, 13, 14, 15 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street or highway unless accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian or other responsible person at least 21 years of age and who has prior approval by a parent or legal guardian between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the following day from Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on the following day on Friday and Saturday.
  4. It is unlawful for any person 12 years of age or under to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street or highway unless accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian or other responsible person at least 21 years of age and who has prior approval by a parent or legal guardian between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the following day from Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on the following day on Friday and Saturday.
  5. Exceptions: The following circumstances shall exempt any person from this ordinance if said person is involved in any of the following.
    1. Engaged in a business or occupation which is authorized under the laws of the State of Illinois for such person of said age; or
    2. Attending an official function, religious ceremony or activity or other event sponsored by a not for profit community organization registered as such with the State; or
    3. Traveling directly to or from home for any event or activity authorized by subsections 1 or 2.
  6. No parent, legal guardian, or other person having custody of a minor subject to this section shall knowingly permit a minor in his or her custody to be in violation of this section The parent or legal guardian having custody of a minor subject subject to this ordinance shall be liable for any and all costs incurred by the county for providing personnel to remain in the company of a minor who has been arrested as a curfew violator if said parent or guardian does not pick up the minor within one hour after receiving notice from the County that said minor is being detained for curfew violation.
  7. Any person who is found to be in violation of any provision of this section shall be fined not less than $100. nor more than $500. for each curfew violation. The Court, upon its exercise of discretion, may sentence any person found in violation of this ordinance to community service work or other alternative sentencing provision and may assess a per diem amount to be credited towards the payment of fine and costs of the proceedings in which said person was found in violation.
  8. This ordinance shall be deemed for individual clauses to be severable and the invalidity of any section, clause, paragraph or the provision of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other portion of said ordinance.

This ordinance shall take effect upon July 1, 1995 at 12:01 a.m.

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Listed are the municipality curfew times.

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Will County

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Beecher

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Bolingbrook

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Braidwood

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Channahon

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Crest Hill

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Crete

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Elwood

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Frankfort

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Joliet

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Lockport

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Manhattan

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Mokena

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Monee

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New Lenox

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Peotone

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Plainfield

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Rockdale

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Romeoville

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Shorewood

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University Park

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Wilmington

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