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City of Loves Park Curfew Ordinance12/1/2014 9:30:00 AM
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The City follows State Statute for curfew laws, when dealing with juveniles 16 and 17 years old. However, the City has a special section in ordinance dealing with juveniles who are 15 years and younger, which states that they can not be out unsupervised, after 10:00 pm, 7 days a week. The full wording of the ordinance is listed below:
- Sec. 54-212. - Curfew
(1) It is unlawful for a person more than 15 years of age but less than 18 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street or highway at the following times unless accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian, unless engaged in a business or occupation which the laws of this state authorize a person less than 18 years of age to perform:
a. Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
b. Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday.
c. Between 11:00 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday, inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.
(2) It is unlawful for a person less than 16 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street or highway at the following times unless accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian, unless engaged in a business or occupation which the laws of this state authorize a person less than 16 years of age to perform or unless in attendance at, or while traveling directly home from a school, church or a not-for-profit community organization sponsored activity, between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the following day, seven days a week.
(3) It is unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other person to knowingly permit a person in his/her custody or control to violate this section.
(4) Any person convicted of violating any provision of this section shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 for each offense.
(Ord. No. 2, § 1, 9-8-64; Code 1969, § 13-8; Ord. No. 615, § 1, 9-22-69; Ord. No. 2197-95, § 1(2), 2-6-95)
- Sec. 54-213. - Parental responsibility.
Legal guardian means a person appointed guardian or given custody of a minor by circuit court of the state, but does not include a person appointed guardian or given custody of a minor under the Illinois Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
Minor means a person who is above the age of 11 years, but not yet 19 years of age.
(b) The parent or legal guardian of unemancipated minor who resides with such parent or legal guardian is liable for actual damages for the willful or malicious acts of such minor which cause injury to a person or property.
(c) No recovery under this section may exceed $1,000.00 actual damages for each person or legal entity for each occurrence of such willful or malicious acts by the minor causing injury, in addition to taxable court costs. In determining the damages to be allowed in an action under this section for personal injury, only medical, dental and hospital expenses and expenses for treatment by Christian Science practitioners and nursing care appropriate thereto may be considered.
(d) This section shall not affect the recovery of damages in any other cause of action where the liability of the parent or legal guardian is predicated on a common law or statutory basis.
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