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What time is curfew?
Sec. 15-16. Curfew.

(a)

Age. It is unlawful for a juvenile to be present at or upon any public building, place, street or highway in violation of the following curfew hours unless accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian or other responsible companion at least 21 years of age approved by a parent or legal guardian or unless the juvenile is engaged in conducted which is enumerated in subsection (b):

(1)

The curfew for persons younger than 14 years of age: Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. each day of the week;

(2)

The curfew for persons at least 14 years of age but younger than 16 years of age: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. each day of the week;

(3)

The curfew for persons at least 16 years of age but younger than 18 years of age:

a.

Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., Saturday;

b.

Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., Sunday; and

c.

Between 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.

(b)

Exceptions. If a juvenile offers one of the following assertions, the officer must take reasonable steps to investigate the validity of the juvenile's assertion:

(1)

Participating in, going to or coming home from a business or occupation which the laws of this state authorize a person less than 18 years of age to perform;

(2)

Participating in, going to or coming home from a school sponsored event;

(3)

Participating in, going to or coming home from a religious activity or event; or

(4)

Participating in, going to or coming home from an activity involving the exercise of the juvenile's rights protected under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, or article I, section 4 and 5 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois or both, such as freedom of speech and right of assembly.

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