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(A) It is unlawful for a person less than 17 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, legal guardian or other responsible companion at least 18 years of age approved by a parent or legal guardian or unless engaged in a business or occupation which the laws of the state or this code or other ordinances of the city authorize a person less than 17 years of age to perform:
(1) Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Saturday;
(2) Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday; and
(3) Between 11:00 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.
(B) It is unlawful for a parent, legal guardian, or other person to knowingly permit a person in his or her custody or control to violate division (A) above.
(C) It is a defense to a violation under this chapter that the child engaged in the prohibited conduct while:
(1) Accompanied by a parent, guardian, or custodian, sibling, step-brother of sister at least 18 years of age;
(2) Accompanied by an adult specified by a parent, guardian, or custodian;
(3) Carrying out an errand or other lawful activity as directed by a parent, guardian, or custodian;
(4) Occupying the sidewalk of the place where the minor resides, or the sidewalk of a place where the minor has permission from his or her parent or guardian to be, or the sidewalk of a next-door neighbor not communicating an objection to a police officer; or
(5) Participating in, going to, or returning from:
(a) Lawful employment;
(b) A lawful athletic, educational, entertainment, religious or social event; or
(c) Interstate travel.
(6) Exercising First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly.
(1999 Code, § 132.15) (Ord. 3251, passed 5-3-2004) Penalty, see § 132.99
Authority to impose curfew, see ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-1-5