Weird Illinois Laws
You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.
The English language is not to be spoken.
In Carbondale - No one may stand on the sidewalk on the 500 block of Illinois Ave.
In Champaign - One may not pee in his neighbor's mouth.
In Chicago - All businesses entering into contracts with the city must sift through their records and report any business they had dealing with slaves during the era of slavery.
In Chicago - Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
In Chicago - It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.
In Chicago - It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe's neck.
In Chicago - Kites may not be flown within the city limits.
In Chicago - In the Pullman area, it is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on the curb.
In Chicago - It is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.
In Chicago, people who are diseased, maimed, mutilated, or deformed to the point of being an unsightly or disguting object are banned from going out in public.
In Chicago, it is illegal to fish in pajamas.
In Chicago, it is illegal to take a French poodle to the opera.
In Cicero - Humming on public streets is prohibited on Sundays.
In Crete - It is considered an offense to attempt to have sex with one's dog.
In Crete - Cars may not be driven through the town.
In Crystal Lake - If one wishes to plant new sod in his or her yard in the summer months, that person may not use the city's water to water it.
In Des Plaines - Wheelbarrows with For-Sale signs may not be chained to trees.
In Evanston - Bowling is forbidden.
In Evanston - It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.
In Galesburg - No person may keep a smelly dog.
In Galesburg - It is illegal to burn bird feathers.
In Galesburg - Jostling others is illegal.
In Galesburg - No bicyclist may practice "fancy riding" on any city street.
In Galesburg - There is a $1,000 dollar fine for beating rats with baseball bats.
In Guernee, it is illegal for women weighing more than 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts.
In Horner - It is against the law to use a slingshot unless your are a law enforcement officer.
In Joliet - Town fathers, reflecting the pet peeve of hearing their town's name mispronounced 'Jolly-ETTE' when all local folk know it's pronounced 'Joe-lee-ETTE', made pronouncing it Jolly-ette a misdemeanor, punishable by a $5 fine.
In Kenilworth - A rooster must step back three hundred feet from any residence if he wishes to crow.
In Kirkland - Bees are not allowed to fly over the village or through any of Kriland's streets.
In Moline - Ice skating at the Riverside pond during the months of June and August is prohibited.
In Moline - There is a ban on unnecessary repetitive driving on 23rd Avenue.
In Morton Grove - You may not own a handgun.
In Normal - It is against the law to make faces at dogs.
In Orland Park - No pool tables are allowed in a public establishment, because it supports gambling.
In Ottowa - Spitting on the sidewalk is a criminal offense.
In Park Ridge - Trucks may only park inside closed garages.
In Peoria - Basketball hoops may not be instaled on a driveway.
Weird Illinois Laws