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  • You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.
  • 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.

  • In Zion - It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, or any other domesticated animals.
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    • Guest - Leighton

      The second law on here (You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.) isn't exactly true. The whole law says:<br />If you are planning to do anything illegal or any type of crime inside the city, you must contact the police before you enter the city (if you have an automobile). <br />No one has ever listened to it though. <br /><br />I live in Chicago.

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