City of El Paso, IL
Woodford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of El Paso 1979 by Ord. No. 527 (Ch. 9.36 of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 156.
Tobacco products — See Ch. 275.

§ 156-1 Curfew hours.

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 this state authorize a person less than 17 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; and
C. 
Between 11:00 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday, inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.

§ 156-2 Parental liability.

It is unlawful for a parent, legal guardian or other person to knowingly permit a person in his custody or control to violate § 156-1 of this chapter.

§ 156-3 Defenses.

[Added 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
It is a defense to prosecution under § 156-1 that the minor was:
A. 
Accompanied by the minor's parent or guardian or other person in custody or control of the minor;
B. 
On an errand at the direction of the minor's parent or guardian, without any detour or stop;
C. 
In a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel;
D. 
Engaged in an employment activity or going to or returning home from an employment activity, without any detour or stop;
E. 
Involved in an emergency;
F. 
On the sidewalk abutting the minor's residence or abutting the residence of a next-door neighbor if the neighbor did not complain to the Police Department about the minor's presence;
G. 
Attending an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by a government or governmental agency, a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the minor, or going to or returning home from, without any detour or stop, an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by a government or governmental agency, a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the minor;
H. 
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; or
I. 
Married or had been married or is an emancipated minor under the Emancipation of Minors Act (750 ILCS 30/1 et seq.).