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What is the curfew for a 17 year old in Illinois?

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There is no curfew for a person who is 17 or older in the state of Illinois as of 2014. The Illinois Child Curfew Act applies to people who are less than 17 years of age.

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What is the curfew for a 17 year old in Illinois?
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The curfew act states that any person under the age of 17 cannot be at any public assembly, building, place, street or highway between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday or between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following day from Sunday to Thursday inclusive. Curfew hours start earlier for minors ages 12 to 16 and even earlier for minors under the age of 12.

A violation of the Child Curfew Act is a petty offense and it is punishable by fines. Minors and their parents or guardians can be charged with violating curfew laws.

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