10 Weird and Ridiculous Laws in Illinois
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10 Weird and Ridiculous Laws in Illinois

For some reason lately, weird laws have been a big hit. You see them every where and some of them are just outright crazy! Here are 10 of the weirdest Illinois laws I could find. Some make you question whether you have disobeyed them and usually the answer is yes, but that is okay. I'm sure people commit them everyday!!

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10 Weird and Ridiculous Laws in Illinois

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

Excuse me....WHAT?! I'm not to entirely sure where this law comes from specifically, but I know I would definitely be breaking this law 100% of the time! I rarely carry cash with me and if I do have a dollar it is in quarters, which I don't think counts as a dollar bill!


2. 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.

But like...why though? This was is weird and confusing to me but that is exactly why it is on this list! With all the protesting going on lately...make sure you wear clothes! Unless you are under 17 and have a legal permit...then you are good!

3. In Chicago, it is illegal to give a dog whiskey.


This is one is literally common sense. Yet it needs to be written down in a law?! What the heck is up with the people that think of these laws.


4. Another Chicago lawforbids eating in a place that is on fire....

DUH!!!! Who in their right mind would want to eat in a place that is on fire!!?? For pete's sake, pick up your food and go outside if you are that worried about losing it!


5. In Chicago, it is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe’s neck.

Dang, you mean I can't spend quality time with my giraffe while fishing on his neck!? What is wrong with Chicago!!! I don't know to many people that own their own giraffe, but I guess I could be wrong. It is Chicago after all!



6. In Normal, it is against the law to make faces at dogs ...

What the actual?! Who doesn't make faces at their dogs!? They are just so cute and sometimes the only way you can react to them is by making a face.... but I guess I can't do that in Normal Illinois, or I will be breaking the law!


7. In Zion, it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, or any other domesticated animals.

Some of these laws make me question the society I live in, especially this one! This is the dumbest law I have ever heard. If you offer a lighted cigar to your animal then you deserve to be arrested!


8. In Decatur, it is against the law to drive a car without a steering wheel

....No way!? I had no idea that you couldn't drive without a steering wheel! This is all news to me and honestly getting out of control! (haha get it?! out of control...no steering wheel?.. no? okay!)


9. In Galesburg, no person may keep a smelly dog

Dang! Do you know how hard it is to constantly keep your dog smelling great?! Very!! They are dogs. they are going to smell and you can't control that!


10. In Kenilworth, a rooster must step back 300 feet from any residence if he wishes to crow

WHY!? How does the rooster know they are exactly 300 feat away... like how!? I'm not good at math and I'm sure that roosters are either!!


I am not really sure who makes these laws in these places, but I think they may want to check their sanity! Some of these laws are absolutely ridiculous and most of them are common sense. I feel bad for that people that have to be reminded of these laws though (hahaha.) Be careful out there everyone! You never know when and where a weird af law may sneak up on you!

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