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Dumb Laws in Illinois

City Laws in Illinois

Crete
It is considered an offense to attempt to have sex with one’s dog.
Cars may not be driven through the town.
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.
Des Plaines
Wheelbarrows with For-Sale signs may not be chained to trees.
Evanston
Bowling is forbidden.
It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.
Freeport
You must move your car back and forth everyday for 4 months out of the year regardless of weather conditions
Galesburg
No person may keep a smelly dog.
It is illegal to burn bird feathers.
Jostling others is illegal.
No bicyclist may practice “fancy riding” on any city street.
There is a $1,000 dollar fine for beating rats with baseball bats.
Glen Carbon
Horner
It is against the law to use a slingshot unless your are a law enforcement officer.
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.
Kenilworth
A rooster must step back three hundred feet from any residence if he wishes to crow.
Kirkland
Bees are not allowed to fly over the village or through any of Kriland’s streets.
Moline
Ice skating at the Riverside pond during the months of June and August is prohibited.
There is a ban on unnecessary repetitive driving on 23rd Avenue.
Morton Grove
You may not own a handgun.

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