Village of Oswego CURFEW ordinance pertaining to MINORS.
6-7-1: HOURS RESTRICTED; VIOLATION:
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen (18) years 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 eighteen (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 eighteen (18) years of age to perform:
Any person under the age of eighteen (18) years who shall violate this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as in this chapter provided.
It is unlawful for a parent, legal guardian or other person to knowingly permit a person in his or her custody or control to violate the provisions of this chapter. Violators shall be subject to a penalty as in this chapter provided.
No minor child shall be guilty of this offense if involved in, going to or coming from an activity involving the exercise of the child's rights protected under the first amendment to the United States constitution or article 1, sections 2, 4 and 5 of the constitution of the state of Illinois, or both.
Before taking any enforcement action under this section, a police officer shall ask the apparent offender's age and reason for being in the public place. The officer shall not issue a citation or make an arrest under this section unless the officer reasonably believes that an offense has occurred and that, based on any response and other circumstances, no defense under this section is present. (Ord. 04-90, 10-25-2004)
Any person found liable/guilty by a preponderance of the evidence of a violation of this chapter in an administrative/judicial hearing shall be subject to a class I fine, plus applicable hearing costs, as provided in subsection 1-4-3(D) of this code. (Ord. 09-42, 5-12-2009)