2010 Illinois Code
CHAPTER 720 CRIMINAL OFFENSES
720 ILCS 5/ Criminal Code of 1961.
Article 26 - Disorderly Conduct


      (720 ILCS 5/Art. 26 heading)
ARTICLE 26. DISORDERLY CONDUCT

    (720 ILCS 5/26‑1)(from Ch. 38, par. 26‑1)
    Sec. 26‑1. Elements of the Offense.
    (a) A person commits disorderly conduct when he knowingly:
        (1) Does any act in such unreasonable manner as to
    alarm or disturb another and to provoke a breach of the peace; or
        (2) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    manner to the fire department of any city, town, village or fire protection district a false alarm of fire, knowing at the time of such transmission that there is no reasonable ground for believing that such fire exists; or
        (3) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    manner to another a false alarm to the effect that a bomb or other explosive of any nature or a container holding poison gas, a deadly biological or chemical contaminant, or radioactive substance is concealed in such place that its explosion or release would endanger human life, knowing at the time of such transmission that there is no reasonable ground for believing that such bomb, explosive or a container holding poison gas, a deadly biological or chemical contaminant, or radioactive substance is concealed in such place; or
        (4) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    manner to any peace officer, public officer or public employee a report to the effect that an offense will be committed, is being committed, or has been committed, knowing at the time of such transmission that there is no reasonable ground for believing that such an offense will be committed, is being committed, or has been committed; or
        (5) Enters upon the property of another and for a
    lewd or unlawful purpose deliberately looks into a dwelling on the property through any window or other opening in it; or
        (6) While acting as a collection agency as defined in
    the "Collection Agency Act" or as an employee of such collection agency, and while attempting to collect an alleged debt, makes a telephone call to the alleged debtor which is designed to harass, annoy or intimidate the alleged debtor; or
        (7) Transmits or causes to be transmitted a false
    report to the Department of Children and Family Services under Section 4 of the "Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act"; or
        (8) Transmits or causes to be transmitted a false
    report to the Department of Public Health under the Nursing Home Care Act or the MR/DD Community Care Act; or
        (9) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    manner to the police department or fire department of any municipality or fire protection district, or any privately owned and operated ambulance service, a false request for an ambulance, emergency medical technician‑ambulance or emergency medical technician‑paramedic knowing at the time there is no reasonable ground for believing that such assistance is required; or
        (10) Transmits or causes to be transmitted a false
    report under Article II of "An Act in relation to victims of violence and abuse", approved September 16, 1984, as amended; or
        (11) Transmits or causes to be transmitted a false
    report to any public safety agency without the reasonable grounds necessary to believe that transmitting such a report is necessary for the safety and welfare of the public; or
        (12) Calls the number "911" for the purpose of making
    or transmitting a false alarm or complaint and reporting information when, at the time the call or transmission is made, the person knows there is no reasonable ground for making the call or transmission and further knows that the call or transmission could result in the emergency response of any public safety agency; or
        (13) Transmits or causes to be transmitted a threat
    of destruction of a school building or school property, or a threat of violence, death, or bodily harm directed against persons at a school, school function, or school event, whether or not school is in session.
    (b) Sentence. A violation of subsection (a)(1) of this Section is a Class C misdemeanor. A violation of subsection (a)(5) or (a)(11) of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor. A violation of subsection (a)(8) or (a)(10) of this Section is a Class B misdemeanor. A violation of subsection (a)(2), (a)(4), (a)(7), (a)(9), (a)(12), or (a)(13) of this Section is a Class 4 felony. A violation of subsection (a)(3) of this Section is a Class 3 felony, for which a fine of not less than $3,000 and no more than $10,000 shall be assessed in addition to any other penalty imposed.
    A violation of subsection (a)(6) of this Section is a Business Offense and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $3,000. A second or subsequent violation of subsection (a)(7) or (a)(11) of this Section is a Class 4 felony. A third or subsequent violation of subsection (a)(5) of this Section is a Class 4 felony.
    (c) In addition to any other sentence that may be imposed, a court shall order any person convicted of disorderly conduct to perform community service for not less than 30 and not more than 120 hours, if community service is available in the jurisdiction and is funded and approved by the county board of the county where the offense was committed. In addition, whenever any person is placed on supervision for an alleged offense under this Section, the supervision shall be conditioned upon the performance of the community service.
    This subsection does not apply when the court imposes a sentence of incarceration.
    (d) In addition to any other sentence that may be imposed, the court shall order any person convicted of disorderly conduct under paragraph (3) of subsection (a) involving a false alarm of a threat that a bomb or explosive device has been placed in a school to reimburse the unit of government that employs the emergency response officer or officers that were dispatched to the school for the cost of the search for a bomb or explosive device. For the purposes of this Section, "emergency response" means any incident requiring a response by a police officer, a firefighter, a State Fire Marshal employee, or an ambulance.
(Source: P.A. 96‑339, eff. 7‑1‑10; 96‑413, eff. 8‑13‑09; 96‑772, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10; 96‑1261, eff. 1‑1‑11.)

    (720 ILCS 5/26‑2) (from Ch. 38, par. 26‑2)
    Sec. 26‑2. Interference with emergency communication.
    (a) A person commits the offense of interference with emergency communication when he knowingly, intentionally and without lawful justification interrupts, disrupts, impedes, or otherwise interferes with the transmission of a communication over a citizens band radio channel, the purpose of which communication is to inform or inquire about an emergency.
    (b) For the purpose of this Section, "emergency" means a condition or circumstance in which an individual is or is reasonably believed by the person transmitting the communication to be in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or in which property is or is reasonably believed by the person transmitting the communication to be in imminent danger of damage or destruction.
    (c) Sentence.
        (1) Interference with emergency communication is a
     Class B misdemeanor, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2).
        (2) Interference with emergency communication, where
     serious bodily injury or property loss in excess of $1,000 results, is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 82‑418.)

    (720 ILCS 5/26‑3) (from Ch. 38, par. 26‑3)
    Sec. 26‑3. Use of a facsimile machine in unsolicited advertising or fund‑raising.
    (a) Definitions:
    (1) "Facsimile machine" means a device which is capable of sending or receiving facsimiles of documents through connection with a telecommunications network.
    (2) "Person" means an individual, public or private corporation, unit of government, partnership or unincorporated association.
    (b) No person shall knowingly use a facsimile machine to send or cause to be sent to another person a facsimile of a document containing unsolicited advertising or fund‑raising material, except to a person which the sender knows or under all of the circumstances reasonably believes has given the sender permission, either on a case by case or continuing basis, for the sending of such material.
    (c) Sentence. Any person who violates subsection (b) is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined an amount not to exceed $500.
(Source: P.A. 86‑555.)

    (720 ILCS 5/26‑4)(from Ch. 38, par. 26‑4)
    Sec. 26‑4. Unauthorized video recording and live video transmission.
    (a) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly make a video record or transmit live video of another person without that person's consent in a restroom, tanning bed, tanning salon, locker room, changing room, or hotel bedroom.
    (a‑5) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly make a video record or transmit live video of another person in that other person's residence without that person's consent.
    (a‑6) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly make a video record or transmit live video of another person in that other person's residence without that person's consent when the recording or transmission is made outside that person's residence by use of an audio or video device that records or transmits from a remote location.
    (a‑10) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly make a video record or transmit live video of another person under or through the clothing worn by that other person for the purpose of viewing the body of or the undergarments worn by that other person without that person's consent.
    (a‑15) It is unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed a device that makes a video record or transmits a live video in a restroom, tanning bed, tanning salon, locker room, changing room, or hotel bedroom with the intent to make a video record or transmit live video of another person without that person's consent.
    (a‑20) It is unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed a device that makes a video record or transmits a live video with the intent to make a video record or transmit live video of another person in that other person's residence without that person's consent.
    (a‑25) It is unlawful for any person to, by any means, knowingly disseminate, or permit to be disseminated, a video record or live video that he or she knows to have been made or transmitted in violation of (a), (a‑5), (a‑6), (a‑10), (a‑15), or (a‑20).
    (b) Exemptions. The following activities shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section:
        (1) The making of a video record or transmission of
     live video by law enforcement officers pursuant to a criminal investigation, which is otherwise lawful;
        (2) The making of a video record or transmission of
     live video by correctional officials for security reasons or for investigation of alleged misconduct involving a person committed to the Department of Corrections.
        (3) The making of a video record or transmission of
     live video in a locker room by a reporter or news medium, as those terms are defined in Section 8‑902 of the Code of Civil Procedure, where the reporter or news medium has been granted access to the locker room by an appropriate authority for the purpose of conducting interviews.
    (c) The provisions of this Section do not apply to any sound recording or transmission of an oral conversation made as the result of the making of a video record or transmission of live video, and to which Article 14 of this Code applies.
    (d) Sentence.
        (1) A violation of subsection (a‑10), (a‑15), or
     (a‑20) is a Class A misdemeanor.
        (2) A violation of subsection (a), (a‑5), or (a‑6) is
     a Class 4 felony.
        (3) A violation of subsection (a‑25) is a Class 3
     felony.
        (4) A violation of subsection (a), (a‑5), (a‑6),
     (a‑10), (a‑15) or (a‑20) is a Class 3 felony if the victim is a person under 18 years of age or if the violation is committed by an individual who is required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act.
        (5) A violation of subsection (a‑25) is a Class 2
     felony if the victim is a person under 18 years of age or if the violation is committed by an individual who is required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act.
    (e) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Residence" includes a rental dwelling, but does
     not include stairwells, corridors, laundry facilities, or additional areas in which the general public has access.
        (2) "Video record" means and includes any
     videotape, photograph, film, or other electronic or digital recording of a still or moving visual image; and "live video" means and includes any real‑time or contemporaneous electronic or digital transmission of a still or moving visual image.
(Source: P.A. 95‑178, eff. 8‑14‑07; 95‑265, eff. 1‑1‑08; 95‑876, eff. 8‑21‑08; 96‑416, eff. 1‑1‑10.)

    (720 ILCS 5/26‑5)
    Sec. 26‑5. Dog fighting. (For other provisions that may apply to dog fighting, see the Humane Care for Animals Act. For provisions similar to this Section that apply to animals other than dogs, see in particular Section 4.01 of the Humane Care for Animals Act.)
    (a) No person may own, capture, breed, train, or lease any dog which he or she knows is intended for use in any show, exhibition, program, or other activity featuring or otherwise involving a fight between the dog and any other animal or human, or the intentional killing of any dog for the purpose of sport, wagering, or entertainment.
    (b) No person may promote, conduct, carry on, advertise, collect money for or in any other manner assist or aid in the presentation for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment of any show, exhibition, program, or other activity involving a fight between 2 or more dogs or any dog and human, or the intentional killing of any dog.
    (c) No person may sell or offer for sale, ship, transport, or otherwise move, or deliver or receive any dog which he or she knows has been captured, bred, or trained, or will be used, to fight another dog or human or be intentionally killed for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.
    (c‑5) No person may solicit a minor to violate this Section.
    (d) No person may manufacture for sale, shipment, transportation, or delivery any device or equipment which he or she knows or should know is intended for use in any show, exhibition, program, or other activity featuring or otherwise involving a fight between 2 or more dogs, or any human and dog, or the intentional killing of any dog for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.
    (e) No person may own, possess, sell or offer for sale, ship, transport, or otherwise move any equipment or device which he or she knows or should know is intended for use in connection with any show, exhibition, program, or activity featuring or otherwise involving a fight between 2 or more dogs, or any dog and human, or the intentional killing of any dog for purposes of sport, wagering or entertainment.
    (f) No person may knowingly make available any site, structure, or facility, whether enclosed or not, that he or she knows is intended to be used for the purpose of conducting any show, exhibition, program, or other activity involving a fight between 2 or more dogs, or any dog and human, or the intentional killing of any dog or knowingly manufacture, distribute, or deliver fittings to be used in a fight between 2 or more dogs or a dog and human.
    (g) No person may knowingly attend or otherwise patronize any show, exhibition, program, or other activity featuring or otherwise involving a fight between 2 or more dogs, or any dog and human, or the intentional killing of any dog for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.
    (h) No person may tie or attach or fasten any live animal to any machine or device propelled by any power for the purpose of causing the animal to be pursued by a dog or dogs. This subsection (h) applies only when the dog is intended to be used in a dog fight.
    (i) Penalties for violations of this Section shall be as follows:
        (1) Any person convicted of violating subsection (a),
    (b), (c), or (h) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first violation and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent violation, and may be fined an amount not to exceed $50,000.
        (1.5) A person who knowingly owns a dog for fighting
    purposes or for producing a fight between 2 or more dogs or a dog and human or who knowingly offers for sale or sells a dog bred for fighting is guilty of a Class 3 felony and may be fined an amount not to exceed $50,000, if the dog participates in a dogfight and any of the following factors is present:
            (i) the dogfight is performed in the presence of
        a person under 18 years of age;
            (ii) the dogfight is performed for the purpose of
        or in the presence of illegal wagering activity; or
            (iii) the dogfight is performed in furtherance of
        streetgang related activity as defined in Section 10 of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act.
        (1.7) A person convicted of violating subsection
    (c‑5) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
        (2) Any person convicted of violating subsection (d)
    or (e) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first violation. A second or subsequent violation of subsection (d) or (e) of this Section is a Class 3 felony.
        (2.5) Any person convicted of violating subsection
    (f) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Any person convicted of violating subsection (f) of this Section in which the site, structure, or facility made available to violate subsection (f) is located within 1,000 feet of a school, public park, playground, child care institution, day care center, part day child care facility, day care home, group day care home, or a facility providing programs or services exclusively directed toward persons under 18 years of age is guilty of a Class 3 felony for a first violation and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent violation.
        (3) Any person convicted of violating subsection (g)
    of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first violation. A second or subsequent violation of subsection (g) of this Section is a Class 3 felony. If a person under 13 years of age is present at any show, exhibition, program, or other activity prohibited in subsection (g), the parent, legal guardian, or other person who is 18 years of age or older who brings that person under 13 years of age to that show, exhibition, program, or other activity is guilty of a Class 3 felony for a first violation and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent violation.
    (i‑5) A person who commits a felony violation of this Section is subject to the property forfeiture provisions set forth in Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
    (j) Any dog or equipment involved in a violation of this Section shall be immediately seized and impounded under Section 12 of the Humane Care for Animals Act when located at any show, exhibition, program, or other activity featuring or otherwise involving a dog fight for the purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.
    (k) Any vehicle or conveyance other than a common carrier that is used in violation of this Section shall be seized, held, and offered for sale at public auction by the sheriff's department of the proper jurisdiction, and the proceeds from the sale shall be remitted to the general fund of the county where the violation took place.
    (l) Any veterinarian in this State who is presented with a dog for treatment of injuries or wounds resulting from fighting where there is a reasonable possibility that the dog was engaged in or utilized for a fighting event for the purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment shall file a report with the Department of Agriculture and cooperate by furnishing the owners' names, dates, and descriptions of the dog or dogs involved. Any veterinarian who in good faith complies with the requirements of this subsection has immunity from any liability, civil, criminal, or otherwise, that may result from his or her actions. For the purposes of any proceedings, civil or criminal, the good faith of the veterinarian shall be rebuttably presumed.
    (m) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, upon conviction for violating this Section, the court may order that the convicted person and persons dwelling in the same household as the convicted person who conspired, aided, or abetted in the unlawful act that was the basis of the conviction, or who knew or should have known of the unlawful act, may not own, harbor, or have custody or control of any dog or other animal for a period of time that the court deems reasonable.
    (n) A violation of subsection (a) of this Section may be inferred from evidence that the accused possessed any device or equipment described in subsection (d), (e), or (h) of this Section, and also possessed any dog.
    (o) When no longer required for investigations or court proceedings relating to the events described or depicted therein, evidence relating to convictions for violations of this Section shall be retained and made available for use in training peace officers in detecting and identifying violations of this Section. Such evidence shall be made available upon request to other law enforcement agencies and to schools certified under the Illinois Police Training Act.
    (p) For the purposes of this Section, "school" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 11‑9.3 of this Code; and "public park", "playground", "child care institution", "day care center", "part day child care facility", "day care home", "group day care home", and "facility providing programs or services exclusively directed toward persons under 18 years of age" have the meanings ascribed to them in Section 11‑9.4 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96‑226, eff. 8‑11‑09; 96‑712, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10; 96‑1091, eff. 1‑1‑11.)

    (720 ILCS 5/26‑6)
    Sec. 26‑6. Disorderly conduct at a funeral or memorial service.
    (a) The General Assembly finds and declares that due to the unique nature of funeral and memorial services and the heightened opportunity for extreme emotional distress on such occasions, the purpose of this Section is to protect the privacy and ability to mourn of grieving families directly before, during, and after a funeral or memorial service.
    (b) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Funeral" means the ceremonies, rituals,
     processions, and memorial services held at a funeral site in connection with the burial, cremation, or memorial of a deceased person.
        (2) "Funeral site" means a church, synagogue, mosque,
     funeral home, mortuary, cemetery, gravesite, mausoleum, or other place at which a funeral is conducted or is scheduled to be conducted within the next 30 minutes or has been conducted within the last 30 minutes.
    (c) A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct at a funeral or memorial service when he or she:
        (1) engages, with knowledge of the existence of a
     funeral site, in any loud singing, playing of music, chanting, whistling, yelling, or noisemaking with, or without, noise amplification including, but not limited to, bullhorns, auto horns, and microphones within 200 feet of any ingress or egress of that funeral site, where the volume of such singing, music, chanting, whistling, yelling, or noisemaking is likely to be audible at and disturbing to the funeral site;
        (2) displays, with knowledge of the existence of a
     funeral site and within 200 feet of any ingress or egress of that funeral site, any visual images that convey fighting words or actual or veiled threats against any other person; or
        (3) with knowledge of the existence of a funeral
     site, knowingly obstructs, hinders, impedes, or blocks another person's entry to or exit from that funeral site or a facility containing that funeral site, except that the owner or occupant of property may take lawful actions to exclude others from that property.
    (d) Disorderly conduct at a funeral or memorial service
     is a Class C misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony.
    (e) If any clause, sentence, section, provision, or part
     of this Section or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is adjudged to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Section or its application to persons or circumstances other than those to which it is held invalid, is not affected thereby.
(Source: P.A. 94‑772, eff. 5‑17‑06.)

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