2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 430 - PUBLIC SAFETY
430 ILCS 70/ - Illinois Public Demonstrations Law.

(430 ILCS 70/1) (from Ch. 38, par. 85-1)
Sec. 1. Short title.
This Act shall be known as the "Illinois Public Demonstrations Law".
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3613.)


(430 ILCS 70/2) (from Ch. 38, par. 85-2)
Sec. 2. Declaration of purpose. It is declared to be the public policy of this State: That the maintenance of good order on highways, as defined in Section 2-202 of the "Illinois Highway Code", is a paramount responsibility of democratic government;
That the public health, welfare and safety of the community require that the movement of vehicular traffic on such roadways be lawfully conducted with a minimum of disruption;
That the practice of unhindered or unrestrained picketing or demonstrating on such roadways has caused disruption of police, fire and emergency services, and injury to persons regardless of participation in the march, assembly or demonstration;
That the practice of multiple demonstrations on the same day in different locations in municipalities and unincorporated areas of counties has unreasonably deprived the citizens of the police, fire and emergency services; and
That the provisions herein enacted are necessary for the protection of the health, welfare and safety of the public.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)


(430 ILCS 70/3) (from Ch. 38, par. 85-3)
Sec. 3. Unlawful action-Parade permit. It is unlawful for any person, group or organization to conduct or participate in any march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering on roadways in more than one specific area of or location in, any municipality or the unincorporated area of a county, on any given day, unless it is acting under authority of a duly issued municipal or county parade or demonstration permit if local ordinance or regulation requires a permit, or, if not, with permission of the principal law enforcement officer for the area. Only the person, group, or organization responsible for organizing the march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering is required to obtain a permit or the permission of the principal law enforcement officer, which shall be sufficient to encompass all participants. If a march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering on roadways involves the act of crossing or traversing over or upon active railroad tracks, the municipal or county authority or principal law enforcement officer, as part of its permit or permission process, may prohibit any portion of the route that involves the act of crossing or traversing over or upon active railroad tracks.
(Source: P.A. 98-320, eff. 8-12-13.)


(430 ILCS 70/4) (from Ch. 38, par. 85-4)
Sec. 4. Acting with other groups - Size of assemblage. It is unlawful for any group or organization or any individual acting with the group or organization, to conduct or participate in any march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering on roadways unless the march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering is limited to numbers that, in the opinion of the principal law enforcement officer, will not obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic in an unreasonable manner. The principal law enforcement officer shall, within 12 hours of receiving the notice required by Section 5, inform the group or organization as to the limitation on number of persons allowed to participate.
(Source: P.A. 98-320, eff. 8-12-13.)


(430 ILCS 70/5) (from Ch. 38, par. 85-5)
Sec. 5. Notice of assemblage in writing-Contents. It is unlawful for any group or organization to conduct or participate in any march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering on roadways unless the principal law enforcement officer has been given notice in writing of the location, the maximum number of persons participating, and the names and addresses of the organizers of the march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering, its route, and its time of inception and duration at least 24 hours before inception.
(Source: P.A. 98-320, eff. 8-12-13.)


(430 ILCS 70/6) (from Ch. 38, par. 85-6)
Sec. 6. Time of holding. It is unlawful for any group, organization, or any individual to conduct or participate in any march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering on roadways during peak traffic periods unless authorized by the principal law enforcement officer for the area in which the march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering is to be held. Peak traffic periods, unless otherwise set by municipal or county authority, are for the purposes of this Act declared to be 7:30 a.m. o'clock to 9:00 a.m. o'clock in the forenoon, and from 4:30 p.m. o'clock to 6:00 p.m. o'clock in the afternoon, Monday through Friday except for State and National holidays.
(Source: P.A. 98-320, eff. 8-12-13.)


(430 ILCS 70/7) (from Ch. 38, par. 85-7)
Sec. 7. Conflict with municipal ordinance. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to invalidate or repeal by inference any local or municipal enactment in regard to parades or demonstrations, but if there is an unreconcilable conflict this Act shall prevail as to such portion or portions that are in direct conflict, except as to duly designated peak hours of traffic within its boundaries.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3613.)


(430 ILCS 70/8) (from Ch. 38, par. 85-8)
Sec. 8. Sentence.
Violation of this Act is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2646.)


(430 ILCS 70/9) (from Ch. 38, par. 85-9)
Sec. 9. Severability.
If any provision or term of this Act, or any application thereof, is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other applications of the provisions or terms, or other provisions or terms of this Act, which reasonably can be given effect without the invalid provision or term, or the application thereof.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3613.)


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