(55 ILCS 5/5-1117)
(from Ch. 34, par. 5-1117)
Discharge of firearms.
(a) The county board of any county may, by ordinance, regulate or
prohibit within unincorporated areas the discharge of firearms in any
residential area where such discharge is likely to subject residents or
passersby to the risk of injury. However, such an ordinance shall not
limit the right to discharge a firearm for the lawful defense of persons or
property, or in the course of making a lawful arrest, when such use of force
is justified under Article 7 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(b) For the purposes of this Section, a "residential area" is any
area within 300 yards of at least 3 single or multi-family residential
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)