(415 ILCS 5/21.2)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021.2)
(a) After June 30, 1988, no person may sell or offer for sale
at retail in this State any metal beverage container acquired by the seller
or retailer after that date which is designed and constructed in such a
manner that a part of the container is detachable in opening the container
without the aid of a can opener, unless the part comprises substantially all of one of the ends of the metal beverage container.
(b) For purposes of this Section:
(1) "Beverage" means beer or other malt beverages, mineral water, soda
water or carbonated soft drinks, in liquid form and intended for human
(2) "Metal beverage container" means any can or other container which is
composed exclusively or predominantly of metal or metallic alloys (except
those sold to interstate common carriers for use in passenger service) and
which contains or did contain a beverage.
(c) Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a business offense
and shall be subject to a fine of $500 for the first such violation. Any
person who violates this Section a second or subsequent time shall be
guilty of a business offense and shall be subject to a fine of $2,000.
(Source: P.A. 100-51, eff. 1-1-18