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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 150/) Wrongs to Children Act.

720 ILCS 150/0.01

    (720 ILCS 150/0.01) (from Ch. 23, par. 2350)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Wrongs to Children Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

720 ILCS 150/1

    (720 ILCS 150/1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2351)
    Sec. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person having the care, custody or control of any child under the age of fourteen years, to exhibit, use or employ, or in any manner, or under any pretense, sell, apprentice, give away, let out, or otherwise dispose of any such child to any person in or for the vocation or occupation, service or purpose of singing, playing on musical instruments, rope or wire walking, dancing, begging, or peddling, or as a gymnast, contortionist, rider or acrobat in any place whatsoever, or for any obscene, indecent or immoral purpose, exhibition or practice whatsoever, or for, or in any business, exhibition or vocation injurious to the health or dangerous to the life or limb of such child, or cause, procure or encourage any such child to engage therein. Nothing in this section contained shall apply to or affect the employment or use of any such child as a singer or musician in any church, school or academy (or at any respectable entertainment), or the teaching or learning the science or practice of music.
(Source: Laws 1877, p. 90.)

720 ILCS 150/2

    (720 ILCS 150/2) (from Ch. 23, par. 2352)
    Sec. 2. It shall also be unlawful for any person to take, receive, hire, employ, use, exhibit, or have in custody any child under the age and for the purposes prohibited in the first section of this act.
(Source: Laws 1877, p. 90.)

720 ILCS 150/3

    (720 ILCS 150/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 2353)
    Sec. 3.
    When upon examination before any court it appears that any child within the age previously mentioned in this Act was engaged or used for or in any business, exhibition, vocation, or purpose prohibited in this Act; and when upon the conviction of any person of a criminal assault upon a child in his custody, the court before whom such conviction is had, shall deem it desirable for the welfare of such child, that the person so convicted should be deprived of its custody; thereafter such child shall be deemed to be in the custody of court, and such court may in its discretion, make such order as to the custody thereof as now is, or hereafter may be, provided by law in cases of vagrant, truant, disorderly, pauper, or destitute children.
(Source: P.A. 77-1274.)

720 ILCS 150/3.1

    (720 ILCS 150/3.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2353.1)
    Sec. 3.1. No agency of the State or unit of local government shall require a single parent or other person having the care, custody or control of any child under the age of 6 to accept employment that would unreasonably interfere with such responsibilities to the child. It is unlawful for any person acting under color of law to require or to attempt to require such employment of a parent or other person having the care, custody or control of such a child.
(Source: P.A. 80-860.)

720 ILCS 150/4

    (720 ILCS 150/4) (from Ch. 23, par. 2354)
    Sec. 4. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-479.)

720 ILCS 150/4.1

    (720 ILCS 150/4.1)
    Sec. 4.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-526. Repealed by P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 150/5

    (720 ILCS 150/5) (from Ch. 23, par. 2355)
    Sec. 5. Any person convicted under the provisions of the preceding sections, shall for the first offense be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; and for a second or any subsequent offense shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 77-2346.)

720 ILCS 150/5.1

    (720 ILCS 150/5.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2355.1)
    Sec. 5.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-827, eff. 8-22-02. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)