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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.

720 ILCS 5/12B-25

    (720 ILCS 5/12B-25)
    Sec. 12B-25. Labeling of sexually explicit video games.
    (a) Video game retailers shall label all sexually explicit video games as defined in this Act, with a solid white "18" outlined in black. The "18" shall have dimensions of no less than 2 inches by 2 inches. The "18" shall be displayed on the front face of the video game package.
    (b) A retailer who fails to comply with this Section is guilty of a petty offense punishable by a fine of $500 for the first 3 violations, and $1,000 for every subsequent violation.
(Source: P.A. 94-315, eff. 1-1-06.)

720 ILCS 5/12B-30

    (720 ILCS 5/12B-30)
    Sec. 12B-30. Posting notification of video games rating system.
    (a) A retailer who sells or rents video games shall post a sign that notifies customers that a video game rating system, created by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, is available to aid in the selection of a game. The sign shall be prominently posted in, or within 5 feet of, the area in which games are displayed for sale or rental, at the information desk if one exists, and at the point of purchase.
    (b) The lettering of each sign shall be printed, at a minimum, in 36-point type and shall be in black ink against a light colored background, with dimensions of no less than 18 by 24 inches.
    (c) A retailer's failure to comply with this Section is a petty offense punishable by a fine of $500 for the first 3 violations, and $1,000 for every subsequent violation.
(Source: P.A. 94-315, eff. 1-1-06.)

720 ILCS 5/12B-35

    (720 ILCS 5/12B-35)
    Sec. 12B-35. Availability of brochure describing rating system.
    (a) A video game retailer shall make available upon request a brochure to customers that explains the Entertainment Software Ratings Board ratings system.
    (b) A retailer who fails to comply with this Section shall receive the punishment described in subsection (b) of Section 12B-25.
(Source: P.A. 94-315, eff. 1-1-06.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 12C

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 12C heading)
ARTICLE 12C. HARMS TO CHILDREN
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 12C, Subdiv. 1

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 12C, Subdiv. 1 heading)
SUBDIVISION 1. ENDANGERMENT AND NEGLECT OFFENSES
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12C-5

    (720 ILCS 5/12C-5) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-21.6)
    Sec. 12C-5. Endangering the life or health of a child.
    (a) A person commits endangering the life or health of a child when he or she knowingly: (1) causes or permits the life or health of a child under the age of 18 to be endangered; or (2) causes or permits a child to be placed in circumstances that endanger the child's life or health. It is not a violation of this Section for a person to relinquish a child in accordance with the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act.
    (b) A trier of fact may infer that a child 6 years of age or younger is unattended if that child is left in a motor vehicle for more than 10 minutes.
    (c) "Unattended" means either: (i) not accompanied by a person 14 years of age or older; or (ii) if accompanied by a person 14 years of age or older, out of sight of that person.
    (d) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of this Section is a Class 3 felony. A violation of this Section that is a proximate cause of the death of the child is a Class 3 felony for which a person, if sentenced to a term of imprisonment, shall be sentenced to a term of not less than 2 years and not more than 10 years. A parent, who is found to be in violation of this Section with respect to his or her child, may be sentenced to probation for this offense pursuant to Section 12C-15.
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12C-10

    (720 ILCS 5/12C-10) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-21.5)
    Sec. 12C-10. Child abandonment.
    (a) A person commits child abandonment when he or she, as a parent, guardian, or other person having physical custody or control of a child, without regard for the mental or physical health, safety, or welfare of that child, knowingly leaves that child who is under the age of 13 without supervision by a responsible person over the age of 14 for a period of 24 hours or more. It is not a violation of this Section for a person to relinquish a child in accordance with the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act.
    (b) For the purposes of determining whether the child was left without regard for the mental or physical health, safety, or welfare of that child, the trier of fact shall consider the following factors:
        (1) the age of the child;
        (2) the number of children left at the location;
        (3) special needs of the child, including whether the
    
child is a person with a physical or mental disability, or otherwise in need of ongoing prescribed medical treatment such as periodic doses of insulin or other medications;
        (4) the duration of time in which the child was left
    
without supervision;
        (5) the condition and location of the place where the
    
child was left without supervision;
        (6) the time of day or night when the child was left
    
without supervision;
        (7) the weather conditions, including whether the
    
child was left in a location with adequate protection from the natural elements such as adequate heat or light;
        (8) the location of the parent, guardian, or other
    
person having physical custody or control of the child at the time the child was left without supervision, the physical distance the child was from the parent, guardian, or other person having physical custody or control of the child at the time the child was without supervision;
        (9) whether the child's movement was restricted, or
    
the child was otherwise locked within a room or other structure;
        (10) whether the child was given a phone number of a
    
person or location to call in the event of an emergency and whether the child was capable of making an emergency call;
        (11) whether there was food and other provision left
    
for the child;
        (12) whether any of the conduct is attributable to
    
economic hardship or illness and the parent, guardian or other person having physical custody or control of the child made a good faith effort to provide for the health and safety of the child;
        (13) the age and physical and mental capabilities of
    
the person or persons who provided supervision for the child;
        (14) any other factor that would endanger the health
    
or safety of that particular child;
        (15) whether the child was left under the supervision
    
of another person.
    (c) Child abandonment is a Class 4 felony. A second or subsequent offense after a prior conviction is a Class 3 felony. A parent, who is found to be in violation of this Section with respect to his or her child, may be sentenced to probation for this offense pursuant to Section 12C-15.
(Source: P.A. 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)