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

720 ILCS 5/12-7.6

    (720 ILCS 5/12-7.6)
    Sec. 12-7.6. Cross burning.
    (a) A person commits cross burning when he or she, with the intent to intimidate any other person or group of persons, burns or causes to be burned a cross.
    (b) Sentence. Cross burning is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense.
    (c) For the purposes of this Section, a person acts with the "intent to intimidate" when he or she intentionally places or attempts to place another person in fear of physical injury or fear of damage to that other person's property.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-8

    (720 ILCS 5/12-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-8)
    Sec. 12-8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-2638. Repealed by P.A. 89-657, eff. 8-14-96.)

720 ILCS 5/12-9

    (720 ILCS 5/12-9) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-9)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-1)
    Sec. 12-9. Threatening public officials; human service providers.
    (a) A person commits threatening a public official or human service provider when:
        (1) that person knowingly delivers or conveys,
    
directly or indirectly, to a public official or human service provider by any means a communication:
            (i) containing a threat that would place the
        
public official or human service provider or a member of his or her immediate family in reasonable apprehension of immediate or future bodily harm, sexual assault, confinement, or restraint; or
            (ii) containing a threat that would place the
        
public official or human service provider or a member of his or her immediate family in reasonable apprehension that damage will occur to property in the custody, care, or control of the public official or his or her immediate family; and
        (2) the threat was conveyed because of the
    
performance or nonperformance of some public duty or duty as a human service provider, because of hostility of the person making the threat toward the status or position of the public official or the human service provider, or because of any other factor related to the official's public existence.
    (a-5) For purposes of a threat to a sworn law enforcement officer, the threat must contain specific facts indicative of a unique threat to the person, family or property of the officer and not a generalized threat of harm.
    (a-6) For purposes of a threat to a social worker, caseworker, investigator, or human service provider, the threat must contain specific facts indicative of a unique threat to the person, family or property of the individual and not a generalized threat of harm.
    (b) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Public official" means a person who is elected
    
to office in accordance with a statute or who is appointed to an office which is established, and the qualifications and duties of which are prescribed, by statute, to discharge a public duty for the State or any of its political subdivisions or in the case of an elective office any person who has filed the required documents for nomination or election to such office. "Public official" includes a duly appointed assistant State's Attorney, assistant Attorney General, or Appellate Prosecutor; a sworn law enforcement or peace officer; a social worker, caseworker, or investigator employed by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Human Services, or the Department of Children and Family Services.
        (1.5) "Human service provider" means a social
    
worker, case worker, or investigator employed by an agency or organization providing social work, case work, or investigative services under a contract with or a grant from the Department of Human Services, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, or the Department on Aging.
        (2) "Immediate family" means a public official's
    
spouse or child or children.
    (c) Threatening a public official or human service provider is a Class 3 felony for a first offense and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent offense.
(Source: P.A. 97-1079, eff. 1-1-13; 98-529, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-1)
    Sec. 12-9. Threatening public officials; human service providers.
    (a) A person commits threatening a public official or human service provider when:
        (1) that person knowingly delivers or conveys,
    
directly or indirectly, to a public official or human service provider by any means a communication:
            (i) containing a threat that would place the
        
public official or human service provider or a member of his or her immediate family in reasonable apprehension of immediate or future bodily harm, sexual assault, confinement, or restraint; or
            (ii) containing a threat that would place the
        
public official or human service provider or a member of his or her immediate family in reasonable apprehension that damage will occur to property in the custody, care, or control of the public official or his or her immediate family; and
        (2) the threat was conveyed because of the
    
performance or nonperformance of some public duty or duty as a human service provider, because of hostility of the person making the threat toward the status or position of the public official or the human service provider, or because of any other factor related to the official's public existence.
    (a-5) For purposes of a threat to a sworn law enforcement officer, the threat must contain specific facts indicative of a unique threat to the person, family or property of the officer and not a generalized threat of harm.
    (a-6) For purposes of a threat to a social worker, caseworker, investigator, or human service provider, the threat must contain specific facts indicative of a unique threat to the person, family or property of the individual and not a generalized threat of harm.
    (b) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Public official" means a person who is elected
    
to office in accordance with a statute or who is appointed to an office which is established, and the qualifications and duties of which are prescribed, by statute, to discharge a public duty for the State or any of its political subdivisions or in the case of an elective office any person who has filed the required documents for nomination or election to such office. "Public official" includes a duly appointed assistant State's Attorney, assistant Attorney General, or Appellate Prosecutor; a sworn law enforcement or peace officer; a social worker, caseworker, attorney, or investigator employed by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Children and Family Services, or the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission; or an assistant public guardian, attorney, social worker, case manager, or investigator employed by a duly appointed public guardian.
        (1.5) "Human service provider" means a social
    
worker, case worker, or investigator employed by an agency or organization providing social work, case work, or investigative services under a contract with or a grant from the Department of Human Services, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, or the Department on Aging.
        (2) "Immediate family" means a public official's
    
spouse or child or children.
    (c) Threatening a public official or human service provider is a Class 3 felony for a first offense and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent offense.
(Source: P.A. 100-1, eff. 1-1-18.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 12, Subdiv. 20

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 12, Subdiv. 20 heading)
SUBDIVISION 20. MUTILATION
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-10

    (720 ILCS 5/12-10) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-10)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 12C-35 by P.A. 97-1109.)
    Sec. 12-10. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 94-684, eff. 1-1-06. Renumbered by P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-10.1

    (720 ILCS 5/12-10.1)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 12C-40 by P.A. 97-1109.)
    Sec. 12-10.1. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 93-449, eff. 1-1-04; 94-684, eff. 1-1-06. Renumbered by P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-10.2

    (720 ILCS 5/12-10.2)
    Sec. 12-10.2. Tongue splitting.
    (a) In this Section, "tongue splitting" means the cutting of a human tongue into 2 or more parts.
    (b) A person may not knowingly perform tongue splitting on another person unless the person performing the tongue splitting is licensed to practice medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 or licensed under the Illinois Dental Practice Act.
    (c) Sentence. Tongue splitting performed in violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-10.3

    (720 ILCS 5/12-10.3)
    Sec. 12-10.3. False representation to a tattoo or body piercing business as the parent or legal guardian of a minor.
    (a) A person, other than the parent or legal guardian of a minor, commits the offense of false representation to a tattoo or body piercing business as the parent or legal guardian of a minor when he or she falsely represents himself or herself as the parent or legal guardian of the minor to an owner or employee of a tattoo or body piercing business for the purpose of:
        (1) accompanying the minor to a business that
    
provides tattooing as required under Section 12-10 of this Code (tattooing body of minor);
        (2) accompanying the minor to a business that
    
provides body piercing as required under Section 12-10.1 of this Code (piercing the body of a minor); or
        (3) furnishing the written consent required under
    
Section 12-10.1 of this Code (piercing the body of a minor).
    (b) Sentence. False representation to a tattoo or body piercing business as the parent or legal guardian of a minor is a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1311, eff. 1-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-11

    (720 ILCS 5/12-11) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-11)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 19-6 by P.A. 97-1108.)
    Sec. 12-11. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 96-1113, eff. 1-1-11; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11. Renumbered by P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-11.1

    (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-11.1)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 18-6 by P.A. 97-1108.)
    Sec. 12-11.1. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 86-1392. Renumbered by P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-12

    (720 ILCS 5/12-12) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-12)
    Sec. 12-12. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-233, eff. 1-1-10. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-13

    (720 ILCS 5/12-13) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-13)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-1.20 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-13. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 95-640, eff. 6-1-08. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)