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

720 ILCS 5/21-5.5

    (720 ILCS 5/21-5.5)
    Sec. 21-5.5. Criminal trespass to a safe school zone.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Employee" means a person employed by a school whose relationship with that agency constitutes an employer-employee relationship under the usual common law rules, and who is not an independent contractor. "Employee" includes, but is not limited to, a teacher, student teacher, aide, secretary, custodial engineer, coach, or his or her designee.
    "School administrator" means the school's principal, or his or her designee.
    "Safe school zone" means an area that encompasses any of the following places during regular school hours or within 60 minutes before or after the school day or 60 minutes before or after a school-sponsored activity. This shall include any school property, ground, or street, sidewalk, or public way immediately adjacent thereto and any public right-of-way situated immediately adjacent to school property. The safe school zone shall not include any portion of the highway not actually on school property.
    "School activity" means and includes any school session, any extracurricular activity or event sponsored by or participated in by the school, and the 60-minute periods immediately preceding and following any session, activity, or event.
    "Student" means any person enrolled or previously enrolled in a school.
    (b) A person commits the offense of criminal trespass to a safe school zone when he or she knowingly:
        (1) enters or remains in a safe school zone without
    
lawful business, when as a student or employee, who has been suspended, expelled, or dismissed for disrupting the orderly operation of the school, and as a condition of the suspension or dismissal, has been denied access to the safe school zone for the period of the suspension or in the case of dismissal for a period not to exceed the term of expulsion, and has been served in person or by registered or certified mail, at the last address given by that person, with a written notice of the suspension or dismissal and condition; or
        (2) enters or remains in a safe school zone without
    
lawful business, once being served either in person or by registered or certified mail that his or her presence has been withdrawn by the school administrator, or his or her designee, and whose presence or acts interfere with, or whenever there is reasonable suspicion to believe, such person will disrupt the orderly operation, or the safety, or peaceful conduct of the school or school activities. This clause (b)(2) has no application to conduct protected by the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act or any other law applicable to labor relations. This clause (b)(2) has no application to conduct protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States or Article I of the Illinois Constitution, including the exercise of free speech, free expression, and the free exercise of religion or expression of religiously based views.
    (c) Sentence. Criminal trespass to a safe school zone is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-547, eff. 1-1-12.)

720 ILCS 5/21-6

    (720 ILCS 5/21-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 21-6)
    Sec. 21-6. Unauthorized Possession or Storage of Weapons.
    (a) Whoever possesses or stores any weapon enumerated in Section 33A-1 in any building or on land supported in whole or in part with public funds or in any building on such land without prior written permission from the chief security officer for such land or building commits a Class A misdemeanor.
    (b) The chief security officer must grant any reasonable request for permission under paragraph (a).
(Source: P.A. 89-685, eff. 6-1-97.)

720 ILCS 5/21-7

    (720 ILCS 5/21-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 21-7)
    Sec. 21-7. Criminal trespass to restricted areas and restricted landing areas at airports; aggravated criminal trespass to restricted areas and restricted landing areas at airports.
    (a) A person commits criminal trespass to restricted areas and restricted landing areas at airports when he or she enters upon, or remains in, any:
        (1) restricted area or restricted landing area used
    
in connection with an airport facility, or part thereof, in this State, after the person has received notice from the airport authority that the entry is forbidden;
        (2) restricted area or restricted landing area used
    
in connection with an airport facility, or part thereof, in this State by presenting false documents or falsely representing his or her identity orally to the airport authority;
        (3) restricted area or restricted landing area as
    
prohibited in paragraph (1) of this subsection, while dressed in the uniform of, improperly wearing the identification of, presenting false credentials of, or otherwise physically impersonating an airman, employee of an airline, employee of an airport, or contractor at an airport.
     (b) A person commits aggravated criminal trespass to restricted areas and restricted landing areas at airports when he or she enters upon, or remains in, any restricted area or restricted landing area used in connection with an airport facility, or part thereof, in this State, while in possession of a weapon, replica of a weapon, or ammunition, after the person has received notice from the airport authority that the entry is forbidden.
     (c) Notice that the area is "restricted" and entry thereto "forbidden", for purposes of this Section, means that the person or persons have been notified personally, either orally or in writing, or by a printed or written notice forbidding the entry to him or her or a group or an organization of which he or she is a member, which has been conspicuously posted or exhibited at every usable entrance to the area or the forbidden part thereof.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) The terms "Restricted area" or "Restricted landing area" in this Section are defined to incorporate the meaning ascribed to those terms in Section 8 of the "Illinois Aeronautics Act", approved July 24, 1945, as amended, and also include any other area of the airport that has been designated such by the airport authority.
    The terms "airman" and "airport" in this Section are defined to incorporate the meaning ascribed to those terms in Sections 6 and 12 of the Illinois Aeronautics Act.
    (g) Paragraph (2) of subsection (a) does not apply to a peace officer or other official of a unit of government who enters a restricted area or a restricted landing area used in connection with an airport facility, or part thereof, in the performance of his or her official duties.
    (h) Sentence.
    (1) A violation of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (2) A violation of paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection (a) is a Class 4 felony.
    (3) A violation of subsection (b) is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/21-8

    (720 ILCS 5/21-8)
    Sec. 21-8. Criminal trespass to a nuclear facility.
    (a) A person commits criminal trespass to a nuclear facility when he or she knowingly and without lawful authority:
        (1) enters or remains within a nuclear facility or on
    
the grounds of a nuclear facility, after receiving notice before entry that entry to the nuclear facility is forbidden;
        (2) remains within the facility or on the grounds of
    
the facility after receiving notice from the owner or manager of the facility or other person authorized by the owner or manager of the facility to give that notice to depart from the facility or grounds of the facility; or
        (3) enters or remains within a nuclear facility or on
    
the grounds of a nuclear facility, by presenting false documents or falsely representing his or her identity orally to the owner or manager of the facility. This paragraph (3) does not apply to a peace officer or other official of a unit of government who enters or remains in the facility in the performance of his or her official duties.
    (b) A person has received notice from the owner or manager of the facility or other person authorized by the owner or manager of the facility within the meaning of paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) if he or she has been notified personally, either orally or in writing, or if a printed or written notice forbidding the entry has been conspicuously posted or exhibited at the main entrance to the facility or grounds of the facility or the forbidden part of the facility.
    (c) In this Section, "nuclear facility" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 3 of the Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act.
    (d) Sentence. Criminal trespass to a nuclear facility is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/21-9

    (720 ILCS 5/21-9)
    Sec. 21-9. Criminal trespass to a place of public amusement.
    (a) A person commits criminal trespass to a place of public amusement when he or she knowingly and without lawful authority enters or remains on any portion of a place of public amusement after having received notice that the general public is restricted from access to that portion of the place of public amusement. These areas may include, but are not limited to: a playing field, an athletic surface, a stage, a locker room, or a dressing room located at the place of public amusement.
    (a-5) A person commits the offense of criminal trespass to a place of public amusement when he or she knowingly and without lawful authority gains access to or remains on any portion of a place of public amusement by presenting false documents or falsely representing his or her identity orally to the property owner, a lessee, an agent of either the owner or lessee, or a performer or participant. This subsection (a-5) does not apply to a peace officer or other official of a unit of government who enters or remains in the place of public amusement in the performance of his or her official duties.
    (b) A property owner, a lessee, an agent of either the owner or lessee, or a performer or participant may use reasonable force to restrain a trespasser and remove him or her from the restricted area; however, any use of force beyond reasonable force may subject that person to any applicable criminal penalty.
    (c) A person has received notice within the meaning of subsection (a) if he or she has been notified personally, either orally or in writing, or if a printed or written notice forbidding such entry has been conspicuously posted or exhibited at the entrance to the portion of the place of public amusement that is restricted or an oral warning has been broadcast over the public address system of the place of public amusement.
    (d) In this Section, "place of public amusement" means a stadium, a theater, or any other facility of any kind, whether licensed or not, where a live performance, a sporting event, or any other activity takes place for other entertainment and where access to the facility is made available to the public, regardless of whether admission is charged.
    (e) Sentence. Criminal trespass to a place of public amusement is a Class 4 felony. Upon imposition of any sentence, the court shall also impose a fine of not less than $1,000. In addition, any order of probation or conditional discharge entered following a conviction shall include a condition that the offender perform public or community service of not less than 30 and not more than 120 hours, if community service is available in the jurisdiction and is funded and approved by the county board of the county where the offender was convicted. The court may also impose any other condition of probation or conditional discharge under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 21, Subdiv. 10

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 21, Subdiv. 10 heading)
SUBDIVISION 10. MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSES
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/21-10

    (720 ILCS 5/21-10)
    Sec. 21-10. Criminal use of a motion picture exhibition facility.
    (a) A person commits criminal use of a motion picture exhibition facility, when he or she, where a motion picture is being exhibited, knowingly operates an audiovisual recording function of a device without the consent of the owner or lessee of that exhibition facility and of the licensor of the motion picture being exhibited.
    (b) Sentence. Criminal use of a motion picture exhibition facility is a Class 4 felony.
    (c) The owner or lessee of a facility where a motion picture is being exhibited, the authorized agent or employee of that owner or lessee, or the licensor of the motion picture being exhibited or his or her agent or employee, who alerts law enforcement authorities of an alleged violation of this Section is not liable in any civil action arising out of measures taken by that owner, lessee, licensor, agent, or employee in the course of subsequently detaining a person that the owner, lessee, licensor, agent, or employee, in good faith believed to have violated this Section while awaiting the arrival of law enforcement authorities, unless the plaintiff in such an action shows by clear and convincing evidence that such measures were manifestly unreasonable or the period of detention was unreasonably long.
    (d) This Section does not prevent any lawfully authorized investigative, law enforcement, protective, or intelligence gathering employee or agent of the State or federal government from operating any audiovisual recording device in any facility where a motion picture is being exhibited as part of lawfully authorized investigative, protective, law enforcement, or intelligence gathering activities.
    (e) This Section does not apply to a person who operates an audiovisual recording function of a device in a retail establishment solely to demonstrate the use of that device for sales and display purposes.
    (f) Nothing in this Section prevents the prosecution for conduct that constitutes a violation of this Section under any other provision of law providing for a greater penalty.
    (g) In this Section, "audiovisual recording function" means the capability of a device to record or transmit a motion picture or any part of a motion picture by means of any technology now known or later developed and "facility" does not include a personal residence.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/21-11

    (720 ILCS 5/21-11)
    Sec. 21-11. Distributing or delivering written or printed solicitation on school property.
    (a) Distributing or delivering written or printed solicitation on school property or within 1,000 feet of school property, for the purpose of inviting students to any event when a significant purpose of the event is to commit illegal acts or to solicit attendees to commit illegal acts, or to be held in or around abandoned buildings, is prohibited.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section, "school property" is defined as the buildings or grounds of any public or private elementary or secondary school.
    (c) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 21.1

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 21.1 heading)
ARTICLE 21.1. RESIDENTIAL PICKETING

720 ILCS 5/21.1-1

    (720 ILCS 5/21.1-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 21.1-1)
    Sec. 21.1-1. Legislative finding and declaration.
    The Legislature finds and declares that men in a free society have the right to quiet enjoyment of their homes; that the stability of community and family life cannot be maintained unless the right to privacy and a sense of security and peace in the home are respected and encouraged; that residential picketing, however just the cause inspiring it, disrupts home, family and communal life; that residential picketing is inappropriate in our society, where the jealously guarded rights of free speech and assembly have always been associated with respect for the rights of others. For these reasons the Legislature finds and declares this Article to be necessary.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 940.)