We’ve shaken our heads plenty when the lawmakers head down to Springfield (har har). But what about the REALLY weird laws in Illinois that are somehow on the books? There are quite a few stupid laws in Illinois that we’ve come across in our research, so we’re counting down our ten favorites. Be prepared to wonder… a lot… about where these dumb laws in Illinois came from.

While it’s unlikely you’d ever be arrested or fined for any of these weird laws in Illinois, it’s amusing that they are all still on the books!

We love hearing fun facts about Illinois, so if you have any to share, please do so in the comments!


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What are some fun facts about Illinois?  

Every state has its own set of fun, strange, or otherwise interesting facts that most people don’t just happen to know off the tops of their heads. Well, we’re here to change that for you today with some fun facts about Illinois. For example, if anyone ever asks you where the world’s largest bottle of ketchup is, you can say it’s in Illinois, and you’ll be right. Illinois – Evanston, to be exact – is home of the original ice cream sundae. Illinois generates more nuclear power than anyone else in the USA, and it is home to the only river that flows backward (seriously). Oh, and if you’re a fan of Twinkies, you can thank Illinois for those, too. The world’s tallest man was born in Alton, Illinois, and he grew to be an astonishing 8 feet, 11 inches tall. He weighed nearly 500 pounds and wore a size 37 shoe. Oh, and 80% of the entire state is farmland. There’s that.  

What are the strangest illegal things in Illinois?  

We bet that there are all kinds of crazy illegal things in Illinois that you’ve done already! For example, in the town of Normal (which might be anything but), it’s illegal to make faces at dogs. You know, because dogs are... easily... offended? We guess? Hm. Oh, and don’t even think about hanging things like fuzzy dice or an air freshener around your rear-view mirror in the car; that’s illegal in these here parts. In Kenilworth, roosters are legally required to step 300 feet back from any place of residence before he crows. Somehow, we feel like that particular law fell on deaf ears. You ever try to get a rooster to do anything? Good luck, fella.

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