These 10 Crazy Laws in Illinois Will Leave You Scratching Your Head In Wonder

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? We’re counting down our ten favorites. Be prepared to wonder… a lot.

Look, people, you ruined the fun for the rest of us. Tisk, tisk! Which weird laws in Illinois have you broken thus far? Tell us about your daring tales of criminal shenanigans in the comments. For even more wacky laws you may or may not have ever broken, take a look at this article.

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Weird Laws In Illinois

October 19, 2021

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. 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. For more wacky laws in Illinois that you may or may not have broken over the years, take a look at this article.