Teenagers and their parents/guardians should be aware that a driver’s license of a driver under the age of 17 is NOT valid if the driver is in violation of the state curfew hours.
Local law enforcement officials enforce curfew hours established both by local ordinances and by state law. It is unlawful for a person less than 18 years of age in Deerfield and Highland Park and 17 years of age in Highwood to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street, or highway at the following times unless accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian or other responsible companions at least 21 years of age, and approved by a parent or legal guardian or unless engaged in a business or occupation which the laws of this State authorize a person less than 18 years of age to perform:
∙ Between one minute after twelve o’clock (12:01) A.M. and six o’clock (6:00) A.M. Friday;
∙ Between one minute after twelve o’clock (12:01) A.M. and six o’clock (6:00) A.M. Saturday;
∙ Between eleven o’clock (11:00) P.M. on Sunday to Thursday, inclusive and six o’clock (6:00) A.M. on the following day.
Illinois driving laws and curfew are in place 365 days of the year.
It is unlawful for a parent, legal guardian, or other people to knowingly permit a person in their custody or control to violate the above. The District supports and considers the curfew hours when scheduling evening activities.