Summertime May Bring New Curfew Crackdown in Chicago

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Parents who allow kids to violate Chicago’s curfew law would face hefty fines and community service under a crackdown in the works, says the city’s Sun-Times.

An alderman’s proposal, apparently supported by the mayor, would levy undetermined fines and service requirements. Curfew crackdowns are common in Chicago in the summer. It is illegal for unsupervised children under 17 to hang out after 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and 11:30 p.m. on weekends. Chicago police have written 15,198 curfew violations so far this year, down from 16,747 by this time last year.


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