Ten Dumbest Laws Written For Illinois

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Have you ever wondered where, who or why some of the dumbest laws were created? Each individual state has there own unique set of laws that for millions of who are aware of them really does not make any sense. In the state of Illinois if all of the laws were followed, many would be in trouble with the law. Who writes these laws and who passes them? I believe in the United States, there should be better things to do than write laws on the tax payers dollar that is absolutely comical or absurd.

With Illinois being the 21st state in the United States and the 5th most populated state in our Country, it could be time to get some of the laws off the books. But then again maybe they should stay so everyone can get a chuckle. Who passed these laws anyway?


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Sagging Pants ?

Did you know it is illegal to wear sagging pants in the state of Illinois? You got it, pants below the hips can get you thrown in jail. Imagine how over crowded our prisons would be if they arrested our youth under 18? Whoever created that fashion trend years ago, need to get there head examined. I do not wish to see a minor with his boxer shorts hang out of his pants. Do they really think the style looks appealing? Pull them up! Good old Larry Platts has told millions to pull them up in his song, "Pants On The Ground," is anybody listening?

Next time you see a pair of saggy pants running around the state of Illinois, tell them to pull them up or they could be arrested for saggy pants exposure!

Do not enter without permission!
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Permission To Enter The City ?

Permission to enter the city? Seriously? You are supposed to contact the local Police department before entering Chicago. Cancel those plane tickets, bust tickets or going through Chicago you have to contact the local jurisdictions and have permission granted. I wonder what would happen with tourism each year if people began to blow up the phones?

Arrested For Vagrancy ?

You better have at least a dollar in your pocket at all times in Illinois. If you are found with not a dollar in your pocket, you could be arrested for vagrancy. To all travelers going to the state of Illinois it is recommended that you carry a dollar bill. They will not accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Don't even attempt to debit, unless of course you are carrying a mini ATM in your purse or wallet.

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What Language Are You Allowed To Speak?

We are in the United States but Illinois state law has ruled that English is not allowed to be spoken. Is that British English or American English? What language is supposed to be spoken? One is lead to believe that the state has created there own foreign Country and decided to start another language. With multi-lingual languages I wonder which one you can speak?

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Protesting Laws

Did you know it is legal to protest in front of city hall without clothes if you are 17 or younger? Why would anyone pass this law? I detect perversion in this law and do not find any humor in it all. I wonder what the people were drinking when they voted such a law in? Maybe they felt all of those minors would go unnoticed. Not in 2012 they would be plastered all over the Internet. The people who had passed this law should have been jailed for even contemplating such a bill.

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Using Public Works

In the city of Crystal lake its fine to plant sod in the summer months in your yard, but against the law to use city water to water it. Can anyone explain how a person is supposed to water the grass without water? Something scientific must be going on here. If there is another source of watering, please let us know.

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No Cars Allowed

In the charming little city of Crete you are not allowed to drive a vehicle through town. With the population of the city being a little over nine-thousand, I hope that can be explained to at least 95% of the population who lives there. How are you supposed to get out-of-town if you cannot drive through it? Maybe a tractor or horse and buggy can pull it through and then you can jump in and go? What happens if a tractor or horse and buggy is not available? Looks like you are going to be pushing your vehicle for a few miles.

Silence On Sundays

If you are whistling a tune or humming out loud, avoid Cicero on Sunday. It's against the law to make any type of noise that comes through your vocal chords on 'the day of rest'. Keep your ipod or mp3 player in your pocket because being cited for enjoying a happy tune is against the law.

With a city known for bad boys and Al Capone. A law like that should be removed from the books for stupidity. Against the law to hum; but not against the law to shoot? Maybe there had to be silence when the mob rolled into town? I believe the birds may have stopped singing on that day too.

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Drinking While Sitting

Have you ever tired drinking beer out of a bucket? I don't know if that would be to tasty; but in the Pullman district its against the law to drink beer on the curb from a bucket. Maybe when this dumb law was passed, there were many sitting on the curb, sharing stories and guzzling from a bucket. I hope they washed the bucket before dispensing fluid. I wonder if there was a sign posted that said, " No drinking beer from a bucket, if caught will dispose of bucket immediately!"

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Where A Person Sit's When They Fish

Saving the best for last, this one ended up being one of the dumbest laws I have ever read. We commonly sit on a pier or chair when fishing. Some relax on boats or a blanket. But in the wonderful state of Illinois if you are caught fishing while sitting on a Giraffe's neck, you are entitled to 10 lashings. If you have a giraffe in your backyard do not take him/her with you it could get you in deep water.

Whoever passed the dumbest laws in Illinois should be ashamed of themselves. What were you thinking when you wrote any of these into the books?

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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

I believe it is also a law in Illinois that donkeys can't sleep in bathtubs!! Now where is a donkey supposed to sleep?? It is unbelievable that these laws still exist!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

My giraffe is going to be SO bummed that we have to cancel our fishing trip to Illinois this year. :) Voted up.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

justateacher: They are completely absurd aren't they? Who would think of such things? lolo!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

TToombs08: Tell your giraffe maybe next year once they retire the law and they will never have to worry again. lolo!


Flora Breen Robison 4 years ago

These are great! So you are allowed to protest naked if you are over 17?


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Flora Breen Robison: Now that is not written in to law! So it's a sad day for those who are adults. lol!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

So, since I am older than 17 I can definitely protest in the nude...lol lol lol

I suppose the town's counsel men were drunk when they passed such laws. I suppose there were quite an unruly bunch of people in the state of Illinois that they felt they had to do draw the line. But these are really ridiculous by far. I read another article some time ago about the dumbest laws in the US, all states included.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Too funny! I guess every state has its share of archaic or just plain dumb laws that "seemed like a good idea at the time." Up/Funny & interesting.


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

I suppose it's too much to ask (or too logical) that state legislatures suspend voting on new laws for a week (or a month?) to review and repeal stooooopid laws. Some of the dumbest laws, tho, aren't state laws, but city, county, or other jurisdictional laws or ordinances, so they, too, should devote a few sessions to review and repeal! (One city in Kansas did just that a few years ago.)

Voted up, funnnny and awesome! ;D


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

Stupid laws are written, when the lawmakers have nothing better to do with their time.


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Teylina 4 years ago

Oh, AE, I needed a really good laugh, and I got it here. I try find at one every day--this one should do me for a week. Since I have relatives who have moved away from Illinois,I think I'll them which law drove 'em out!!!! Absurd may not be a strong enough word, and, like you, the last one is definitely the best! If somebody out there has a giraffe sleeping in the tub that they use for fishing, please let us know!! (We promise not to tell on you--it's the law that's stupid!) (Hate to ask this, AE, but do me a favor and check your "there"s. I'm doing better but still having trouble with words!) Anyway, I LOVE THIS!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cardisa: They are some of the most ridiculous laws in our Country. But some of these really cut the cake! lolo


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

xstatic: Every state does and each one is accountable for there odd laws. lol! Could you imagine trying to get from one end of town to another in Crete? Nuts! lolo!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

JamaGenee: They should spend a little time and I could not imagine getting into trouble for breaking any of these. :D


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Shyron E Shenko: It makes you wonder where the taxpayers money had always gone? :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Teylina: I am glad you enjoyed! lolo! Yes, I will also check "there's" and thank you. Some words still give me problems and that is one of them. lolo! :) Can you point that word out please I can't seem to find it. :)


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Teylina 4 years ago

1st para, 4th line--next is fine; 3d para, 8th line; 7th para, 7th line. I used to be a proofreader, but I can't even proof my own stuff any more! I guess I should have made this privately because you are such an awesome writer and I think you have a lot of influence on others. I just couldn't keep my mouth shut. While things like this are not my nemesis, I have some so much worse, I shouldn't say a word! Great, fantastic hub! I found one or two that would put me in jail!


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Teylina 4 years ago

Forgot to mention that's one of the worst things about our language--spell check won't pick up anything like that! I will never, ever forget my daughter in the 2d grade, crying because she had 3 2's (to, too, and two--are there more?) to learn--took months.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Teylina: I don't mind an open critique' that is what makes us better at what we do. It's wonderful when we have a second pair of eyes. Thank you so much. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Teylina: You are a blessing and I honestly don't mind at all. :)


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pipmistress 4 years ago from Qatar

AEvans this is really funny :) i am laughing like crazy, good thing i am alone in my office.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Very funny and very stupid laws. Who knew what could have been going through folks minds as they made some of these. Where could sitting on a giraffe's neck come from?!! Thanks for the laughs.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

pipmmistress: They are silly laws! lolo! Saggy pants, vagrancy. etc. Good grief they had to much time on their hands. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cyndi10: I believe during prohibition they had to much time on their hands. I have never heard of a giraffe down at the lake in Illinois. lolol! I guess they felt they had to write in some type of law. lol!


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

I saw a giraffe in a lake once...pushing a boat with its nose, but NOT fishing. Oh, never mind. Just remembered it was really drunk out that night, so maybe it wasn't a giraffe. lol! ;D


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

JamaGenee: Lololo! That is hilarious! :D


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I remember doing a similar search for stupid Washington laws and laughing quite hard at the time. Great hub and very funny! I didn't realize you had so many followers...that is an impressive number for sure. Well done young lady!


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Teylina 4 years ago

Love JamaG's comment: and all these years I thought it was an elephant!! As far as stupid are concerned, I heard somebody in our legislative session make a crack to reporters about "heck no, I'm voting for it! I'd probably be in jail with all my constituents!" Don't some ever stop to think -- oh well, I don't know if giraffes think or not and must be more giraffes in Illinois that I thought!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

billybuc: I could only imagine what Washington has when it comes to stupid laws. They are probably just as comical as the ones throughout the entire United States. lolo! Glad you enjoyed! :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Teylina: Lolololo! There are plenty of giraffes who reside there. I wonder whose names are written on those bills? Mmmm..:)


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

So ridiculous!

This is why the politicians get a kick out of making laws! They go to the state Senate seat and just mind their own texting or calling. No wonder most are Attorneys, who know how to get the most from our taxes! Only in America?


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

lord de cross: You are right its only in America. lolol! Have you seen an giraffes on the East Coast lately? lolo!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Not really AEvans! Just neighbors peeping over the fences. Yeah, always a gal bringing up attention.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

lord de cross: Those type of neighbors can wear on your nerves! lolo


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

WOW! Shaking my head...there are just too many of these all over the nation...what a waste of time and money at taxpayers' expense.

LOVE the giraffe photo--too funny! (Hubby thinks it's PhotoShop art, though) .. still funny! Fishing from a giraffe??? What?? Who has giraffes outside of zoos?

Voted up and shared.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

DZyMsLizzy: They are so silly aren't they? lololo! God only knows who has giraffes outside of zoos, if you know anyone please let me know. lolol! The giraffe is a (photoshop) not real at all. They surely do waste taxpayers money and probably sit around laughing about it afterward. lolo! :D


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Sethughes 4 years ago

These are hilarious. Lawmakers could have done a little better lawmaking I think.

Thanks for sharing


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Sethughes: Thanks for reading. Yes, they are truly stupid! I believe there may have been a few to many "drinks" when they signed those bills into the books. lol!


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Fish, sagging pants, silnce on Sundys...lol!!!!!! What a funny hub!!! Great and hysterical research to make us laugh! Voted up and shared!!!!


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DS Duby 4 years ago from United States, Illinois

Hilariously funny, I'm from Illinois and I didn't know any of these except no sitting on a giraffes neck while fishing, cause that one's brutally enforced. We take our fishing serious! LOL Voted up, awesome, funny and sharing.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

iamaudraleigh: They were so funny and I am glad you enjoyed them! :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

DS Duby: I wonder what they were drinking when they wrote some of those laws into the books? lolol! Glad you enjoyed!


Max 4 years ago

i have ben in an 8.7 Earthquake i was 7 or 8 years old it was bad


Robert359 3 years ago

Do it have to be a paper dollar, 100 pennies, 10 dimes, or 20 nickels. Do it matter as long as it is a dollar? Since I am unemployed at the moment I think I better stay away from that state.

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