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Dumb Illinois Laws

Note: All cited laws are real and currently in effect, and have been verified for authenticity by practicing attorney Nathan Belofsky, Esq., the world's leading authority on strange laws.

  • In the State of Illinois, it’s a crime to possess more than $600 worth of salamanders.
  • In Minooka, Illinois, it is illegal to “suffer any bitch or slut.”
  • In Illinois, a seller of reptiles must advise the buyer not to kiss it.
  • In Illinois, it’s illegal to clone a person.
  • In Joliet, Illinois, the word “Joliet” must be pronounced properly, with the accent on the first syllable.
  • In Illinois, farmers cannot feed garbage to pigs.
  • In Illinois, Happy Hours are prohibited.
  • In Illinois, it’s a crime to use state university stationery or letterhead for private purposes.
  • In Manteno, Illinois, dropping a used Kleenex on the ground is against the law.
  • In Illinois, it’s a crime to walk off with parts from an airplane crash.
  • In Illinois, it’s against the law to sell a smelly mattress.
  • In Illinois, molesting a muskrat house is against the law.
  • In Illinois, it’s illegal to cut the tail off a horse.
  • In Illinois, speaking badly of a bank in a way that reduces it’s solvency is a crime.
  • In Illinois, it’s a crime to catch more than six bullfrogs in one day.
  • In Illinois, those catching carp may use a pitchfork.
  • In Illinois, all new dwellings must have peepholes in their front doors.
  • In Illinois, all glasses sold must be shatter resistant.
  • In Illinois, a bicyclist must keep one hand on the handlebars at all times.
  • In Illinois, animals cannot be slaughtered using a hammer.
  • In Illinois, fishing with dynamite is prohibited.
  • In Illinois, it’s a crime to sell eggs that are dirty or leaking.
  • In Illinois, it is a crime to jostle someone in public or private.
  • In Illinois, it’s against the law for an undertaker to inject arsenic into a dead body.
  • In Illinois, it’s illegal to kill a horse and sell the meat to humans.
  • In Illinois, it’s a crime to fish with a fishberry or stun gun.
  • In Illinois, selling fake halal food is a crime.
  • In Illinois, it’s unlawful to shoot a carrier pigeon.
  • In Illinois, allowing livestock to run at large is prohibited.

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