Monster Bans, Other Crazy Illinois Laws

Bowling bans, anti-monster ordinances still on books in land of Lincoln
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2008 9:21 AM CDT
If you have a 'stache, you are legally barred from kissing women in Eureka, Ill.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sure, every state has some bizarre laws on the books, but Illinois might take the cake for the oddest. Some highlights from WBBM-TV's compilation of the most perplexing:

  • In Chicago, it is illegal to eat in a burning building.
  • In Eureka, a man with a mustache is prohibited from kissing women.
  • Evanston: No bowling allowed.

  • Saving untold lives, Urbana has legislation against monsters entering the city limits.
  • In Chicago, it is illegal to give your dog whiskey. Martinis are still OK, apparently.
  • English is strictly forbidden in Illinois—only American may be spoken.
  • To the chagrin of fine-art enthusiasts statewide, it is illegal to give a lit cigar to your pet.