And other silly laws in Illinois.  If you live in Illinois or just passing through you should be aware of these laws…

Via Steve Eighinger – Quincy Herald-Whig

º In Zion, a man can force any single woman to marry him if he discovers her picking her nose while sitting in a car at a traffic light. (Or, he could simply offer her a Kleenex.)

º Also in Zion, it is illegal to give a lighted cigar to dogs, cats and other domesticated animals. (Cigarettes probably are not an option, either.)

º In Cicero, humming on public streets on Sundays is prohibited. (What if it’s a Rod Stewart song?)

º In Moline, ice skating on Riverside pond during the months of June and August is prohibited. (Duh … )

º In Oblong, it is against the law for a man to wear his wife’s panties on a Sunday unless he has prior permission from the bishop. (So … Monday through Saturday is OK?)

º Also in Oblong, it is illegal to make love while fishing or hunting or your wedding day. (Well, so much for tradition.)

º In Normal, it is against the law to make faces at dogs. (Otherwise, it would not be normal.)

º In Horner, it is against the law to use a slingshot, unless you are a law enforcement officer. (Or unless you check first with Deputy Barney Fife.)

º In Pullman, it is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on the curb. (The law doesn’t say anything about other places.)

º In Crete, it is illegal to have sex with a canary. (I don’t even know what to say about this one.)

º In Evanston, bowling is forbidden. (A better choice might be watching Cubs baseball.)

º In Chicago, eating in a place that is on fire is forbidden. (Duh … )

º In Crystal Lake, if a person wishes to plant new sod in his or her yard in the summer months, that person may not use the city’s water to water it. (I don’t even know what to say about this one.)

º In Galesburg, it is illegal to burn bird feathers. (The home of Don O’Brien has some obvious animal issues. Just keep reading.)

º Also in Galesburg, it is illegal for any person to keep a smelly dog. (My first thought is, who would want a smelly dog anyway?)

º And my personal favorite, in Galesburg there is a $1,000 fine for beating rats with a baseball bat. (I’m thinking if you find a rat, or are able to catch one, and happen to have a baseball bat in the vicinity, you should have the option of using it.)

º And just so you think the silliness is exclusive to small towns, statewide in Illinois it is illegal to drive a car without a steering wheel or give a dog whiskey. (Especially at the same time.)

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