Illinois


Code Section
105 ILCS 5/26-1, et seq.

Age Requirements
Between 7 and 16

Exceptions
Child attending private or parochial school; child is physically/mentally unable to attend school; child is excused by county superintendent; child 12 to 14 attending confirmation classes; pregnant female with complications to pregnancy; child is necessarily and lawfully employed; excused for temporary cause by principal or teacher

Home School Provisions
People v. Levisen, 90 N.E.2d 213 (1950). Home instruction may constitute a private school.

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
Conviction is Class C misdemeanor subject to up to 30 days imprisonment and/or fine up to $500