According to LegalMatch, the legal age of consent in the state of Illinois is 17. However, it is illegal for adults over 18 who are in a position of authority over minors, such as teachers or coaches, to engage in sexual contact with anyone under 18.
According to Steven C. Haney, Illinois does not have a "Romeo and Juliet" law allowing people over the age of majority to engage in sex with minors within a certain age difference. This means that anyone over the age of 17 can be charged with statutory rape for having sexual contact with someone under 17.Learn More
In the United States, no federal law exists setting an age at which children can stay home along unsupervised, although some states have certain restrictions on age for children to stay home alone as well as duration of unsupervised period. Generally, individual families have quite a bit of flexibility in determining when children are physically and emotionally mature enough to remain home without parental supervision. Although most states do not have specific ages for leaving kids alone, some states, such as Maryland, require children who are age 8 or younger to have adult supervision, such as a babysitter or nanny, when parents must leave the home.Full Answer >
According to Nolo, the minimum legal age to leave home is 16 in most states; legally leaving home before age 18 is called emancipation. Emancipation frees parents from their financial obligations to support the minor. Minors are free from any obligation to remain physically with their parents. Generally, there are three ways to get emancipated: marriage, joining the military or petitioning a court.Full Answer >
The legal age to get a tattoo in the state of Illinois is 18. Anyone younger than 18 cannot be tattooed except by a medical professional for medical reasons. Anyone younger than 18 is not allowed to be on premises where tattoos or piercings are performed without a parent or a guardian.Full Answer >
In South Carolina, the legal age of consent for sexual activity is 16 years old. However, there is a provision in the state law that allows an individual who is 14 years old to consent to having sex with a partner if that partner is 18 years old or younger.Full Answer >