Reporting a youth as missing
When reporting a child as missing it is important that you provide as much information about the child as possible. The police officer taking the report will need the full name of the child, their date of birth, a physical description, height, weight, hair and eye color, as well as what type of clothing the child was wearing when last seen. In addition, have a list of names and addresses of places where the child might go to, such as a friend’s house or another relative. If those places are not within the jurisdiction of the department you are making the report with, the officer can contact that department and ask that they check these places to see if your child is there.
What happens next?
After the police officer obtains the necessary information he will enter that information into the Law Enforcement Agency Data System, or LEADS. This will provide every law enforcement agency throughout the country the ability to check to see if a child is reported missing. If an officer comes upon a child that is reported as missing that officer can take the child into limited custody. That officer would contact the police department that entered the child as missing. That department would then notify the parent or guardian that made the report, that the child has been found. Arrangements would then be made to return the child home.
When Should I make a Report?
Any child 17 years of age or younger that is absent from home, (and the child’s whereabouts are unknown) without the permission or knowledge of the parent or legal guardian should be reported as missing. The report should be made with the police department where the child normally resides.
If you have any questions concerning your child, or if you are unsure if your child has runaway from home, contact the North Aurora Police Department 897-8705. If you believe something has happened to your child do not hesitate to dial 911.
Click the links below to view more juvenile resources.
- Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center
- Kane County State’s Attorney Juvenile Division
- Kane County State’s Attorney Abuse & Neglect Unit
- Kane County Child Advocacy Center
- Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline
The Village of North Aurora follows the State curfew law, 720 ILCS 555/1
- between 12:01 am Saturday and 6:00 am Saturday
- between 12:01 am and 6:00 am Sunday
- between 11:01 pm Sunday thru Thursday inclusive, and 6:00 am the following day.
A minor commits the offense of curfew if he or she remains in any public place or on the premises of any establishment during curfew hours, UNLESS:
- the minor is accompanied by his or her parent or guardian
- on his/her way to or from work without any detour or stop
- involved in an emergency
- attending an adult-supervised school, religious, or recreational activity
For more information, go to www.ilga.gov.
Driving Curfew Laws
Initial Licensing Phase – Drivers Ages 16-17
: According to the Illinois Secretary of State under the Illinois Graduated Driver License program, a nighttime driving restriction is in place Sunday-Thursday, 10 p.m-6 a.m., and Friday-Saturday, 11 p.m.-6 a.m. For the first year of licensing, or until the driver is age 18, whichever occurs first, the number of passengers is limited to one person under age 20, unless the additional passenger(s) is a sibling, step-sibling, child, or step-child of the driver. After this period, the number of passengers is limited to one in the front seat and the number of safety belts in the back seat. Also, cell phone use while driving is prohibited except in the case of an emergency to contact a law enforcement agency, health care provider or emergency services agency.
Full Licensing Phase- Drivers 18-20: No age-related restrictions apply except in cases where a driver fails to move from the Initial Licensing Phase to the Full Licensing Phase. Cell phone use while driving for persons under age 19 is prohibited except in the case of an emergency to contact a law enforcement agency, health care provider or emergency services agency.
For further information go to www.cyberdriveillinois.com