I was wondering if I could move out at the age of consent which is 17 in Illinois because I was told I could
Sorry, but no. The "age of consent" had only one meaning in Illinois:
Once you turn 17, a person who has consensual sex with you is not committing a crime, no matter how old they are.
Two important notes:
1. If they are not yet 17, YOU could be charged with a crime.
2. Any pictures or videos of you before you turn 18 could result in you and/or a partner being charged with a child porn related crime.
That's it. Nothing about other freedoms, privileges, adulthood, etc.
So back to moving out...
At 17, if your parent/guardian doesn't agree, you're stuck. You also couldn't sign a lease, so you would need someone willing to take you in. If you have someone to live with and your parent/guardian does agree, then unless it is a dangerous situation, that will be between you and them. (In theory, this would be true if they would sign a lease on your behalf and let you live on your own, but the state would be more likely to intervene in that situation if they found out, and if you end up in a different school district than your parents while you are attending a public high school, there could be problems.)
On the other hand, if you are about to graduate or if you have graduated, going off to college is another way to get out. Yes, you would need a parent/guardian to agree, but they would probably agree to that before letting you move out on your own or with a significant other.
Good luck. Worst case, you have one year left.
You have "age of consent" and "emancipation" all garbled up. The previous answer handles it nicely.
Every Good WIsh.
Oh, I change the area of law for you as well.
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