Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Division IV - Violations

(A) Any per­son who inten­tion­al­ly vio­lates any pro­vi­sion of Sec­tion 22–5‑3 of this Arti­cle may be pun­ished by a term of incar­cer­a­tion in a penal insti­tu­tion oth­er than a pen­i­ten­tiary for a peri­od of not more than three hun­dred six­­­ty-four (364) days, and may be fined in an amount not to exceed Two Thou­sand Five Hun­dred Dol­lars ($2,500.00).

(B) A per­son who inten­tion­al­ly vio­lates any pro­vi­sion of Sec­tion 22–5‑5 of this Arti­cle is sub­ject to a fine in an amount of not less than One Thou­sand One Dol­lars ($1,001.00) and not more than Five Thou­sand Dol­lars ($5,000.00).

(C) Any per­son who inten­tion­al­ly makes a false report alleg­ing a vio­la­tion of any pro­vi­sion of this Arti­cle to the local enforce­ment author­i­ties, the State’s Attor­ney or any oth­er law enforce­ment offi­cial may be pun­ished by a term of incar­cer­a­tion in a penal insti­tu­tion oth­er than a pen­i­ten­tiary for a peri­od of not more than three hun­dred six­­­ty-four (364) days, and may be fined in an amount not to exceed Two Thou­sand Five Hun­dred Dol­lars ($2,500.00).

(D) A vio­la­tion of Sec­tion 22–5‑3 of this Arti­cle shall be pros­e­cut­ed as a crim­i­nal offense by an attor­ney for the Coun­ty Gov­ern­ment by fil­ing in the Cir­cuit Court infor­ma­tion, or sworn com­plaint, charg­ing such offense.  The pros­e­cu­tion shall be under and con­form to the rules of crim­i­nal pro­ce­dure.  Con­vic­tion shall require the estab­lish­ment of the guilt of the defen­dant beyond a rea­son­able doubt.  A vio­la­tion of Sec­tion 22–5‑5 of this Arti­cle may be pros­e­cut­ed as a qua­si-crim­i­­­nal offense by an attor­ney for the Coun­ty Gov­ern­ment, or, if an Ethics Com­mis­sion has been cre­at­ed, by the Com­mis­sion through the des­ig­nat­ed admin­is­tra­tive procedure.

(E) In addi­tion to any oth­er penal­ty that may be applic­a­ble, whether crim­i­nal or civ­il, an offi­cer or employ­ee who inten­tion­al­ly vio­lates any pro­vi­sion of Sec­tion 22–5‑3 or Sec­tion 22–5‑5 of this Arti­cle is sub­ject to dis­ci­pline or discharge.

(Ord. No. 2009-02; 01–20–09)