Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Article II - General Regulations

It shall be unlaw­ful to main­tain any­where in the Coun­ty any sign, sig­nal, mark­ing or device oth­er than a traf­fic sign or sig­nal autho­rized by the Coun­ty Board or the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, which pur­ports to be or is an imi­ta­tion of or resem­bles an offi­cial traf­f­ic-con­trol device or rail­road sign or sig­nal in view of any street or high­way, and it shall be unlaw­ful to place or main­tain any sign which hides from view any law­ful traf­f­ic-con­trol device.  It shall be unlaw­ful to main­tain or oper­ate any flash­ing or rotat­ing bea­con of light in view of any street or highway.

t shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to deface, injure, move or inter­fere with any offi­cial traf­fic sign or sig­nal.  (See 625 ILCS 5/11–311)

No per­son shall place, main­tain or dis­play upon or in view of any street, any unau­tho­rized sign, sig­nal, mark­ing, light, reflec­tor or device which pur­ports to be or is an imi­ta­tion of or resem­bles an offi­cial traf­f­ic-con­trol device or rail­road sign or sig­nal, or which attempts to direct the move­ment of traf­fic, nor shall any per­son place, main­tain or dis­play upon or in view of any street, any oth­er sign which hides from view or inter­feres with the move­ment of traf­fic or effec­tive­ness of any traf­f­ic-con­trol device or any rail­road sign or sig­nal, and no per­son shall place or main­tain, nor shall any pub­lic author­i­ty per­mit upon any high­way, any traf­fic sign or sig­nal bear­ing there­on any com­mer­cial adver­tis­ing.  No tree, bush or foliage of any kind shall be so placed, main­tained, allowed to remain, or be dis­played upon either pub­lic or pri­vate prop­er­ty in such a man­ner as to hide from view or inter­fere with the move­ment of traf­fic or the effec­tive­ness of any traf­f­ic-con­trol device, sign or sig­nal.  (See 625 ILCS 5/11–310)

It shall be unlaw­ful for the dri­ver of any vehi­cle to dis­obey the instruc­tions of any traf­fic sign or sig­nal placed in view by author­i­ty of the Coun­ty or in accor­dance with the laws of the State of Illi­nois except upon direc­tion of a police offi­cer or Sheriff’s deputy.  All signs and sig­nals estab­lished by direc­tion of the gov­ern­ing body shall con­form to the Illi­nois State Man­u­al of Uni­form Traf­fic Con­trol Devices for Streets and High­ways.  (See 625 ILCS 5/11–301)

The Fire Depart­ment offi­cer in com­mand or any fire­man des­ig­nat­ed by him may exer­cise the pow­ers and author­i­ty of a police­man in direct­ing traf­fic at the scene of any fire or where the Fire Depart­ment has respond­ed to an emer­gency call for so long as the Fire Depart­ment equip­ment is on the scene in the absence of or in assist­ing the Sheriff’s Department.

Mem­bers of the Sheriff’s Depart­ment, Spe­cial Deputies, and Aux­il­iary Deputies assigned to traf­fic duty are here­by autho­rized to direct all traf­fic in accor­dance with the pro­vi­sions of this Code or in emer­gen­cies as pub­lic safe­ty or con­ve­nience may require, and it shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to fail or refuse to com­ply with any law­ful order, sig­nal or direc­tion of a police­man.  Except in cas­es of emer­gency, it shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son not autho­rized by law to direct traf­fic. (See 625 ILCS Sec. 5/11–203)