Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Chapter 26 - Offenses [26-1]

(A) Def­i­n­i­tions.  The fol­low­ing terms shall have the fol­low­ing mean­ings, unless the con­text clear­ly indi­cates that a dif­fer­ent mean­ing is intended:

  1. Syn­thet­ic Cannabis includes the brand namesK2 and Spice.  It is an herbal and chem­i­cal prod­uct which mim­ics the effects of Cannabis, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to syn­thet­ic cannabi­noids, cannabi­cy­clo­hexa­nol, JWH-018, JWH-073 and HU-210.
  2. Deliv­er or Deliv­ery.  Actu­al, con­struc­tive or attempt­ed trans­fer of pos­ses­sion of syn­thet­ic cannabis, with or with­out con­sid­er­a­tion, whether or not there is an agency relationship.
  3. Knowl­edge.  Knows, acts know­ing­ly or with knowledge: 
    • the nature or atten­dant cir­cum­stances of his/her con­duct, described by the sec­tion defin­ing the offense, when he/she is con­scious­ly aware that his/her con­duct is of such nature or that such cir­cum­stances exist, Knowl­edge of a mate­r­i­al fact includes aware­ness of the sub­stan­tial prob­a­bil­i­ty that such fact exists.
    • the result of his/her con­duct, described by the sec­tion defin­ing the offense, when he/she is con­scious­ly aware that such result is like­ly to be caused by his/her conduct.
    • knowl­edge may be inferred from the sur­round­ing circumstances.
  4. Man­u­fac­ture.  The pro­duc­tion, prepa­ra­tion, prop­a­ga­tion, com­pound­ing, con­ver­sion or pro­cess­ing of syn­thet­ic cannabis, either direct­ly or indi­rect­ly, by extrac­tion from sub­stances of nat­ur­al ori­gin, or inde­pen­dent­ly by means of chem­i­cal syn­the­sis, and includes any pack­ag­ing or repack­ag­ing of syn­thet­ic cannabis or label­ing of its con­tain­er, except that this term does not include the prepa­ra­tion, com­pound­ing, pack­ag­ing or label­ing of syn­thet­ic cannabis as an inci­dent to law­ful research, teach­ing or chem­i­cal analy­sis and not for sale.
  5. Per­son.  Any indi­vid­ual, cor­po­ra­tion, busi­ness trust, estate, trust, part­ner­ship or asso­ci­a­tion, or any oth­er entity.
  6. Pos­ses­sion.  Pos­ses­sion may be either actu­al or constructive. 
    •  actu­al pos­ses­sion means exer­cis­ing phys­i­cal dominion.
    • con­struc­tive pos­ses­sion may be inferred if the defen­dant has intent and capac­i­ty to main­tain con­trol and domin­ion over the cannabis or drug paraphernalia.
  7. Pro­duce or Pro­duc­tion.  Plant­i­ng, cul­ti­vat­ing, tend­ing or harvesting.

 

(B) Pos­ses­sion of Syn­thet­ic Cannabis Prohibited.

  1. Vio­la­tion.  No per­son shall pos­sess any sub­stance con­tain­ing syn­thet­ic cannabis.
  2. Penal­ty.  Any per­son who pleads guilty or is found guilty by a court of law shall be pun­ished by a min­i­mum fine of not less than Two Hun­dred Fifty Dol­lars ($250.00) and no more than Sev­en Hun­dred Fifty Dol­lars ($750.00).
  3. Admin­is­tra­tive Fee.  In addi­tion, any per­son who vio­lates any pro­vi­sion of this Sec­tion and is con­vict­ed, pleads guilty, receives court super­vi­sion or pro­ba­tion by a court of law shall be ordered to pay an admin­is­tra­tive fee of One Hun­dred Dol­lars ($100.00) to be paid to the law enforce­ment agency for test­ing of the substance(s) collected.
  4. For­fei­ture.  Any items which may be seized or for­feit­ed pur­suant to 720 ILCS 550/12, may be
  5. Excep­tion.  Any per­son who man­u­fac­tures, dis­trib­utes, dis­pens­es, or is in pos­ses­sion of any con­trolled sub­stance or syn­thet­ic cannabis for research pur­pos­es pur­suant to 720 ILCS 550/11, as here­after amend­ed, shall be exempt from the pro­vi­sions of this Section.

(A) Def­i­n­i­tions.  The fol­low­ing terms shall have the fol­low­ing mean­ings, unless the con­text clear­ly indi­cates that a dif­fer­ent mean­ing is intended:

  1. Syn­thet­ic Cocaine, “Bath Salts” or Sub­stances Con­tain­ing Cocaine includes but not lim­it­ed to the names, MDPK, Mag­ic, Super Coke, PV, Ivory Wave, Ocean, Cloud Nine, Charge Plus, White light­ning, Scar­face, Hur­ri­cane, Char­lie Red Dove and White Dove.  It is an herbal and chem­i­cal prod­uct which mim­ics the effects of Cocaine, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to Meth­yl­ene­dioxypy­rovalerone, (a psy­choac­tive drug), or cathi­none derivatives.
  2. Deliv­er or Deliv­ery.  Actu­al, con­struc­tive or attempt­ed trans­fer of pos­ses­sion of syn­thet­ic cocaine or sub­stance con­tain­ing cocaine, with or with­out con­sid­er­a­tion, whether or not there is an agency relationship.
  3. Knowl­edge.  Knows, acts know­ing­ly or with knowledge: 
    • the nature or atten­dant cir­cum­stances of his/her con­duct described by the sec­tion defin­ing the offense, when he/she is con­scious­ly aware that his/her con­duct is of such nature or that such cir­cum­stances exist, Knowl­edge of a mate­r­i­al fact includes aware­ness of the sub­stan­tial prob­a­bil­i­ty that such fact exists.
    • the result of his/her con­duct, described by the sec­tion defin­ing the offense, when he/she is con­scious­ly aware that such result is like­ly to be caused by his/her conduct.
    • knowl­edge may be inferred from the sur­round­ing circumstances.
  4. Bath salts” a sub­stance that con­tains meth­yl­ene­dioxypy­rovalerone (MDPV) or con­tains a nor­ep­i­neph­rine-dopamine reup­take inhibitor (NDRI).
  5. Man­u­fac­ture.  The pro­duc­tion, prepa­ra­tion, prop­a­ga­tion, com­pound­ing, con­ver­sion or pro­cess­ing of syn­thet­ic cocaine or a sub­stance con­tain­ing cocaine, either direct­ly or indi­rect­ly, by extrac­tion from sub­stances of nat­ur­al ori­gin, or inde­pen­dent­ly by means of chem­i­cal syn­the­sis, and includes any pack­ag­ing or repack­ag­ing of syn­thet­ic cocaine or a sub­stance con­tain­ing cocaine or label­ing of its con­tain­er, except that this term does not include the prepa­ra­tion, com­pound­ing, pack­ag­ing or label­ing of syn­thet­ic cocaine as an inci­dent to law­ful research, teach­ing or chem­i­cal analy­sis and not for sale.
  6. Per­son.  Any indi­vid­ual, cor­po­ra­tion, busi­ness trust, estate, trust, part­ner­ship or asso­ci­a­tion, or any oth­er entity.
  7. Pos­ses­sion.  Pos­ses­sion may be either actu­al or constructive.
  • actu­al pos­ses­sion means exer­cis­ing phys­i­cal dominion.
  • con­struc­tive pos­ses­sion may be inferred if the defen­dant has intent and capac­i­ty to main­tain con­trol and domin­ion over the cocaine or sub­stance con­tain­ing cocaine or drug paraphernalia.

(B) Pos­ses­sion of Syn­thet­ic Cocaine or Sub­stance Con­tain­ing Cocaine or “Bath Salts” Prohibited.

  1. Vio­la­tion.  No per­son shall pos­sess any sub­stance con­tain­ing syn­thet­ic cocaine or a sub­stance con­tain­ing cocaine.
  2. Penal­ty.  Any per­son who pleads guilty or is found guilty by a court of law shall be pun­ished by a min­i­mum fine of not less than Two Hun­dred Fifty Dol­lars ($250.00) and no more than Sev­en Hun­dred Fifty Dol­lars ($750.00).
  3. Admin­is­tra­tive Fee.  In addi­tion, any per­son who vio­lates any pro­vi­sion of this Sec­tion and is con­vict­ed, pleads guilty, receives court super­vi­sion or pro­ba­tion by a court of law shall be ordered to pay an admin­is­tra­tive fee of One Hun­dred Dol­lars ($100.00) to be paid to the law enforce­ment agency for test­ing of the substance(s) collected.
  4. For­fei­ture.  Any items which may be seized or for­feit­ed pur­suant to 720 ILCS 550/12, may be for­feit­ed in the same man­ner as described there­in for a vio­la­tion of this Section.
  5. Excep­tion.  Any per­son who man­u­fac­tures, dis­trib­utes, dis­pens­es, or is in pos­ses­sion of any con­trolled sub­stance or syn­thet­ic cocaine for research pur­pos­es shall be exempt from the pro­vi­sions of this Section.

(A) Any per­son who smokes in an area where smok­ing is pro­hib­it­ed under the pro­vi­sions of this Arti­cle shall be guilty of an offense pun­ish­able by:

(1)     A fine of not less than Twen­­­ty-Five Dol­lars ($25.00) for a first violation.

(2)     A fine of not less than Fifty Dol­lars ($50.00) for a sec­ond violation.

(3)     A fine of not less than One Hun­dred Dol­lars ($100.00) and not more than Five Hun­dred Dol­lars ($500.00) for a third and sub­se­quent violation(s).

(B) Any per­son who owns, man­ages, oper­ates or oth­er­wise con­trols a pub­lic place, a place of employ­ment or an open air din­ing area that per­mits smok­ing in an area where smok­ing is pro­hib­it­ed under the pro­vi­sions of this Arti­cle, shall be guilty of an offense pun­ish­able by a fine of (i) not less than One Hun­dred Dol­lars ($100.00) for the first vio­la­tion, (ii) not less than Two Hun­dred Fifty Dol­lars ($250.00) for the sec­ond vio­la­tions, and (iii) not less than Five Hun­dred Dol­lars ($500.00) for each addi­tion­al vio­la­tion there­after, unless said addi­tion­al vio­la­tion has 
occurred with­in one (1) year after the first vio­la­tion, in which case the min­i­mum fine shall be not less than One Thou­sand Dol­lars ($1,000.00).  The max­i­mum amount of fine to be levied here­in shall not exceed Two Thou­sand Five Hun­dred Dol­lars ($2,500.00) for each violation.

(C) Each day that any vio­la­tion of this Arti­cle shall con­tin­ue shall con­sti­tute a sep­a­rate offense.

The pro­hi­bi­tion on smok­ing set forth in Sec­tion 6–35 and 6–37 shall not apply to a pub­lic place or place of employ­ment of a tobac­co deal­er that per­mits cus­tomers to sam­ple tobac­co prod­ucts on the premis­es of the tobac­co deal­er, pro­vid­ed that smoke gen­er­at­ed by smok­ing on the premis­es of the tobac­co deal­er does not infil­trate any oth­er enclosed pub­lic place or place of employ­ment.  For pur­pos­es of this exemp­tion, a tobac­co deal­er is a retail­er whose prin­ci­pal busi­ness is the sale at retail of tobac­co and tobac­­­co-relat­ed products.

(A) Each own­er, lessor, lessee, employ­er, or oth­er per­son in con­trol of a pub­lic place shall post con­spic­u­ous “No Smok­ing” signs in the enclosed area of any pub­lic place where smok­ing is pro­hib­it­ed.  Such “No Smok­ing” signs shall have a white field with the words “No Smok­ing” print­ed in red let­ters, four (4) inch­es high with a one-half (1/2) inch face, or shall bear the inter­na­tion­al “No Smok­ing” sym­bol, which con­sists of a pic­to­r­i­al rep­re­sen­ta­tion of a cig­a­rette enclosed in a cir­cle with a bar across it.  It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to remove, deface or obscure any sign post­ed pur­suant to the pro­vi­sions of this Article.

(B) Each own­er, lessor, lessee, employ­er or oth­er per­son in con­trol of a pub­lic park or recre­ation area, or of a school round, shall cause signs to be post­ed at appro­pri­ate loca­tions advis­ing per­sons that smok­ing is pro­hib­it­ed with­in the park, recre­ation area or school ground.

(C) Each own­er, lessor, lessee, man­age­ment com­pa­ny or oth­er per­son in con­trol of an out­door venue shall cause signs to be post­ed at appro­pri­ate loca­tions advis­ing per­sons that smok­ing is pro­hib­it­ed with­in the out­door venue dur­ing out­door events.

No per­son, busi­ness or employ­er shall dis­charge, refuse to hire, or in any man­ner retal­i­ate against an employ­ee or cus­tomer because that employ­ee or cus­tomer reports a vio­la­tion of this Arti­cle or exer­cis­es by rights afford­ed by this Article.

Noth­ing in this Arti­cle shall be deemed to lim­it the own­er, occu­pant or lessee of a pub­lic place or a place of employ­ment to fur­ther pro­hib­it smok­ing by des­ig­nat­ing out­door areas not sub­ject to the restric­tions in this Arti­cle as a place where smok­ing is also pro­hib­it­ed, pro­vid­ed that the own­er, occu­pant or lessee shall cause signs to be post­ed at appro­pri­ate loca­tions advis­ing per­sons that smok­ing is pro­hib­it­ed with­in the des­ig­nat­ed out­door area.

(A) It is unlaw­ful to smoke with­in fif­teen (15) feet of a pub­lic entrance to a pub­lic place or to a place of employment.

(B) It is unlaw­ful for any per­son or per­sons to gath­er or con­gre­gate for the pur­pose of smok­ing with­in fif­teen (15) feet of a pub­lic entrance.

(A) It is unlaw­ful to smoke in open air din­ing area.

(B) It shall be unlaw­ful for the own­er, occu­pant or lessee, as the case may be, in con­trol of an open air din­ing area to know­ing­ly per­mit smok­ing in the area avail­able for open air dining.

(C) it is unlaw­ful to smoke with­in fif­teen (15) feet of an open air din­ing area.

(A) It is unlaw­ful to smoke in any enclosed area of any place of employment.

(B) It shall be unlaw­ful for any employ­er to know­ing­ly per­mit smok­ing in any enclosed area of any place of employment.

(A) It is unlaw­ful to smoke in the fol­low­ing unen­closed pub­lic places:

  1. The seat­ing areas of all out­door are­nas, sta­di­ums and amphitheaters.
  2. Pub­lic parks and recre­ation areas.
  3. School grounds.
  4. Pub­lic side­walks with­in fif­teen (15) feet of a pub­lic entrance, but exclud­ing any per­son who is tem­porar­i­ly in such area for the pur­pose of walk­ing or tra­vers­ing through such area.
  5. Pub­lic side­walks with­in fif­teen (15) feet of an open air din­ing area, but exclud­ing any per­son who is tem­porar­i­ly in such area for the pur­pose of walk­ing or tra­vers­ing through such area.

(B) It is unlaw­ful to smoke in or with­in fif­teen (15) feet of an out­door venue dur­ing the time that an out­door event is tak­ing place.

For the pur­pos­es of this Arti­cle, the fol­low­ing terms shall have the fol­low­ing meanings:

Busi­ness” means any sole pro­pri­etor­ship, part­ner­ship, joint ven­ture, cor­po­ra­tion, asso­ci­a­tion or oth­er busi­ness enti­ty, whether formed for prof­it or non­prof­it pur­pos­es.  “Busi­ness” includes a “club” as defined in this Section.

Club” means a pri­vate not-for-prof­it asso­ci­a­tion, cor­po­ra­tion or oth­er enti­ty con­sist­ing of per­sons who are bona fide pay­ing mem­bers and which owns, leas­es or uses a build­ing or por­tion there­of, the use of which is restrict­ed pri­mar­i­ly to mem­bers and their guests.

Employ­ee” means any per­son who is employed or retained by a busi­ness, and shall include the own­er or oper­a­tor of a sole pro­pri­etor­ship or oth­er sim­i­lar busi­ness entity.

Employ­er” means any busi­ness that employs one or more employees.

Enclosed Area” means all space in any struc­ture or build­ing that is enclosed on all sides by any com­bi­na­tion of walls, win­dows, or door­ways, extend­ing from floor to the ceiling.

Open Air Din­ing Area” means a seat­ing area open to the air that is acces­so­ry to a restau­rant, hotel, cafe­te­ria, pri­vate club or oth­er pub­lic place engage din pur­vey­ing com­mer­cial food or bev­er­age ser­vice where mem­bers of the pub­lic, mem­bers or guests are invit­ed to sit and receive food and bev­er­age ser­vice for a consideration.

Out­door Event” means a sched­uled out­door musi­cal, dance, the­atri­cal, dra­mat­ic, enter­tain­ment or per­for­mance event, or a sched­uled out­door com­mu­ni­ty fair, parade, event or mar­ket, that is orga­nized, licensed or per­mit­ted by the own­er of an out­door venue and to which the pub­lic is invited.

Out­door Venue” means an out­door the­ater, amphithe­ater, plaza, street or oth­er improved area that is used as a pub­lic venue or forum to which mem­bers of the gen­er­al pub­lic are invit­ed to lis­ten, view or oth­er­wise par­tic­i­pate in an out­door event that is orga­nized, licensed or per­mit­ted by the own­er of the venue.

Place of Employ­ment” means an area under the con­trol of a pub­lic or pri­vate employ­er with­in the Coun­ty that employ­ees nor­mal­ly fre­quent dur­ing the course of employ­ment, and includes, with­out lim­i­ta­tion, com­mon work areas, pri­vate offices, audi­to­ri­ums, class­rooms, con­fer­ence and meet­ing rooms, cafe­te­rias, ele­va­tors, employ­ee lounges, stair­cas­es, hall­ways, restrooms, med­ical facil­i­ties, pri­vate clubs, and the inte­ri­or of a vehi­cle of pub­lic con­veyance.  “Place of Employ­ment” also includes the home office por­tion of a pri­vate dwelling, but only if the home office is used by more than one employ­ee or is fre­quent­ed by busi­ness invitees.

Place of Employ­ment” does not include that part of a pri­vate dwelling used as a home office by a sin­gle employ­ee only who resides in that dwelling.

Park” means a pub­lic park or recre­ation area that is open to and used by the gen­er­al public.

Pub­lic Entrance” means the door­way or oth­er entrance to a pub­lic place that is open to and intend­ed for use by the gen­er­al pub­lic for ingress and egress to the pub­lic place.

Pub­lic entrance” also means a door­way or oth­er entrance for pedes­tri­an ingress and egress to a place of employ­ment; (i) that is open to and intend­ed for use by the gen­er­al pub­lic or busi­ness invitee’s ingress and egress to the place of employ­ment; (ii) where employ­ees are required or per­mit­ted to enter or exit the place of employment.

Pub­lic Place” means an area that is open to and used by the gen­er­al pub­lic, or any area to which the pub­lic is invit­ed or in which the pub­lic is per­mit­ted, includ­ing with­out limitation:

  • vehi­cles of pub­lic conveyance;
  • com­mon or pub­lic areas (includ­ing with­out lim­i­ta­tion lob­bies, hall­ways, recep­tion areas, pub­lic restrooms, ele­va­tors and stair­cas­es) of apart­ment build­ings, con­do­mini­ums, dor­mi­to­ry build­ings, nurs­ing home care facil­i­ties, and oth­er mul­ti­ple fam­i­ly res­i­den­tial structures;
  • com­mon or pub­lic areas (includ­ing with­out lim­i­ta­tion lob­bies, hall­ways, recep­tion areas, pub­lic restrooms, ele­va­tors and stair­cas­es) of any build­ing or struc­ture that is acces­si­ble to the pub­lic includ­ing with­out lim­i­ta­tion office, com­mer­cial, 
    and indus­tri­al build­ings, banks and finan­cial insti­tu­tions, edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions, health care facil­i­ties such as hos­pi­tals, clin­ics and doctor’s offices, muse­ums, libraries, restau­rants, polling places, gov­ern­ment and Coun­­­ty-owned build­ings, food stores, cafe­te­rias, the­aters, audi­to­ri­ums, train and bus sta­tions, hotels, motels, and retail and ser­vice establishments.
  • rooms, cham­bers, halls, or oth­er loca­tions with­in which meet­ings, hear­ings, or gath­er­ings are held, to which the pub­lic is invit­ed or in which the pub­lic is per­mit­ted, includ­ing specif­i­cal­ly, but with­out lim­i­ta­tion, any enclosed area under the con­trol of the Coun­ty where there is in progress any pub­lic meeting.

Pub­lic place” shall not include:

  •  a pri­vate dwelling unit, unless said dwelling is also used as a day care facil­i­ty for chil­dren or adults; pro­vid­ed that rooms in nurs­ing homes or long-term care facil­i­ties occu­pied by one or more per­sons who have request­ed in writ­ing a room where smok­ing is per­mit­ted shall be con­sid­ered pri­vate dwelling units; or
  •  hotel or motel rooms des­ig­nat­ed as smok­ing, pro­vid­ed that no more than twen­ty per­cent (20%) of the avail­able rooms for rent in any sin­gle build­ing shall be des­ig­nat­ed as smok­ing rooms.

School Grounds” mean all pub­lic or pri­vate out­door school grounds, but exclud­ing any open areas specif­i­cal­ly des­ig­nat­ed and per­mit­ted by the school admin­is­tra­tion for smok­ing by adults who are invit­ed to use such area for smoking.

Smoke” or “Smok­ing” means inhal­ing, exhal­ing, burn­ing, or car­ry­ing any light­ed cig­ar, cig­a­rette, pipe, or oth­er light­ed tobac­co prod­uct in any man­ner or in any form.

Coun­ty” means the Coun­ty of Union, Illinois.

This Arti­cle may be cit­ed as the “Smoke Free Air Code,” the pur­pose of which is to pro­tect the pub­lic health, com­fort and envi­ron­ment by pro­hibit­ing smok­ing in all enclosed pub­lic places and places of employ­ment, with­in twen­­­ty-five (25) feet of all pub­lic entrances to such places, in open air pub­lic din­ing areas and with­in twen­­­ty-five (25) feet of such areas, and with­in cer­tain unen­closed pub­lic places includ­ing school grounds, parks and recre­ation areas and out­door venues in order to ensure that non­smok­ers may breathe air free from the haz­ardous effects of sec­ond­hand smoke.

Smok­ing cre­ates the haz­ard of injury to the per­son­al health of those in the envi­ron­ment of such smoke as well as the poten­tial of dam­age to prop­er­ty that may result from the incen­di­ary nature of such activ­i­ty.  It has been deter­mined that breath­ing ambi­ent smoke is a health haz­ard to both smok­ers and non­smok­ers.  Cig­a­rette smok­ing also pro­duces sev­er­al sub­stances that are con­sid­ered haz­ardous to health includ­ing car­bon monox­ide, hydro­gen cyanide, nitrous oxide and formalde­hyde.  Sec­ond­hand smoke (68% of the total smoke pro­duced by a cig­a­rette) affects the health of the bystander, inter­fer­ing with res­pi­ra­to­ry tract defens­es, often caus­ing non­smok­ers to have aller­gic or irri­ta­tive reac­tions, and is a known cause of lung cancer.

Because the haz­ards of smok­ing have a poten­tial­ly harm­ful effect, mate­r­i­al and direct, on the pub­lic health, safe­ty, wel­fare, com­fort, and prop­er­ty of res­i­dents of the Coun­ty, it is nec­es­sary and desir­able to estab­lish reg­u­la­tions that pro­hib­it smok­ing in all enclosed pub­lic places, in all enclosed places of employ­ment, near entrances to all such pub­lic places and places of employ­ment, in and near open air pub­lic din­ing areas, and with­in cer­tain unen­closed pub­lic places includ­ing school grounds, parks and recre­ation areas and out­door venues.

It shall be unlaw­ful with­in a munic­i­pal­i­ty to locate an adult enter­tain­ment facil­i­ty with­in one thou­sand (1,000) feet of the prop­er­ty bound­aries of any school, day care cen­ter, ceme­tery, pub­lic park, for­est pre­serve, pub­lic hous­ing, and place of reli­gious worship.

For the pur­pos­es of this Sec­tion, “adult enter­tain­ment facil­i­ty” means:

(A) a striptease club or porno­graph­ic movie the­atre whose busi­ness is the com­mer­cial sale, dis­sem­i­na­tion, or dis­tri­b­u­tion of sex­u­al­ly explic­it mate­r­i­al, shows, or oth­er exhi­bi­tions or

(B) an adult book­store or adult video store in which twen­­­ty-five per­cent (25%) or more of its stock-in-trade, books, mag­a­zines, and films for sale, exhi­bi­tion, or view­ing on-premis­es are sex­u­al­ly explic­it mate­r­i­al.  (See 65 ILCS 5/11–5‑1.5)

This Arti­cle shall not be deemed to address pho­tographs, movies, video pre­sen­ta­tions, or any oth­er non-live performance.

It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to know­ing­ly or inten­tion­al­ly appear nude in a pub­lic place or in any oth­er place that is read­i­ly vis­i­ble to the pub­lic, except a place pro­vid­ed or set apart for nudi­ty.  It shall also be unlaw­ful for any per­son or enti­ty main­tain­ing, own­ing, or oper­at­ing any pub­lic place to oper­ate and to know­ing­ly, or with rea­son to know, per­mit or allow any per­son to appear nude in such pub­lic place, except a place pro­vid­ed or set apart for nudity.

As used in this Article:

(A) “Adult Ori­ent­ed Busi­ness” means an estab­lish­ment as defined in theCountyCode.

(B) “Enti­ty” means any pro­pri­etor­ship, part­ner­ship, cor­po­ra­tion, asso­ci­a­tion, busi­ness trust, joint ven­ture, joint-stock com­pa­ny, or oth­er for prof­it or not for prof­it organization.

(C) “Nude” means the show­ing of:

  1. Human male or female gen­i­tals or pubic area with less than a ful­ly opaque cov­er­ing; or
  2. Any por­tion of the anal cleft or cleav­age of the male or female but­tocks.  Attire that is insuf­fi­cient to com­ply with this require­ment includes, but is not lim­it­ed to, G‑strings, T‑backs, thongs, and any oth­er cloth­ing to cov­er­ing that does not com­plete­ly and opaque­ly cov­er the anal cleft or cleav­age of the male or female but­tocks; or
  3. The por­tion of the human female breast direct­ly or lat­er­al­ly below a point imme­di­ate­ly above the top of the are­o­la with less than a ful­ly opaque cov­er­ing; this def­i­n­i­tion shall include the entire low­er por­tion of the human female breast, but shall not include any por­tion of the cleav­age of the human female breast exhib­it­ed by a dress, blouse, shirt, leo­tard, bathing suit, or oth­er cloth­ing, pro­vid­ed the are­o­la is not exposed.

(D) “Per­son” mean any live human being aged ten (10) years of age or older.

(E) “Place Pro­vid­ed or Set Apart for Nudi­ty” means enclosed sin­gle sex pub­lic restrooms, enclosed sin­gle sex func­tion­al show­er, lock­er and/or dress­ing room facil­i­ties, enclosed motel rooms and hotel rooms designed and intend­ed for sleep­ing accom­mo­da­tions, doctor’s offices, por­tions of hos­pi­tals, and sim­i­lar places in which nudi­ty or expo­sure is nec­es­sar­i­ly and cus­tom­ar­i­ly expect­ed out­side of the home and sphere of pri­va­cy con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly pro­tect­ed there­in.  This term shall not be deemed to include places where a person’s con­duct of being nude is used for his or her prof­it or where being nude is used for the pro­mo­tion of busi­ness or is oth­er­wise com­mer­cial­ly exploited.

(F) “Pub­lic Place” means any loca­tion fre­quent­ed by the pub­lic, or where the pub­lic is present or like­ly to be present, or where a per­son may rea­son­ably be expect­ed to be observed by mem­bers of the pub­lic.  Pub­lic Places include, but are not lim­it­ed to, streets, side­walks, parks, beach­es, busi­ness and com­mer­cial estab­lish­ments (whether for prof­it or not for prof­it, whether open to the pub­lic at large, or whether entrance is lim­it­ed by a cov­er charge or mem­ber­ship require­ment), hotels, motels, restau­rants, night clubs, coun­try clubs, cabarets, and meet­ing facil­i­ties uti­lized by any reli­gious, social, fra­ter­nal or sim­i­lar orga­ni­za­tions.  Premis­es, or por­tions there­of, such as homes and hotel rooms, used sole­ly as a pri­vate res­i­dence, whether per­ma­nent or tem­po­rary in nature, shall not be deemed to be a pub­lic place.

(A) Pur­pose.  It is the pur­pose of this Arti­cle to reg­u­late pub­lic nudi­ty in order to pro­mote the health, safe­ty, morals, and gen­er­al wel­fare of the cit­i­zens of the Coun­ty.  The pro­vi­sions of this Arti­cle have nei­ther the pur­pose nor effect of impos­ing a lim­i­ta­tion or restric­tion on the con­tent of any com­mu­nica­tive materials.

(B) Find­ings.  The Coun­ty Board finds:

  1. Pub­lic places allow­ing nudi­ty lend them­selves to ancil­lary unlaw­ful and unhealthy activ­i­ties that are present­ly uncontrolled.
  2. Sex­u­al acts, includ­ing mas­tur­ba­tion, and oral and anal sex, occur at adult ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es, espe­cial­ly those which pro­vide pri­vate or semi-pri­­­vate booths or cubi­cles for view­ing films, videos, live sex shows or pub­lic nudity.
  3. Allow­ing pub­lic nudi­ty cre­ates unhealthy conditions.
  4. Per­sons fre­quent cer­tain adult the­aters, adult arcades, and oth­er adult ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es for the pur­pose of engag­ing in sex with­in the premis­es of such adult ori­ent­ed businesses.
  5. At least fifty (50) com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases may be spread by activ­i­ties occur­ring in adult ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es involv­ing pub­lic nudi­ty, includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, syphilis, gon­or­rhea, human immun­od­e­fi­cien­cy virus infec­tion (HIV-AIDS), gen­i­tal her­pes, hepati­tis B, Non A, Non B ame­bi­a­sis, sal­mo­nel­la infec­tions and shigel­la infections.
  6. Since 1981 and to the present, there has been an increas­ing cumu­la­tive num­ber of report­ed cas­es of AIDS caused by the human immun­od­e­fi­cien­cy virus (HIV) in the­Unit­ed States.
  7. The Sur­geon Gen­er­al of the Unit­ed States in his report of Octo­ber 22, 1986, has advised the Amer­i­can pub­lic that AIDS and HIV infec­tion may be trans­mit­ted through sex­u­al con­tact, intra­venous drug abuse, expo­sure to infect­ed blood and blood com­po­nents, and from an infect­ed moth­er to her newborn.
  8. Accord­ing to the best sci­en­tif­ic evi­dence, AIDS and HIV infec­tion, as well as syphilis and gon­or­rhea, are prin­ci­pal­ly trans­mit­ted by sex­u­al acts.
  9. San­i­tary con­di­tions in some adult ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es and those places allow­ing pub­lic nudi­ty are unhealthy, in part, because the activ­i­ties con­duct­ed there are unhealthy, and, in part, because of the unreg­u­lat­ed nature of the activ­i­ties, includ­ing nudi­ty, and the fail­ure of the own­ers and the oper­a­tors of the facil­i­ties to self-reg­u­late those activ­i­ties and main­tain those facilities.
  10. Numer­ous stud­ies and reports have deter­mined that semen is found in the areas of adult ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es allow­ing pub­lic nudi­ty and where per­sons view “adult” ori­ent­ed films.
  11. The find­ings not­ed in para­graphs (1) through (10) raise sub­stan­tial gov­ern­men­tal concerns.
  12. Pub­lic places allow­ing nudi­ty have oper­a­tional char­ac­ter­is­tics which should be rea­son­ably reg­u­lat­ed in order to pro­tect those sub­stan­tial gov­ern­men­tal concerns.
  13. The gen­er­al wel­fare, health, morals and safe­ty of the cit­i­zens of the Coun­ty will be pro­mot­ed by the enact­ment of this Arti­cle. 

The open burn­ing of land­scape waste shall be per­mit­ted only on the fol­low­ing conditions:

(A) Land­scape waste shall be burned on the premis­es on which such waste is gen­er­at­ed; and

(B) Land­scape waste shall be burned only when atmos­pher­ic con­di­tions shall read­i­ly dis­si­pate con­t­a­m­i­nants; and,

(C)  Land­scape waste may be burned only if such burn­ing does not cre­ate a vis­i­bil­i­ty haz­ard on road­ways, walk­ways, or rail­road tracks; and,

(D) Open burn­ing of land­scape waste may only take place dur­ing day­light hours with a per­son over eigh­teen (18) years of age in atten­dance dur­ing the entire peri­od of burn­ing; and,

(E) No open burn­ing of land­scape waste shall be per­mit­ted on any streets or road­ways; and,

(F) No open burn­ing shall occur dur­ing peri­ods of time when the Fire Chief or the Chief of Police have deter­mined that atmos­pher­ic con­di­tions or local cir­cum­stances make such fires haz­ardous and dangerous.

(G) All open burn­ing shall occur between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.; pro­vid­ed how­ev­er, all fires shall be extin­guished by sunset.

It shall be unlaw­ful to cause or allow open burn­ing of agri­cul­tur­al waste, house­hold trash or garbage. 

Unless the con­text oth­er­wise requires the words and phras­es here­in defined are used in this Arti­cle in the sense giv­en them in the fol­low­ing definitions:

AGRICULTURAL WASTE means any refuse, except garbage and dead ani­mals, gen­er­at­ed on a farm or ranch by crop and live­stock pro­duc­tion prac­tices includ­ing such items as bags, car­tons, dry bed­ding, struc­tur­al mate­ri­als, and crop residues but exclud­ing land­scape waste.

GARBAGE OR HOUSEHOLD TRASH means refuse result­ing from the han­dling, pro­cess­ing, prepa­ra­tion, cook­ing and con­sump­tion of food or food prod­ucts; includ­ing plas­tic containers.

LANDSCAPE WASTE means any veg­etable or plant refuse, except garbage and agri­cul­tur­al waste.  The term includes trees, tree trim­mings, branch­es, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrub­bery, and yard trimmings.

OPEN BURNING means the com­bus­tion of any mat­ter in such a way that the prod­ucts of the com­bus­tion are emit­ted to the open air with­out orig­i­nat­ing in or pass­ing through equip­ment for which a per­mit could be issued under Sec­tion 9(b) of the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Act of the State of Illinois.

If a minor is detained for a peri­od of time in excess of one (1) hour which requires the super­vi­sion of the minor by per­son­nel of the Police Depart­ment, the par­ent, cus­to­di­an, guardian or oth­er adult hav­ing legal care or cus­tody of the minor shall be joint­ly and sev­er­al­ly liable for the costs there­fore.  The par­ent, cus­to­di­an, guardian or oth­er adult hav­ing legal care or cus­tody of the minor who has com­mit­ted any offense of this Code shall be assessed and billed for the costs; the costs shall be recov­er­able in any action enforc­ing any pro­vi­sion of this Code or in a sep­a­rate civ­il action.  In addi­tion, the fail­ure to pay the costs shall con­sti­tute a vio­la­tion of this Code and sub­ject the vio­la­tor to the penal­ties described with­in Sec­tion 26–4‑6 above.  In the event any action is filed, the liable par­ty shall be respon­si­ble for all court costs and any rea­son­able attorney’s fees incurred by the Coun­ty in collecting.

(A) Any per­son who vio­lates any pro­vi­sion of this Arti­cle shall, upon con­vic­tion there­of, be fined as pro­vid­ed in Sec­tion 1–1‑20 of this Code.  (See also Sec­tion 1–1‑20)

(B) In lieu of or in addi­tion to a fine, a minor may be ordered to attend coun­sel­ing or to per­form ten (10) hours of court approved com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice dur­ing times oth­er than the minor’s hours of school atten­dance and/or the minor’s par­ent, cus­to­di­an, guardian or oth­er adult hav­ing legal care or cus­tody of the minor may be ordered to attend a par­ent­ing class or series of par­ent­ing class­es or oth­er coun­sel­ing approved by the court or rec­om­mend­ed by the Tru­an­cy Review Board or to attend any pro­gram direct­ly relat­ed to improv­ing school atten­dance and/or performance.

(C) In addi­tion to any penal­ty imposed pur­suant to (A) or (B) above, the minor’s par­ents, cus­to­di­an, guardian or oth­er adult hav­ing legal care or cus­tody of the minor may be ordered to pay all amounts imposed as civ­il lia­bil­i­ty under Sec­tion 26–4‑7 hereinafter.

Every mem­ber of the Police Depart­ment while on duty is here­by autho­rized as follows:

(A) For the first offense of any minor vio­lat­ing the pro­vi­sions of this Code, to issue to the minor a cita­tion, in writ­ing, in the same form as described in para­graph (C) below.  For a sec­ond offense, the law enforce­ment offi­cer is autho­rized to tem­porar­i­ly detain any minor vio­lat­ing the pro­vi­sions of this Code (regard­less of whether a cita­tion is imme­di­ate­ly issued) until the par­ent, cus­to­di­an or guardian of the minor shall take him or her into cus­tody, but such offi­cer shall imme­di­ate­ly upon tak­ing cus­tody of the minor rea­son­ably attempt to com­mu­ni­cate with the par­ent, cus­to­di­an or guardian of the minor unless sub­para­graph (E) here­in is applic­a­ble.  A par­ent, cus­to­di­an or guardian must take cus­tody of the minor with­in one (1) hour of the time of notice or be sub­ject to a charge of Twen­­­ty-Five Dol­lars ($25.00) per hour as here­inafter provided.

(B) When­ev­er a Police Offi­cer or Tru­ant Offi­cer wit­ness­es or has knowl­edge based on rea­son­able grounds of a vio­la­tion of this Code by any per­son, such per­son may be issued a cita­tion.  A cita­tion or com­plaint may be made to a Police Offi­cer or Tru­ant Offi­cer by any person.

(C) A cita­tion issued here­un­der this shall be in writ­ing and shall:

  1. state the name of the per­son being cit­ed and the person’s address if known;
  2. set forth the spe­cif­ic sec­tion of this Code that was vio­lat­ed, the date of the vio­la­tion and a brief descrip­tion of the violation;
  3. be signed by the issu­ing Police Offi­cer, Tru­ant Offi­cer or com­plain­ing party.

In each instance where a cita­tion is issued to a minor for vio­la­tion of this Code a minor’s par­ent, cus­to­di­an or guardian shall be pro­vid­ed a copy of the cita­tion noti­fy­ing the par­ent, cus­to­di­an or guardian of the charge made against the minor.

(D) A minor cit­ed for a cita­tion under this Code must attend a court hear­ing or Tru­an­cy Review Board hear­ing on the cita­tion and must be accom­pa­nied at the hear­ing by his or her par­ent, cus­to­di­an, guardian or oth­er adult per­son hav­ing the legal care and cus­tody of the minor.  If any such per­son fails to attend any court hear­ing with the minor, and unless the inter­est of jus­tice would oth­er­wise be served, the court may con­tin­ue the hear­ing and shall issue a Notice or a Rule to Show Cause to the per­son direct­ing that said per­son to appear at the con­tin­ued hear­ing with the minor.  Fail­ure of the per­son to there­after appear shall sub­ject said per­son to sanc­tions for con­tempt of court as deter­mined by the court.

(E) Every mem­ber of the Police Depart­ment while on duty is here­by autho­rized to tem­porar­i­ly detain any minor vio­lat­ing the pro­vi­sions of Sec­tion 26–4‑3 of this Code, regard­less of whether a cita­tion is issued, and to deliv­er and sur­ren­der the minor to the law­ful author­i­ties of the school that the minor would nor­mal­ly attend.

It is unlaw­ful for any own­er, oper­a­tor or any employ­ee of an estab­lish­ment to allow a minor to be present or to remain upon the premis­es of the estab­lish­ment in vio­la­tion of Sec­tions 26–4‑2 or 26–4‑3 above dur­ing cur­few or tru­an­cy hours.

It is a defense to pros­e­cu­tion, under this sub­para­graph if the own­er, oper­a­tor or employ­ee of the estab­lish­ment imme­di­ate­ly upon dis­cov­ery of a minor rea­son­ably believed to be in vio­la­tion of Sec­tions 26–4‑2 or 26–4‑3 noti­fied a law enforce­ment agency that a minor was present on the premis­es of the estab­lish­ment dur­ing cur­few or tru­an­cy hours and refused to leave the estab­lish­ment after being advised to do so by the own­er, oper­a­tor or employee.

(A) It is unlaw­ful for any minor who is sub­ject to com­pul­so­ry edu­ca­tion or to com­pul­so­ry con­tin­u­a­tion edu­ca­tion by statute or court order to be present in any pub­lic place or on the premis­es of any estab­lish­ment with­in the Coun­ty dur­ing tru­an­cy cur­few hours.

(B) It is unlaw­ful for any par­ent, cus­to­di­an or guardian of a minor to know­ing­ly per­mit, or by insuf­fi­cient con­trol to allow, the minor to be present in any pub­lic place or on the premis­es of any estab­lish­ment with­in the Coun­ty dur­ing tru­an­cy cur­few hours.

(C) It is a defense to pros­e­cu­tion under this Sec­tion or Sec­tion 26–4‑4 that the minor was:

  1. accom­pa­nied by a par­ent, guardian, cus­to­di­an or respon­si­ble adult if engaged in an activ­i­ty which would con­sti­tute an excused absence from the school from which the minor would nor­mal­ly attend;
  2. involved in an emergency;
  3. going to or return­ing from a med­ical appoint­ment with­out any detour or stop;
  4. engaged in, going to or return­ing home from an employ­ment activ­i­ty pur­suant to a coop­er­a­tive school voca­tion pro­gram with­out any detour or stop;
  5.  in pos­ses­sion of valid proof that the minor is a stu­dent who has per­mis­sion to leave the school campus;
  6. a bona fide par­tic­i­pant in an alter­na­tive edu­ca­tion or home school­ing program;
  7. engaged in or sub­ject to an autho­rized or excused absence from the school which the minor attends, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to lunch peri­ods. 

(A) It is unlaw­ful for any minor to be present in any pub­lic place or on the premis­es of any estab­lish­ment with­in the Coun­ty dur­ing cur­few hours.

(B) It is unlaw­ful for any par­ent or guardian or cus­to­di­an of a minor to know­ing­ly per­mit, or by insuf­fi­cient con­trol to allow, the minor to be present in any pub­lic place or on the premis­es of any estab­lish­ment with­in the Coun­ty dur­ing cur­few hours.

(C) It is a defense to pros­e­cu­tion under Sec­tion 26–4‑2(A) and (B) or Sec­tion 26–4‑4 (here­inafter) that the minor was:

  1. accom­pa­nied by the minor’s par­ent, guardian, cus­to­di­an or respon­si­ble adult;
  2. on an errand at the direc­tion of the minor’s par­ent, guardian, cus­to­di­an or respon­si­ble adult; with­out any detour or stop;
  3.  in a motor vehi­cle involved in inter­state trav­el with the con­sent or autho­riza­tion of a par­ent, guardian or custodian;
  4. engaged in, going to or return­ing home from an employ­ment activ­i­ty with­out any detour or stop;
  5. involved in an emergency;
  6. on the side­walk abut­ting the minor’s residence;
  7. engaged in, going to or return­ing home from offi­cial school, reli­gious or oth­er recre­ation­al activ­i­ty super­vised by adults, spon­sored by a civic orga­ni­za­tion, or anoth­er sim­i­lar enti­ty that takes respon­si­bil­i­ty for the minor;
  8. exer­cis­ing First Amend­ment rights pro­tect­ed by the Unit­ed States Con­sti­tu­tion; or
  9. eman­ci­pat­ed pur­suant to law.

As used in this Arti­cle unless the con­text requires oth­er­wise the fol­low­ing words and phras­es shall mean: 

COUNTY CURFEW HOURS means the peri­od of time spec­i­fied in Sec­tion 26–1‑12 of the Chapter.

COURT means the 1st Judi­cial Circuit;Union County,Illinois.

CUSTODIAN means:

  • a per­son who under court order is the cus­to­di­an of the per­son of a minor or
  • a pub­lic or pri­vate agency with which the court has placed a minor or
  • a per­son act­ing in the role of a par­ent by rea­son of a pri­vate agree­ment, arrange­ment, cus­tom or habit.

EMERGENCY means an unfore­seen com­bi­na­tion of cir­cum­stances or the result­ing state that calls for imme­di­ate action.  The term includes, but is not lim­it­ed to, fire, nat­ur­al dis­as­ter, auto­mo­bile acci­dent, med­ical emer­gency or any sit­u­a­tion requir­ing imme­di­ate action to pre­vent seri­ous bod­i­ly injury or loss of life. 

ESTABLISHMENT means any pri­vate­ly owned place of busi­ness to which the pub­lic is invit­ed, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to any place of amuse­ment or entertainment.

GUARDIAN means:

  • par­ent or
  • a per­son who under court order is the guardian of the per­son of a minor; or
  • a pub­lic or pri­vate agency with which the court has placed a minor.

MINOR means a per­son under eigh­teen (18) years of age.

PARENT means a per­son who is a nat­ur­al par­ent, adop­tive par­ent, or step-par­ent of anoth­er person.

PUBLIC PLACE means any place to which the pub­lic or a sub­stan­tial group of the pub­lic has access and includes, but is not lim­it­ed to, streets, high­ways, pub­lic ways, side­walks and the com­mon areas of schools, hos­pi­tals, apart­ment hous­es, office build­ings, trans­port facil­i­ties and shops.

RESPONSIBLE ADULT means a per­son at least eigh­teen (18) years of age, autho­rized by a par­ent, guardian or cus­to­di­an to have the care and cus­tody of a minor.

SERIOUS BODILY INJURY means bod­i­ly injury that cre­ates a sub­stan­tial risk of death or that caus­es death, seri­ous per­ma­nent dis­fig­ure­ment or pro­tract­ed loss or impair­ment of the func­tion of any bod­i­ly mem­ber or organ.

TRUANCY CURFEW HOURS means the peri­od of the day when the school the minor would nor­mal­ly attend is in ses­sion, on days when the school the minor would nor­mal­ly attend is in session.

TRUANT OFFICER means any offi­cer, appointee, employ­ee or oth­er agency of any school dis­trict or any fed­er­al, state or local gov­ern­ment, enti­ty or any agency there­of per­form­ing the duties of a tru­ant offi­cer under the Illi­nois Com­pul­so­ry Atten­dance Statute.  (105 ILCS 5/26–1 et seq.)

TRUANCY REVIEW BOARD means any agency or enti­ty estab­lished by any school dis­trict or any fed­er­al, state or local gov­ern­men­tal enti­ty or any coun­sel­ing or social agency or any com­bi­na­tion there­of rec­og­nized by the Coun­ty and/or the court as an agency which pro­vides ser­vice to improve edu­ca­tion per­for­mance and/or attendance.

(A) Lit­ter Recep­ta­cles Required.  Any pub­lic place or pri­vate premis­es con­tain­ing any pro­vi­sion for park­ing vehi­cles shall be equipped with lit­ter recep­ta­cles in com­pli­ance with this Sec­tion.  Such premis­es shall include, but not be lim­it­ed to such places as shop­ping cen­ters, out­door the­aters, dri­ve-in restau­rants, gaso­line ser­vice sta­tions, apart­ment devel­op­ments, park­ing lots, and any oth­er place where pro­vi­sion is made for vehi­cles to stop or park in a des­ig­nat­ed area for any purpose.

(B) Num­ber of Recep­ta­cles. All premis­es hav­ing park­ing lots shall pro­vide in an eas­i­ly acces­si­ble loca­tion a min­i­mum of one (1) refuse con­tain­er for every fifty (50)park­ing spaces.

(C) Spec­i­fi­ca­tions.  Lit­ter recep­ta­cles shall have tight-fit­t­ing lids or tops and shall be weight­ed or attached to the ground or oth­er fixed struc­tures as nec­es­sary to pre­vent spillage.  A min­i­mum con­tain­er size of twen­ty (20) gal­lons or 75.7 liters shall be used.

(D) Clean­li­ness.  Premis­es used for the pur­pose des­ig­nat­ed here­in shall be kept in a lit­ter-free con­di­tion and all lit­ter shall be removed peri­od­i­cal­ly from the receptacles.

(E) Oblig­a­tion to Use Recep­ta­cles.  It shall be the duty and oblig­a­tion of all per­sons using park­ing areas to use such lit­ter recep­ta­cles as here­in above pro­vid­ed for the pur­pos­es intend­ed and it shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son or per­sons to deposit any lit­ter upon any such park­ing lot. 

(See 415 ILCS Sec. 105/1 et seq.) 

(In Part Ord. No. 11–19–90)

The per­son own­ing, oper­at­ing, or in con­trol of a load­ing or unload­ing dock shall main­tain pri­vate recep­ta­cles for col­lec­tion of lit­ter, and shall, at all times, main­tain the dock area free of lit­ter in such a man­ner that lit­ter will be pre­vent­ed from being car­ried or deposit­ed by the ele­ments upon any pub­lic place or oth­er pri­vate premises.

(A) Each con­trac­tor shall be respon­si­ble for the job site so that lit­ter will be pre­vent­ed from being car­ried or deposit­ed by the ele­ments upon any pub­lic place or oth­er pri­vate premises.

(B) Lit­ter or oth­er debris, includ­ing dirt and mud, deposit­ed as the result of nor­mal con­struc­tion process upon any pub­lic place or pri­vate premis­es, shall be removed by the con­trac­tor. 

No per­son shall post or affix any notice, poster, or oth­er paper or device, cal­cu­lat­ed to attract the atten­tion of the pub­lic upon any pub­lic place, except as may be autho­rized or required by law.  No per­son, except the own­er or ten­ant shall post any such notice on pri­vate prop­er­ty with­out the per­mis­sion of the own­er or tenant.

(A) Pub­lic Places.  No per­son shall deposit or sell any hand­bill in or upon any pub­lic place, pro­vid­ed, how­ev­er, that it shall not be unlaw­ful on any pub­lic place for any per­son to hand out or dis­trib­ute with­out charge to the receiv­er, any hand­bill to any per­son will­ing to accept it.

(B) Pri­vate Premis­es.  No per­son shall deposit or unlaw­ful­ly dis­trib­ute any hand­bill in or upon pri­vate premis­es or vehi­cles, except by hand­ing or trans­mit­ting any such hand­bill direct­ly to the occu­pant of such pri­vate premis­es.  Pro­vid­ed, how­ev­er, that in case of pri­vate premis­es or vehi­cles which are not post­ed against the receiv­ing of hand­bills or sim­i­lar mate­r­i­al, such per­son, unless request­ed by any­one upon such premis­es not to do so, may secure­ly place any such hand­bill in such a man­ner as to pre­vent such hand­bill from being deposit­ed by the ele­ments upon any pub­lic place or oth­er pri­vate premis­es, except mail­box­es, may not be so used when pro­hib­it­ed by fed­er­al postal law or regulations.

(C) Exemp­tions for News­pa­pers and Polit­i­cal Lit­er­a­ture.  The pro­vi­sions of this Sec­tion shall not apply to the dis­tri­b­u­tion upon pri­vate premis­es only of news­pa­pers or polit­i­cal lit­er­a­ture; except that news­pa­pers and polit­i­cal lit­er­a­ture shall be placed in such a man­ner as to pre­vent their being car­ried or deposit­ed by the ele­ments upon any pub­lic place or oth­er pri­vate premises.

(D) Plac­ing Hand­bills on Vehi­cles.  No per­son shall deposit any hand­bill in or upon any vehi­cle unless the occu­pant of the vehi­cle is will­ing to accept it.

(E) Cleanup. It shall be the respon­si­bil­i­ty of any per­son dis­trib­ut­ing hand­bills to main­tain the area which they are uti­liz­ing free of any lit­ter caused by or relat­ed to said hand­bill dis­tri­b­u­tion. 

No per­son shall deposit lit­ter in any park with­in the Coun­ty except in recep­ta­cles and in such a man­ner that the lit­ter will be pre­vent­ed from being car­ried or deposit­ed by the ele­ments upon any part of the park or upon any oth­er pub­lic place or pri­vate premis­es.  Where recep­ta­cles are not pro­vid­ed, all such lit­ter shall be removed from the park by the per­son respon­si­ble for its pres­ence and prop­er­ly dis­posed of else­where in a law­ful manner.

No per­son in an air­craft shall throw out, drop or deposit any lit­ter with­in the County.

(A) No per­son, while the oper­a­tor of or pas­sen­ger in a vehi­cle, shall deposit lit­ter upon any pub­lic place or pri­vate premises.

(B) No per­son shall dri­ve or move any loaded or part­ly loaded truck or oth­er vehi­cle with­in the Coun­ty unless such vehi­cle is so con­struct­ed or so loaded as to pre­vent any part of its load, con­tents or lit­ter from being blown or deposit­ed upon any pub­lic place or pri­vate premis­es.  Nor shall any per­son dri­ve or move any vehi­cle or truck with­in the Coun­ty, the wheels or tires of which car­ry onto or deposit in any pub­lic place or pri­vate premis­es, mud, dirt, sticky sub­stances, lit­ter or for­eign mat­ter of any kind.

(A) The own­er or per­son in con­trol of any pri­vate premis­es shall, at all times, main­tain the premis­es free of litter.

(B) The own­er or per­son in con­trol of pri­vate premis­es shall, if pub­lic recep­ta­cles are unavail­able, main­tain autho­rized pri­vate recep­ta­cles for col­lec­tion in such a man­ner that lit­ter will be pre­vent­ed from being car­ried or deposit­ed by the ele­ments upon any pub­lic place or pri­vate premises.

Per­sons own­ing, occu­py­ing or in con­trol of any pub­lic place or pri­vate premis­es shall keep the side­walks and alleys adja­cent there­to free of litter.

No per­son shall upset or tam­per with a pub­lic or pri­vate recep­ta­cle designed or used for the deposit of lit­ter or cause or per­mit its con­tents to be deposit­ed or strewn in or upon any pub­lic place or pri­vate premises.

Per­sons plac­ing lit­ter in pub­lic recep­ta­cles or in autho­rized pri­vate recep­ta­cles shall do so in such a man­ner as to pre­vent lit­ter from being car­ried or deposit­ed by the ele­ments upon any pub­lic place or pri­vate premises.

No per­son shall deposit any lit­ter with­in the Coun­ty except in pub­lic recep­ta­cles, in autho­rized pri­vate recep­ta­cles for col­lec­tion, or in any duly licensed dis­pos­al facility.

For the pur­pose of this Arti­cle, the fol­low­ing terms, phras­es, words, and their deriva­tions shall have the mean­ings giv­en herein: 

AIRCRAFT is any con­trivance now known or here­after invent­ed, used, or designed for nav­i­ga­tion or for flight in the air.  The word “air­craft” shall include heli­copters and lighter-than-air pow­ered craft and balloons.

  AUTHORIZED PRIVATE RECEPTACLE is a con­tain­er of water-tight con­struc­tion with a tight-fit­t­ing lid or cov­er capa­ble of pre­vent­ing the escape of con­tents with­in.  Such recep­ta­cles shall have han­dles or oth­er means for safe and con­ve­nient han­dling and be of such size or suf­fi­cient capac­i­ty to hold all lit­ter gen­er­at­ed between col­lec­tion peri­ods and shall be in com­pli­ance with the reg­u­la­tions promulgated.

CONSTRUCTION SITES means any pri­vate or pub­lic prop­er­ty upon which repairs to exist­ing build­ings, con­struc­tion of new build­ings or demo­li­tion of exist­ing struc­tures is tak­ing place.

HANDBILL is any print­ed or writ­ten mat­ter, any sam­ple or device, dodger, cir­cu­lar, leaflet, pam­phlet, paper, book­let, or any oth­er print­ed mat­ter of lit­er­a­ture which is not deliv­ered by the Unit­ed States Mail Ser­vice, includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to those which: (A) adver­tise for sale any mer­chan­dise, prod­uct, com­mod­i­ty or thing; or (B) direct atten­tion to any busi­ness or mer­can­tile or com­mer­cial estab­lish­ment, or oth­er activ­i­ty for the pur­pose of either direct­ly or indi­rect­ly pro­mot­ing the inter­est there­of by sales; or (C) direct atten­tion to or adver­tise any meet­ing, the­atri­cal per­for­mance, exhi­bi­tion, or event of any kind for which an admis­sion fee is charged for the pur­pose of pri­vate gain or prof­it. LITTER is garbage, refuse and rub­bish and all oth­er waste mate­r­i­al which, if thrown or deposit­ed as here­in pro­hib­it­ed, tends to cre­ate a dan­ger to pub­lic health, safe­ty and wel­fare. LOADING AND UNLOADING DOCK means any dock space or area used by any mov­ing vehi­cle for the pur­pose of receiv­ing, ship­ping and trans­port­ing goods, wares, com­modi­ties and per­sons locat­ed on or adja­cent to any stream, riv­er or land. PRIVATE PREMISES means all prop­er­ty includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, vacant land or any land, build­ing or oth­er struc­ture designed or used for res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial, busi­ness, indus­tri­al, insti­tu­tion­al or reli­gious pur­pos­es, togeth­er with any yard, grounds, walk, dri­ve­way, fence, porch, steps, vestibule, mail­box, and oth­er structure(s) appur­tenant there­to. PUBLIC PLACE means any and all streets, side­walks, boule­vards, alleys or oth­er pub­lic ways, lakes, rivers, water­cours­es, or foun­tains and any and all pub­lic parks, squares, spaces, grounds, and build­ings. PUBLIC RECEPTACLES means any recep­ta­cles pro­vid­ed by or autho­rized by the Coun­ty. VEHICLE is every device in, upon or by which any per­son or prop­er­ty is or may be trans­port­ed or drawn upon land or water, includ­ing devices used exclu­sive­ly upon sta­tion­ary rails or tracks.

(A) Dri­ve-in Busi­ness. A dri­ve-in busi­ness with­in the mean­ing of this Code shall be deemed to be any busi­ness where meals, sand­wich­es, cold drinks, bev­er­ages, ice cream, food, drink, or con­sumer ser­vices are served direct­ly to or are per­mit­ted to be con­sumed by patrons in or upon auto­mo­biles, motor­cy­cles, or oth­er vehi­cles parked on the premises.

(B) Declared Pub­lic Places.  For the pur­pose of pre­serv­ing pub­lic peace, health and safe­ty, the entire premis­es occu­pied by a dri­ve-in busi­ness, togeth­er with means of ingress or egress, are here­by declared to be a pub­lic place;

  1. No per­son on the premis­es of a dri­ve-in busi­ness shall race the motor of any motor vehi­cle, need­less­ly bring to a sud­den start or stop, any motor vehi­cle, blow any horn of any motor vehi­cle, or cause to be made any loud or unseem­ly noise, nui­sance or dis­tur­bance where­by the qui­et and good order of the premis­es or the neigh­bor­hood are disturbed.
  2. The fol­low­ing acts or con­duct of any per­sons enter­ing a dri­ve-in busi­ness or premis­es are here­by declared to be unlaw­ful, and any per­son found guilty of any such acts shall be guilty of a vio­la­tion of this Article:
  • Enter­ing the premis­es of any dri­ve-in busi­ness with any motor vehi­cle of any descrip­tion and park­ing such vehi­cle and leav­ing the premis­es (there­by leav­ing such vehi­cle parked and unoc­cu­pied), with­out express con­sent of the own­er or oper­a­tor of such busi­ness, in which event, such motor vehi­cle shall be sub­ject to a park­ing cita­tion or may be impound­ed sub­ject to the usu­al impound­ing charges.
  • Enter­ing the premis­es in or upon a motor vehi­cle and using said premis­es for cruis­ing, rac­ing as a short­cut to anoth­er street or to annoy or endan­ger any per­son or per­sons or oth­er vehi­cle or vehi­cles law­ful­ly on said premises.
  • For three (3) or more per­sons to con­gre­gate on the premis­es and linger or loi­ter at any loca­tion on the premis­es of any dri­ve-in busi­ness, oth­er than in the build­ing or in a legal­ly parked motor vehicle.
  • For any per­son who, while on the premis­es of any dri­ve-in busi­ness, in the pres­ence or hear­ing of anoth­er, to curse or abuse such per­son or use any vio­lent­ly abu­sive lan­guage under cir­cum­stances rea­son­ably cal­cu­lat­ed to pro­voke a breach of the peace.

(C) Post­ing Sign.  It shall be the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the busi­ness oper­a­tor to post on the premis­es in a con­spic­u­ous loca­tion, one (1) or more signs bear­ing the fol­low­ing leg­end in let­ters at least two inch­es (2″) or more in height and readable:

CRUISING IN OR CONGREGATING AND LOITERING OUTSIDE A MOTOR VEHICLE IS UNLAWFUL. NO UNOCCUPIED MOTOR VEHICLES MAY BE LEFT ON THE PREMISES WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE OWNER.”

(See 65 ILCS Sec. 5/11–5‑2)

(A) Uphol­stered or oth­er fur­ni­ture designed or man­u­fac­tured pri­mar­i­ly for indoor use shall not be used or allowed to remain:

  • on unen­closed exte­ri­or porch­es or balconies;
  • in an open area on pri­vate prop­er­ty exposed to out­door weath­er conditions.

(B) It shall not be a defense to said pro­hi­bi­tion that such fur­ni­ture is cov­ered by plas­tic cov­er, or oth­er tar­pau­lin, can­vas or sheeting.

(C) This pro­hi­bi­tion shall not apply to the following:

  • wood, met­al, or plas­tic furniture;
  • out­door patio fur­ni­ture with weath­­­er-resis­­­tant cushions;
  • uphol­stered fur­ni­ture des­ig­nat­ed for pre­paid spe­cial pick­up or deliv­ery by pub­lic or pri­vate hauler, pro­vid­ed that such remain out­doors for a peri­od not to exceed sev­en­­­ty-two (72) hours.

It shall be unlaw­ful for a per­son to vio­late any of the fol­low­ing pro­vi­sions of this Section:

(A) Engag­ing in any loud protest of sign­ing, chant­i­ng, whistling or yelling with, or with­out, noise ampli­fi­ca­tion includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to bull­horns, auto horns and micro­phones with­in three hun­dred (300) feet of any entrance of a facil­i­ty being used for a funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice at any time dur­ing the peri­od start­ing thir­ty (30) min­utes before any funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice is sched­uled to begin and end­ing thir­ty (30) min­utes after the funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice ter­mi­nates; or

(B) Dis­play­ing any visu­al images that con­vey fight­ing words, actu­al or veiled threats against any oth­er per­son with­in three hun­dred (300) feet of any entrance of a facil­i­ty being used for a funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice at any time dur­ing the peri­od start­ing thir­ty (30) min­utes before any funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice is sched­uled to begin and end­ing thir­ty (30) min­utes after the funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice ter­mi­nates; or

(C) Block­ing access to any facil­i­ty being used for a funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice at any time dur­ing the peri­od start­ing thir­ty (30) min­utes before any funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice is sched­uled to begin and end­ing thir­ty (30) min­utes after the funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice ter­mi­nates; or

(D) End­ing in a direct­ed protest march or pick­et at any pub­lic loca­tion with­in three hun­dred (300) feet of any entrance of a facil­i­ty being used for a funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice at any time dur­ing the peri­od start­ing thir­ty (30) min­utes before any funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice is sched­uled to begin and end­ing thir­ty (30) min­utes after the funer­al or memo­r­i­al ser­vice terminates.

(A) Def­i­n­i­tions.  When­ev­er used in this Section.

  1. Cur­few hours” means: 
    • 11:00 P.M. on any Sun­day, Mon­day, Tues­day, Wednes­day, or Thurs­day until 6:00 A.M. of the fol­low­ing day; and
    • 12:01 A.M. until 6:00 A.M. on Sat­ur­day; and
    • 12:01 A.M. until 6:00 A.M. on Sunday.
  2. Emer­gency” means an unfore­seen com­bi­na­tion of cir­cum­stances or the result­ing state that calls for imme­di­ate action.  The term includes, but is not lim­it­ed to, a fire, a 

    nat­ur­al dis­as­ter, an auto­mo­bile acci­dent, or any sit­u­a­tion requir­ing imme­di­ate action to pre­vent seri­ous bod­i­ly injury or loss of life.
  3. Estab­lish­ment” means any pri­­­vate­­­ly-owned place of busi­ness oper­at­ed for a prof­it to which the pub­lic is invit­ed, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to, any place of amuse­ment or entertainment.
  4. Guardian” means: 
    • A per­son who, under court order, is the guardian of the per­son of a minor; or
    • A pub­lic or pri­vate agency with whom a minor has been placed by a court.
  5. Minor” means any per­son under eigh­teen (18) years of age.
  6. Oper­a­tor” means any indi­vid­ual, firm, asso­ci­a­tion, part­ner­ship, or cor­po­ra­tion oper­at­ing, man­ag­ing, or con­duct­ing any estab­lish­ment.  The term includes the mem­bers or part­ners of an asso­ci­a­tion or part­ner­ship and the offi­cers of a corporation.
  7. Par­ent” means a per­son who is: 
    • A nat­ur­al par­ent, adop­tive par­ent, or step­par­ent of anoth­er per­son; or
    • At least twen­­­ty-one (21) years of age and autho­rized by a par­ent or guardian to have the care and cus­tody of a minor.
  8. Pub­lic Place” means any place to which the pub­lic or a sub­stan­tial group of the pub­lic has access and includes, but is not lim­it­ed to, streets, high­ways, and the com­mon areas of schools, hos­pi­tals, apart­ment hous­es, office build­ings, trans­port facil­i­ties and shops.
  9. Remain” means to: 
    • linger or stay; or
    • fail to leave premis­es when request­ed to do so by a police offi­cer or the own­er, oper­a­tor or oth­er per­son in con­trol of the premises.
  10. Seri­ous bod­i­ly injury” means bod­i­ly injury that cre­ates a sub­stan­tial risk of death or that caus­es death, seri­ous per­ma­nent dis­fig­ure­ment or pro­tract­ed loss or impair­ment of the func­tion of any bod­i­ly mem­ber or organ.

(B) Offens­es.

  1. A minor com­mits an offense if he remains in any pub­lic place or on the premis­es of any estab­lish­ment with­in the Coun­ty dur­ing cur­few hours.
  2. A par­ent or guardian of a minor com­mits an offense if he know­ing­ly per­mits, or by insuf­fi­cient con­trol allows, the minor to remain in any pub­lic place or on the premis­es of any estab­lish­ment with­in the Coun­ty dur­ing cur­few hours.
  3. The own­er, oper­a­tor or any employ­ee of an estab­lish­ment com­mits an offense if he know­ing­ly allows a minor to remain upon the premis­es of the estab­lish­ment dur­ing cur­few hours.

(C) Defens­es.

  1. It is a defense to pros­e­cu­tion under sub­sec­tion (B) that the minor was: 
    • Accom­pa­nied by the minor’s par­ent or guardian;
    • On an errand at the direc­tion of the minor’s par­ent or guardian, with­out any detour or stop;
    • In a motor vehi­cle involved in inter­state travel;
    • Engaged in an employ­ment activ­i­ty, or going to or return­ing home from an employ­ment activ­i­ty, with­out any detour or stop;
    • Involved in an emergency;
    • On the side­walk abut­ting the minor’s res­i­dence or abut­ting the res­i­dence of a next-door neigh­bor if the neigh­bor did not com­plain to the police depart­ment about the minor’s presence;
    • Attend­ing an offi­cial school, reli­gious, or oth­er recre­ation­al activ­i­ty super­vised by adults and spon­sored by the Coun­ty, a civ­il orga­ni­za­tion, or anoth­er sim­i­lar enti­ty that takes respon­si­bil­i­ty for the minor, or going to or return­ing home from, with­out any detour or stop, an offi­cial school, reli­gious, or oth­er recre­ation­al activ­i­ty super­vised by adults and spon­sored by the Coun­ty, a civic orga­ni­za­tion or anoth­er sim­i­lar enti­ty that takes respon­si­bil­i­ty for the minor;
    • Exer­cis­ing First Amend­ment rights pro­tect­ed by the Unit­ed States Con­sti­tu­tion, such as the free exer­cise or reli­gion, free­dom of speech, and the right of assem­bly; or
    • Mar­ried or had been mar­ried or is an eman­ci­pat­ed minor under the Eman­ci­pa­tion or Mature Minors Act, as amended.
  2. It is a defense to pros­e­cu­tion under sub­sec­tion (B)(3) that the own­er, oper­a­tor, or employ­ee of an estab­lish­ment prompt­ly noti­fied the police depart­ment that a minor was present on the premis­es of the estab­lish­ment dur­ing cur­few hours and refused to leave.

(D) Enforce­ment.  Before tak­ing any enforce­ment action under this Sec­tion, a police offi­cer shall ask the appar­ent offender’s age and rea­son for being in the pub­lic place.  The offi­cer shall not issue a cita­tion or make an arrest under this Sec­tion unless the offi­cer rea­son­ably believes that an offense has occurred and that, based on any response and oth­er cir­cum­stances, no defense in sub­sec­tion (C) is present.  (See 65 ILCS 5/11–1‑5 and 720 ILCS 555/1)


(E)
Penal­ty.  Any per­son or per­sons con­vict­ed of a vio­la­tion of this Sec­tion shall be fined, upon con­vic­tion, not less than:

  1. Fifty Dol­lars ($50.00) for an ini­tial vio­la­tion of this Section;
  2. One Hun­dred Dol­lars ($100.00) for a sec­ond vio­la­tion of this Section;
  3. Two Hun­dred Dol­lars ($200.00) for all sub­se­quent vio­la­tions of this Section.

No per­son shall deposit or cause to be deposit­ed any snow and ice on or against a fire hydrant or on any side­walk, road­way, or load­ing or unload­ing areas of a pub­lic trans­porta­tion sys­tem, except that snow and ice may be windrowed on curbs inci­dent to the clean­ing of side­walks in busi­ness districts.

It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son occu­py­ing or dri­ving a motor vehi­cle, whether mov­ing or not, to shoot, throw, cast, launch or drop any object, liq­uid or sub­stance at any per­son, ani­mal or struc­ture, where­in the pos­si­bil­i­ty of harm, injury or dam­age may occur as a result of these actions.

The dri­ver and/or all pas­sen­gers shall be, upon con­vic­tion, fined in accor­dance with the pro­vi­sions of the Coun­ty Code and shall be liable for all dam­age, injury or harm caused by the activ­i­ty. 

It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to col­lect, obtain, pos­sess or pick­up any recy­clable item(s) from any recep­ta­cle or col­lec­tion point where ser­vice is pro­vid­ed by an autho­rized waste hauler licensed by the munic­i­pal­i­ty or from any spec­i­fied recy­cling cen­ter with­in the Coun­ty lim­its unless said per­son is act­ing as an agent for the Coun­ty or act­ing as an agent for a waste hauler licensed by the County.