Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Article II - Public Health, Safety and Decency

(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)