Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

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

It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to aban­don or dis­card in any place acces­si­ble to chil­dren any refrig­er­a­tor, ice­box or ice chest, of a capac­i­ty of one and one-half (1 1/2) cubic feet or more, which has an attached lid or door which may be opened or fas­tened shut by means of an attached latch.  The own­er, lessee, or man­ag­er of such place, who know­ing­ly per­mits such aban­doned or dis­card­ed refrig­er­a­tor, ice­box or ice chest to remain there in such con­di­tion, shall be guilty of vio­lat­ing this Code.  (See 720 ILCS Sec. 505/1) 

No per­son shall, upon any Coun­ty road, fly any kite or play any game of ball or engage in any amuse­ment or prac­tice hav­ing a ten­den­cy to injure or annoy any per­son pass­ing in the streets or on the side­walks. 

It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to paste, post, paint, print or nail any hand­bill, sign, poster, adver­tise­ment, or notice of any kind on any curb­stone, flag­stone, or any oth­er por­tion or part of any side­walk, or upon any tree, lamp­post, util­i­ty pole, hydrant, or upon any pri­vate wall, door, or gate with­out the con­sent, in writ­ing, of the own­er of the wall, door or gate; pro­vid­ed, how­ev­er, that this Sec­tion shall not pre­vent post­ing by prop­er Coun­ty and Coun­ty offi­cials of elec­tion signs, polling place signs and oth­er signs or plac­ards nec­es­sary under the law to the con­duct of elec­tions, except they may not be attached to a tree.

It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son, in any way or man­ner, to aid, abet, coun­sel, advise or encour­age any oth­er per­son in the com­mis­sion of any of the acts men­tioned here­in or in any man­ner encour­age the com­mis­sion of such offense here­by defined.

It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to rent, use, or allow to be used, any build­ing or prop­er­ty owned by him, for any pur­pose where­by riotous or dis­or­der­ly per­sons are gathered.

It shall be unlaw­ful to res­cue or attempt to res­cue or shall abet or encour­age the res­cue or escape of any per­son from the cus­tody of any offi­cer or oth­er per­son legal­ly hav­ing him in charge, or shall molest or inter­fere with any offi­cer or oth­er per­son so legal­ly hav­ing him in charge, or shall, in any man­ner, aid, abet or encour­age the res­cue or the attempt to escape from any per­son legal­ly com­mit­ted there­to, or shall sup­ply or attempt to sup­ply any such per­son with any weapon or with any imple­ment or means where­by an escape might be affect­ed, or with any intox­i­cat­ing liquors, drugs or oth­er article(s) with­out the con­sent of the offi­cer in charge. (See 720 ILCS Sec. 5/31–7)

(A) Def­i­n­i­tion.  For the pur­pos­es of this Sec­tion, the term “smoke­less tobac­co” means any fine­ly cut, ground, pow­dered, or leaf tobac­co that is intend­ed to be placed in the oral cavity.

(B) Sales of Smoke­less Tobac­co Prod­ucts to Per­sons Under Eigh­teen (18).  No per­son shall sell any smoke­less tobac­co prod­uct to any per­son under the age of eigh­teen (18).

(C) Dis­tri­b­u­tion.  No per­son shall dis­trib­ute or cause to be dis­trib­uted to any per­son under the age of eigh­teen (18), with­out charge or at a nom­i­nal cost, any smoke­less tobac­co prod­uct.  (See 720 ILCS Sec. 680–1 et seq.) 

No minor under eigh­teen (18) years of age shall buy any cig­ar, cig­a­rette, smoke­less tobac­co or tobac­co in any of its forms.  No per­son shall sell, buy for, dis­trib­ute sam­ples of or fur­nish any cig­ar, cig­a­rette, smoke­less tobac­co or tobac­co in any of its forms, to any minor under eigh­teen (18) years of age.

For the pur­pose of this Sec­tion, “smoke­less tobac­co” is defined in Sec­tion 26–1‑2(A).

(A) Tobac­co prod­ucts list­ed above may be sold through a vend­ing machine only in the fol­low­ing locations:

  1. Fac­to­ries, busi­ness­es, office, pri­vate clubs, and oth­er places not open to the gen­er­al public.
  2. Places to which minors under eigh­teen (18) years of age are not per­mit­ted access.
  3. Places where alco­holic bev­er­ages are sold and con­sumed on the premises.
  4. Places where the vend­ing machine is under the direct super­vi­sion of the own­er of the estab­lish­ment or an employ­ee over eigh­teen (18) years of age.  The sale of tobac­co prod­ucts from a vend­ing machine under direct super­vi­sion of the own­er or an employ­ee of the estab­lish­ment is con­sid­ered a sale of tobac­co prod­ucts by that per­son.  As used in this Sec­tion, “direct super­vi­sion” means that the own­er or employ­ee has an unim­ped­ed line of sight to the vend­ing machine.
  5. Places where the vend­ing machine can only be oper­at­ed by the own­er or an employ­ee over age eigh­teen (18) either direct­ly or through a remote con­trol device if the device is inac­ces­si­ble to all customers.

(See 720 ILCS Sec. 675/1)