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Upon the adop­tion by the Coun­ty Board of Com­mis­sion­ers, this Coun­ty Code is here­by declared to be and shall here­after con­sti­tute the offi­cial “Revised Code of Ordi­nances of Union Coun­ty”.  The Revised Code of Ordi­nances shall be known and cit­ed as the “Coun­ty Code”, and it is here­by pub­lished by author­i­ty of the Coun­ty Board and shall be kept up‑to‑date as pro­vid­ed in Sec­tion 1‑1‑3 under the direc­tion of the State’s Attor­ney, act­ing for the Coun­ty Board. Any ref­er­ence to the num­ber of any sec­tion con­tained here­in shall be under­stood to refer to the posi­tion of the same num­ber, its appro­pri­ate chap­ter and arti­cle head­ing and to the gen­er­al penal­ty clause relat­ing there­to as well as to the sec­tion itself when ref­er­ence is made to this Coun­ty Code by title in any legal doc­u­ment.

ACCEPTANCEThe Coun­ty Code as here­by pre­sent­ed in print­ed form shall here­after be received with­out fur­ther proof in all courts and in all admin­is­tra­tive tri­bunals of this State as the ordi­nances of the Coun­ty of gen­er­al and per­ma­nent effect, except the exclud­ed ordi­nances enu­mer­at­ed in Sec­tion 1‑1‑8.

Any ordi­nance amend­ing this Coun­ty Code shall set forth the arti­cle, chap­ter, and sec­tion num­ber of the sec­tion or sec­tions to be amend­ed, and this shall con­sti­tute a suf­fi­cient com­pli­ance with any statu­to­ry require­ment per­tain­ing to the amend­ment or revi­sion by ordi­nance of any part of this Coun­ty Code. All such amend­ments or revi­sions by ordi­nance shall be imme­di­ate­ly for­ward­ed to the cod­i­fiers and the ordi­nance mate­r­i­al shall be pre­pared for inser­tion in its prop­er place in each copy of this Coun­ty Code. Each such replace­ment page shall be prop­er­ly iden­ti­fied and shall be insert­ed in each indi­vid­ual copy of the Coun­ty Code on an annu­al basis.

It shall be deemed unlaw­ful for any per­son to alter, change, replace or deface in any way, any sec­tion or any page of this Code in such a man­ner that the mean­ing of any phrase or order may be changed or omit­ted.

Replace­ment pages may be insert­ed accord­ing to the offi­cial instruc­tions when so autho­rized by the Coun­ty Board. The Clerk shall see that the replace­ment pages are prop­er­ly insert­ed in the offi­cial copies main­tained in the office of the Clerk.

Any per­son hav­ing in his cus­tody an offi­cial copy of this Code shall make every effort to main­tain said Code in an up-to-date and effi­cient man­ner. He shall see to the imme­di­ate inser­tion of new or replace­ment pages when such are deliv­ered to him or made avail­able to him through the office of the­Coun­ty­Clerk. The Code books, while in actu­al pos­ses­sion of offi­cials and oth­er inter­est­ed per­sons shall be and remain the prop­er­ty of the Coun­ty of Union and shall be returned to the office of the Clerk upon ter­mi­na­tion of office or sep­a­ra­tion of duties.

Unless oth­er­wise pro­vid­ed here­in, this Code applies to acts per­formed with­in the cor­po­rate lim­its of the Coun­ty. Pro­vi­sions of this Code shall apply to acts per­formed out­side the cor­po­rate lim­its of the munic­i­pal­i­ties and up to the lim­its pre­scribed by law, where the law con­fers pow­er on the Coun­ty to reg­u­late such par­tic­u­lar acts inside the cor­po­rate lim­its of the munic­i­pal­i­ty.

All gen­er­al ordi­nances of the Coun­ty passed pri­or to the adop­tion of this Code are here­by repealed, except such as are referred to here­in as being still in force or are, by nec­es­sary impli­ca­tion, here­in reserved from repeal [sub­ject to the sav­ing claus­es con­tained in the fol­low­ing sec­tions], from which are exclud­ed the fol­low­ing ordi­nances, which are not here­by repealed:

Tax Levy Ordi­nances; Appro­pri­a­tion Ordi­nances; Fran­chise Ordi­nance and oth­er Ordi­nances Grant­i­ng Spe­cial Rights to Per­sons or Cor­po­ra­tions; Con­tract Ordi­nances and Ordi­nances Autho­riz­ing the Exe­cu­tion of a Con­tract or the Issuance of War­rants; Ordi­nances Estab­lish­ing, Nam­ing, or Vacat­ing Streets, Alleys, or Oth­er Pub­lic Places; Improve­ment Ordi­nances; Bond Ordi­nances: Ordi­nances Relat­ing to Elec­tions; Ordi­nances Relat­ing to the Trans­fer or Accep­tance of Real Estate by or from the Coun­ty; and all Spe­cial Ordi­nances.

No ordi­nance relat­ing to rail­roads or rail­road cross­ings with streets and oth­er pub­lic ways or relat­ing to the con­duct, duties, ser­vice or rates of pub­lic util­i­ties shall be repealed by virtue of the adop­tion of this Code or by virtue of the pre­ced­ing sec­tion, except­ing as this Code shall be con­sid­ered as amend­ing such ordi­nance or ordi­nances in respect to such pro­vi­sions only.

No new ordi­nance shall be con­strued or held to repeal a for­mer ordi­nance, whether such for­mer ordi­nance is express­ly repealed or not, as to any offense commit­ted against such for­mer ordi­nance or as to any act done, any penal­ty, for­fei­ture or pun­ish­ment so incurred, or any right ac­crued or claim aris­ing under the for­mer ordi­nance, or in any way what­ev­er to affect any claim aris­ing under the for­mer ordi­nance or in any way what­ev­er to affect any such offense or act so com­mit­ted or so done, or any penal­ty, for­fei­ture or pun­ish­ment so incurred or any right accrued or claim aris­ing before the new ordi­nance takes effect, save only that the pro­ceed­ings there­after shall con­form to the ordi­nance in force at the time of such pro­ceed­ing, so far as prac­ti­ca­ble. If any penal­ty, for­fei­ture or pun­ish­ment be mit­i­gat­ed by any pro­vi­sion of a new ordi­nance, such pro­vi­sion may be, by the con­sent of the par­ty affect­ed, applied to any judg­ment announced after the new ordi­nance takes effect.

This Sec­tion shall extend to all repeals, either by express words or impli­ca­tion, whether the repeal is in the ordi­nance mak­ing any new pro­vi­sions upon the same sub­ject or in any oth­er ordi­nance.

Noth­ing con­tained in this Chap­ter shall be con­strued as abat­ing any action now pend­ing under or by virtue of any gen­er­al ordi­nance of the Coun­ty here­in repealed and the pro­vi­sions of all gen­er­al ordi­nances con­tained in this Code shall be deemed to be con­tin­u­ing pro­vi­sions and not a new enact­ment of the same provi­sion; nor shall this Chap­ter be deemed as dis­con­tin­u­ing, abat­ing, mod­i­fy­ing or alter­ing any penal­ty accrued or to accrue, or as affect­ing the lia­bil­i­ty of any per­son, firm or cor­po­ra­tion, or as waiv­ing any right of the Coun­ty under any ordi­nance or pro­vi­sion there­of in force at the time of the adop­tion of this Code.

Each sec­tion, para­graph, sen­tence, clause and pro­vi­sion of this Code is sev­er­able, and if any pro­vi­sion is held uncon­sti­tu­tion­al or invalid for any rea­son, such deci­sion shall not affect the remain­der of this Code, nor any part there­of, oth­er than that part affect­ed by such deci­sion.

TheCountyClerk’s Cer­tifi­cate shall be sub­stan­tial­ly in the fol­low­ing form:



I, Bob­by Tol­er, Coun­ty Clerk of the Coun­ty of Union, do here­by cer­ti­fy that the fol­low­ing Revised Ordi­nances of the Coun­ty of Union, State of Illi­nois of 2011, pub­lished by author­i­ty of the Coun­ty Board of Com­mis­sion­ers were pub­lished by the Coun­ty Board of Com­mis­sion­ers of the Coun­ty of Union, approved by the Chair­man of the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers, and pub­lished in book form accord­ing to law on this date, and that these ordi­nances are true and per­fect copies of the ordi­nances, as passed, approved and now of record and on file in my office as pro­vid­ed by law.

In wit­ness where­of, I have set my hand and affixed the cor­po­rate seal of the Coun­ty of Union, this 21st day of Octo­ber, 2011.