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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CHIEF OF POLICE. the Chief of Police or other police officer designated by the Chief of Police to carry out the Chief’s duties under this chapter.
EXEMPT ACTIVITIES. the door-to-door seeking of donations to, or selling goods on behalf of, not-for-profit corporations and organizations; door-to-door dissemination of political, religious, charitable and other non-commercial information; and door-to-door sale or solicitation of newspaper, magazines, and books.
SOLICITATION. The entry on a private property without a prior appointment with the occupant thereof for the purpose of selling, leasing or obtaining orders for the sale or lease of, goods or services.
SOLICITOR. A person, firm or corporation engaged in solicitation, and includes peddlers, itinerant merchants, and transient vendors of merchandise, as those terms are used in § 11-42-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code, who enter private property without a prior appointment.
(Ord. 11-37, passed 6-28-11)