8-8-060  Solicitation for prostitution.
   (a)   For the purposes of this section:
      (1)   “Public place” means any street, sidewalk, bridge, alley or alleyway, plaza, park, driveway, parking lot or transportation facility or the doorways and entrance ways to any building which fronts on any of the aforesaid places, or a motor vehicle in or on any such place, or any other public way.
      (2)   “Prostitution”, “solicitation of a sexual act” and “promoting prostitution” have the same meanings given them in Title III, Part B, Article 11, Subdivision 15 of the Illinois Criminal Code of 2012.
   (b)   Prostitution.
      (1)   Any person who appears, remains, or wanders about in a public place and repeatedly beckons to, or repeatedly attempts to engage, passersby in conversation, or repeatedly interferes with the free passage of other persons, for the purpose of prostitution, shall be guilty of a violation of this section.
      (2)   Any person who appears, remains, or wanders about in a public place and exposes the genitals, vulva, pubis, pubic hair, buttocks, perineum, anus, anal region or pubic hair region, or any portion of the female breast at or below the upper edge of the areola, for the purpose of prostitution shall be guilty of a violation of this section.
   (c)   Solicitation of a Sexual Act.
      (1)   A person commits solicitation of a sexual act when a person remains or wanders about in a public place and repeatedly beckons to, or repeatedly attempts to engage, passersby in conversation, or repeatedly interferes with the free passage of other persons, for the purpose of soliciting a sexual act.
      (2)   Any person who responds to the beckoning of a prostitute in a public place by inquiring about, negotiating for, accepting an offer of or engaging in an act of prostitution, or by allowing another into his or her motor vehicle for purposes of inquiring about, negotiating for, accepting an offer of or engaging in an act of prostitution, shall be guilty of a violation of this section. The superintendent of police shall make available to local newspapers, radio and television stations the names of all persons charged with violating this section.
      (3)   Any person who by any overt acts in or upon the public ways or in any hotel, motel or other public place of accommodation or on public conveyances or in any establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, offers to perform or who solicits for another person to perform any act of prostitution shall be guilty of a violation of this section.
   (d)   Promoting Prostitution.
      (1)   Any person who remains or wanders about in a public place and repeatedly beckons to, or repeatedly attempts to engage, passersby in conversation, or repeatedly interferes with the free passage of other persons, for the purpose of promoting prostitution shall be guilty of a violation of this section.
      (2)   Any person who promotes prostitution by any overt acts in a public place, or in any hotel, motel, or other public place of accommodation, or on any public conveyances, or in any establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages shall be guilty of a violation of this section.
   (e)   Penalties.
      (1)   A person who violates Section 8-8-060(b) shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $1,500.00, or imprisoned for a period of not more than six months, or both fined and imprisoned, for each offense. In addition to or instead of the foregoing penalties, the corporation counsel shall request that a violator be required to perform up to 120 hours of community service.
      (2)   A person who violates Section 8-8-060(c) or 8-8-060(d) shall be fined not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $1,750.00, for the first offense and be fined not less than $1,750.00 nor more than $3,000.00 for each subsequent offense and may be imprisoned for a period of not more than six months. In addition to the foregoing penalties, the corporation counsel shall request that each violator be required to perform up to 120 hours of community service.
         (A)   A motor vehicle that is used in the violation of this section, or in the commission of prostitution, solicitation of a sexual act, promoting prostitution, patronizing a prostitute as defined in Section 11-18 of the Criminal Code of 2012, or patronizing a minor engaged in prostitution as defined in Section 11-18.1 of such code, shall be subject to seizure and impoundment under this subsection. The owner of record of such vehicle shall be liable to the City for an administrative penalty of $2,000.00 in addition to fees for the towing and storage of the vehicle.
         (B)   Whenever a police officer has probable cause to believe that a vehicle is subject to seizure and impoundment pursuant to this section, the police officer shall provide for the towing of the vehicle to a facility controlled by the City or its agents. Before or at the time the vehicle is towed, the police officer shall notify any person identifying himself as the owner of the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation or the person who is found to be in control of the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation, if there is such person, of the fact of the seizure and of the vehicle owner's right to request a preliminary hearing to be conducted under Section 2-14-132 of this Code by serving such person with a copy of the vehicle impoundment seizure report.
\         (C)   Section 2-14-132 shall apply whenever a motor vehicle is seized and impounded pursuant to this section.
(Prior code § 192-5.2; Amend Coun. J. 11-14-84, p. 10994; Amend Coun. J. 7-24-91, p. 3938; Amend Coun. J. 7-29-92, p. 20064; Amend Coun. J. 7-14-93, p. 35530; Amend Coun. J. 6-10-96, p. 23795; Amend Coun. J. 7-31-96, p. 26907; Amend Coun. J. 4-29-98, p. 66564, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-9-98, p. 77360; Amend Coun. J. 9-4-02, p. 92888, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 12-15-04, p. 39840, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 14596, Art. I, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-27-18, p. 80207, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 7-22-20, p. 18957, § 5)