§ 73.005  STOPPING, STANDING, OR PARKING PROHIBITED IN SPECIFIED PLACES.
   (A)   Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer, or an official traffic-control device, no person shall:
      (1)   Stop, stand, or park a vehicle:
         (a)   On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
         (b)   On or across a sidewalk;
         (c)   Within an intersection;
         (d)   On a crosswalk;
         (e)   Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings;
         (f)   Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
         (g)   Upon any bridge or other elevated structure, upon a highway, or within a highway tunnel;
         (h)   On any railroad tracks.  A violation of this subdivision (h) shall result in a mandatory fine of $500;
         (i)   At any place where official signs, paint, or other markings prohibit stopping, standing or parking, such as, but not limited to: fire lanes and handicapped parking space access aisles;
         (j)   On any controlled-access highway;
         (k)   In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers;
         (l)   In a public parking area if the vehicle does not display a current annual registration sticker or current temporary permit pending registration.
         (m)   On grass, dirt or other unimproved surface.
      (2)   Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge passengers:
         (a)   Within 5 feet of a public or private driveway;
         (b)   Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
         (c)   Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
         (d)   Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
         (e)   Within 20 feet of any entrance or exit to any fire station, police station or other emergency services provider's station, and on the street opposite to the entrance or exit to such stations, when properly sign-posted; emergency services providers shall include, but not be limited to, ambulance services.
         (f)   Within 10 feet of an alley.
         (g)   Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
   (B)   No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any prohibited area or away from a curb a distance as is unlawful.
(‘64 Code, § 21-83)  (Ord. passed  - - ; Am. Ord. 6954, passed 11-30-82; Am. Ord. 7970, passed 7-21-98; Am. Ord. 8352, passed 4-20-04; Am. Ord. 8470, passed 2-21-06; Am. Ord. 8777, passed 12-20-11)  Penalty, see § 73.999
                   
Statutory reference:
   For similar provisions under state law, see ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1303