§ 76.002  ABANDONMENT OF VEHICLES PROHIBITED.
   (A)     The abandonment of a vehicle or any part thereof on any highway of this city is unlawful.
   (B)     The abandonment of a vehicle or any part thereof on private or public property anywhere in this city is unlawful except on property of the owner or bailee of the abandoned vehicle.  A vehicle or any part thereof abandoned on private property shall be authorized for removal by the city police after a waiting period of 7 days or more, or may be removed immediately if determined to be a hazardous dilapidated motor vehicle under ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-40-3.1. 
   (C)   A towing service may begin to process an unclaimed vehicle as abandoned by requesting a record search by the Secretary of State up to 10 days after the date of the tow, or any later date acceptable to the Secretary of State.  This subsection shall not apply to vehicles towed by order or authorization of a law enforcement agency.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 4-201)  (Ord. 6461, passed 5-10-77)