§ 90.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person who violates §§ 90.01 or 90.02(E) or who aids and abets in that violation:
      (1)   Shall be subject to a mandatory fine of $200; and
      (2)   Shall be required by the court to make a disposition on the abandoned or unclaimed vehicle and pay all towing, storage, and processing charges and collections costs pursuant to § 90.03.
   (B)   (1)   When a vehicle is abandoned, it shall be presumed that the last registered owner is responsible for the abandonment and shall be liable for all towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs, less any amounts realized in the disposal of the vehicle.  The last registered owner's liability for storage fees may not exceed a maximum of 30 days' storage fees.
      (2)   The presumption established under this division (B) may be rebutted by showing that prior to the time of the tow:
         (a)   A report of vehicle theft was filed with respect to the vehicle; or
         (b)   The vehicle was sold or transferred and the last registered owner provides the towing service with the correct identity and address of the new owner at the time of the sale or transfer.
      (3)   If the presumption established under this division (B) is rebutted, the person responsible for theft of the vehicle or to whom the vehicle was sold or transferred is liable for all towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 4-214)
   (C)   Whenever any person fails to pay any fine, charge or cost imposed for a violation of this chapter or a similar provision of the State Vehicle Code, the City Clerk may notify the Secretary of State on a report prescribed by the Secretary, and the Secretary shall prohibit the renewal, reissue or reinstatement of the person's driving privileges until the fine, charge or cost has been paid in full. The Clerk shall provide notice to the driver at the driver's last known address as shown on the court's records, stating that the action will be effective on the forty-sixth day following the date of the above notice if payment is not received in full by the court of venue.
   (D)   Following receipt of the report from the Clerk, the Secretary of State shall make the proper notation to the driver's file to prohibit the renewal, reissue or reinstatement of the driver's driving privileges. The notation shall not be removed from the driver's record until the driver satisfies the outstanding fine, charge or cost and an appropriate notice on a form prescribed by the Secretary is received by the Secretary from the court of venue, stating that the fine, charge or cost has been paid in full. Upon payment in full of a fine, charge or court cost which has previously been reported under this section as unpaid, the Clerk of the Court shall present the driver with a signed receipt containing the seal of the court indicating that the fine, charge or cost has been paid in full and shall forward immediately to the Secretary of State a notice stating that the fine, charge or cost has been paid in full.
   (E)   Nothing in this section is intended to place any responsibility upon the City Clerk to provide any independent notice to the driver of any potential action to disallow the renewal, reissue or reinstatement of the driver's driving privileges.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 4-214)  (Ord. O-03-17, passed 5-27-03; Am. Ord. O-04-27, passed 10-25-04)