§ 95.03  WEEDS AS NUISANCE; ABATEMENT.
   (A)   Permitting weeds upon premises deemed a nuisance. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any lot, tract, parcel of land or premises to suffer or to permit weeds to grow on said premises and the permitting of weeds to be grown on any premises in the city, is hereby declared to be a nuisance and shall be punishable by fine as prescribed in § 10.99
('69 Code, § 9-1)
   (B)   Abatement; authority of city. The Mayor is hereby given power to abate any such nuisance that may be found in such city in the following manner:
      (1)   Notice to owner. The Mayor shall give the owner of said premises on which weeds are found to be growing five days notice to destroy the weeds growing on his premises and in case said owner fails or neglects to destroy said weeds, then the Mayor or city employees are hereby empowered to go on said premises for the purpose of destroying the weeds and abating the nuisance.
      (2)   Owner liable for costs. The owner of the premises is hereby made liable for the costs of the destruction of said weeds; the Mayor shall submit to the owner of said premises a statement of the costs incurred in destroying the weeds growing upon said owner's premises.
      (3)   Suit to collect costs. In case said owner fails or neglects to pay the said costs, suit shall be instituted against said owner in the name of the city and against the owner in any court of competent jurisdiction to recover the costs of the destruction of said weeds, together with costs of suit. 
('69 Code, § 9-2)
   (C)   Nonresident owner; procedure. In case the owner of the premises is not a resident of the city, so that personal service cannot be had upon him, then the Mayor is hereby directed to give said nonresident owner ten days' notice by certified mail of the existence of said nuisance and order the owner to abate the nuisance within ten days from the date of the notice, and in case the nonresident owner fails to destroy the weeds and abate the nuisance within the period of ten days then the Mayor is hereby authorized to proceed in the same manner as in case of resident owners. 
('69 Code, § 9-3)
(Ord. passed 5-7-40)  Penalty, see § 95.99
Statutory reference:
   Provisions concerning nuisances, see  ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-60-2
   Weeds, see ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, §§ 11-20-6, 11-20-7