For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ABANDONED VEHICLE. See definition in §§ 73.07 and 73.08.
   CHRONIC NUISANCE PROPERTY. Property upon which two or more of the behaviors or conditions constituting a nuisance have occurred during any 180-day period, as a result of any two separate factual events that have been independently investigated by any law enforcement agency.
   CONTROL. The ability to regulate, restrain, dominate, counteract, or govern conduct that occurs on that property.
   INOPERABLE VEHICLE. See definition in § 91.01.
   NUISANCE. See definition in § 91.01.
      (1)   In general, a NUISANCE includes any person doing an unlawful act or omitting to perform a duty, or suffering or permitting any condition or thing to be or exist, which act, omission, condition, or thing either:
         (a)   Injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, or safety of others;
         (b)   Offends decency;
         (c)   Is offensive to the senses;
         (d)   Unlawfully interferes with, obstructs or tends to obstruct, or renders dangerous for passage any public or private street, highway, alley, sidewalk, stream, ditch, or drainage;
         (e)   In any way renders other persons insecure in life or the use of property; or
         (f)   Essentially interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property, or tends to depreciate the value of the property of others.
      (2)   Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, a NUISANCE shall include, but not be limited to, the behaviors and the conditions expressly identified in this chapter to be NUISANCES.
   OWNER. See definition in 5 ILCS 70/1.05 and § 10.02.
   PERMIT. To suffer, allow, consent to, acquiesce by failure to prevent, or expressly ascent or agree to the doing of an act.
   PERSON. See definition in 5 ILCS 70/1.05 and § 91.01.
   PERSON IN CHARGE. Any person in actual or constructive possession of a property, including, but not limited to, an owner, occupant of property under his or her domain, ownership, or control.
   PROPERTY. Any real property, public or private, within the corporate limits of the city that is not a public street, highway, or alley. See definition in § 10.02.
   STREET, HIGHWAY, or ALLEY. The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. (5 ILCS 70/1.16)
   VEHICLE. A mechanical device used as an instrument of conveyance for humans or things, which may be self-propelled or towed, and designed mainly for use or used on highways and streets. Exceptions are: VEHICLES moved solely by human power, low-speed electric bicycles, low-speed gas bicycles, VEHICLES used exclusively on fixed rails or track, or motorized wheel chairs operated by handicapped persons.
(Ord. 2019-4, passed 4-10-2019)