(A)   Whoever violates any provision of this code or other ordinance of this city for which another penalty is not specifically provided shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $750 for each and every violation thereof, and every day the violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
   (B)   Any person violating a provision of this code of ordinances may be required to perform some reasonable public service work for the benefit of the city, such as but not limited to the picking up of litter in public parks or along public highways or the maintenance of public facilities.
   (C)   All fines imposed for a violation of any provisions of this code or the ordinances of the city shall bear interest at the rate of 9% per annum on the unpaid balance from the date of imposition of the fine. A default in the payment of a fine and costs or any installment imposed by the circuit court or by a hearing officer may be collected by any and all means authorized for the collection of money judgments. The City Attorney may retain attorneys and private collection agents for the purpose of collecting any default in payment of any fine or installment of that fine. The fees and costs incurred by the city or by another governmental entity through an intergovernmental agreement in any such collection by attorneys and private collection agents retained by the City Attorney or by another governmental entity through an intergovernmental agreement for those purposes shall be charged to the offender.
(Am. Ord. 04-431, passed 3-24-04; Am. Ord. 18-038, passed 9-19-18)
Statutory reference:
   Limitations on penalties, see ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 1-2-1