§ 10.99  GENERAL PENALTY.
   (A)   Unless another penalty is specifically provided by this code for violation of any particular provisions, section or chapter, any person violating any provision of this code, or any rule or regulation adopted or issued in pursuance thereof, or any provision of any code adopted herein by reference, shall be subject to one or more of the following:
      (1)   A fine of not less than $50, nor more than $750 for each offense, and a separate offense shall be deemed committed during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
      (2)   Community service of not less than ten hours nor more than 150 hours for each offense.
      (3)   The court may, upon a plea of guilty or a stipulation by the defendant of the facts supporting the charge or finding of guilt, defer further proceedings and the imposition of a sentence and enter an order of supervision for the defendant.  If the defendant is not barred from receiving an order of supervision as provided below, the court may enter an order for supervision after considering the circumstances of the offense, and the history, character and condition of the offender, if the court is of the opinion that:
         (a)   The defendant is not likely to commit further ordinance violations;
         (b)   The defendant and the public would be best served if the defendant were not to receive a conviction of an ordinance violation; and
         (c)   In the interest of justice, an order of supervision is more important than a conviction of an ordinance violation.
Additionally the costs of prosecution, a supervision fee and any court costs may be imposed.
   (B)   The person upon whom any fine or penalty is imposed for violation of any provision of this code or any ordinance of the city, upon order of the court before whom the conviction is had, may be committed to the city or county jail as provided by law, or to any other place provided by ordinance for the incarceration of offenders until the fine, penalty, and costs are fully paid. No imprisonment, however, shall exceed six months for any one offense.
   (C)   Each act of violation and each day upon which a violation occurs constitutes a separate offense.
   (D)   The penalty provided by this section applies to the amendment of any section of this code or a code adopted herein by reference whether or not such penalty is reenacted in the amendatory ordinance.
   (E)   Reference to a section of this code shall be understood also to refer to and include the penalty section relating thereto, unless otherwise expressly provided.
   (F)   The failure of an officer or employee of the city to perform an official duty imposed by this code shall not subject such officer or employee to the penalty imposed for violation of this code, unless a penalty is specifically provided in the section creating the duty.
('68 Code, § 1.06)  (Am. Ord. 2009-5280, passed 9-15-2009; Am. Ord. 2012-5345, passed 2-7-2012)
Statutory reference:
   Limitations on penalties, see ILCS Ch. 65, Act. 5, § 1-2-1
   Authority to imprison for certain ordinance violations, see ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 1-2-1.1