§ 70.999  PENALTY.
   (A)   Violations.
      (1)   Arrests; bail. Any person arrested for a violation of any provision of this title shall be released upon proper bail being furnished as required by law.
      (2)   Compromise of parking violations.
         (a)   Any person accused of a violation of a law prohibiting parking a vehicle in a designated area, or restricting the length of time a vehicle maybe there parked, or parking in a metered area without putting  a coin in the meter to cover the required time, may settle and compromise the claim against him or her for such illegal parking by paying to the city $10 for each such offense. Such payment may be made at the police station, and a receipt shall be issued for all money so received, and such money shall be promptly turned over to the City Clerk to be credited to the General Fund. The members of the Police Department are hereby authorized to refrain from instituting a prosecution for the alleged offense involved once the same has been compromised.
         (b)   Provided that, this section shall not apply to persons parking a vehicle so as to obstruct the entrance or exit of any place where Police or Fire Department apparatus or other emergency equipment is kept or housed, or so as to block an emergency entrance to a hospital. Nor shall this section apply to any person charged with parking a vehicle so as to entirely obstruct traffic in any street or alley or parking in such a way as to reduce traffic on an arterial street to one-way traffic only; nor to any person who refuses to move a vehicle illegally parked at the request of any member of the Police Department.
      (3)   Prima facie proof. The fact that an automobile which is illegally parked or operated is registered in the name of the person charged with a violation of this title shall be considered prima facie proof that such person was in control of the automobile at the time of such violation.
(1999 Code, § 70.98)
   (B)   Penalty. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter for which no penalty is provided shall be subject to the terms of § 10.99.
      (1)   Traffic violations. Whoever violates any provision of this traffic code for which another penalty is not already otherwise provided by ordinance or by appropriate statutory penalty as generally set forth in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, §§ 16-101 et seq., shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $50, nor more than $750.
      (2)   Parking violations. Any person accused of a violation of any provision of this traffic code prohibiting parking a vehicle in a designated area, or restricting the length of time a vehicle may be there parked, or parking in a metered area without putting a coin in the meter to cover the required time, may settle and compromise the claim against him or her for the illegal parking by paying to the village $3 for each such offense if paid within five days, or $10 if paid within 21 days. This payment may be made at the police station, a receipt shall be issued for all money so received, and the money shall be promptly turned over to the Village Treasurer to be credited to the General Fund. The members of the Police Department are hereby authorized to refrain from instituting a prosecution for the alleged offense involved. This section shall not apply to persons parking a vehicle so as to obstruct the entrance or exit of any place where Police or Fire Department apparatus or other emergency equipment is kept or housed, or so as to block an emergency entrance in a hospital; nor shall this section apply to any person charged with parking a vehicle so as to entirely obstruct traffic in any street or alley, or parking in such a way as to reduce traffic on an arterial street to one-way traffic only; nor to any person who refuses to move a vehicle illegally parked at the request of any member of the Police Department.
      (3)   Obedience to police officers. Any person convicted of violating § 70.015 is guilty of a petty offense and shall be subject to a mandatory fine of $150.
      (4)   Interference wit traffic-control devices. Every person who is convicted of a violation of § 70.036 shall be punished by a fine of at least $250 in addition to any other penalties which may be imposed.
      (5)   Damage to highways, appurtenances and structures. Every person who is convicted of a violation of § 70.037 shall be punished by a fine of at least $250 in addition to any other penalty which may be imposed.
(1999 Code, § 70.99)
(Ord. 887, passed 10-16-1978)
Statutory reference:
   Related provisions, see ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-203, ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-311 and ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-312