§ 10.99  GENERAL PENALTY.
   (A)   General penalty. Whoever violates any provision of this code or other ordinance of this village for which another penalty is not specifically provided, shall be fined not more than $1,000 for each and every violation thereof, and every day the violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
   (B)   Applicable fines. The corresponding fines for certain offenses are as follows:
Section
Offense
Penalty Amount
Section
Offense
Penalty Amount
§§ 92.01 - 92.13
Abandoned vehicles
Not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, and shall be required by the court to make a disposition on the abandoned or unclaimed vehicle and pay all towing and storage charges
Accumulation prohibited
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Admission fees: fraudulently avoiding payment of
$25
Adult motel; no license
$500
Aid in escapes
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Aid to an offense
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Assembling at public places and businesses
$25
Bicycles; lamps and other equipment
$25 for the first offense and for a similar charge during the same year, a fine of $50
Children in a sexually-oriented business
$500
Commercial truck and travel trailer parking
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Construction sites
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Criminal activity
 
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Criminal damage to property
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Criminal damage to fire-fighting apparatus, hydrants or equipment
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Curfew
$100 for the first violation in any 12-month period
$75 for a second violation in any 12-month period
$200 for a third or subsequent violation in any 12-month period
Dangerous and unsafe buildings; nuisances
Not less than $100 and
not to exceed $1,000
Declaration of nuisance
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Destruction of public property
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Discarded refrigerators
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Discharging of firearms or bow and arrow
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Disturbing lawful assemblies
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Duty to report accidents
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Escapes
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Escort agencies; employing persons under the age of 18
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Excessive noise-squealing tires
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Excessive noise-stopped vehicle
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Excessive noise-wheels
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Excessive noise while driving
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Exhibition of sexually explicit films, videos or live entertainment in viewing rooms (except in adult motels)
$500
Failure to reduce speed
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
False pretenses
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Fortune telling
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Games in street
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Gang activity
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
General speed restrictions
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Golf Carts and UTVs
Not less than $100
nor more than $500
Halloween curfew
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Handbills
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Weeds; height
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Impersonation of officers
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Injury to utility wires and poles
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Title VII
Intoxicating beverage in vehicles: minors
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Intoxication in public
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
§§ 112.20 - 112.22
Junkyards
Not less than $150 and
not to exceed $250
Liability insurance policy required
$500 to $1,000 for first offense and any subsequent violations by the same individual shall require a fine of $500 to $1,000
Litter in parks
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Littering from aircraft
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Littering from vehicle
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Littering prohibited
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Load limits
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Loading and unloading docks
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Mobile home violations
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Muffler
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Narcotics-related activity
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Nude model studios; violations
$500
Obedience to police
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
One-way streets or alleys
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Owner to maintain private premises
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Parking for sale or repair
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Parking for the handicapped
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Parking lots
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Parking offenses
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Pet identification required
$25 nor more than $75
Pinball machines; license required
$100 for the first offense
$125 for the second offense
$150 for the third offense
Possession of cannabis
Not less than $500
nor more than $750
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Not less than $500
nor more than $750
Posting bills
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Posting notices prohibited
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Prevention of scattering
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Prohibition
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Title VII
Public intoxication
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Public nudity
$500
Raffle regulations
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Receptacles-upsetting or tampering
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Reckless, negligent or careless driving; aggravated
Class A misdemeanor
Refusing to aid an officer
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Renting premises for unlawful purposes
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Resisting or obstructing a peace officer
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Sale of cigarettes or tobacco to minors
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Scene of fire
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Sewers
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Sexually-oriented business violations or without a valid license
$500
Sexually-oriented business; refusal of inspection
$500
Sidewalks and alleys free from litter
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Signs and signals
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Skateboarding prohibited
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Special speed limit while passing schools
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Special speed limitations on elevated structures
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Specific nuisances enumerated
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Specifically enumerated trespasses-suppression
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Stockpiling of garbage/refuse
Not less than $100 and
no more than $1,000
Stop streets
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Storage of explosives
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
§ 72.26(A)
Street racing on any street or highway of the state
Class A misdemeanor
§ 72.26(A)
Street racing; permitting her vehicle to be used by another for street racing
Class B misdemeanor
Street signs: molesting of prohibited
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Throwing rocks
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Time limit parking
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Tobacco; license required and violations
Not less than $500
nor more than $750
Traffic lane usage
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Title VII
Traffic offenses
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Title VII
Transporting in motor vehicles and the like
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Transporting liquor in vehicles
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Trespassing prohibited
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
U-turns prohibited
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Unlawful acts
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Unlawful assembly
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Unlawful conduct on a public way
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Unlawful possession of highway sign or marker
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Weapon
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
Yield right-of-way streets
Not less than $100
nor more than $1,000
 
   (C)   Sewer violations. Any person found to be violating any provisions of Ch. 52 shall be served by the village with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations. The village may revoke any permit for sewage disposal as a result of any violation of any provision of Ch. 52.
(Prior Code, § 38-5-60)
   (D)   Traffic offenses.
      (1)   Whoever commits an offense against the village or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission is punishable as a principal.
      (2)   Whoever willfully causes an act to be done which, if directly performed by him or her or another would be an offense against the village, is punishable as a principal.
      (3)   (a)   All municipal ordinance offenses may be satisfied without a court appearance by:
            1.   A written plea of guilty, presented to the Treasury; and
            2.   Payment of a $150 fine to the Treasury.
         (b)   Subsequent municipal ordinance offenses for the same offense and by the same individual shall be increased by increments of $75 per offense, up to the maximum fine of $750.
      (4)   All municipal ordinance offenses which are contested shall be filed with the county’s Circuit Clerk and prosecuted through the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court located in Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois. The village may seek a fine between $25, and no more than $750, for any one offense and, in addition to the fine imposed, shall seek an award of court courts and attorney fees against the individual convicted.
      (5)   All municipal ordinance offenses which are contested shall be filed with the county’s Circuit Clerk and prosecuted through the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court located in Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois. The village may seek a fine between $25, and no more than $1,000, for any one offense and, in addition to the fine imposed, shall seek an award of court courts and attorney fees against the individual convicted.
(Ord. 97-305, passed 4-18-1997; Ord. 09-408, passed 8-3-2009; Ord. passed 4-2-2012; Ord. passed 6-4-2012; Ord. passed 7-2-2012)
Statutory reference:
   Authority to imprison for certain ordinance violations, see 65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.1
   Limitations on penalties and collection upon default in payment, see 65 ILCS 6/1-2-1