It is hereby declared to be a nuisance and to be against the health, peace and comfort of the city for any person, firm or corporation within the limits of the city to permit the following; but the enumeration of the following nuisances shall not be deemed to be exclusive:
   (A)   Filth. To cause or suffer the carcass of any animal or any offal, filth, or noisome substance to be collected, deposited or to remain in any place to the prejudice of others.
   (B)   Deposit of offensive materials. To throw or deposit any offal or other offensive matter or the carcass of any dead animal in any watercourse, lake, pond, spring, well or common sewer, street or public highway.
   (C)   Corruption of water. To corrupt or render unwholesome or impure the water of any spring, river, stream, pond or lake to the injury or prejudice of others.
   (D)   Highway encroachment. To obstruct or encroach upon public highways, private ways, streets, alley, commons, landing places and ways to burying places.
   (E)   Manufacturing gunpowder. To carry on the business of manufacturing gunpowder, nitroglycerine or other highly explosive substances or mixing or grinding the materials therefor in any building within 20 rods of any valuable building erected at the time such business may be commenced.
   (F)   Powder magazines. To establish powder magazines near incorporated towns at a point different from that appointed according to law by the corporate authorities of the town or within 50 rods of any occupied dwelling house.
   (G)   Noxious odors. To erect, continue or use any building or other place for the exercise of any trade, employment or manufacture which, by occasioning noxious exhalations, offensive smells or otherwise, is offensive or dangerous to the health of individuals or of the public.
   (H)   Unlawful advertising. To advertise wares or occupations by painting notices of the same on, or affixing them to fences or other private property, or on rocks or other natural objects without the consent of the owner, or if in the highway or other public place, without permission of the proper authorities.
   (I)   Wells unplugged. To permit any well drilled for oil, gas, salt water disposal or any other purpose in connection with the production of oil and gas to remain unplugged after such well is no longer used for the purpose for which it was drilled.
   (J)   Burn-out pits. To construct or operate any salt water pit or oil field refuse pit, commonly called a burn-out pit, so that salt water, brine or oil field refuse or other waste liquid may escape therefrom in any manner except by the evaporation of such salt water or brine or by the burning of such oil field waste or refuse.
   (K)   Discarded materials. To permit concrete bases, discarded machinery and materials to remain around any oil or gas well or to fail to fill any holes, cellars, slush pits and other excavations made in connection with any such well, or to restore the surface of the lands surrounding any such well to its condition before the drilling of any such well, upon abandonment of any such oil or gas well.
   (L)   Underground wells. To permit any salt water, oil, gas or other wastes from any well drilled for oil, gas or exploratory purposes to escape to the surface or into a mine or coal seam, or into any underground fresh water supply or from one underground stratum to another.
   (M)   Harassment. To harass, intimidate or threaten any person who is about to sell or lease or has sold or leased a residence or other real property, or is about to buy or lease or has bought or leased a residence or other real property when the harassment, intimidation or threat relates to a person's attempt to sell, buy or lease a residence or other real property, or refers to a person's sale, purchase or lease of a residence or other real property.
   (N)   Business. To establish, maintain and carry on any offensive or unwholesome business within the city limits or within one mile of the city limits.
   (O)   Inappropriate dumping of yard waste.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful to dump or discard any yard waste at a city yard waste site for which a fee has been charged or a profit obtained from either a resident or non-resident of the city. Commercial dumping or discarding is prohibited.
      (2)   Yard waste from a location outside the city shall not be dumped or discarded at a city yard waste site.
      (3)   A non-resident of the city shall not dump or discard any material at the yard waste site, except if the dumping is at the request of the city
resident from whom the yard waste came and the party dumping same is a relative of the city resident.
      (4)   No multi-axle vehicle shall be permitted to dump or discard at a city yard waste site. Pickup trucks and single-axle trailers are permitted.
      (5)   No general rubbish or material shall be dumped or deposited at a city yard waste site.
   (P)   Expectorate. To expectorate on any public sidewalk, street, or other public building or floor or walk of any public vehicle or hall.
   (Q)   Animals prohibited. To own or possess any swine, goats, horses or fowl or cattle within the city, unless permitted in a zoned Agricultural District.
   (R)   Litter on streets. It shall be unlawful for any person to allow trash, paper, cardboard, wire, dirt, rock, stone, glass, brick, lumber, wood or litter of material objects of any size or description to fall upon the streets from any moving vehicle, or to be thrown from a moving vehicle and to remain thereon.
   (S)   Slaughtering, slaughterhouses, and the like. To slaughter or kill any animals within the city, or to locate or maintain at any place within the city or within a radius of one mile without the city any slaughterhouse, packing house, rendering establishment or bone factory, or to suffer or permit any premises at any place within the limits of aforesaid used for any of the purposes aforesaid to become foul or offensive, unless approval and permission is granted by the City Council.
   (T)   Accumulations of junk, trash. To deposit or pile up any rags, old rope, paper, iron, brass, copper, tin, aluminum, ashes, garbage, refuse, plastic, brush, litter, weeds, slush, lead, glass bottles or broken glass upon any lot, piece or parcel of land or upon any public or private alley, street or public way within the city and to place same so that it can be blown about or scattered by the wind.
   (U)   Rodents. To cause or permit any condition or situation to exist that shall attract, harbor, or encourage the infestation of rodents.
   (V)   Bringing nuisances into the city. To bring into the city or keep therein for sale or otherwise, either for food or for any other purpose, any dead or live animal or any matter, substance or thing which shall be a nuisance or which shall occasion a nuisance in the city, or which may or shall be dangerous or detrimental to health.
   (W)   Offensive liquids. To keep any nauseous, foul or putrid liquid or substance or any liquid or substance likely to become nauseous, foul, offensive or putrid, nor permit any such liquid to be discharged, placed, thrown or to flow from or out of any premise into or upon any adjacent premises or any public street or alley, nor permit the same to be done by any person connected with the premises under his control.
   (X)   Motor transport engines. To operate motor transport engines in the nighttime between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. in any place in which a majority of the buildings, within a radius of 400 feet, are used exclusively for residence purposes, excluding state and federal highways.
   (Y)   General. To commit any offense which is a nuisance according to the common law of the land or made such by statute of the state.
   (Z)   Nuisances detrimental to health generally. No building, vehicle, structure, receptacle, yard, lot, premise or part thereof shall be made, used, kept, maintained or operated in the city if such use, keeping, maintaining of any nuisance shall be dangerous or detrimental to health.
   (AA)   Unhealthful businesses. No substance, matter or thing of any kind whatever, which shall be dangerous or detrimental to health, shall be allowed to exist in connection with any business or be used therein, or be used in any work or labor performed in the city, and no nuisance shall be permitted to exist in connection with any such work or labor.
   (BB)   Methamphetamine contamination. To cause or permit the existence of a structure or building in the city that has been used for the storage or manufacture of methamphetamine, until the abatement and cleaning practices required in § 25-1-5 have been complied with.
   (CC)   Animal fecal matter.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful for the owner or handler of any animal to fail to remove fecal matter deposited by his/her animal on public property or public easement or private property of another, before the owner leaves the immediate area where the fecal matter was deposited.
      (2)   It shall be unlawful for an owner to allow the accumulation of animal feces or manure in any open area, run, cage or yard wherein animals are kept and to fail to remove or dispose of feces properly.
(1993 Code, § 25-1-1) (Ord. 604, passed 5-1-1978; Am. Ord. 630, passed 9-4-1979; Am. Ord. 1497, passed 11-3-2008; Am. Ord. 1578, passed 4-18-2011; Am. Ord. 1685, passed 6-22-2015; Am. Ord. 1704, passed 8-15-2016) Penalty, see § 25-1-3
Statutory reference:
   See similar provisions, ILCS Ch. 740, Act 55, § 221; ILCS Ch. 740, Act 55, § 222