§ 93.004  GENERAL PUBLIC NUISANCES.
   It is a public nuisance:
   (A)   To cause or allow the carcass of an animal or offal, filth or a noisome substance to be collected, deposited or to remain in any place to the prejudice of others;
   (B)   To throw or deposit offal or other offensive matter or the carcass of a dead animal in a water course, lake, pond, spring, well or common sewer, street or public highway;
   (C)   To corrupt or render unwholesome or impure the water of a spring, river, stream, pond or lake to the injury or prejudice of others;
   (D)   To obstruct or impede, without legal authority, the passage of a navigable river or waters;
   (E)   To obstruct or encroach upon public highways, private ways, streets, alleys, commons, landing places and ways to burying places;
   (F)   To carry on the business of manufacturing gunpowder, nitroglycerine or other highly explosive substances or mixing or grinding the materials for those substances, in a building within 330 feet of a valuable building erected at the time the business is commenced;
   (G)   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 825 feet of an occupied dwelling house;
   (H)   To erect, continue or use a building or other place for the exercise of a trade, employment or manufacture that occasions noxious exhalations, offensive smells or otherwise is offensive or dangerous to the health of individuals or of the public;
   (I)   To advertise wares or occupation by painting notices of the wares or occupation 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;
   (J)   To permit a well drilled for oil, gas, saltwater disposal or any other purpose in connection with the production of oil and gas to remain unplugged after the well is no longer used for the purpose for which it was drilled;
   (K)   To construct or operate a salt water pit or oil field refuse pit, commonly called a “burnout pit”, so that salt water, brine or oil field refuse or other waste liquids may escape from the pit in a manner except by the evaporation of the saltwater or brine or by the burning of the oil field waste or refuse;
   (L)   To permit concrete bases, discarded machinery and materials to remain around an oil or gas well, or to fail to fill holes, cellars, slush pits and other excavations made in connection with the well or to restore the surface of the lands surrounding the well to its condition before the drilling of the well, upon abandonment of the oil or gas well;
   (M)   To permit salt water, oil, gas or other wastes from a well drilled for oil, gas or exploratory purposes to escape to the surface, into a mine or coal seam, into an underground fresh water supply or from one underground stratum to another;
   (N)   To harass, intimidate or threaten a person who is about to sell or lease or has sold or leased a residence of 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;
   (O)   To store, dump or permit the accumulation of debris, refuse, garbage, trash, tires, buckets, cans, wheelbarrows, garbage cans or other containers in a manner that may harbor mosquitoes, flies, insects, rodents, nuisance birds or other animal pests that are offensive, injurious or dangerous to the health of individuals or the public;
   (P)   To create a condition, through the improper maintenance of a swimming pool or wading pool or by causing an action that alters the condition of a natural body of water, so that it harbors mosquitoes, flies or other animal pests that are offensive, injurious or dangerous to the health of individuals or the public;
   (Q)   To operate a tanning facility without a valid permit under the Tanning Facility Permit Act, being ILCS Ch. 210, Act 145 §§ 1 et seq.;
   (R)   To keep an inoperable or abandoned motor vehicle on public or private property, outside of an enclosed building, for more than seven days after receiving written notice from the county sent by certified mail, or after receiving a non-traffic complaint ticket issued by an authorized officer of the County Land Use Department or the Sheriff’s office. This does not apply to any motor vehicle that is kept within a building when not in use, to operable historic vehicles over 25 years of age, or to a motor vehicle on the premises of a place of business that is legally zoned and is engaged in the wrecking or junking of motor vehicles; or
   (S)   To store outside of an enclosed building one or more abandoned or inoperable vehicles or parts thereof, any machinery or equipment not in operable condition, or any junk or debris, except on property in a zone in which a junkyard is permitted under the zoning code of the county, and which meets the standards for a junkyard set forth in the zoning code.
(1980 Code, § 93.004)  (Res. 80-129, passed 7-23-1980; Res. 99-210, passed 5-20-1999)  Penalty, see § 93.999