The following words and phrases as used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless a different meaning is required by the context:
A mode of prohibited solicitation hereafter defined in Section 3-13-11 of this chapter.
Any person that files an application for a solicitation permit as provided for in this chapter.
Any automated teller machine as defined by the Automated Teller Machine Security Act, 205 Illinois Compiled Statutes 695/1 et seq., as amended.
Any bank or financial institution as defined by the Illinois Banking Act, 205 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/1 et seq., as amended.
A person engaged in canvassing. Canvassing Going from place to place in the Village seeking to make personal contact with residents or other persons where there is no request, invitation or appointment for such contact, but excluding persons engaged in solicitation as defined herein.
Any benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, not for profit, religious or eleemosynary person or one purporting to be such which solicits and collects funds for charitable purposes.
Any charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, not for profit, religious or eleemosynary purpose.
Any request for the donation of money, property or anything of value or the pledge of a future donation of money, property or anything of value; or the selling or offering for sale of any property, real or personal, tangible or intangible, whether of value or not, including, but not limited to, goods, books, pamphlets, tickets, publications or subscriptions to publications or brochures, upon the representation, express or implied, that the proceeds of such sale will be used for a “charitable purpose” as such term is herein defined.
The chief of police or any of his or her authorized representatives.
Seeking to obtain orders for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise, foodstuffs, services of any kind, character or description whatever, for any kind of consideration whatever.
Any individual, organization, group, association, partnership, corporation, joint venture, trust or any combination thereof.
Any occupied building or structure, or any separate dwelling unit contained within any occupied building or structure, of any type within the village.
Any person who has obtained a valid solicitation permit as hereinafter provided, which certificate is in the possession of the solicitor, conspicuously displayed on his or her person while engaged in solicitation.
A verbal request made in person upon any street, public place or park in the Village for an immediate donation of money or other thing of value, including a request to purchase an item or service of little or no monetary value in circumstances where a reasonable person would understand that the purchase is in substance a donation. Solicitation does not include the act of passively standing, sitting or engaging in a musical performance or other street performance with a sign or other indication that donations are being sought, without any verbal request for a donation other than in response to an inquiry by another person. Solicitation shall not include any activity which is purely expressive in nature, such as attempts to enlist support for or against a particular religion, philosophy, ideology, political party, issue, candidate or other cause that does not involve either the solicitation of funds or a proposal to engage in a commercial transaction.
A person engaged in solicitation.
A solicitor who engages temporarily in the retail sale of goods, wares or merchandise in the Village and in pursuance of such sales occupies any building, room, vehicle, structure of any kind, or vacant lot. Transient Merchants and solicitors shall not include a person selling goods, wares or merchandise, including vegetables, fruit or perishable farm products, at an established Village farmers market or other Village-sponsored event or market, or at a church fair or other similar event of limited duration held by a unit of local government or not-for-profit organization for fund-raising purposes. (Ord. 21-O-41, 9-13-2021)