Village of Lincolnwood, IL
Cook County
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The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this Article 2:
DEVIATE SEXUAL CONDUCT
Any act of sexual gratification involving the sex organs of one person and the mouth or anus of another.
DISTRIBUTE
To transfer possession of, whether with or without consideration.
HARMFUL MATERIAL
Material is harmful if, to the average person, applying contemporary standards, its predominant appeal taken as a whole, is to prurient interest, that is, a shameful or morbid interest in nudity, sex, or excretion, which goes substantially beyond customary limits of candor in description or representation of such matters, and is material, the redeeming social importance of which, is substantially less than its prurient appeal.
INTENT TO DEFRAUD
The use of deception with the intention to injure another's interest which has economic value.
KNOWINGLY
Having knowledge of the content of the subject matter, or recklessly failing to exercise reasonable inspection which would have disclosed the contents thereon.
(A) 
An exposure of one's genitals or female breasts;
(B) 
The touching, caressing or fondling of the genitals or female breasts;
(C) 
Sexual intercourse;
(D) 
Masturbation;
(E) 
Urination or defecation in a place other than a toilet or urinal.
MATERIAL
Any writing, picture, record or other representation or embodiment.
OBSCENE
A thing is "obscene" if, considered as a whole, its predominant appeal is to prurient interest, that is, a shameful or morbid interest in nudity, sex or excretion, and if it goes substantially beyond customary limits of candor in description or representation of such matters. A thing is obscene even though the obscenity is latent, as in the case of undeveloped photographs.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place where the conduct may reasonably be expected to be viewed by others.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit an assault within the Village.
A person commits an assault when, without lawful authority, he or she engages in conduct which places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit a battery within the Village.
A person commits a battery if he or she intentionally or knowingly without legal justification and by any means:
(A) 
Causes bodily harm to an individual.
(B) 
Makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual.
It shall be unlawful for any person to meander abroad and beg or go from door to door or place themselves in the streets or other public places to beg or receive alms.
It shall be unlawful and a public nuisance for any person to conduct any business or use any premises so as to create an offensive smell or an odor that may taint the air and render it unwholesome or disagreeable to any reasonable person, or to the public or to cause or tend to cause injury or damage to persons, property or business.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit the offense of criminal housing management within the Village.
A person commits the offense of criminal housing management when, having personal management or control of residential real estate, whether as a legal or equitable owner of residential real estate or as a managing agent or otherwise, he or she knowingly permits by his or her gross carelessness or neglect the physical condition or facilities of the residential real estate to become or remain so deteriorated that the health or safety of any inhabitant is endangered.
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
(A) 
Assume a false identity and do an act in his or her assumed character with the intent to defraud another.
(B) 
Pretend to be a representative of some person or organization and do an act in his or her pretended capacity with the intent to defraud another.
(A) 
Definitions. Wherever the following words or phrases are used, they shall, for purposes of this Section 17-2-8, have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section 17-2-8(A), except when the context otherwise indicates.
GAMBLING
Shall have the meaning set forth in Section 28-1(a) of the Illinois Criminal Code of 1961, 720 ILCS 5/28-1(a), as may be amended, but shall not include:
(1) 
Any of the activities described in Section 28-1(b) of the Illinois Criminal Code of 1961, 720 ILCS 5/28-1(b), as may be amended; or
(2) 
A raffle conducted pursuant to Chapter 9, Article 14 of this Code.
GAMBLING DEVICE
Any clock, tape machine, slot machine or other machine or device for the reception of money or other thing of value on chance or skill or upon the action or which money or other thing of value is staked, hazarded, bet, won or lost, including but not limited to: any video gaming terminal, as defined in the Video Gaming Act, 230 ILCS 40/5; and any mechanism, furniture, fixture, equipment or other device designed primarily for use in a gambling place. However, a "gambling device" does not include.
(1) 
A coin-in-the-slot operated mechanical device played for amusement which rewards the player with the right to replay such mechanical device, which device is so constructed or devised as to make such result of the operation thereof depend in part upon the skill of the player and which returns to the player thereof no money, property or right to receive money or property; or
(2) 
Vending machines by which full and adequate return is made for the money invested and in which there is no element of chance or hazard.
GAMBLING HOUSE
Any building, vessel, or other structure or premises that is used in whole or in part for gambling, including, without limitation, the use of gambling devices.
(B) 
Gambling prohibited. Gambling of any kind, including, without limitation, the use of any gambling device, is prohibited in the Village.
(C) 
Gambling houses. It is hereby unlawful to set up, keep, maintain or operate, or to permit to be set up, kept, maintained or operated, a gambling house in the Village. A gambling house shall be deemed a public nuisance and may be abated by the Village to the extent provided by law.
It shall be unlawful for any person with knowledge that a person is under 18 years of age, or who fails to exercise reasonable care in ascertaining the true age of a child, knowingly to distribute to or send or cause to be sent to, or exhibit to, or offer to distribute or exhibit any harmful material to such person.
The predominant appeal to prurient interest of the material shall be judged with reference to average children of the same general age of the child to whom such material was offered, distributed, sent or exhibited, unless it appears from the nature of the matter or the circumstances of its dissemination, distribution or exhibition that it is designed for specially susceptible groups, in which case the predominant appeal of the material shall be judged with reference to its intended or probable recipient group.
In prosecutions under this Section 17-2-10, where circumstances of production, presentation, sale, dissemination, distribution, or publicity indicate the material is being commercially exploited for the sake of its prurient appeal, such evidence is probative with respect to the nature of the material and can justify the conclusion that the redeeming social importance of the material is in fact substantially less than its prurient appeal.
(A) 
Nothing in Section 17-2-9 or 17-2-10 of this Code shall prohibit any public library or any library operated by an accredited institution of higher education from circulating harmful material to any person under 18 years of age, provided such circulation is in aid of a legitimate scientific or educational purpose, and it shall be an affirmative defense in any prosecution for a violation of Section 17-2-9 or 17-2-10 of this Code that the act charged was committed in aid of legitimate scientific or educational purposes.
(B) 
Proof that the defendant demanded, was shown and acted in reliance upon any of the following documents as proof of the age of a child, shall be a defense to any criminal prosecution under Section 17-2-9 or 17-2-10 of this Code: a document issued by the federal government or any state, county or municipal government or subdivision or agency thereof, including, but not limited to, a motor vehicle operator's license, a registration certificate issued under the Federal Selective Service Act or an identification card issued to a member of the armed forces.
(C) 
In the event an advertisement of harmful material, as defined in this Article 2, culminates in the sale or distribution of such harmful material to a child, under circumstances where there was no personal confrontation of the child by the defendant, his or her employees or agents, as where the order or request for such harmful material was transmitted by mail, telephone, or similar means of communication, and delivery of such harmful material to the child was by mail, freight, or similar means of transport, it shall be a defense in any prosecution for a violation of Section 17-2-9 or 17-2-10 of this Code that the advertisement contained a statement that the defendant required the purchaser to certify that he or she was not under 18 years of age.
It shall be unlawful for any person under 18 years of age to falsely state, either orally or in writing, that he or she is not under the age of 18 years, or to present or offer to any person any evidence of age and identity which is false or not actually his or her own for the purpose of ordering, obtaining, viewing, or otherwise procuring or attempting to procure or view any harmful material.
It shall be unlawful for any person to falsely represent himself to be an officer of the Village or to, without being duly authorized, exercise or attempt to exercise any of the duties, functions or powers of a municipal officer or to hinder, obstruct, resist or otherwise interfere with any municipal officer in the discharge of his or her official duties. Specifically, but without limitation of the foregoing, it shall be unlawful to wear a uniform, cap, insignia, or badge or in any other way attempt to create the false impression that a person is a member or official of the Village Police Department or Fire Department.
It shall be unlawful for any person to instigate, cause or procure, or in any manner assist in any indecent exhibition of any animal or to exhibit or perform an indecent, immoral or lewd play or show or representation of any kind.
It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally perform any lewd act in a public place or at a place and under circumstances where such act could be observed by any member of the public.
The owner, manager or operator of premises open to the public is guilty of permitting lewd conduct if he or she intentionally permits or causes any lewd act on said premises.
It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue, or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the limits of the Village. Specifically, and without limitation of the foregoing, the following acts and noises are hereby declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this Section 17-2-16 of this Code and defined as nuisances.
(A) 
Sound devices: the using, operating, or permitting to be played, used or operated any radio receiving set, television set, musical instrument, phonograph, or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants. The operation of any such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on the following day on Sundays through Thursdays, and from 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on the following day on Fridays and Saturdays, in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 20 feet from where such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device, or speaker thereof, is located, or at the lot line of the property upon which such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device is located, whichever is the greater distance therefrom, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this Section 17-2-16(A).
(B) 
Air-conditioning units and equipment.
(1) 
The using, operating, or permitting to be used or operated of any refrigerating equipment, fans, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, or other air-circulating or air-conditioning equipment in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants. The operation of any such equipment in such manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 30 feet from where such equipment is located, or at the lot line of the property upon which such equipment is located, whichever is the greater distance therefrom, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this Section 17-2-16(B).
(2) 
In any air-cooled air-conditioning installation in attics or spaces directly under any roof, the condensers must be located in such a manner that the discharge created by condenser fans is directed to the front or rear of said premises, so that said discharged air is not directed at the adjoining properties.
(C) 
Instruments, loudspeakers and amplifiers for advertising: the using, operating or permitting to be played, used, or operated any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier, instrument, or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound which is cast upon the public streets for the purpose of commercial advertising or attracting the attention of the public to any building or structure.
(D) 
Yelling and shouting: yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling, or singing on the public streets at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort, or repose of persons in any office, or in any dwelling, hotel or other type of residence, or of any persons in the vicinity.
(E) 
Animals and birds: the keeping of any animal or bird which, by causing frequent or long continued noise, disturbs the comfort or repose of any persons in the vicinity.
(F) 
Exhausts: the discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal combustion engine, motorboat, or motor vehicle, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom.
(G) 
Construction or repairing of buildings: noise emanating from any erection (including excavating), demolition, alteration or repair of any building in violation of Section 14-14-10(M) of this Code.
(H) 
Use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers restricted.
[Amended 5-1-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2998]
(1) 
The use of any gasoline-powered leaf blower, whether backpack-mounted, wheel-mounted or handheld, which includes electric leaf blowers connected to portable gasoline-powered electric generators, is prohibited: as follows:
(a) 
In the B-1, B-2, B-3, O-,1 PUD, and M-B Zoning Districts of the Village (as defined in Chapter 15 of this Code), before the hour of 9:00 a.m. and after the hour of 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, inclusive, and at all times on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; and
(b) 
In all other zoning districts of the Village: (i) at all and times from May 15 through September 30 of each year; and (ii) from October 1 of any year through May 14 of the next year, before the hour of 7:00 a.m. and after the hour of 6:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, inclusive, and before the hours of 7:00 a.m. and after 12:00 noon on Saturdays, and at all times on Sundays and holidays.
(2) 
In the event of a storm or other emergency, upon determining that it is in the best interests of the safety and welfare of the Village to use gasoline-powered leaf blowers in cleanup or restoration activities, the Village Manager may waive the enforcement of the foregoing restrictions.
(3) 
Nothing in this Section 17-2-16(H) shall be construed to deem lawn maintenance activities on golf courses or on publicly owned properties as nuisances, whenever conducted.
(I) 
Horns and signaling devices: the sounding of any horn or signaling device on any automobile, motorcycle, or other vehicle on any street or public place of the Village, except as a danger warning; or the creation by means of any such signaling device of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound; and the sounding of any such device for any unnecessary and unreasonable period of time.
(J) 
Defect in vehicle or load: the use of any automobile, motorcycle or vehicle so out of repair, so loaded or in such a manner as to create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noise.
(K) 
Loading, unloading, and opening boxes: the creation of loud and excessive noise in connection with loading or unloading any vehicle or the opening and destruction of bales, boxes, crates and containers between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
(L) 
Noises near schools, houses of worship, and hospitals: the creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning, or house of worship while the same are in use, or adjacent to any hospital, which unreasonably interferes with the workings of such institution or which disturbs or unduly annoys patients in the hospital, but only if conspicuous signs are displayed in such streets indicating that the proximity of a school, house of worship, or hospital.
(M) 
Pile drivers, hammers of all types, etc.: the operation between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any pile driver, steam shovel, pneumatic hammer, derrick, steam or electric hoist or other appliance, the use of which is attended by loud or unusual noise.
(N) 
Garbage and refuse collection: noise emanating from any garbage or refuse collection performed in violation of Article 1 of Chapter 11 of this Code.
It shall be unlawful for any person, for the purpose of bathing or otherwise, to appear in any public place in a state of nudity or in any indecent and lewd dress or make any indecent exposure of his or her person.
It shall be unlawful for any person with knowledge of the nature or content thereof, or recklessly failing to exercise reasonable inspection which would have disclosed the nature of content thereof, to:
(A) 
Sell, deliver or provide, or offer or agree to sell, deliver or provide any obscene writing, picture, record or other representation or embodiment of the obscene.
(B) 
Present or direct an obscene play, dance or other performance or participate directly in the portion thereof which makes it obscene.
(C) 
Publish, exhibit or otherwise make available anything obscene.
(D) 
Perform an obscene act or otherwise present an obscene exhibition of his or her body for gain.
(E) 
Create, buy, procure or possess obscene matter or material with intent to disseminate it in violation of this Section 17-2-18, or of the penal laws or regulations or any other jurisdiction.
(F) 
Advertise or otherwise promote the sale of material represented or held out by him or her to be obscene, whether or not it is obscene.
Obscenity shall be judged with reference to ordinary adults, except that it shall be judged with reference to children or other specially susceptible audiences if it appears from the character of the material or the circumstances of its dissemination to be specially designed for or directed to such an audience. Where circumstances of production, presentation, sale, dissemination, distribution, or publicity indicate that material is being commercially exploited for the sake of its prurient appeal, such evidence is probative with respect to the nature of the matter and can justify the conclusion that the matter is utterly without redeeming social importance.
In any prosecution for an offense under this section, the court or Administrative Hearing Officer shall consider.
(A) 
The character of the audience for which the material was designed or to which it was directed.
(B) 
What the predominant appeal of the material would be for ordinary adults or a special audience, and what effect if any, it would probably have on the behavior of such people.
(C) 
The artistic, literary, scientific, educational or other merits of the material, or absence thereof.
(D) 
The degree, if any, of public acceptance of the material in this state.
(E) 
Appeal to prurient interest, or absence thereof, in advertising or other promotion of the material.
(F) 
Purpose of the author, creator, publisher or disseminator.
The creation, purchase, procurement or possession of a mold, engraved plate or other embodiment of obscenity specially adapted for reproducing multiple copies, or the possession of more than three copies of obscene material shall be prima facie evidence of an intent to disseminate.
It shall be an affirmative defense to obscenity that the dissemination:
(A) 
Was not for gain and was made to personal associates other than children under 18 years of age.
(B) 
Was to institutions or individuals having scientific or other special justification for possession of such material.
It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or permit the discharge, emission, escape or release into the atmosphere from any source such quantities of soot, fly ash, dust, cinders, dirt, oxides, gases, vapors, odors, toxic or radioactive substances, waste or other solid, liquid or gaseous matter in such quantities and in such place or manner as to endanger the health, comfort or safety of any person or of the public or in any such manner as to cause or tend to cause injury or damage to property or business.
Except as herein provided, it shall be unlawful for any person to cause or permit the emission of any smoke consisting of small gas-borne particles other than water, from any source whatever, of a density, shade, or opacity equal to or greater than described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines. A copy of the Ringelmann Chart is on file with the Village.
During any eight-hour period, smoke having a density, shade or opacity equal to but not greater than Ringelmann No. 3 shall be permitted for a total time of no greater than two minutes.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit prostitution within the Village.
Any person who performs, offers or agrees to perform any of the following acts for money, or other valuable consideration commits an act of prostitution:
(A) 
Any act of sexual intercourse.
(B) 
Any act of deviate sexual conduct.
It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit for a prostitute within the Village.
Any person who performs any of the following acts commits soliciting for a prostitute:
(A) 
Solicits another for the purpose of prostitution.
(B) 
Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution.
(C) 
Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution.
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep a place of prostitution within the Village.
Any person who has or exercises control over the use of any place which could offer seclusion or shelter for the practice of prostitution who performs any of the following acts keeps a place of prostitution:
(A) 
Knowingly grants or permits the use of such place for the purpose of prostitution.
(B) 
Grants or permits the use of such place under circumstances from which he or she could reasonably know that the place is used or is to be used for purposes of prostitution.
(C) 
Permits the continued use of a place after becoming aware of facts or circumstances from which he or she should reasonably know that the place is being used for purposes of prostitution.
It shall be unlawful for any person to patronize a prostitute within the Village.
Any person who performs any of the following acts commits the offense of patronizing a prostitute:
(A) 
Engages in an act of sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct with a prostitute.
(B) 
Enters or remains in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in an act of sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit a public indecency within the Village.
Any person who performs any of the following acts in a public place commits a public indecency:
(A) 
An act of sexual intercourse.
(B) 
An act of deviate sexual conduct.
(C) 
A lewd exposure of the body done with intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of the person.
(D) 
A lewd fondling or caressing of the body of another person of either sex.