Stephenson County, IL
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Board of Stephenson County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 315.
Inoperable vehicles — See Ch. 376.
Off-road vehicles — See Ch. 380.
[Adopted as Ch. 12, Art. I, of the 1977 Code]

§ 372-1 Amber lights permitted on certain vehicles.

[Amended 1-14-1975; 3-10-1987 by Ord. No. 87-03-106]
Amber oscillating or rotating or flashing lights are hereby permitted on motorized vehicles which are designed and used for the removal of snow and ice from highways, roads, sidewalks, driveways or parking lots located in unincorporated Stephenson County. Said lights are further authorized on motor vehicles which are used for the rural delivery of newspapers. The operation of said lights in both instances is to be limited to such places and times when such equipment is actually engaged in the above-specified actions. All oscillating, rotating or flashing lights referred to in this section shall be of sufficient intensity, when illuminated, to be visible at 500 feet in normal sunlight.

§ 372-2 Ratification of signs and signals.

The presence of all traffic control signs, signals, markings and devices which are in place on the adoption date of this code are hereby ratified, and such presence shall be considered to have been authorized by the County Board.

§ 372-3 No-parking or -standing areas.

[Amended 12-9-1975]
A. 
The following areas are hereby designated as no-parking or -standing areas:
The driveway to the west of the County Courthouse
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle in violation of this section.

§ 372-4 No-parking areas.

[Added 1-12-1971; amended 12-9-1975; 10-11-1994 by Ord. No. 94-10-204; 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 96-05-214; 7-9-1996 by Ord. No. 96-07-216; 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 97-06-223; 9-8-1998 by Ord. No. 98-09-234; 2-9-2000 by Ord. No. 00-02-247; 6-9-2004 by Ord. No. 04-34-282; 2-14-2007 by Ord. No. 07-02-1429]
A. 
The following roads, portions of roads or places are hereby designated as no-parking areas:
County Highway
Name of Street
Side
Location
County Courthouse
The driveway to the east of the County Courthouse; provided, however, that this prohibition shall not apply to authorized vehicles
County Highway
Becker School Road
Both
From County Highway 37 (Industrial Drive) to Illinois Route 26
County Highway 5
Cedarville Road
South
From the center line of IL RT 26 easterly a distance of 200 feet
County Highway 6
Galena Road, also known as "Len Street"
Both
From its intersection with Washington Street westerly to its intersection with Center Street, a distance of 1,000 feet
County Highway 6
Galena Road
Both
From Lake Road (CH 7) easterly 200 feet measured from the easterly curb on Lake Road (CH 7) and Freedom Street
County Highway 7
Lake Road
West
From County Highway 6 (Galena Road) northerly a distance of 100 feet
County Highway 7
McConnell Road
From 60 feet east of the center line of Township Road 130 (Hulbert Road) to 60 feet west of the center line of Township Road 130 (Hulbert Road)
County Highway 10
South Rock City Road
From U.S. Route 20 southerly a distance of 500 feet, and northerly a distance of 500 feet
County Highway 12
South Walnut Road
From 2,100 feet north of the bridge over Yellow Creek to Lamm Road
County Highway 13
Pearl City Road
Both
From State Route 73 easterly a distance of 1,320 feet
County Highway 13
Pearl City Road West
From 600 feet southwesterly of the main entrance to Highland Community College to a point 700 feet northeasterly from such entrance
County Highway 37
Industrial Drive
Both
From County Highway 33 (Lamm Road) to County Highway (Becker School Road)
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle in violation of the provisions of this section.

§ 372-5 Restricted parking.

[Amended 10-14-1980; 2-11-1986 by Ord. No. 86-88; 5-14-1991 by Ord. No. 91-06-167]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle, except in the designated and posted parking places, in the west driveway of the Courthouse between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., for periods exceeding 15 minutes. Only a person transacting business in one of the public offices located in the Courthouse during the hours when any such office is open for public business may park a vehicle in one of the designated and posted parking places.
B. 
The above time restriction shall not apply to official judges of election while such judges are obtaining election supplies and materials on the day immediately preceding a public election day in the County.

§ 372-6 Handicapped parking.

[Amended 10-8-1985 by Ord. No. 85-70]
The following areas are designated as handicapped parking only:
Name of Street/Building
Location
Galena Avenue
The marked and posted parking space running east to west adjacent to the bicycle rack on the Galena Avenue driveway
Stephenson Highway Department
As marked and posted in the parking lot
Stephenson Nursing Center
As marked and posted in the parking lot

§ 372-7 Fees added to fines imposed for violations of state Vehicle Code.

[Amended 11-10-1981]
A. 
Pursuant to statute, the County Board hereby ordains that a fee of $5 shall be added to all fines imposed for the violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code or violations of similar provisions contained in the County or municipal ordinance committed in the County. The proceeds of this additional fee of $5 shall be used to finance the court system in the County.
B. 
Pursuant to statutory authorization, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County shall charge and collect a fee of $5 for all traffic violations where there is an admission or finding of guilt; said fee shall be used for the support of the court system in the County. A traffic violation for the purpose of this section shall not include parking violations.
C. 
The Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County shall commence such charge and collections upon receipt of written notice from the County Board President that the County Board has acted to establish such a fee after December 1, 1981.
D. 
The fee shall be in addition to all other fines and charges assessed by the Circuit Court of the County and shall be remitted by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County to the County Treasurer for deposit.
E. 
This section is enacted pursuant to Public Act 82-599.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 55 ILCS 5/5-1101.

§ 372-8 Parking penalties.

[Amended 10-8-1985 by Ord. No. 85-71[1]]
Any person violating any of the provisions of § 372-3, 372-4, 372-5, 372-6 or 372-10 of this article shall be subject to penalties as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties, § 1-11. The owner, as well as driver, of any vehicle operated or parked in violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be liable and responsible for any such violation and for the penalties therefor provided above.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).

§ 372-9 Skates and skateboards; penalty.

[Added 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 96-05-215]
A. 
No person shall ride or operate a skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates at any time in any area upon the Courthouse Square, bounded by Van Buren, Stephenson, Exchange and Galena Streets.
B. 
Penalties for violation of Subsection A shall be as prescribed in § 372-8.

§ 372-10 Weight restrictions on highways.

[Added 12-13-2000 by Ord. No. 00-07-252]
County highways that are not designated as truck routes shall have a weight restriction of 73,280 pounds, with an axle limit of 17,000 pounds.
[Adopted 7-14-1970 (Ch. 12, Art. II, of the 1977 Code)]

§ 372-11 Permit required.

No person, other than a county fair association or other not-for-profit association or corporation, shall hold any motor vehicle races or motor vehicle stunt event unless he obtains a written permit to do so from the County Board.

§ 372-12 Permit fee. [1]

The County Board shall establish from time to time a motor vehicle race or stunt event permit fee, payable in advance, for all races and events held by a person, other than the county fair association or other not-for-profit association or corporation, on a single day; provided, however, that if the race or event for which such permit is issued is rained out or postponed for other good cause shown, the permit shall be valid for use within the next eight days specified in the permit.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).

§ 372-13 Issuance of permit.

The County Clerk shall issue a motor vehicle race or stunt permit to a person who is required to pay the permit fee, provided such person at all times complied with the other provisions of this article.

§ 372-14 False applications.

No person shall submit a false certificate with the application for the permit required by the provisions of this article.

§ 372-15 Insurance.

A certificate of insurance with a company or companies authorized to do business in Illinois shall be filed with the County Clerk by the person applying for a permit to hold motor vehicle races or stunt events. Such insurance shall be obtained in reasonable amounts covering the applicant's liability for bodily injury or property damage arising out of each occurrence.

§ 372-16 Hours of operation.

No motor vehicle race or stunt event shall be conducted after the hour of 11:00 p.m.

§ 372-17 Sanitary facilities.

Each applicant shall file with the County Clerk a certificate from the County Health Department stating that all sanitary and health rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health or of the County Health Department have been complied with.

§ 372-18 Penalty. [1]

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to penalties as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties, § 1-11.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).