City of El Paso, IL
Woodford County
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[Adopted 1978 by Ord. No. 507 (Ch. 9.08 of the 1979 Code)]
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
It is unlawful for any person to have the status or condition of a "vagrant," which, for the purposes of this article, shall include any of the following:
A. 
Loitering: any person found loitering or strolling in, about, or upon any street, alley, or other public way or public place, or at any public gathering or commercial establishment, or on any private property or place without lawful business and conducting himself in a lewd, wanton or lascivious manner in speech or behavior.
B. 
Unlawful occupancy: any person wandering abroad and occupying, lodging, or sleeping in any vacant or unoccupied barn, garage, shed, shop or other building or structure, or in any automobile, truck, railroad car, or other vehicle, without owning the same or without permission of the owner or person entitled to the possession of the same or sleeping in any vacant lot during the hours of darkness and not giving a satisfactory account of himself.
C. 
Begging: any person wandering abroad and begging; or any person who goes about from door to door of private homes or commercial and business establishments, or places himself in or upon any public way or public place to beg or receive alms for himself.
D. 
Abroad at unusual hours: any person who wanders about the streets, alleys, or other public ways or places, or who is found abroad at late or unusual hours in the night without any visible or lawful business and not giving a satisfactory account of himself.