Chapter 30 – Public Safety

CHAPTER 30

PUBLIC SAFETY

ARTICLE I – CIVIL EMERGENCY

30-1-1 DEFINITIONS.

“CIVIL EMERGENCY” is hereby defined to be:

(A) A “riot or unlawful assembly” characterized by the use of actual force or violence or any power to execute by three (3) or more persons acting together without authority of law; or

(B) Any “natural disaster” or “man-made calamity”, including flood, conflagration, cyclone, tornado, earthquake, or explosion within the corporate limits of the Village resulting in the death or injury of persons or the destruction of property to such an extent that extraordinary measures must be taken to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

“CURFEW” is hereby defined as a prohibition against any person or persons walking, running, loitering, standing or motoring upon any alley, street, highway, public property or vacant premises within the corporate limits of the Village excepting officials of any governmental unit and persons officially designated to duty with reference to the civil emergency.

30-1-2 DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY. Whenever an emergency as defined in Section 30-1-1 exists, the Mayor shall declare the existence by means of a written declaration, setting forth the facts which constitute the emergency.

30-1-3 CURFEW. After proclamation of a civil emergency by the Mayor, he may order a general curfew applicable to such geographical areas of the Village or to the Village as a whole as he deems advisable and applicable during such hours of the day or night as he deems necessary in the interest of the public safety and welfare.

30-1-4 AUTHORITY OF MAYOR TO ISSUE ORDERS. After the proclamation of a civil emergency, the Mayor may also, in the interest of public safety and welfare, make any or all of the following orders.

(A) Order the closing of all retail liquor stores including taverns and private clubs or portions thereof wherein the consumption of intoxicating liquor and beer is permitted.

(B) Order the discontinuance of the sale of alcoholic liquor by any wholesaler or retailer.

(C) Order the discontinuance of selling, distributing or giving away of gasoline or other flammable liquid or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank properly affixed to a motor vehicle.

(D) Order the discontinuance of selling, distributing, dispensing or giving away of any firearms or ammunition of any character whatsoever.

(E) Issue such other orders as are imminently necessary for the protection of life and property.

30-1-5 EFFECTIVENESS. The proclamation herein authorized shall be effective for a period of forty-eight (48) hours unless sooner terminated by a proclamation of the Mayor indicating that the civil emergency no longer exists. The Mayor shall have the power to reproclaim the existence of a civil emergency at the end of each forty-eight (48) hour period during the time the civil emergency exists.

30-1-6 NOTIFICATION. Upon issuing the proclamation herein authorized, the Mayor shall notify the news media situated within the Village and shall cause three (3) copies of the proclamation declaring the existence of the emergency to be posted at the following places within the Village:

(A) The Village Hall.

(B) The Post Office.

(C) The Court House.

(See 65 ILCS Sec. 5/11-1-6)

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