(625 ILCS 5/11-1006)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1006)
Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.
(a) No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride
from the driver of any vehicle.
(b) No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting
employment or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
(c) No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting
contributions from the occupant of any vehicle except within a municipality
when expressly permitted by municipal ordinance. The local municipality, city,
village, or other local governmental entity in which the solicitation takes
place shall determine by ordinance where and when solicitations may take place
based on the safety of the solicitors and the safety of motorists. The
decision shall also take into account the orderly flow of traffic and may not
allow interference with the operation of official traffic control devices. The
soliciting agency shall be:
1. registered with the Attorney General as a
charitable organization as provided by the Solicitation for Charity Act;
2. engaged in a Statewide fundraising activity; and
3. liable for any injuries to any person or property
during the solicitation which is causally related to an act of ordinary negligence of the soliciting agent.
Any person engaged in the act of solicitation shall be 16 years of age
or more and shall be wearing a high-visibility vest.
(d) No person shall stand on or in the proximity of a highway for the
purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked
or about to be parked on a highway.
(e) Every person who is convicted of a violation of this Section shall
be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)