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Public Act 095-0389




Public Act 095-0389
SB0825 Enrolled LRB095 05526 HLH 25616 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
changing Section 1-2-1 as follows:
    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-1)  (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-1)
    Sec. 1-2-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality
may pass all ordinances and make all rules and regulations
proper or necessary, to carry into effect the powers granted to
municipalities, with such fines or penalties as may be deemed
proper. No fine or penalty, however, except civil penalties
provided for failure to make returns or to pay any taxes levied
by the municipality shall exceed $750 and no imprisonment
authorized in Section 1-2-9 for failure to pay any fine,
penalty or cost shall exceed 6 months for one offense.
    A penalty imposed for violation of an ordinance may
include, or consist of, a requirement that the defendant
perform some reasonable public service work such as but not
limited to the picking up of litter in public parks or along
public highways or the maintenance of public facilities.
    A default in the payment of a fine or any installment of a
fine may be collected by any means authorized for the
collection of monetary judgments. The municipal attorney of the
municipality in which the fine was imposed may retain attorneys
and private collection agents for the purpose of collecting any
default in payment of any fine or installment of that fine. Any
fees or costs incurred by the municipality with respect to
attorneys or private collection agents retained by the
municipal attorney under this Section shall be charged to the
(Source: P.A. 89-63, eff. 6-30-95.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2008