Article II: Generally

27-2-1 AGGRAVATED BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER. No person shall, by violent, tumultuous or obstreperous conduct or carriage, disturb any police officer in the discharge of his duties no shall any person assault, strike, or fight with any police officer in or upon any house or premises in the Village owned or possessed by him or under his management and control.

27-2-2 IMPERSONATION OF OFFICER. No person in the Village shall falsely represent himself to be an officer of the Village or shall, without being duly authorized by the Village, exercise or attempt to exercise any of the duties, functions or powers of the Village officer, or hinder, obstruct, resist or otherwise interfere with any Village officer in the discharge of the duties of his office, or attempt to prevent any such officer from arresting any person, either by force or by giving notice to such person, or attempt to rescue from such officer, any person in his custody, or impersonate any of the members of the Police Force of this Village, or maliciously or with the intention of deceiving any person, wear the uniform of or a uniform similar to that worn by the members of the Police Department, or use any of the signs, signals or devices adopted and used by the Police Department.

27-2-3 DISTURBING LAWFUL ASSEMBLIES. It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully interrupt or disturb any funeral assembly, funeral procession, school, any assembly met for the worship of God or any other assembly met for a lawful purpose by any offensive behavior, or by any disorderly conduct.

27-2-4 UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY.
(A) Whenever 12 or more persons, any of them armed with clubs or dangerous weapons, or 30 or more persons armed or unarmed are unlawfully, riotously, or tumultuously assembled in the Village, it shall be the duty of each of the Village Police Officers to go among the persons so assembled, or as near them as safety will permit, and in the name of the State, command them immediately to disperse; and if they do not obey, every person refusing to disperse shall be deemed guilty of unlawful assembly.
(B) When persons so unlawfully assembled neglect or refuse on command to disperse, it shall be the duty of the Police to forthwith suppress such assembly and disperse the person composing it in such manner as may be most expedient.

27-2-5 DISORDERLY CONDUCT. No person shall disturb the good order of society, or the peace of any private family, or of any congregation within the Village by any noise or amusement, or by vulgar or profane language, or by any disorderly or immoral conduct.

27-2-6 BARBED WIRE AND ELECTRIC FENCES. It shall be unlawful for any person to erect or maintain any barbed wire or other such sharp, pointed fence below 8 feet in height and no electrically charged fence shall be erected or maintained, except in an agricultural or conservation zone district.

27-2-7 ADMISSION FEES, FRAUDULENTLY AVOIDING PAYMENT OF. It shall be unlawful for any person to fraudulently enter without payment of the proper admission fee, any theater, ballroom, lecture, concert, or other place were admission fees are charged; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit or restrict the free admission of police officers engaged in the performance of police duties to any place of public entertainment or amusement.

27-2-8 CIGARETTES OR TOBACCO, SALE OF TO MINORS. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, buy for, or furnish any cigar or cigarette or tobacco in any of its forms to any minor under 18 years of age unless upon the written order of the parent or guardian.

27-2-9 CONDUCT IN PUBLIC PLACES.
(A) It shall be unlawful for a pedestrians to stand upon any sidewalk or public way, except as near as reasonably possible to the building line or curb line if such standing interferes with the use of said sidewalk by other pedestrians.
(B) It shall be unlawful to impede or interfere with another person’s use of a public way.

27-2-10 AID IN ESCAPE. It shall be unlawful to rescue or attempt to rescue or shall abet or encourage the rescue or escape of any person from the custody of any officer or other person legally having him in charge, or shall molest or interfere with any officer or other person so legally having him in charge, or shall, in any manner, aid, abet or encourage the rescue or the attempt to escape from any person legally committed thereto, or shall supply or attempt to supply any such person with any weapon or with any implement or means whereby an escape might be affected, or with any intoxicating liquors, drugs or other article(s) without the consent of the officer in charge.

27-2-11 ESCAPES. It shall be unlawful for any person convicted of any offense, or in lawful custody to escape or attempt to escape from custody.

27-2-12 FALSE PRETENSES. It shall be unlawful for any person to obtain any food, drink, goods, wares, or merchandise under false pretenses, or to enter public places and call for refreshments or other articles and receive and refuse to pay for same, or depart without paying for or satisfying the person from whom he received the food, goods, wares, and/or merchandise.

27-2-13 RENTING PREMISES FOR UNLAWFUL PURPOSES. It shall be unlawful for any person to rent, use or allow to be used, any building or property owned by him, for any purpose whereby riotous or disorderly persons are gathered.

27-2-14 AID TO AN OFFENSE. It shall be unlawful for any person, in any way or manner, to aid, abet, counsel, advise or encourage any other person in the commission of any of the acts mentioned herein or in any manner, encourage the commission of such offense hereby defined.

27-2-15 POSTING BILLS. It shall be unlawful for any person to paste, post, paint, print or nail any handbill, sign, poster, advertisement, or notice of any kind on nay curbstone, flagstone, or any other portion or part of any sidewalk, or upon any tree, lamppost, utility pole, hydrant, or upon any private wall, door, or gate without the consent, in writing, of the owner of the wall, door or gate; provided, however, tat this section shall not prevent posting by proper Village and County officials of election signs, polling place signs and other sings or placards necessary under the law to the conduct of elections, except they may not be attached to a tree.

27-2-16 BEGGING. No person shall beg or solicit alms within the Village without having obtained permission in writing from the Chief of Police.

27-2-17 CONCEALED WEAPONS. No person shall, within the Village, carry or wear under his clothes, or concealed about his person, any pistol or colt, or slung-shot, or cross knuckles, or knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, or any switch blade, knife, or razor, bowie knife, or dirk knife, or dirk, or dagger, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon. This selection does not apply to the officers or members of the Police Department, nor to any sheriff or deputy sheriff or constable of this State, nor to any United States Marshal.

24-2-18 DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS OR BOW AND ARROW. It shall be unlawful to discharge any firearm, bow and arrow or air gun within Village of Kansas limits or so that the bullet, arrow, missile or projectile there from enters the Village limits without written permission from the Mayor, provided that this section shall not be construed to prohibit any officer of the law to discharge a firearm when lawfully defending his personal property.

27-2-19 GAMES IN STREET. No person shall, upon any Village street, fly any kite or play any game of ball or engage in any amusement or practice having a tendency to injure or annoy any person passing in the streets or on the sidewalks.

27-2-20 STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES.
(A) Nitroglycerine, Dynamite, Etc. No person shall have, keep, possess, or store at or in any place within the Village, any nitroglycerine, dynamite or giant powder, or any form or combination of any of them.
(B) Blasting Powder, etc. No person shall keep, possess or store nay gun or blasting powder or any gun or explosive cotton, at or in any one place in the Village in any quantity exceeding five (5) pounds.

27-2-21 THROWING ROCKS, ETC. No person in the Village shall throw or cast any stone or any other missile upon or at any building, tree, or other public or private property, or at any person in any street, avenue, alley or public place.

27-2-22 DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. No person in the Village shall deface, destroy, or in any way, injure any public property, or any other apparatus of the Village.

27-2-23 FORTUNE TELLING, ETC. No person in the Village shall pursue the calling of a fortuneteller or practice fortune telling, soothsaying, or the like and receive payment in any manner there for.

27-2-24 DISCARDED REFRIGERATORS. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to leave or permit to remain outside of any dwelling, building, or other structure, or within any unoccupied or abandoned building, dwelling or other structure under his or its control in a place accessible to children, or other container which has an air-tight door or lid, snap-lock or other locking device which may not be released from the inside without first removing the door or lid, snap-lock or other device from the ice box, refrigerator or container.

27-2-25 FIREWORKS REGULATIONS.
(A) Defined. The term “fireworks” shall mean and include any explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect of a temporary exhibit nature by explosion, combustion, deflagration or detonation and shall include blank cartridges and toy cannons in which explosives are used; the type of balloons which require fire underneath to propel the same; firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, Roman candles, sparklers, bombs or other fireworks of like construction and any tablets or other devices containing any explosive substance, or containing combustible substances producing visual effects; provided, however, that the term “fireworks” shall not include toy pistols toy canes, or other devices in which paper or plastic caps containing twenty-five hundredths grains or less of explosive compound are used, providing they are so constructed that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion, and the toy pistol, paper or plastic caps which contain less than twenty-five hundredths grains of explosive mixture, excluding recoverage model rockets sold for the express use of modelers and/or exhibitions of rocketry, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.
(B) Prohibition. Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, co-partnership or corporation to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or use or explode any fireworks within the Village limits.
(C) Permits. The Village Board may authorize the Village Clerk to grant permits for the supervised public display of fireworks. No permit granted hereunder shall be transferable. Permits may be granted hereunder to any group of 3 or more adult individuals applying there for. No permit shall be required for supervised public displays by State or County Fair Associations.
(D) Applications. Application for permits shall be made in writing at least 15 days in advance of the date of the display and action shall be taken on such application at the next regular meeting of the Village Board.
(E) Display. Every such display shall be handled by a competent individual designated by the Police Chief and shall be of such character and so located, discharged or fired as not to be hazardous to property or endanger any person or persons.

27-2-26 CURFEW.
(A). Established. It shall be unlawful for a person less than 17 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street or highway at the following times, unless accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian or other responsible companion at least 18 year of age, approved by a parent or legal guardian or unless engaged in a business or occupation which the laws of this State authorize a person less than 17 years of age to perform:
a) Between 11:00 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday, inclusive and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.
b) Between 12:00 Midnight on Friday and Saturday, inclusive and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.
‘(B) Responsibility of Parents and Guardians. It shall be unlawful for a parent, legal guardian or other person to knowingly permit a person in his custody or control to violate subsection (A) of this section.
(Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 23; S 2371 and Ch. 24; S 11-1-5)

27-2-27 HALLOWEEN. It shall be illegal for any person to engage in Halloween practice, commonly called “Trick or Treat”, by calling at the homes or dwelling places within the Village, either masked or unmasked, except upon the designated day established by the Village Board.

Last Update: October 04, 2018