Article VI: Parking Rules

24-6-1 TIME LIMIT PARKING. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle for a period of time in excess of the amount of time designated by law and so posted.

24-6-2 PARKING FOR SALE OR REPAIR. No person shall park a vehicle upon any street for the purpose of:
(A) Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
(B) Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle, except when emergency repairs are necessary.

(A) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control devices, no person shall:
(1) Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
(a) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
(b) On a sidewalk.
(c) Within an intersection.
(d) On a crosswalk.
(e) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings.
(f) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.
(g) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel.
(h) On any railroad tracks.
(i) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
(j) On any controlled-access highway.
(k) In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers.
(l) In any alley that is opened and maintained.

(2) Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge passengers:
(a) In front of a public or private driveway.
(b) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
(c) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.
(d) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of the roadway.
(e) Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of such entrance (when properly sign-posted).
(f) At any place where official signs prohibit standing.

(3) Parking a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers:
(a) Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
(b) At any place where official signs prohibit parking.

(B) No person shall move a vehicle no lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.

24-6-4 LOAD LIMITS. There is hereby established “gross load limits” on certain Village streets. The term “gross load limit” shall bean the total weight of a vehicle and the load it is carrying. The specified streets and the load limits are hereby listed in Schedule “L”.

24-6-5 EXCEPTIONS. This chapter shall not include a vehicle making actual deliveries to customers or pickup trucks, trucks operated by the Village maintenance and repairs on the above described street or the operation of a vehicle owned by the U.S. government or State of Illinois while on lawful business of these agencies.

24-6-6 TOWING CARS AWAY. The Police Department and all members thereof assigned to traffic duty are hereby authorized to remove and tow away, or have removed and towed a way by commercial towing service, any car, boat, trailer, or other vehicle illegally parked n any place where such parked vehicle creates or constitutes a traffic hazard, blocks the use of fire hydrant or obstructs or may obstruct the movement of any emergency vehicle; or any vehicle which has been parked in any public street or other public place for a period of 24 hours.
Vehicles towed away shall be stored on any Village property or in a public garage or parking lot and shall be restored to the owner or operator thereof after payment of the expense incurred by the Village in removing and storing such vehicle(s).

24-6-7 PARKING VIOLATIONS. Any person accused of a violation of an ordinance prohibiting parking a vehicle in a designated area, or restricting the length of time a vehicle may be there parked, may settle and compromise the claim against him or her for such illegal parking by paying to the Village $25.00 to $50.00 depending on fine for each such offense. Such payment may be made at the Village Hall and a receipt shall be issued for all money so received and such money shall be promptly turned over to the Treasurer to be credited to the General Fund. The members of the Police Department are hereby authorized to refrain from instituting a prosecution for the alleged offense involved for at least 5 days.

Provided that this section shall not apply to persons parking a vehicle so as to obstruct the entrance or exit of any place where Police Department or Fire Department apparatus or other emergency equipment is kept of housed or so as to block an emergency entrance in a hospital. Nor shall this section apply to any person charged with parking a vehicle so as to entirely obstruct traffic in any street or alley or parking in such a way as to reduce traffic on an arterial street to one=way traffic only; nor to any person who refuses to remove a vehicle illegally parked at the request of any member of the Police Department.

24-6-8 PRIMA FACIE PROOF. The fact that a vehicle which is illegally parked or operated is registered in the name of a person shall be considered prima facie proof that such person was in control of the vehicle at the time of such violation.