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Be it ordained by the supervisor and board of Trustees of Warren Township, Lake County, Illinois, as follows:

Warren Township hereby adopts the Illinois Criminal Code Chapters 705 and 720 Illinois Criminal Law and Procedure, as from time to time amended, as the rules governing criminal offenses on Township property, except where Township ordinances specifically establish different rules.  Enforcement shall be authorized by any law enforcement officer or authorized agent.

     No person shall upon or in connection with any property of Warren Township:

SECTION 1 - Vending and Advertising

A. Expose or offer for sale or hire any articles or things, or conduct or solicit any business, trade or occupation or professional without the approval of the Township or authorized agent and then only in accordance with the terms and conditions thereof, it being the intention of the Towmship to control commercial enterprises or sales on Township lands.

B. Display, distribute, post or fix any placard, sign, handbill, pamphlet, circular, or any other writing or printed material or objects containing advertising matter or announcements of any kind whatsoever without permission from the Township or authorized agent, except the groups holding a valid picnic/facility rental permit, or special use permit may display signs are temporary and are removed by permittee at the termination of the activity.

C. Beg or solicit contribution in any manner upon Township facility.

SECTION 2  - Unlawful Obstructions

A. Set or place or cause to be set or placed any goods, wares, or merchandise or any atand, cart or vehicle for the transportation or vending of any such goods, wares, or merchandise or any other article upon any property of the Township to the obstruction of use of Township property.

B. By force, threats, intimidations or by any unlawful fencing or enclosing or any other unlawful means prevent or obstruct or combine with others to prevent or obstruct any person from peacefully entering upon any prperty of the Township or obstruct the section shall be constructed to deny unlawful enforcement of a valid permit granting a certain person or persons use to the exclusion of others as defined and provided for in this ordinance.

C. Enter, without appropriate invitation or without having paid appropriate admission fee, any Township area, facility or program which has been rented or otherwise reserved for any purpose; nor shall anyone enter any concession in any of the Township without the consent of the concessionaire or duly authorized agent or employee; nor shall any person disturb any patron of such concession, any participant in any dance, game, pinic, or a public assemblage; nor shall any person loiter in the immediate area of any such concession as to impede free access to such concession by other patrons or the flow of pedestrian traffic in and about the area of such concession.

SECTION 3 - Unlawful Construction or Maintenance

     Erect, construct, install, or perform any maintenance on, below, over or across a park except by proper authorization of the Township authorizing such activity and then only in accordance with written permission of the Township employee specifying in detail the work to be done and the conditions to be fulfilled pursuant to the terms of such authorization.

SECTION 4 - Drug or Alcohol Abuse

Possess, give away, sell, serve, dispense or drink any alcoholic beverage, or possess, sell, deliver, smoke, inhale, inject, eat, chew or swallow any beer, wine, other alcoholic beverage, narcotic drug, or controlled substance upon Township property.  Any person found to be in violation of this section shall be subject to arrest or ejected from the Township premises.

SECTION 5 - Weapons and Harmful Substances

A. At any time have in their possession or on or about their person, any firearm, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, ammunition, bow and arrow, crossbow, slingshot, blackjack, billy club, any device capable of discharging a projectile by air, spirit, gas or explosive, any explosive substance or harmful solid, liquid or gaseous substance, any tear gas or any disabling chemical agent or any other dangerous weapon.  Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent any duly sworn weapons as may be authorized and necessary in the such officer to assist in making arrests or preserving the peace while such person is engaged in assisting.  The Township may designate areas within a park where bows and arrows and/or firearms can be used.  In such cases, the Township shall promulgate rules and regulations for the safe use of such devices, and no person shall fail to abide by such rules and regulations.

B. Bring onto Township property and trapping device, any incendiary bomb or material, any smoke or stink bomb, any acid or caustic substance, or any inflammmable liquid, except charcoal lighter or fuel contained in the fuel tank of a motor vehicle.

C. Discharge any of the weapons or instruments, listed in Section 5A above, into or over Township property.

SECTION 6 - Hindering or Bribing Employees

A. Interfere with, unreasonably disrupt to delay or in any manner hinder any Township employee or distract him/her from the performance of his/her duties.

B. Give or offer to give an employee any money, gift, privilege, or article of value on or off Township property in order to violate the provisions of this ordinance or any other Township ordinance, contract, or permit or statute of the State of Illinois and the United States or in order to gain or receive special consideration in applying for any use or privilege or to gain special consideration and treatment in the use of any Township property of facility.

SECTION 7 - Use Of Facilities Restricted as to Sex

     Enter into or remain in any toilet, restroom, bathhouse, pavilion or structure or section thereof, which has been reserved and designated for use of the opposite sex with exception made for children under five (5) years of age accompanied by an adult.  Nor shall any person loiter in or around any restroom, bathhouse or dressing room for the purpose of soliciting another to engage in sexual behavior.  This section shall not prohibit a person of the opposite sex from assisting a disabled person's use of the bathroom facilities.

SECTION  8 - Disorderly Conduct

     Engage in conduct that is disorderly, and a person shall be deemed to have engaged in disorderly conduct when he knowingly:

A. Does any act in such unreasonable manner as to provoke, make or aid in making a breach of peace.

B. Does or make any unreasonable offensive act, utterance, gesture or display which, under the circumstances, creates a clear and present danger of a breach of peace or imminent threat of violence.

C. Refuses or fails to cease and desist any conduct or activity likely to produce a breach of peace where there is imminent threat of violence, and where the police have made all reasonable efforts to protect the otherwise peaceful conduct and activity, and have requested that said conduct and activity be stopped and explained the request if there be time.

D. Fails to obey a lawful order by a person known by him to be a police officer under circumstances where persons are committing acts of disorderly conduct in the immediate vicinity, which acts are likely to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience, annoyance or alarm.

E. Assembles persons for the purpose of using force or violence to disturb the public peace.

F. Contributes to the delinquency of a minor while on Township property.

SECTION 9 - Public Indecency

     Engage in conduct that is publicly indecent, and a person shall be deemed to have committed an act of public indecency when any person performs any of the following acts:

A. An act of sexual intercourse.

B. An act of deviate sexual conduct.

C. A lewd exposure of the body done with intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of the person.

D. A lewd fondling or caress of self or the body of another person of either sex.

SECTION 10 - Obscene Books and Pamphlets

Knowingly exhibit, sell, give away, or offer to sell or give away on Township property any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, movie film, picture, photograph, or any other article of any kind of an obscene nature.

SECTION 11 - Control and Treatment of Dogs and Domestic Animals

A. Bring in, lead or carry any dog or domestic animal onto Towmship property.

B. Nothing in this ordinance shall be construed to prohibit the controlled use of certain animals approved by the Township Supervisor for purposes of public safety, such as but not limited to, the protection of Township property or the protection of employees in the performance of their duties or search and rescue.

SECTION 12 - Honoring Permits

     By act or speech willfully or unreasonably hinder, interrupt or interfere with any duly permitted activity, or unreasonably or willfully intrude on any areas or into any structures designated for the use of a certain person or persons to the exclusion of others.

SECTION 13 - Pyrotechnics

Possess, set off or attempt to set off or ignite any firecrackers, fireworks, smoke bombs, rockets, black powder guns or other pyrotechnics without approval, and then only under such rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Township and subject to all local, state, and federal laws.

SECTION 14 - Smoking in Township Buildings

A. Smoke in any part of the Township buildings unless a specifically designated and posted smoking area or in a permitted smoking area under the Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act.

B. No person shall smoke within 50 feet of:

1) The Teen Center

2) The Skate Plaza

3) Playfields

4) Playgrounds

SECTION 15 - Disruptive Behavior

A. Use of coarse or profane language.

B. Speaking in a loud voice so as to disrupt other activities occuring upon Township property.

C. Playing radios, personal music systems, included "boom boxes", CD players and the like so loudly that they disrupt others.

D. Interference with the quiet enjoyment of Township facilities by other individuals lawfully using Township facilities.

SECTION 16 - Traffic

     Violate the traffic regulations established for the Township campus, including but not limited to, driving in excess of the posted speed limit, disobeying stop signs, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


     Any person found violating the provisions of this ordinance may be immediately expelled by Township employees.  Upon recommendation of a Township employee and the Township Supervisor, a person may be banned from Township property for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.  Upon majority vote of the Township Board, a person found violating this ordinance may be denied access to Township property for a period in excess of thirty (30) days.  A notice banning an individual from Township property shall be sent to the person at their last known address.


     Any person found entering upon Township property after receiving notice banning that individual from Township property shall be subject to arrest and posecution for criminal trespass to land unless such person has a valid appointment with a Township official or employee for services.

SECTION 19: EFFECTIVE DATE.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from after its passage, approval and publication in pamphlet form in a manner provided by law.

SECTION 20: SEVERABILITY.  In the event that any section, clause, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be found and determined to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, all valid parts that are severable from the invalid parts shall remain in full force and effect. 















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