5.36.090 – Prohibitions

  1. Felons and Persons Convicted of Sex Offenses as Solicitors:  It shall be unlawful for any person to be a solicitor who has been convicted of a felony under the laws of the state of Illinois, or any equivalent law of any other state, or under the federal laws of the United States.  It shall be unlawful for any person to be a solicitor who has been convicted of a sex offense as defined by 720 Illinois Compiled Statues, Act 5, Article 11, or any equivalent law of any other state.
  2. Fraud: No person shall misrepresent his name, occupation, financial condition, social conditions or residence, and no person shall make or perpetrate any other misstatement, deception or fraud, in connection with any charitable or commercial solicitation, or in any application or report filed under this ordinance.
  3. Number of Solicitors permitted:  No more than two (2) persons shall go upon or approach any premises at any one time for purposes of soliciting or peddling.
  4. Principal Approach and Entrance Only: Every solicitor shall approach a premises only by using the principal approach route thereto, and every solicitor shall attempt to make contact with the occupants thereof only at the principal entrance to such premises. No solicitor shall gain entry to any enclosed portion of the premises without invitation and whether invited or not, shall immediately and peacefully depart from the premises when requested to do so by the occupant.
(2018-M-25: § 7; 2012-M-22: § 1; 2010-M-25: § 1; 1970-M-16: (part); Prior code: § 25.1009)