9.20.020 – Intoxication in public place prohibited

It is unlawful for any person to be in an intoxicated condition and disorderly on or in any street, alley or other public place in the City. Any person violating the Section shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for their first offense nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for each subsequent offense.

Emergency Treatment (Exemptions to 9.20.020)

A person who appears to be intoxicated in a public place and who may be in danger to himself or others may be assisted to his home, a treatment facility or other health/public facility either directly by the police or through an intermediary person. Such person shall be detained for protective custody purposes only, and shall not be cited and/or arrested. Being intoxicated shall not be the sole basis for the offense of Public Intoxication (20 ILCS 301/25-15; 20 ILCS 301/55- 15.

(2015-M-17: § 1; 2012-M-48: § 2; 2008-M-47: § 1; Prior code: § 28.003)