9.20 – Disorderly Conduct

9.20.010 – Disorderly conduct - Designated - Prohibited

It is unlawful for any person to commit disorderly conduct. A person commits disorderly conduct when he knowingly:

  1. Does any act in such unreasonable manner as to alarm or disturb another and to provoke a breach of the peace; or
  2. With  intent  to  annoy another,  makes  a  telephone  call,  whether  or  not  conversation thereby ensues; or
  3. Enters upon the property of another for a lewd or unlawful purpose; deliberately looks into a dwelling on the property through a window or opening.
(2015-M-17: § 1; 1969-M-3: § 1; Prior code: § 28.002)

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)

9.20.030 – Disturbing lawful assemblages prohibited

It is unlawful for any person to disturb any lawful assemblage or gathering in this city.                  

(2015-M-17: § 1; Prior code: § 28.009)

9.20.040 – Unlawful assemblages

It is unlawful to collect, gather, or be a member of any disorderly crowd, or any crowd gathering together for any unlawful purpose.

(2015-M-17: § 1; Prior code: § 28.014)