Chapter 32 - Traffic and Vehicles

21 December 2017






Art.      I           In General Secs. 32-1 - 32-17

Art.      II         Operation of Vehicles Generally. Secs. 32-18 - 32-32

Art.      III        Bicycles. Secs. 32-11 - 32-71


Div. 1. Generally, Secs. 32-33 - 32-56

Div. 2. Registration, Secs. 32-57 - 32-71


Art.      IV        Junked, Abandoned, Wrecked Vehicles. Secs. 32-72- 32-86

Art.      V         License for Business Vehicles for Transporting

Merchandise. Secs. 32‑87 ‑ 32‑100

Art.      VI        One‑Way Streets. Secs. 32‑101 ‑ 32‑112

Art.      VII      Preferential Streets and Yield Intersections,

Secs. 32‑113 ‑ 32‑125

Art.      VIII     Signs, Signals and Markings. Secs. 32‑126 ‑ 32‑139

Art.      IX        Size, Weight and Load, Secs. 32‑140 ‑ 32‑151

Art.      X         Speed Regulations. Secs. 32‑152 ‑ 32‑162

Art.      XI        Stopping, Standing and Parking. Secs. 32‑163 ‑32‑235


Div. 1. Generally, Secs. 32‑163 ‑ 32‑187

Div. 2. Parking Commission. Secs. 32-188 - 32-203

Div. 3. Parking Meters, Secs. 32-204 - 32-235

                        Div. 4. Parking Commission. Secs. 32‑188 ‑ 32‑203


Art. XII           Through Streets and Stop Intersections. Secs.

32‑236 ‑ 32‑249

Art. XIII         Turns, Secs. 32‑250 ‑ 32‑256





*Cross Reference‑‑Transporting flammable and combustible liquids and LP‑gases by tank vehicles or pick‑up trucks, Sec. 14-55; ice cream carts, Sec. 15‑26 et seq; boat regulations, Sec 17-1 et seq; mobile homes, Sec. 23‑1; markings on vehicles of junk dealer required, Sec. 25‑18; police, Sec. 27‑1 et seq; director of traffic‑control, Sec. 27‑62 et seq; railroads, Sec. 28‑1 et seq; streets and sidewalks, Sec. 29‑1 et seq; vehicles for hire, Sec. 33‑1 et seq.


Sec. 32‑01.      Definitions.


Words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in the Illinois Vehicle Code in Chapter 95 1/2 of the Illinois Revised Statutes in sections 1‑101 et seq. (Code 1965, Sec. 41.01)


State law references ‑ Illinois Vehicle Code, Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 95 ½; requirement that ordinances conform to Illinois Vehicle Code, Ch. 95 ½, Sec. 11‑207; powers of local authorities, Ch. 95 ½, Sec. 11‑208


32‑02.  Adoption of certain state law by reference.


(a)        The following enumerated sections of Chapter 95 ½ of the Illinois Revised Statutes, exclusive of any provisions thereof relating to the penalties or the punishment to be imposed for violation of such sections, are adopted and by reference made a part of this Code with the same force and effect as though set forth here in verbatim; and the term "this act" wherever used in any such section shall mean this chapter whenever necessary to effectuate the meaning of the section:


6‑101               Drivers must have licenses or permits.


6‑102               What persons are exempt.


11‑203             Obedience to police officers.


11‑204             Fleeing or attempting to elude police officers.


11‑205             Public officer and employees to obey act‑‑Exceptions.


11‑206             Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles or animals or driving animal‑drawn vehicles.


11‑305             Obedience to traffic‑control devices.


11‑306             Traffic‑control signal legend.


11‑307             Pedestrian control signals.


11‑308             Lane control signals.


11‑309             Flashing signals.


11‑310             Display of unauthorized signs, signals, markings or advertising signs.


11‑311             Interference with official traffic‑control devices or railroad signs or signals.


11‑401             Accident involving death or personal injuries.


11-402             Accident involving damage to vehicle.


11‑403             Duty to give information and render aid.


11‑404             Duty upon damaging unattended vehicle or other property.


11‑406             Duty to report accident.


11‑407             Immediate notice of accident.


11‑501             Persons under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs.


11-502             Transportation of alcoholic liquors ‑ Penalty.


11-503             Reckless driving.


11-504             Drag racing.


11-601             General speed restrictions.


11-605             Special speed limit while passing schools.


11-610             Violations ‑ Charges, effect on civil action.


11-701             Drive on right side of roadway‑‑‑Exceptions.


11-702             Passing vehicles proceeding in opposite directions.


11-703             Overtaking a vehicle on the left.


11-704             When overtaking on the right is permitted.


11-705             Limitations on overtaking on the left.


11-709             Driving on roadway laned for traffic.


11-710             Following too closely.


11-801             Required position and method of turning at intersections.


11-802             Turning on curve or crest of grade prohibited.


11-803             Starting parked vehicle.


11-804             When signal required.


11‑805             Signal by hand and arm or signal device.


11‑806             Method of giving hand and arm signals.


11‑901             Vehicles approaching or entering intersections.


11‑902             Vehicle turning left.


11‑903             Vehicle entering stop crosswalk.


11‑904             Vehicles entering stop or yield intersection.


11‑906             Vehicle entering highway from private road or driveway.


11‑907             Operation of vehicles and streetcars on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.


11‑1001           Pedestrians; obedience to traffic‑control devices and traffic regulations.


11‑1002           Pedestrians' right‑of‑way at crosswalks.


11‑1003           Crossing at other than crosswalks.


11‑1004           Blind persons‑‑Right‑of‑way.


11‑1005           Pedestrians to use right half of crosswalks.


11‑1006           Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.


11‑1007           Pedestrians walking on highways.


11‑1201           Obedience to signal indicating approach of train.


11‑1202           Certain vehicles must stop at all railroad grade crossings.


11‑1204           Stop and yield signs.


11‑1205           Emerging from alley, building, private road or driveway.


11‑1301           Stopping, standing or parking outside of business or residence district.


11‑1302           Officers authorized to remove illegally stopped vehicles.


11‑1303           Parking prohibited in specified places.


11‑1401           Unattended motor vehicles.


11‑1402           Limitations on backing.


11‑1403           Riding on motorcycles.


11‑1404           Special equipment for persons riding on motorcycles.


11‑1405           Required equipment on motorcycles.


11-1406           Obstruction to driver's view or driving mechanism.


11‑1407           Opening vehicle doors.


11‑1410           Coasting prohibited.


11‑1411           Following fire apparatus prohibited.


11‑1412           Crossing fire hose.


11‑1413           Putting glass, etc. on highway prohibited.


11‑1414           Approaching, overtaking and passing school bus.


11‑1416           Obstructing persons on highways.


12‑101             Scope and effect of equipment requirements.


12‑121             Mufflers, prevention of noise.


12‑123             Windshields must be unobstructed and equipped with wipers.


12‑127             Seat safety belts


15‑101             Scope and effect of Chapter. (Size, Weight and Load)


16‑202             Offenses by persons owning or controlling vehicles.


(b)         There shall be three (3) copies of Chapter 5 ½ Illinois Revised Statutes available for inspection in the office of the City Clerk. (Code 1965, Sec. 41.02; Ord. of‑5‑20‑68, Sec.2)


Sec. 32‑03.      School crossing guards ‑ Vehicles to yield for.


(a)        Defined. For purposes of this section, a "school crossing guard" shall be a person stationed at intersections at or near schools for the purpose of conducting school children safely across said intersection and equipped with a sign reading, "Stop."


(b)        Vehicles to stop. Whenever a school crossing guard shall enter an intersection and display the said stop sign to traffic approaching said intersection from opposing directions, drivers of vehicles shall stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at an intersection or at a limit line when marked, or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and pedestrians within or entering the roadway shall have the right‑of‑way over vehicles stopped. Drivers shall remain stopped until the school crossing guard shall cease displaying a stop sign at which time said driver may proceed.


(c)        Failure to stop prohibited. It shall be unlawful to fail to stop when directed to do so by a school crossing guard.


(d)       Penalty for violation. A person convicted of violating the provisions of this section shall be fined in an amount not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). (Ord. No. 82‑30, Sec. 1, 10‑18‑82)


Cross reference ‑ School crossing signals and locations enumerated, Sec. 32‑128.


Sec. 32‑04 ‑ 32‑17.  Reserved.


                            ARTICLE II. OPERATION OF VEHICLES GENERAL.


Sec. 32‑18.      Driving on sidewalks and in safety zones.


No driver of a vehicle shall drive within any sidewalk area, except at a permanent or temporary driveway, nor into or upon any portion of a roadway marked as safety zone. (Code 1965, Sec.41.09)


Sec. 32‑19.      Driving through procession.


(a)        No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral or other authorized procession while they are in motion and when such vehicles are conspicuously designated as required in this section. This provision shall not apply at intersections where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or police officers.


(b)        A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by the display upon the outside of each vehicle of a pennant of a type designated by the Police Department.


(c)        Each driver of a vehicle in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near the right‑hand edge of the roadway as practical and follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practical and safe. (Code 1965, Sec. 41.10)


Cross references ‑ Disturbing funerals, Code 1965, Sec. 22‑12, permit for funeral parades, Sec. 29‑3.


Sec. 32‑20.      Traffic not to be obstructed.


No vehicle shall be operated or allowed to remain upon any street in such a manner as to form an unreasonable obstruction to the traffic thereon. (Code 1965, Sec. 41.12)


Sec. 32‑21.      Stopping in intersection.


No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic‑control signal indication to proceed. (Code 1965, Sec.  41.13)


Sec. 32‑22.      Trucks on Fifth Avenue.


Cross Reference ‑ Truck traffic prohibited on Fifth Avenue at certain times, Sec. 32‑22.


When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall operate any truck or motorcycle upon South Fifth Avenue from Court Street to Station Street between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This section shall not apply to police vehicles, fire vehicles, ambulances and emergency vehicles of public utilities when on emergency calls.


The Superintendent of the Environmental Services Utility is hereby authorized and directed to place appropriate highway signs designating the prohibition contained in this section. (Code 1965, Sec. 41.33)


Sec. 32‑23.      Reckless driving.


Any person who drives any vehicle on any street, road or public way within the corporate limits of the City of Kankakee with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. (Ord. No. 76‑58, Sec. 1, 9‑20‑76)


Editor's note ‑ Sections 32‑23 - 32‑27 are derived from the ordinances indicated in the history note following each section. Said ordinance did not specifically amend this Code.


Sec. 32‑24.      Starting stopped vehicle.


No person shall start a vehicle which is stopped, standing, or parked unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety. (Ord. No. 76-59, Sec.1, 9‑20‑76)


Editor's Note ‑ See the editor's note following Sec. 32‑23.


Sec. 32‑25.      Motor vehicles equipped with muffler exhaust system.


Every motor vehicle driven or operated upon the streets, roads and public ways within the corporate limits of the City of Kankakee shall at all times be equipped with an adequate muffler or exhaust system in constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any excessive or unusual noise. No such muffler or exhaust system shall be equipped with a cut out bypass or similar device. No person shall modify the exhaust system of a motor vehicle in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise of such vehicle above that emitted by the muffler originally installed on the vehicle. (Ord. 76‑57, Sec. 1, 1‑20‑76)


Editor's Note ‑ See the editor's note following Sec. 32‑23.


Sec. 32‑26.      Lamps required on motorcycles, other motor vehicles; illumination of registration plate.


(a)        When upon any street, road or public way situated within the corporate limits of the City of Kankakee every motorcycle shall at all times exhibit at least one lighted lamp, showing a white light, commonly known as the driving lamp, visible for at least five hundred (500) feet in the direction the motorcycle is proceeding. All other motor vehicles shall, during the period from sunset to sunrise, or at any other time when visibility is so limited as to require the use of lights for safety, exhibit two (2) such lighted driving lamps showing white lights or lights of a yellow or amber tint, visible for at least five hundred (500) feet in the direction the motor vehicle is proceeding. Parking maps may be used in addition to but not in lieu of any such driving lamps. Every motor vehicle, trailer or semi trailer shall also exhibit at least two (2) lighted lamps, commonly known as trail lamps, which shall be mounted on the left rear and right rear of the vehicle so as to throw a red light visible for at least five hundred (500) in the reverse direction, except that a motorcycle or truck tractor or road tractor manufactured prior to January 1, 1968 need be equipped with only one such lamp.


(b)        Either a tail lamp or a separate lamp shall be so constructed and placed as to illuminate with a white light at rear registration plate when required and render it clearly legible from a distance of fifty (50) feet to the rear. Any tail lamp or tail lamps together with any separate lamp or lamps for illuminating rear registration plate, shall be so wired as to be lighted whenever the driving lamps or auxiliary driving lamps are required. (Ord. No. 76‑61, Secs. 1, 2, 9‑20‑76)


Editor's Note ‑ See the editor's note following Sec 32‑23.


Sec. 32‑27.      Driving on roadways divided into two or more lanes.


Whenever any roadway has been divided into two (2) or more clearly marked lanes for traffic the following rules in addition to all others consistent herewith shall apply:


(a)        A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.


(b)        Upon a roadway which is divided into three (3) lanes and provides for two‑way movement of traffic, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle traveling in the same direction when such center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for making a left turn or where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the same direction that the vehicle is proceeding in such allocation is designated by official traffic‑control devices.


(c)        Official traffic‑control devices may be erected directing specific traffic to use a designated lane or designating those lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction regardless of the center of the roadway and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such sign.


(d)       Official traffic‑control devices may be installed prohibiting the changing of lanes on sections of roadway and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such device. (Ord. No. 76‑60 Sec 1, 9‑20‑76)


Editor's Note ‑ See the editor's note following Sec. 32‑23.


Sec. 32‑28.      Streets and alleys designated as boulevards; truck and/or bus traffic prohibited.


The following streets and alleys are hereby designated as boulevards. Truck and/or bus traffic is prohibited as indicated:


Alley, between Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue from Harbor Street to Park Drive (truck or bus traffic).


Alley, between Fifth Avenue and Eighth Avenue from Park Drive to Harbor Street (truck or bus traffic).


Cypress Street, between Entrance Avenue and Washington Avenue (truck traffic).


Park Avenue, (truck or bus traffic).


(Ord. No. 80‑2, Secs. 1, 2, 1‑21‑80; Ord. No. 80‑22, Secs. 1, 2, 4‑7‑80; Ord. No. 80‑37, Secs. 1, 2, 6‑16‑80)


Sec. 32‑29.      Truck Routes Established.


Truck routes shall be established, as the state highways, designated Class I, Class II and Class III by the State of Illinois, as the Truck Route System.  Trucks will be permitted to travel only on Illinois Routes 17, 45-52, 50 and 115 within the City limits; except that trucks shall be permitted to travel from Route 17 along Nelson Avenue to its intersection with Risser Street and along Risser Street to its intersection with Looker Avenue.  In addition, trucks shall be permitted to use East Gate Road to its intersection with Grinnell Road; Grinnell Road to its intersection with Route 50; Route 50 to its intersection with Hobbie Avenue, thence south along Hobbie Avenue to its intersection with Chestnut Street. (Ord. 93-55; 10-4-93)


In addition, trucks shall be permitted to use Duane Boulevard from its intersection with Justine Drive to Stoddard Place; then on Stoddard Place from Duane Boulevard to Eagle Street; then on

Eagle Street from Stoddard Place to Nelson Avenue; then on Nelson Avenue from Eagle Street to Maple Street. (Ord. 2015-23; 6-15-15)


Sec. 32‑30 ‑ 32‑32.   Reserved.





Sec. 32‑33.      Application of traffic laws.


Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be subject to the provisions of the Code regulating traffic upon the streets of the City applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to special regulations of this article and except as to those provisions for the regulations of traffic which, by their nature can have no application. (Code 1965, Sec. 43‑01)


Sec. 32‑34.      Use of public streets.


The regulations applicable to bicycles shall apply whenever any bicycle is operated upon any street or any public path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles. (Code 1965, Sec. 43‑02)


Sec. 32‑35.      Responsibility of parent or guardian.


The parent or guardian of any child shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child to violate any provision of this article. (Code 1965, Sec.43‑02)


State law reference ‑ Application of traffic laws to persons riding bicycle, Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 95 ½, Sec. 11‑206; authority of municipalities to regulate, license and collect fee for bicycles, Ch. 95 ½, Sec. 208; lamps and other equipment on bicycles, Ch. 95 ½, Sec. 12‑107; sirens or whistles prohibited on bicycles, Ch.95 ½, Sec. 12‑120.


Sec. 32‑36.      Brakes.


Every bicycle, when operated upon a highway, shall be equipped with a brake adequate to control the movement of and to stop such bicycle when necessary. (Code 1965, Sec.43‑04)


Sec. 32‑37.      Lamps and reflectors.


Whenever operated upon any street or highway during the period between sunset and sunrise, every bicycle shall display a white light on the front thereof visible for a distance of not less than five hundred (500) feet, and on the rear thereof shall display a two (2) inch red reflector so designed and maintained as to be visible at all distances within three hundred (300) feet when such bicycle is directly in front of a motor vehicle displaying lawfully lighted headlights. A lamp exhibiting a red light visible for a distance of not less than five hundred (500) feet to the rear may be used in addition to or in lieu of such rear reflector. (Code 1965, Sec. 43‑04)


Sec. 32‑38.      Audible signals.


No person shall ride a bicycle unless it is equipped with a bell or other device capable of giving a signal audible for a distance of at least one hundred (100) feet, except that no bicycle shall be equipped with nor shall any person use upon a bicycle any siren or whistle. (Code 1965, Sec.43‑04)


Sec. 32‑39.      Extra passengers.


It shall be unlawful for any person operating a bicycle to carry another person on the same bicycle ahead of the operator.  (Code 1965, Sec. 43‑05)


Sec. 32‑40.      Care in Riding.


No bicycle shall be ridden in such manner as to be dangerous to persons or property. (Code 1965, Sec. 43‑05)


Sec. 32‑41.      Speed.


No person riding a bicycle shall ride faster than is reasonable and proper having regard to the safety of the rider and others. (Code 1965, Sec. 43‑05)


Sec. 32‑42.      Clinging to moving vehicle.


No persons riding upon any bicycle shall attach the same or himself to any moving vehicle upon any street or roadway. (Code 1965, Sec. 43‑05)


Sec. 32‑43.      Riding abreast.


(a)        When two (2) or more persons in a group are operating bicycles, they shall not ride more than two (2) abreast at any time, and if riding abreast, shall ride close together so that they do not occupy more of the width of the street or roadway than an automobile would while traveling in the same direction.


(b)         When two (2) or more persons in a group are operating bicycles at any time when lights are required to be displayed by bicycles, they shall not ride abreast, but ride in single file.   (Code 1965, Sec. 43.05)


Sec. 32‑44.      Carrying articles.


No persons riding a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars. (Code 1965, Sec. 43.05)


Sec. 32‑45.      Trick riding.


No rider of a bicycle shall remove both hands from the handlebars or feet from the peddles, or practice any acrobatic or fancy riding on any street, nor shall any person operating a bicycle upon a public highway participate in any race for speed, or endurance contest with any other vehicle, except under permit from and under the supervision of the chief of police, or delegated authority. (Code 1965, Sec. 43‑05)


Sec. 32‑46.      Parking.


No person shall park a bicycle upon a roadway in front of a business establishment. Bicycles parked in any alley, in a public driveway, on a sidewalk, or on a public path, must be in such a position as not to interfere with the safety or movement of the vehicular or pedestrian traffic. (Code 1965, Sec. 43.05)


Sec. 32‑47.      Dealer's report required.


All persons engaged in the business of buying or selling new or secondhand bicycles shall make a written report before the tenth (l0th) day of each month, to the Chief of Police, or delegated authority, giving the name and address of the person purchasing or selling, the description of the bicycle, the number thereof and the registration number, if any. (Code 1965, Sec. 43.06)


Sec. 32‑48.      Regulations for rental agencies.


Bicycles offered for rent by a rental agency shall be equipped by the rental agency with the lights and other safety equipment required by this article and shall be kept in good and safe working order. Rental agencies shall comply, in all respects with all the provisions of this article and shall be responsible for the conditions of the bicycles they rent. The Chief of Police, or delegated authority shall make periodical inspections of rental agencies to ascertain in that they are complying with the provisions of this article. (Code 1965, Sec. 42.06)

Sec. 32‑49.      Transfer of ownership.


It shall be the duty of every person who sells, or transfers ownership of, or junks any bicycle, except dealers, to report within seven (7) days of the date of such sale, transfer, or junking to the Chief of Police, or delegated authority, together with the name and address of the person to whom said bicycle was sold or transferred. It shall be the duty of the purchaser or transferee of such bicycle to apply for the registration thereof within seven (7) days of the sale or transfer as the case may be. (Code 1966, Sec. 32.57)


Sec. 32‑50.      Enforcement, impoundment.


(a)        The Chief of Police, or delegated authority is hereby authorized and empowered to administer the provisions of this article. The Chief of Police is hereby authorized and empowered to impound for a period of not to exceed thirty (30) days any unregistered or improperly registered bicycle or the bicycle of any person used in violation of any provision of this Code relating to street traffic, insofar as they are applicable, whether operated by the owner or by another at the title of the violation. The action of the Chief of Police in impounding a bicycle, as provided in this section, shall be conclusive and final. The impounding of a bicycle shall not preclude the imposition of any other penalties. (Code 1965, Sec. 43.08)


Sec. 32‑51.      Record of violations.


The Chief of Police or his delegated authority, shall keep a record of all persons violating the provisions of this Code relating to the use of bicycles, and of the violation committed, and of the registration number, if any, of the bicycle impounded. (Code 1965, Sec. 43.08)


Sec. 32‑52 ‑ 2‑56.        Reserved.




Sec. 32‑57.      Registration Required.


Every owner of a bicycle who resides within the City except a dealer in bicycles, and every person residing in the City within ten (10) days after becoming the owner of a bicycle shall make application in writing for registration of every bicycle owned by him, with the Chief of Police, or delegated authority, on the form prescribed by the Chief of Police, or delegated authority. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate an unregistered bicycle on any street, alley or public way in the City. (Code 1965, Sec. 43.03)

Sec. 32‑58.      Application; inspection; refusal to register.


The application to register a bicycle shall contain the name of the owner, his address, the trade name of the bicycle, if known, and the color and frame number of the bicycle, if any. The Chief of Police or delegated authority shall inspect each bicycle for which application is made for registration and he may refuse to register any bicycle which is not properly equipped or is in an unsafe condition. (Code 1965, Sec. 43.03)


Sec. 32‑59.      Record keeping required.


The Chief of Police or delegated authority, shall keep a record of the date of the application for registration, the name of the owner of each registered bicycle, his address, the trade name of said bicycle, if any is known, the color of the bicycle, the frame number if any and the registration number assigned to and affixed upon the bicycle. (Code 1965, Sec. 43.03)


Sec. 32‑60.      Marking of number required.


The Chief of Police, or delegated authority, shall, upon approval of the condition of the equipment of the bicycle, stamp in a distinguishing manner, the registration number on the frame of the bicycle registered. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the number on any bicycle frame or the number affixed to any bicycle by the Chief of Police on any bicycle registered pursuant to this division. If the registration number stamped on any bicycle has been destroyed or impaired from any cause, the bicycle shall not be registered. (Code 1985, Sec. 43.03)


Sec. 32‑61.      Fee for bicycle registration.


The application for registration of a bicycle shall be accompanied by a fee not to exceed fifty cents ($0.50) to be paid in advance at the time of the issuance of the license. Such license shall be transferred when the ownership of such bicycle is transferred. (Code 1965, Sec.43.03)


Sec. 32‑62 ‑ 32‑71. Reserved.




Sec. 32‑72.      Definitions.


The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this article:


Property.  "Property" shall mean any real property within the City which is not a street or highway.


Street or highway.  "Street or highway" shall mean the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.


Vehicle.  The term "vehicle" shall mean a machine propelled by power other than human power designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides and transport persons or property or pull machinery and shall include without limitation, automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy and wagon. (Ord. of 7‑18‑66, Sec.1)



Sec. 32‑73.      Abandonment of vehicles prohibited.


No person shall abandon any vehicle within the City and no person shall leave any vehicle at any place within the City for such time and under such circumstances as to cause such vehicle reasonably to appear to have been abandoned. (Ord. of 7‑18‑66, Sec. 2)


Sec. 32‑74.      Leaving of wrecked, non-operating vehicle on street prohibited.


No person shall leave any partially dismantled non-operating, wrecked or junked vehicle on any street or highway within the City. (Ord. of 7-8-66, Sec. 3; Ord. 93-54, 10-4-93)


Cross Reference - Chapter 24, Sec. 24-16 & 24-19 of this Code Book.


Cross Reference - Junk and second hand merchandise dealers, Sec 25-1 et seq.)


Sec. 32-75.      Maintaining or leaving, dismantled, non-operating, etc., vehicles on property prohibited.


No person in charge or control of any property within the City, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall allow any partially dismantled, non-operating, wrecked, junked or discarded vehicle to remain on such property longer than seventy-two (72) hours.  No person shall leave any such vehicle on any property within the City for longer time than seventy two (72) hours.  This section shall not apply to vehicles in an enclosed building, a vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner, when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise, or a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place or manner by the City.  (Ord. of 7-18-66, Sec. 5)


Sec. 32-76.      Impounding.


The Chief of Police or any member of the Police Department designated by him is hereby authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle left at any place within the City which reasonably appears to be in violation of this article, or lost, stolen or unclaimed.  Such vehicle shall be impounded until lawfully claimed or disposed of in accordance with chapter 95 ½, Illinois Revised Statutes, Section 4-200 et seq. (Ord. of 7-18-66, Sec. 5)


Secs. 32-77 - 32-86. Reserved.





Sec. 32-87.      License required for business vehicles.


No resident of the City or business located within the City shall operate any truck designated or used in business for the transportation of goods, wares, commodities or merchandise without first securing a license therefore. (Ord. No. 92-29, Sec. 1, 7-6-92)


This Sec. shall not apply to any motor vehicle operated solely for personal use. (Ord. No. 86-20, Sec. 1, 5-5-86)


Ordinance Number 86-20 and Ordinance Number 92-29 are repealed in their entirety. (Ord. No. 94-59, Sec. 1, 9-19-94) *Cross Reference ‑ Licenses generally, Sec. 21‑1 et seq.; for job, express, transfer or transportation vehicles for hire, Sec. 33 et seq.


Sec. 32‑88.      Application.


The application for a license required by this article shall state the name of the applicant and the classification of such vehicle as designated by statute for the purpose of securing the vehicle license. (Code 1965, Sec. 32.02)


State law reference ‑ Certificate of title and registration of vehicles, Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 95 ½, Sec. 3‑101.


Sec. 32‑89.      Fee.


The annual fee for the license required by this division shall be:


(1)        For vehicles having a gross weight of not to exceed eight thousand (8,000) pounds, including weight of vehicle and maximum load, ten dollars ($10.00);


(2)        For vehicles having such maximum in excess of eight thousand (8,000) pounds, but not to exceed twelve thousand (12,000) pounds, twelve dollars ($12.00);


(3)        For vehicle having such maximum in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds, fifteen dollars ($15.00).   (Code 1965, Sec. 32‑02)


Sec. 32‑90.      Licensed sticker or plate.


The City shall issue to the licensee licensed under this division, a license sticker or plate which shall be affixed in a prominent place on the exterior of the vehicle when in use in the City. (Code 1965, Sec. 32‑02)


Sec. 32‑91 ‑ 32‑100.  Reserved.




Sec. 32‑101.    Movement of traffic on designated streets; procedure for designation.


Upon those streets and parts of streets described in section 30‑102, vehicular traffic shall move only in the indicated direction when signs indicating the direction of traffic are erected and maintained at every intersection where movement in the opposite direction is prohibited. The Chief of Police is authorized, after the concurrence of the City Parking Commission and subject to the approval of the City Council, to determine and designate one‑way streets and alleys. (Code 1965, Sec. 41‑21)


Sec. 32‑102.    Designation of one‑way streets.


In accordance with section 32‑101, traffic shall move only in the direction indicated on the following streets and alleys, and they are hereby designated as one‑way streets or alleys:


Alley between Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue from Harbor Street to Park Drive, northbound. (Ord. 80-18)


Alley between Fifth Avenue and Eighth Avenue from Park Drive to Harbor Street, southbound. (Ord. 80-19)


Alley between Harrison Avenue and Indiana Avenue one-way southbound from Oak Street to

Court Street (Ord. 07-07)


Alley between Harrison Avenue and Indiana Avenue in the 100 block North is designated a one-way alley and traffic shall be restricted to move north only (Ord.74-43); repealed by (Ord. 80-23)


Alley between Indiana Avenue and Harrison Avenue from Court Street to Oak Street shall be one-way northbound.  (Ord. 95-18)


Alley lying directly east of North Eighth Avenue and north of West Park Drive, westbound.

(Ord. 15-38)


Alley from Hickory to Bourbonnais Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue extended through Legion Park, northbound.


The portion of the alley lying south of Hickory Street and West of Wall Street at its intersection with the east-west alley and Enos Avenue become a one-way alley southbound. (Ord. No. 2001-17)


Alley between Main Avenue and Foley Avenue westbound from Calista to Court Street. (Ord. No. 98-71, Sec. 1, 8-17-98).


Alley immediately west of the Kankakee County Housing Project between Harbor Street and Park Drive, northbound. (Ord. 77-5)


Alley immediately east of the Kankakee County Housing Project between Park Drive and Harbor Street, southbound. (Ord. 77-6)


Alley which lies within the intersection improvement known as F.A. Rt. 41 (Ill.17), Sec. 112‑1, between Wall Street and Fraser Avenue, bounded on the north by West Court Street and on the south by West Merchant Street, southbound. (Ord. 77-18)


Alley between Schuyler Avenue and East Avenue, southbound from Locust Street to Chestnut

Street (Ord. 14-76)


Alley between Wildwood Avenue and Evergreen Avenue, in the 500 block, southbound. (Ord. 71-15)


Bourbonnais Street between Fifth Avenue and the alley west of Fifth Avenue, westbound.


Charles Street one-way Westbound between Eighth Avenue and Tenth Avenue (Ord. 94-57) Ord. No. 96-35 repealed Ord. No. 94-57 making Charles Street between Eighth Avenue and Tenth Avenue a two-way street again.


Charles Street one-way Westbound between Ninth Street and Tenth Street (Ord. 96-83 Rescinded by Ord. 09-16 4/6/09) (also Tenth Street - see below)


Charles Street from Washington Avenue to Third Avenue - one-way restricting movement to the West (Ord. 78-34; repealed by Ord. 79-17)


East Chestnut Street between Hobbie Avenue and Cottage Avenue  (Ord. 96-57, 7-1-96)


North Chicago Avenue, 700 block, one –way northbound (Ord. 12-44)


Cottage Avenue between East Chestnut and Court Street (Ord.96-57, 7-1-96; repealed by Ord. 05-)


Cypress Street between Washington Avenue and Fifth Avenue one‑way. (Ord. 87‑51)


Dearborn Avenue between Court Street and Oak Street, northbound only (Ord. 73-01)


Dearborn Avenue between Merchant Street and Station Street, southbound is repealed by (Ord. 73-37)


Dearborn Avenue, between Chestnut Street and Station Street, southbound.


East Avenue between Merchant Street and Oak Street, northbound is repealed by (Ord. 73-38)


East‑west alley south of Station Street between Curtis Avenue and Cannon Avenue, eastbound. (Ord. 71-14)


East‑west alley south of Station Street between Curtis Avenue and Small Avenue, westbound. (Ord. 95-48)


Elm Avenue- South - one-way northbound from Court Street to Maple Street. (Ord. 96-39) (Rescinded by Ord. 13-29)


Entrance Avenue between Station Street and Court Street, northbound. (Ord. 73-24)


South Evergreen Avenue from Court Street to River Street - one way going south. (Ord. 99-85)


Harbor Street from the alley immediately east of the Kankakee County Housing Project between Park Drive and Harbor Street to the alley immediately west of said project is designated a one-way street and traffic shall be restricted to move west only. (Ord. 77-04) repealed by (Ord. 77-14).


Harrison Avenue from River Street to Fair Street, northbound. (Ord. 73-04)


Hickory Street from Gordon Avenue to Maple Street, westbound (Ord. 06-81)


Hickory Street from Sixth Avenue to Fifth Avenue, eastbound.


Sixth Avenue from Station Street to Hickory Street, south bound. (Ord. 72-49)


Tenth Street - one-way southbound from Charles Street to School Street. (Ord. 96-83 Rescinded by Ord 09-16)


Third Avenue between Station Street and Court Street, southbound. (Ord. 73-25)


Warren Avenue northbound between Maple Street & Merchant Street (Ord. 93-58)


Washington Avenue from Water Street to Charles Street; traffic restricted from moving southbound (Ord. 78-33); repealed by removing the following language: "Washington Avenue from Water Street to Charles Street, southbound." (Ord. 79-16)


West Stone Street, between Entrance Avenue and Fifth Avenue, eastbound. (Ord. 65-41)


West Walnut Street between South Schuyler Avenue and South East Avenue, westbound. (Ord. 75-48)


South Wildwood Avenue from East Court Street to River Street - one way going north. (Ord.  99-85).


(Code 1965, Sec. 41‑21, Schedule G; Ord. of 10-2‑67, Sec. 1; Ord. No. 71‑14, Sec. 1, 4‑5‑71; Ord. No. 71‑15, Sec. 1, 4‑5‑71; Ord. No. 72‑49, Sec. 1, 12‑4‑72; Ord. No. 73‑1, Sec. 1, 1‑2‑73; Ord. No. 73‑4, 1‑15‑73; Ord. No. 73‑24, Sec. 1, 3‑19‑73; Ord. No. 73‑25 Sec. 1, 3‑19‑73; Ord. No. 73‑37, Sec. 1, 5‑7‑73; Ord. No. 73‑38, Sec. 1, 8‑7‑73; Ord. No. 74‑43, Sec. 1, 9‑16‑74; Ord. No. 75‑48, Sec. 1, 8‑4‑75; Ord. No. 77‑4, Sec. 1, 1‑17‑77; Ord. No. 77‑5, 1, Sec. 1‑17‑77; Ord. No. 77‑6, Sec. 1, 1‑17‑77; Ord. No. 77‑14, Sec. 1, 2‑7‑77; Ord. No. 77‑18, Sec. 1, 2‑21‑77, Ord. No. 78‑33, Sec. 1, 8-21‑78; Ord. No. 78‑34, Sec. 1, 8‑21‑78; Ord. No. 79‑16, Sec. 1, 5-21‑79; Ord. No. 79‑17, Sec. 1, 5‑21‑79; Ord. No. 80‑18, Sec. 1, 3-17‑80; Ord. No. 80‑19, Sec. 1, 3‑17‑80; Ord. No. 80‑23, Sec. 1, 47‑80; Ord. No. 87‑51, Sec. 1, 12‑21‑87)


Sec. 32‑103.    Alley use Prohibited


Entry Prohibited between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight: Station Street alley, north side, between Schuyler Avenue (Ord. No. 88‑7, Sec. 1, 3-21-88).


Closure of alleyway behind 145 South West Avenue during 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. (Ord 05-53)


Sec. 32‑104‑‑32‑112. Reserved.




Sec. 32‑113     Designation of preferential streets and yield intersections; signs required; obedience to signs required.


The streets and intersections described in sections 32‑114 and 32‑115 are designated preferential streets and yield inter‑sections respectively. Stop signs or yield‑right‑of way signs shall be erected and maintained in conformity with state law at the entrances to the preferential streets described in section 32‑114. Yield‑right‑of‑way signs shall be erected and maintained in conformity with state law at the designated entrances to the yield‑right‑of‑way intersections described in section 32‑115. When such signs are erected, the driver of a vehicle approaching any such stop sign or yield‑right‑of‑way sign shall stop or yield the right‑of‑way in obedience to the sign, unless otherwise directed by a police officer or a traffic control signal. (Code 1965, Sec. 41‑18)


Sec. 32‑114.    Specific preferential streets established.


In accordance with section 32‑113, the following streets are designated preferential streets except at intersections of these streets with marked highways or through streets:


Bridge Street, from Eighth Avenue to Fifth Avenue.


Brookmont Boulevard, from Schuyler Avenue to Illinois Route 50.


Chestnut Street, from Hobbie Avenue to Cottage Avenue.


Chicago Avenue, from Emory Street to Cincinnati Place.


Cobb Boulevard, from Emory Street to City Limits.


Cottage Avenue, from Court Street to Chestnut Street.


Cottage Avenue, from Pine Street to Willow Street.


Country Club Drive from Duane Street to Maple Street.


Curtis Avenue, from City Limits to Calista Street.


Dearborn Avenue, from River Street to Birch Street.


Eighth Avenue, from River Street to Court Street.


Fifth Avenue, from Jeffrey Street to Water Street.


Greenwood Avenue, from River Street to Station Street.


Hawkins Street, from Fifth Avenue to East Avenue.


Hawkins Street, from Eighth Avenue to Fifth Avenue.


Illinois Route 50 (Kinzie Avenue), eight hundred (800) feet south and three hundred (300) feet north of Brookmont Boulevard.


Mulberry Street, from Greenwood Avenue to Hobbie Avenue.       


Nelson Avenue, from Eagle Street to Maple Street.


Osborn Avenue, from Duane Street to Maple Street.


Park Drive, from Kennedy Drive to Fifth Avenue.


Pine Street, from Cottage Avenue to Fairmont Avenue.


Schuyler Avenue, six hundred (600) feet north and south of Brookmont Boulevard.


Stone Street, from Eighth Avenue to Entrance Avenue.


Third Avenue, from Jeffrey Street to Hawkins Street.


Williams Street, from Kennedy Drive to Entrance Avenue.


Willow Street, from Kennedy Drive to Entrance Avenue.


(Code 1965, *Sec. 41.18, Schedule D; Ord. No. 76‑7, 3‑1‑76)