(70 ILCS 2905/3-8)
(from Ch. 42, par. 503-8)
Actions to impose a fine or imprisonment for violation of a sanitary
district ordinance or resolution adopted under authority of this Act shall
be brought in the corporate name of the sanitary district as plaintiff.
Such actions shall commence with a complaint or a warrant. A warrant may
issue upon execution of an affidavit by any person alleging that he has
reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be named in the warrant
has violated a sanitary district ordinance or resolution. A person arrested
upon such a warrant shall be taken without unnecessary delay before the
proper officer for trial.
Fines for the violation of sanitary district ordinances or resolutions
shall be established by ordinance or resolution and when collected shall be
paid into the sanitary district treasury at such times and in a manner
prescribed by ordinance or resolution.
A person who is fined for violation of a sanitary district ordinance or
resolution may be committed to the county jail or to any place provided by
ordinance or resolution for the incarceration of offenders until the fine
and costs are paid. No incarceration, however, shall exceed 6 months for
any one offense. The committed person shall be allowed, exclusive of his
board, a credit of $5 toward the fine and costs for each day of
confinement. The sanitary district may make agreements with a county or
municipality for holding such persons in a facility operated by them for
the incarceration of violators of laws, ordinances or resolutions.
(Source: P.A. 78-1017