(415 ILCS 5/23) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1023)
    Sec. 23. The General Assembly finds that excessive noise endangers physical and emotional health and well-being, interferes with legitimate business and recreational activities, increases construction costs, depresses property values, offends the senses, creates public nuisances, and in other respects reduces the quality of our environment.
    It is the purpose of this Title to prevent noise which creates a public nuisance.
(Source: P.A. 76-2429.)