(425 ILCS 40/3) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7003)
    Sec. 3. Whenever the Director deems a forest fire hazard to exist in any district he may issue a proclamation declaring it unlawful within the district, during the period covered by the proclamation, to set on fire or cause to be set on fire, any woods, brush, grass, grain, weeds or stubble without first having obtained a burning permit issued by a forest fire warden for the District in which such burning shall take place.
    Public notice of such proclamation shall be given by publication in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the district and by posting such proclamation conspicuously in public places. Any person violating this Section, shall, upon conviction be fined not to exceed $1,000 or be imprisoned in a penal institution other than the penitentiary not exceeding 6 months, or both.
(Source: P.A. 77-1732.)