(425 ILCS 40/3)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7003)
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