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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.

720 ILCS 5/Art. 47

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 47 heading)
ARTICLE 47. NUISANCE

720 ILCS 5/47-5

    (720 ILCS 5/47-5)
    Sec. 47-5. Public nuisance. It is a public nuisance:
    (1) To cause or allow the carcass of an animal or offal, filth, or a noisome substance to be collected, deposited, or to remain in any place to the prejudice of others.
    (2) To throw or deposit offal or other offensive matter or the carcass of a dead animal in a water course, lake, pond, spring, well, or common sewer, street, or public highway.
    (3) To corrupt or render unwholesome or impure the water of a spring, river, stream, pond, or lake to the injury or prejudice of others.
    (4) To obstruct or impede, without legal authority, the passage of a navigable river or waters.
    (5) To obstruct or encroach upon public highways, private ways, streets, alleys, commons, landing places, and ways to burying places.
    (6) To carry on the business of manufacturing gunpowder, nitroglycerine, or other highly explosive substances, or mixing or grinding the materials for those substances, in a building within 20 rods of a valuable building erected at the time the business is commenced.
    (7) To establish powder magazines near incorporated towns, at a point different from that appointed according to law by the corporate authorities of the town, or within 50 rods of an occupied dwelling house.
    (8) To erect, continue, or use a building or other place for the exercise of a trade, employment, or manufacture that, by occasioning noxious exhalations, offensive smells, or otherwise, is offensive or dangerous to the health of individuals or of the public.
    (9) To advertise wares or occupation by painting notices of the wares or occupation on or affixing them to fences or other private property, or on rocks or other natural objects, without the consent of the owner, or if in the highway or other public place, without permission of the proper authorities.
    (10) To permit a well drilled for oil, gas, salt water disposal, or any other purpose in connection with the production of oil and gas to remain unplugged after the well is no longer used for the purpose for which it was drilled.
    (11) To construct or operate a salt water pit or oil field refuse pit, commonly called a "burn out pit", so that salt water, brine, or oil field refuse or other waste liquids may escape from the pit in a manner except by the evaporation of the salt water or brine or by the burning of the oil field waste or refuse.
    (12) To permit concrete bases, discarded machinery, and materials to remain around an oil or gas well, or to fail to fill holes, cellars, slush pits, and other excavations made in connection with the well or to restore the surface of the lands surrounding the well to its condition before the drilling of the well, upon abandonment of the oil or gas well.
    (13) To permit salt water, oil, gas, or other wastes from a well drilled for oil, gas, or exploratory purposes to escape to the surface, or into a mine or coal seam, or into an underground fresh water supply, or from one underground stratum to another.
    (14) To harass, intimidate, or threaten a person who is about to sell or lease or has sold or leased a residence or other real property or is about to buy or lease or has bought or leased a residence or other real property, when the harassment, intimidation, or threat relates to a person's attempt to sell, buy, or lease a residence, or other real property, or refers to a person's sale, purchase, or lease of a residence or other real property.
    (15) To store, dump, or permit the accumulation of debris, refuse, garbage, trash, tires, buckets, cans, wheelbarrows, garbage cans, or other containers in a manner that may harbor mosquitoes, flies, insects, rodents, nuisance birds, or other animal pests that are offensive, injurious, or dangerous to the health of individuals or the public.
    (16) To create a condition, through the improper maintenance of a swimming pool or wading pool, or by causing an action that alters the condition of a natural body of water, so that it harbors mosquitoes, flies, or other animal pests that are offensive, injurious, or dangerous to the health of individuals or the public.
    (17) To operate a tanning facility without a valid permit under the Tanning Facility Permit Act.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prevent the corporate authorities of a city, village, or incorporated town, or the county board of a county, from declaring what are nuisances and abating them within their limits. Counties have that authority only outside the corporate limits of a city, village, or incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

720 ILCS 5/47-10

    (720 ILCS 5/47-10)
    Sec. 47-10. Dumping garbage. It is unlawful for a person to dump or place garbage or another offensive substance within the corporate limits of a city, village, or incorporated town other than (1) the city, village, or incorporated town within the corporate limits of which the garbage or other offensive substance originated or (2) a city, village, or incorporated town that has contracted with the city, village, or incorporated town within which the garbage originated, for the joint collection and disposal of garbage; nor shall the garbage or other offensive substance be dumped or placed within a distance of one mile of the corporate limits of any other city, village, or incorporated town.
    A person violating this Section is guilty of a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

720 ILCS 5/47-15

    (720 ILCS 5/47-15)
    Sec. 47-15. Dumping garbage upon real property.
    (a) It is unlawful for a person to dump, deposit, or place garbage, rubbish, trash, or refuse upon real property not owned by that person without the consent of the owner or person in possession of the real property.
    (b) A person who violates this Section is liable to the owner or person in possession of the real property on which the garbage, rubbish, trash, or refuse is dumped, deposited, or placed for the reasonable costs incurred by the owner or person in possession for cleaning up and properly disposing of the garbage, rubbish, trash, or refuse, and for reasonable attorneys' fees.
    (c) A person violating this Section is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor for which the court must impose a minimum fine of $500. A second conviction for an offense committed after the first conviction is a Class A misdemeanor for which the court must impose a minimum fine of $500. A third or subsequent violation, committed after a second conviction, is a Class 4 felony for which the court must impose a minimum fine of $500. A person who violates this Section and who has an equity interest in a motor vehicle used in violation of this Section is presumed to have the financial resources to pay the minimum fine not exceeding his or her equity interest in the vehicle. Personal property used by a person in violation of this Section shall on the third or subsequent conviction of the person be forfeited to the county where the violation occurred and disposed of at a public sale. Before the forfeiture, the court shall conduct a hearing to determine whether property is subject to forfeiture under this Section. At the forfeiture hearing the State has the burden of establishing by a preponderance of the evidence that property is subject to forfeiture under this Section.
    (d) The statutory minimum fine required by subsection (c) is not subject to reduction or suspension unless the defendant is indigent. If the defendant files a motion with the court asserting his or her inability to pay the mandatory fine required by this Section, the court must set a hearing on the motion before sentencing. The court must require an affidavit signed by the defendant containing sufficient information to ascertain the assets and liabilities of the defendant. If the court determines that the defendant is indigent, the court must require that the defendant choose either to pay the minimum fine of $500 or to perform 100 hours of community service.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98; 91-409, eff. 1-1-00.)

720 ILCS 5/47-20

    (720 ILCS 5/47-20)
    Sec. 47-20. Unplugged well. It is a Class A misdemeanor for a person to permit a water well, located on property owned by him or her, to be in an unplugged condition at any time after the abandonment of the well for obtaining water. No well is in an unplugged condition, however, that is plugged in conformity with the rules and regulations of the Department of Natural Resources issued under Section 6 and Section 19 of the Illinois Oil and Gas Act. This Section does not apply to a well drilled or used for observation or any other purpose in connection with the development or operation of a gas storage project.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96; 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

720 ILCS 5/47-25

    (720 ILCS 5/47-25)
    Sec. 47-25. Penalties. Whoever causes, erects, or continues a nuisance described in this Article, for the first offense, is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not exceeding $100, and for a subsequent offense is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. Every nuisance described in this Article, when a conviction for that nuisance is had, may, by order of the court before which the conviction is had, be abated by the sheriff or other proper officer, at the expense of the defendant. It is not a defense to a proceeding under this Section that the nuisance is erected or continued by virtue or permission of a law of this State.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 48

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 48 heading)
ARTICLE 48. ANIMALS
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/48-1

    (720 ILCS 5/48-1) (was 720 ILCS 5/26-5)
    Sec. 48-1. Dog fighting. (For other provisions that may apply to dog fighting, see the Humane Care for Animals Act. For provisions similar to this Section that apply to animals other than dogs, see in particular Section 4.01 of the Humane Care for Animals Act.)
    (a) No person may own, capture, breed, train, or lease any dog which he or she knows is intended for use in any show, exhibition, program, or other activity featuring or otherwise involving a fight between the dog and any other animal or human, or the intentional killing of any dog for the purpose of sport, wagering, or entertainment.
    (b) No person may promote, conduct, carry on, advertise, collect money for or in any other manner assist or aid in the presentation for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment of any show, exhibition, program, or other activity involving a fight between 2 or more dogs or any dog and human, or the intentional killing of any dog.
    (c) No person may sell or offer for sale, ship, transport, or otherwise move, or deliver or receive any dog which he or she knows has been captured, bred, or trained, or will be used, to fight another dog or human or be intentionally killed for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.
    (c-5) No person may solicit a minor to violate this Section.
    (d) No person may manufacture for sale, shipment, transportation, or delivery any device or equipment which he or she knows or should know is intended for use in any show, exhibition, program, or other activity featuring or otherwise involving a fight between 2 or more dogs, or any human and dog, or the intentional killing of any dog for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.
    (e) No person may own, possess, sell or offer for sale, ship, transport, or otherwise move any equipment or device which he or she knows or should know is intended for use in connection with any show, exhibition, program, or activity featuring or otherwise involving a fight between 2 or more dogs, or any dog and human, or the intentional killing of any dog for purposes of sport, wagering or entertainment.
    (f) No person may knowingly make available any site, structure, or facility, whether enclosed or not, that he or she knows is intended to be used for the purpose of conducting any show, exhibition, program, or other activity involving a fight between 2 or more dogs, or any dog and human, or the intentional killing of any dog or knowingly manufacture, distribute, or deliver fittings to be used in a fight between 2 or more dogs or a dog and human.
    (g) No person may knowingly attend or otherwise patronize any show, exhibition, program, or other activity featuring or otherwise involving a fight between 2 or more dogs, or any dog and human, or the intentional killing of any dog for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.
    (h) No person may tie or attach or fasten any live animal to any machine or device propelled by any power for the purpose of causing the animal to be pursued by a dog or dogs. This subsection (h) applies only when the dog is intended to be used in a dog fight.
    (i) Sentence.
        (1) Any person convicted of violating subsection (a),
    
(b), (c), or (h) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first violation and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent violation, and may be fined an amount not to exceed $50,000.
        (1.5) A person who knowingly owns a dog for fighting
    
purposes or for producing a fight between 2 or more dogs or a dog and human or who knowingly offers for sale or sells a dog bred for fighting is guilty of a Class 3 felony and may be fined an amount not to exceed $50,000, if the dog participates in a dogfight and any of the following factors is present:
            (i) the dogfight is performed in the presence of
        
a person under 18 years of age;
            (ii) the dogfight is performed for the purpose of
        
or in the presence of illegal wagering activity; or
            (iii) the dogfight is performed in furtherance of
        
streetgang related activity as defined in Section 10 of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act.
        (1.7) A person convicted of violating subsection
    
(c-5) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
        (2) Any person convicted of violating subsection (d)
    
or (e) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first violation. A second or subsequent violation of subsection (d) or (e) of this Section is a Class 3 felony.
        (2.5) Any person convicted of violating subsection
    
(f) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Any person convicted of violating subsection (f) of this Section in which the site, structure, or facility made available to violate subsection (f) is located within 1,000 feet of a school, public park, playground, child care institution, day care center, part day child care facility, day care home, group day care home, or a facility providing programs or services exclusively directed toward persons under 18 years of age is guilty of a Class 3 felony for a first violation and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent violation.
        (3) Any person convicted of violating subsection (g)
    
of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first violation. A second or subsequent violation of subsection (g) of this Section is a Class 3 felony. If a person under 13 years of age is present at any show, exhibition, program, or other activity prohibited in subsection (g), the parent, legal guardian, or other person who is 18 years of age or older who brings that person under 13 years of age to that show, exhibition, program, or other activity is guilty of a Class 3 felony for a first violation and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent violation.
    (i-5) A person who commits a felony violation of this Section is subject to the property forfeiture provisions set forth in Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
    (j) Any dog or equipment involved in a violation of this Section shall be immediately seized and impounded under Section 12 of the Humane Care for Animals Act when located at any show, exhibition, program, or other activity featuring or otherwise involving a dog fight for the purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.
    (k) Any vehicle or conveyance other than a common carrier that is used in violation of this Section shall be seized, held, and offered for sale at public auction by the sheriff's department of the proper jurisdiction, and the proceeds from the sale shall be remitted to the general fund of the county where the violation took place.
    (l) Any veterinarian in this State who is presented with a dog for treatment of injuries or wounds resulting from fighting where there is a reasonable possibility that the dog was engaged in or utilized for a fighting event for the purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment shall file a report with the Department of Agriculture and cooperate by furnishing the owners' names, dates, and descriptions of the dog or dogs involved. Any veterinarian who in good faith complies with the requirements of this subsection has immunity from any liability, civil, criminal, or otherwise, that may result from his or her actions. For the purposes of any proceedings, civil or criminal, the good faith of the veterinarian shall be rebuttably presumed.
    (m) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, upon conviction for violating this Section, the court may order that the convicted person and persons dwelling in the same household as the convicted person who conspired, aided, or abetted in the unlawful act that was the basis of the conviction, or who knew or should have known of the unlawful act, may not own, harbor, or have custody or control of any dog or other animal for a period of time that the court deems reasonable.
    (n) A violation of subsection (a) of this Section may be inferred from evidence that the accused possessed any device or equipment described in subsection (d), (e), or (h) of this Section, and also possessed any dog.
    (o) When no longer required for investigations or court proceedings relating to the events described or depicted therein, evidence relating to convictions for violations of this Section shall be retained and made available for use in training peace officers in detecting and identifying violations of this Section. Such evidence shall be made available upon request to other law enforcement agencies and to schools certified under the Illinois Police Training Act.
    (p) For the purposes of this Section, "school" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 11-9.3 of this Code; and "public park", "playground", "child care institution", "day care center", "part day child care facility", "day care home", "group day care home", and "facility providing programs or services exclusively directed toward persons under 18 years of age" have the meanings ascribed to them in Section 11-9.4 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-226, eff. 8-11-09; 96-712, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1091, eff. 1-1-11; 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/48-2

    (720 ILCS 5/48-2)
    Sec. 48-2. Animal research and production facilities protection.
    (a) Definitions.
        "Animal" means every living creature, domestic or
    
wild, but does not include man.
        "Animal facility" means any facility engaging in
    
legal scientific research or agricultural production of or involving the use of animals including any organization with a primary purpose of representing livestock production or processing, any organization with a primary purpose of promoting or marketing livestock or livestock products, any person licensed to practice veterinary medicine, any institution as defined in the Impounding and Disposition of Stray Animals Act, and any organization with a primary purpose of representing any such person, organization, or institution. "Animal facility" shall include the owner, operator, and employees of any animal facility and any premises where animals are located.
        "Director" means the Director of the Illinois
    
Department of Agriculture or the Director's authorized representative.
    (b) Legislative Declaration. There has been an increasing number of illegal acts committed against animal research and production facilities involving injury or loss of life to humans or animals, criminal trespass and damage to property. These actions not only abridge the property rights of the owner of the facility, they may also damage the public interest by jeopardizing crucial scientific, biomedical, or agricultural research or production. These actions can also threaten the public safety by possibly exposing communities to serious public health concerns and creating traffic hazards. These actions may substantially disrupt or damage publicly funded research and can result in the potential loss of physical and intellectual property. Therefore, it is in the interest of the people of the State of Illinois to protect the welfare of humans and animals as well as productive use of public funds to require regulation to prevent unauthorized possession, alteration, destruction, or transportation of research records, test data, research materials, equipment, research and agricultural production animals.
    (c) It shall be unlawful for any person:
        (1) to release, steal, or otherwise intentionally
    
cause the death, injury, or loss of any animal at or from an animal facility and not authorized by that facility;
        (2) to damage, vandalize, or steal any property in or
    
on an animal facility;
        (3) to obtain access to an animal facility by false
    
pretenses for the purpose of performing acts not authorized by that facility;
        (4) to enter into an animal facility with an intent
    
to destroy, alter, duplicate, or obtain unauthorized possession of records, data, materials, equipment, or animals;
        (5) by theft or deception knowingly to obtain control
    
or to exert control over records, data, material, equipment, or animals of any animal facility for the purpose of depriving the rightful owner or animal facility of the records, material, data, equipment, or animals or for the purpose of concealing, abandoning, or destroying these records, material, data, equipment, or animals; or
        (6) to enter or remain on an animal facility with the
    
intent to commit an act prohibited under this Section.
    (d) Sentence.
        (1) Any person who violates any provision of
    
subsection (c) shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony for each violation, unless the loss, theft, or damage to the animal facility property exceeds $300 in value.
        (2) If the loss, theft, or damage to the animal
    
facility property exceeds $300 in value but does not exceed $10,000 in value, the person is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
        (3) If the loss, theft, or damage to the animal
    
facility property exceeds $10,000 in value but does not exceed $100,000 in value, the person is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
        (4) If the loss, theft, or damage to the animal
    
facility property exceeds $100,000 in value, the person is guilty of a Class 1 felony.
        (5) Any person who, with the intent that any
    
violation of any provision of subsection (c) be committed, agrees with another to the commission of the violation and commits an act in furtherance of this agreement is guilty of the same class of felony as provided in paragraphs (1) through (4) of this subsection for that violation.
        (6) Restitution.
            (A) The court shall conduct a hearing to
        
determine the reasonable cost of replacing materials, data, equipment, animals and records that may have been damaged, destroyed, lost or cannot be returned, and the reasonable cost of repeating any experimentation that may have been interrupted or invalidated as a result of a violation of subsection (c).
            (B) Any persons convicted of a violation shall be
        
ordered jointly and severally to make restitution to the owner, operator, or both, of the animal facility in the full amount of the reasonable cost determined under paragraph (A).
    (e) Private right of action. Nothing in this Section shall preclude any animal facility injured in its business or property by a violation of this Section from seeking appropriate relief under any other provision of law or remedy including the issuance of a permanent injunction against any person who violates any provision of this Section. The animal facility owner or operator may petition the court to permanently enjoin the person from violating this Section and the court shall provide this relief.
    (f) The Director shall have authority to investigate any alleged violation of this Section, along with any other law enforcement agency, and may take any action within the Director's authority necessary for the enforcement of this Section. State's Attorneys, State police and other law enforcement officials shall provide any assistance required in the conduct of an investigation and prosecution. Before the Director reports a violation for prosecution he or she may give the owner or operator of the animal facility and the alleged violator an opportunity to present his or her views at an administrative hearing. The Director may adopt any rules and regulations necessary for the enforcement of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/48-3

    (720 ILCS 5/48-3)
    Sec. 48-3. Hunter or fisherman interference.
    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
        "Aquatic life" means all fish, reptiles, amphibians,
    
crayfish, and mussels the taking of which is authorized by the Fish and Aquatic Life Code.
        "Interfere with" means to take any action that
    
physically impedes, hinders, or obstructs the lawful taking of wildlife or aquatic life.
        "Taking" means the capture or killing of wildlife or
    
aquatic life and includes travel, camping, and other acts preparatory to taking which occur on lands or waters upon which the affected person has the right or privilege to take such wildlife or aquatic life.
        "Wildlife" means any wildlife the taking of which is
    
authorized by the Wildlife Code and includes those species that are lawfully released by properly licensed permittees of the Department of Natural Resources.
    (b) A person commits hunter or fisherman interference when he or she intentionally or knowingly:
        (1) obstructs or interferes with the lawful taking of
    
wildlife or aquatic life by another person with the specific intent to prevent that lawful taking;
        (2) drives or disturbs wildlife or aquatic life for
    
the purpose of disrupting a lawful taking of wildlife or aquatic life;
        (3) blocks, impedes, or physically harasses another
    
person who is engaged in the process of lawfully taking wildlife or aquatic life;
        (4) uses natural or artificial visual, aural,
    
olfactory, gustatory, or physical stimuli to affect wildlife or aquatic life behavior in order to hinder or prevent the lawful taking of wildlife or aquatic life;
        (5) erects barriers with the intent to deny ingress
    
or egress to or from areas where the lawful taking of wildlife or aquatic life may occur;
        (6) intentionally interjects himself or herself into
    
the line of fire or fishing lines of a person lawfully taking wildlife or aquatic life;
        (7) affects the physical condition or placement of
    
personal or public property intended for use in the lawful taking of wildlife or aquatic life in order to impair the usefulness of the property or prevent the use of the property;
        (8) enters or remains upon or over private lands
    
without the permission of the owner or the owner's agent, with the intent to violate this subsection;
        (9) fails to obey the order of a peace officer to
    
desist from conduct in violation of this subsection (b) if the officer observes the conduct, or has reasonable grounds to believe that the person has engaged in the conduct that day or that the person plans or intends to engage in the conduct that day on a specific premises; or
        (10) uses a drone in a way that interferes with
    
another person's lawful taking of wildlife or aquatic life. For the purposes of this paragraph (10), "drone" means any aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator.
    (c) Exemptions; defenses.
        (1) This Section does not apply to actions performed
    
by authorized employees of the Department of Natural Resources, duly accredited officers of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, or other peace officers if the actions are authorized by law and are necessary for the performance of their official duties.
        (2) This Section does not apply to landowners,
    
tenants, or lease holders exercising their legal rights to the enjoyment of land, including, but not limited to, farming and restricting trespass.
        (3) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution for
    
a violation of this Section that the defendant's conduct is protected by his or her right to freedom of speech under the constitution of this State or the United States.
        (4) Any interested parties may engage in protests or
    
other free speech activities adjacent to or on the perimeter of the location where the lawful taking of wildlife or aquatic life is taking place, provided that none of the provisions of this Section are being violated.
    (d) Sentence. A first violation of paragraphs (1) through (8) of subsection (b) is a Class B misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of paragraphs (1) through (8) of subsection (b) is a Class A misdemeanor for which imprisonment for not less than 7 days shall be imposed. A person guilty of a second or subsequent violation of paragraphs (1) through (8) of subsection (b) is not eligible for court supervision. A violation of paragraph (9) or (10) of subsection (b) is a Class A misdemeanor. A court shall revoke, for a period of one year to 5 years, any Illinois hunting, fishing, or trapping privilege, license or permit of any person convicted of violating any provision of this Section. For purposes of this subsection, a "second or subsequent violation" means a conviction under paragraphs (1) through (8) of subsection (b) of this Section within 2 years of a prior violation arising from a separate set of circumstances.
    (e) Injunctions; damages.
        (1) Any court may enjoin conduct which would be in
    
violation of paragraphs (1) through (8) or (10) of subsection (b) upon petition by a person affected or who reasonably may be affected by the conduct, upon a showing that the conduct is threatened or that it has occurred on a particular premises in the past and that it is not unreasonable to expect that under similar circumstances it will be repeated.
        (2) A court shall award all resulting costs and
    
damages to any person adversely affected by a violation of paragraphs (1) through (8) or (10) of subsection (b), which may include an award for punitive damages. In addition to other items of special damage, the measure of damages may include expenditures of the affected person for license and permit fees, travel, guides, special equipment and supplies, to the extent that these expenditures were rendered futile by prevention of the taking of wildlife or aquatic life.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; 98-402, eff. 8-16-13.)

720 ILCS 5/48-4

    (720 ILCS 5/48-4)
    Sec. 48-4. Obtaining certificate of registration by false pretenses.
    (a) A person commits obtaining certificate of registration by false pretenses when he or she, by any false pretense, obtains from any club, association, society or company for improving the breed of cattle, horses, sheep, swine, or other domestic animals, a certificate of registration of any animal in the herd register, or other register of any club, association, society or company, or a transfer of the registration.
    (b) A person commits obtaining certificate of registration by false pretenses when he or she knowingly gives a false pedigree of any animal.
    (c) Sentence. Obtaining certificate of registration by false pretenses is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/48-5

    (720 ILCS 5/48-5)
    Sec. 48-5. Horse mutilation.
    (a) A person commits horse mutilation when he or she cuts the solid part of the tail of any horse in the operation known as docking, or by any other operation performed for the purpose of shortening the tail, and whoever shall cause the same to be done, or assist in doing this cutting, unless the same is proved to be a benefit to the horse.
    (b) Sentence. Horse mutilation is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/48-6

    (720 ILCS 5/48-6)
    Sec. 48-6. Horse racing false entry.
    (a) That in order to encourage the breeding of and improvement in trotting, running and pacing horses in the State, it is hereby made unlawful for any person or persons knowingly to enter or cause to be entered for competition, or knowingly to compete with any horse, mare, gelding, colt or filly under any other than its true name or out of its proper class for any purse, prize, premium, stake or sweepstakes offered or given by any agricultural or other society, association, person or persons in the State where the prize, purse, premium, stake or sweepstakes is to be decided by a contest of speed.
    (b) The name of any horse, mare, gelding, colt or filly, for the purpose of entry for competition or performance in any contest of speed, shall be the name under which the horse has publicly performed, and shall not be changed after having once so performed or contested for a prize, purse, premium, stake or sweepstakes, except as provided by the code of printed rules of the society or association under which the contest is advertised to be conducted.
    (c) The official records shall be received in all courts as evidence upon the trial of any person under the provisions of this Section.
    (d) Sentence. A violation of subsection (a) is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/48-7

    (720 ILCS 5/48-7)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-785)
    Sec. 48-7. Feeding garbage to animals.
    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
        "Department" means the Department of Agriculture of
    
the State of Illinois.
        "Garbage" means putrescible vegetable waste, animal,
    
poultry, or fish carcasses or parts thereof resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, or consumption of food, but does not include the contents of the bovine digestive tract. "Garbage" also means the bodies or parts of bodies of animals, poultry or fish.
        "Person" means any person, firm, partnership,
    
association, corporation, or other legal entity, any public or private institution, the State, or any municipal corporation or political subdivision of the State.
    (b) A person commits feeding garbage to animals when he or she feeds or permits the feeding of garbage to swine or any animals or poultry on any farm or any other premises where swine are kept.
    (c) Establishments licensed under the Illinois Dead Animal Disposal Act or under similar laws in other states are exempt from the provisions of this Section.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to any person who feeds garbage produced in his or her own household to animals or poultry kept on the premises where he or she resides except this garbage if fed to swine shall not contain particles of meat.
    (e) Sentence. Feeding garbage to animals is a Class B misdemeanor, and for the first offense shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 and for a second or subsequent offense shall be fined not less than $200 nor more than $500 or imprisoned in a penal institution other than the penitentiary for not more than 6 months, or both.
    (f) A person violating this Section may be enjoined by the Department from continuing the violation.
    (g) The Department may make reasonable inspections necessary for the enforcement of this Section, and is authorized to enforce, and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-785)
    Sec. 48-7. Feeding garbage to animals.
    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
        "Department" means the Department of Agriculture of
    
the State of Illinois.
        "Garbage" has the same meaning as in the federal
    
Swine Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 3802) and also includes putrescible vegetable waste. "Garbage" does not include the contents of the bovine digestive tract.
        "Person" means any person, firm, partnership,
    
association, corporation, or other legal entity, any public or private institution, the State, or any municipal corporation or political subdivision of the State.
    (b) A person commits feeding garbage to animals when he or she feeds or permits the feeding of garbage to swine or any animals or poultry on any farm or any other premises where swine are kept.
    (c) Establishments licensed under the Illinois Dead Animal Disposal Act or under similar laws in other states are exempt from the provisions of this Section.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to any person who feeds garbage produced in his or her own household to animals or poultry kept on the premises where he or she resides except this garbage if fed to swine shall not contain particles of meat.
    (e) Sentence. Feeding garbage to animals is a Class B misdemeanor, and for the first offense shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 and for a second or subsequent offense shall be fined not less than $200 nor more than $500 or imprisoned in a penal institution other than the penitentiary for not more than 6 months, or both.
    (f) A person violating this Section may be enjoined by the Department from continuing the violation.
    (g) The Department may make reasonable inspections necessary for the enforcement of this Section, and is authorized to enforce, and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; 98-785, eff. 1-1-15.)

720 ILCS 5/48-8

    (720 ILCS 5/48-8)
    Sec. 48-8. Service animal access.
    (a) When a person with a physical, mental, or intellectual disability requiring the use of a service animal is accompanied by a service animal or when a trainer of a service animal is accompanied by a service animal, neither the person nor the service animal shall be denied the right of entry and use of facilities of any public place of accommodation as defined in Section 5-101 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
    For the purposes of this Section, "service animal" means a dog or miniature horse trained or being trained as a hearing animal, a guide animal, an assistance animal, a seizure alert animal, a mobility animal, a psychiatric service animal, an autism service animal, or an animal trained for any other physical, mental, or intellectual disability. "Service animal" includes a miniature horse that a public place of accommodation shall make reasonable accommodation so long as the public place of accommodation takes into consideration: (1) the type, size, and weight of the miniature horse and whether the facility can accommodate its features; (2) whether the handler has sufficient control of the miniature horse; (3) whether the miniature horse is housebroken; and (4) whether the miniature horse's presence in the facility compromises legitimate safety requirements necessary for operation.
    (b) A person who knowingly violates this Section commits a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; incorporates 97-956, eff. 8-14-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

720 ILCS 5/48-9

    (720 ILCS 5/48-9)
    Sec. 48-9. Misrepresentation of stallion and jack pedigree.
    (a) The owner or keeper of any stallion or jack kept for public service commits misrepresentation of stallion and jack pedigree when he or she misrepresents the pedigree or breeding of the stallion or jack, or represents that the animal, so kept for public service, is registered, when in fact it is not registered in a published volume of a society for the registry of standard and purebred animals, or who shall post or publish, or cause to be posted or published, any false pedigree or breeding of this animal.
    (b) Sentence. Misrepresentation of stallion and jack pedigree is a petty offense, and for a second or subsequent offense is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/48-10

    (720 ILCS 5/48-10)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-752)
    Sec. 48-10. Dangerous animals.
    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section, unless the context otherwise requires:
        "Dangerous animal" means a lion, tiger, leopard,
    
ocelot, jaguar, cheetah, margay, mountain lion, lynx, bobcat, jaguarundi, bear, hyena, wolf or coyote, or any poisonous or life-threatening reptile.
        "Owner" means any person who (1) has a right of
    
property in a dangerous animal or primate, (2) keeps or harbors a dangerous animal or primate, (3) has a dangerous animal or primate in his or her care, or (4) acts as custodian of a dangerous animal or primate.
        "Person" means any individual, firm, association,
    
partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, any public or private institution, the State, or any municipal corporation or political subdivision of the State.
        "Primate" means a nonhuman member of the order
    
primate, including but not limited to chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, bonobo, gibbon, monkey, lemur, loris, aye-aye, and tarsier.
    (b) Dangerous animal or primate offense. No person shall have a right of property in, keep, harbor, care for, act as custodian of or maintain in his or her possession any dangerous animal or primate except at a properly maintained zoological park, federally licensed exhibit, circus, college or university, scientific institution, research laboratory, veterinary hospital, hound running area, or animal refuge in an escape-proof enclosure.
    (c) Exemptions.
        (1) This Section does not prohibit a person who had
    
lawful possession of a primate before January 1, 2011, from continuing to possess that primate if the person registers the animal by providing written notification to the local animal control administrator on or before April 1, 2011. The notification shall include:
            (A) the person's name, address, and telephone
        
number; and
            (B) the type of primate, the age, a photograph, a
        
description of any tattoo, microchip, or other identifying information, and a list of current inoculations.
        (2) This Section does not prohibit a person who is
    
permanently disabled with a severe mobility impairment from possessing a single capuchin monkey to assist the person in performing daily tasks if:
            (A) the capuchin monkey was obtained from and
        
trained at a licensed nonprofit organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the nonprofit tax status of which was obtained on the basis of a mission to improve the quality of life of severely mobility-impaired individuals; and
            (B) the person complies with the notification
        
requirements as described in paragraph (1) of this subsection (c).
    (d) A person who registers a primate shall notify the local animal control administrator within 30 days of a change of address. If the person moves to another locality within the State, the person shall register the primate with the new local animal control administrator within 30 days of moving by providing written notification as provided in paragraph (1) of subsection (c) and shall include proof of the prior registration.
    (e) A person who registers a primate shall notify the local animal control administrator immediately if the primate dies, escapes, or bites, scratches, or injures a person.
    (f) It is no defense to a violation of subsection (b) that the person violating subsection (b) has attempted to domesticate the dangerous animal. If there appears to be imminent danger to the public, any dangerous animal found not in compliance with the provisions of this Section shall be subject to seizure and may immediately be placed in an approved facility. Upon the conviction of a person for a violation of subsection (b), the animal with regard to which the conviction was obtained shall be confiscated and placed in an approved facility, with the owner responsible for all costs connected with the seizure and confiscation of the animal. Approved facilities include, but are not limited to, a zoological park, federally licensed exhibit, humane society, veterinary hospital or animal refuge.
    (g) Sentence. Any person violating this Section is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Any corporation or partnership, any officer, director, manager or managerial agent of the partnership or corporation who violates this Section or causes the partnership or corporation to violate this Section is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-752)
    Sec. 48-10. Dangerous animals.
    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section, unless the context otherwise requires:
        "Dangerous animal" means a lion, tiger, leopard,
    
ocelot, jaguar, cheetah, margay, mountain lion, lynx, bobcat, jaguarundi, bear, hyena, wolf or coyote. Dangerous animal does not mean any herptiles included in the Herptiles-Herps Act.
        "Owner" means any person who (1) has a right of
    
property in a dangerous animal or primate, (2) keeps or harbors a dangerous animal or primate, (3) has a dangerous animal or primate in his or her care, or (4) acts as custodian of a dangerous animal or primate.
        "Person" means any individual, firm, association,
    
partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, any public or private institution, the State, or any municipal corporation or political subdivision of the State.
        "Primate" means a nonhuman member of the order
    
primate, including but not limited to chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, bonobo, gibbon, monkey, lemur, loris, aye-aye, and tarsier.
    (b) Dangerous animal or primate offense. No person shall have a right of property in, keep, harbor, care for, act as custodian of or maintain in his or her possession any dangerous animal or primate except at a properly maintained zoological park, federally licensed exhibit, circus, college or university, scientific institution, research laboratory, veterinary hospital, hound running area, or animal refuge in an escape-proof enclosure.
    (c) Exemptions.
        (1) This Section does not prohibit a person who had
    
lawful possession of a primate before January 1, 2011, from continuing to possess that primate if the person registers the animal by providing written notification to the local animal control administrator on or before April 1, 2011. The notification shall include:
            (A) the person's name, address, and telephone
        
number; and
            (B) the type of primate, the age, a photograph, a
        
description of any tattoo, microchip, or other identifying information, and a list of current inoculations.
        (2) This Section does not prohibit a person who is
    
permanently disabled with a severe mobility impairment from possessing a single capuchin monkey to assist the person in performing daily tasks if:
            (A) the capuchin monkey was obtained from and
        
trained at a licensed nonprofit organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the nonprofit tax status of which was obtained on the basis of a mission to improve the quality of life of severely mobility-impaired individuals; and
            (B) the person complies with the notification
        
requirements as described in paragraph (1) of this subsection (c).
    (d) A person who registers a primate shall notify the local animal control administrator within 30 days of a change of address. If the person moves to another locality within the State, the person shall register the primate with the new local animal control administrator within 30 days of moving by providing written notification as provided in paragraph (1) of subsection (c) and shall include proof of the prior registration.
    (e) A person who registers a primate shall notify the local animal control administrator immediately if the primate dies, escapes, or bites, scratches, or injures a person.
    (f) It is no defense to a violation of subsection (b) that the person violating subsection (b) has attempted to domesticate the dangerous animal. If there appears to be imminent danger to the public, any dangerous animal found not in compliance with the provisions of this Section shall be subject to seizure and may immediately be placed in an approved facility. Upon the conviction of a person for a violation of subsection (b), the animal with regard to which the conviction was obtained shall be confiscated and placed in an approved facility, with the owner responsible for all costs connected with the seizure and confiscation of the animal. Approved facilities include, but are not limited to, a zoological park, federally licensed exhibit, humane society, veterinary hospital or animal refuge.
    (g) Sentence. Any person violating this Section is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Any corporation or partnership, any officer, director, manager or managerial agent of the partnership or corporation who violates this Section or causes the partnership or corporation to violate this Section is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 49

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 49 heading)
ARTICLE 49. MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSES
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/49-1

    (720 ILCS 5/49-1)
    Sec. 49-1. Flag desecration.
    (a) Definition. As used in this Section:
        "Flag", "standard", "color" or "ensign" shall include
    
any flag, standard, color, ensign or any picture or representation of either thereof, made of any substance or represented on any substance and of any size evidently purporting to be either of said flag, standard, color or ensign of the United States of America, or a picture or a representation of either thereof, upon which shall be shown the colors, the stars, and the stripes, in any number of either thereof, of the flag, colors, standard, or ensign of the United States of America.
    (b) A person commits flag desecration when he or she knowingly:
        (1) for exhibition or display, places or causes to be
    
placed any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing, or any advertisement of any nature, upon any flag, standard, color or ensign of the United States or State flag of this State or ensign;
        (2) exposes or causes to be exposed to public view
    
any such flag, standard, color or ensign, upon which has been printed, painted or otherwise placed, or to which has been attached, appended, affixed, or annexed, any word, figure, mark, picture, design or drawing or any advertisement of any nature;
        (3) exposes to public view, manufactures, sells,
    
exposes for sale, gives away, or has in possession for sale or to give away or for use for any purpose, any article or substance, being an article of merchandise, or a receptacle of merchandise or article or thing for carrying or transporting merchandise upon which has been printed, painted, attached, or otherwise placed a representation of any such flag, standard, color, or ensign, to advertise, call attention to, decorate, mark or distinguish the article or substance on which so placed; or
        (4) publicly mutilates, defaces, defiles, tramples,
    
or intentionally displays on the ground or floor any such flag, standard, color or ensign.
    (c) All prosecutions under this Section shall be brought by any person in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, against any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this Section, before any circuit court. The State's Attorneys shall see that this Section is enforced in their respective counties, and shall prosecute all offenders on receiving information of the violation of this Section. Sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and police officers shall inform against and prosecute all persons whom there is probable cause to believe are guilty of violating this Section. One-half of the amount recovered in any penal action under this Section shall be paid to the person making and filing the complaint in the action, and the remaining 1/2 to the school fund of the county in which the conviction is obtained.
    (d) All prosecutions under this Section shall be commenced within six months from the time the offense was committed, and not afterwards.
    (e) Sentence. A violation of paragraphs (1) through (3) of subsection (b) is a Class C misdemeanor. A violation of paragraph (4) of subsection (b) is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/49-1.5

    (720 ILCS 5/49-1.5)
    Sec. 49-1.5. Draft card mutilation.
    (a) A person commits draft card mutilation when he or she knowingly destroys or mutilates a valid registration certificate or any other valid certificate issued under the federal "Military Selective Service Act of 1967".
    (b) Sentence. Draft card mutilation is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/49-2

    (720 ILCS 5/49-2)
    Sec. 49-2. Business use of military terms.
    (a) It is unlawful for any person, concern, firm or corporation to use in the name, or description of the name, of any privately operated mercantile establishment which may or may not be engaged principally in the buying and selling of equipment or materials of the Government of the United States or any of its departments, agencies or military services, the terms "Army", "Navy", "Marine", "Coast Guard", "Government", "GI", "PX" or any terms denoting a branch of the government, either independently or in connection or conjunction with any other word or words, letter or insignia which import or imply that the products so described are or were made for the United States government or in accordance with government specifications or requirements, or of government materials, or that these products have been disposed of by the United States government as surplus or rejected stock.
    (b) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a petty offense with a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $500 for the first conviction, and not less than $500 or more than $1000 for each subsequent conviction.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/49-3

    (720 ILCS 5/49-3)
    Sec. 49-3. Governmental uneconomic practices.
    (a) It is unlawful for the State of Illinois, any political subdivision thereof, or any municipality therein, or any officer, agent or employee of the State of Illinois, any political subdivision thereof or any municipality therein, to sell to or procure for sale or have in its or his or her possession or under its or his or her control for sale to any officer, agent or employee of the State or any political subdivision thereof or municipality therein any article, material, product or merchandise of whatsoever nature, excepting meals, public services and such specialized appliances and paraphernalia as may be required for the safety or health of such officers, agents or employees.
    (b) The provisions of this Section shall not apply to the State, any political subdivision thereof or municipality therein, nor to any officer, agent or employee of the State, or of any such subdivision or municipality while engaged in any recreational, health, welfare, relief, safety or educational activities furnished by the State, or any such political subdivision or municipality.
    (c) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/49-4

    (720 ILCS 5/49-4)
    Sec. 49-4. Sale of maps.
    (a) The sale of current Illinois publications or highway maps published by the Secretary of State is prohibited except where provided by law.
    (b) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/49-5

    (720 ILCS 5/49-5)
    Sec. 49-5. Video movie sales and rentals rating violation.
    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section, unless the context otherwise requires:
        "Person" means an individual, corporation,
    
partnership, or any other legal or commercial entity.
        "Official rating" means an official rating of the
    
Motion Picture Association of America.
        "Video movie" means a videotape or video disc copy of
    
a motion picture film.
    (b) A person may not sell at retail or rent, or attempt to sell at retail or rent, a video movie in this State unless the official rating of the motion picture from which it is copied is clearly displayed on the outside of any cassette, case, jacket, or other covering of the video movie.
    (c) This Section does not apply to any video movie of a motion picture which:
        (1) has not been given an official rating; or
        (2) has been altered in any way subsequent to
    
receiving an official rating.
    (d) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/49-6

    (720 ILCS 5/49-6)
    Sec. 49-6. Container label obliteration prohibited.
    (a) No person shall sell or offer for sale any product, article or substance in a container on which any statement of weight, quantity, quality, grade, ingredients or identification of the manufacturer, supplier or processor is obliterated by any other labeling unless the other labeling correctly restates the obliterated statement.
    (b) This Section does not apply to any obliteration which is done in order to comply with subsection (c) of this Section.
    (c) No person shall utilize any used container for the purpose of sale of any product, article or substance unless the original marks of identification, weight, grade, quality and quantity have first been obliterated.
    (d) This Section shall not be construed as permitting the use of any containers or labels in a manner prohibited by any other law.
    (e) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a business offense for which a fine shall be imposed not to exceed $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)