(625 ILCS 5/11-1429)
(a) The purpose of this law is to protect public health and the environment by reducing emissions while conserving fuel and maintaining adequate rest and safety of all drivers of diesel vehicles.
(b) As used in this Section, "affected areas" means the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, McHenry, Will, Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe and the townships of Aux Sable and Goose Lake in Grundy County and the township of Oswego in Kendall County.
(c) A person that operates a motor
vehicle operating on diesel fuel in an affected area may not cause or allow the
motor vehicle, when it is not in motion, to idle for more than
a total of 10 minutes within any 60 minute period, except under the following circumstances:
(1) the motor vehicle has a Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating of less than 8,000 pounds;
(2) the motor vehicle idles while forced to remain
motionless because of on-highway traffic, an official traffic control device or signal, or at the direction of a law enforcement official;
(3) the motor vehicle idles when operating
defrosters, heaters, air conditioners, or other equipment solely to prevent a safety or health emergency;
(4) a police, fire, ambulance, public safety, other
emergency or law enforcement motor vehicle, or any motor vehicle used in an emergency capacity, idles while in an emergency or training mode and not for the convenience of the vehicle operator;
(5) the primary propulsion engine idles for
maintenance, servicing, repairing, or diagnostic purposes if idling is necessary for such activity;
(6) a motor vehicle idles as part of a government
inspection to verify that all equipment is in good working order, provided idling is required as part of the inspection;
(7) when idling of the motor vehicle is required to
operate auxiliary equipment to accomplish the intended use of the vehicle (such as loading, unloading, mixing, or processing cargo; controlling cargo temperature; construction operations; lumbering operations; oil or gas well servicing; or farming operations), provided that this exemption does not apply when the vehicle is idling solely for cabin comfort or to operate non-essential equipment such as air conditioning, heating, microwave ovens, or televisions;
(8) an armored motor vehicle idles when a person
remains inside the vehicle to guard the contents, or while the vehicle is being loaded or unloaded;
(9) a bus idles a maximum of 15 minutes in any 60
minute period to maintain passenger comfort while non-driver passengers are on board;
(10) if the motor vehicle has a sleeping berth, when
the operator is occupying the vehicle during a rest or sleep period and idling of the vehicle is required to operate air conditioning or heating;
(11) when the motor vehicle idles due to mechanical
difficulties over which the operator has no control;
(12) the motor vehicle is used as airport ground
support equipment, including, but not limited to, motor vehicles operated on the air side of the airport terminal to service or supply aircraft;
(13) the motor vehicle is (i) a bus owned by a public
transit authority and (ii) being operated on a designated bus route or on a street or highway between designated bus routes for the provision of public transportation;
(14) the motor vehicle is an implement of husbandry
exempt from registration under subdivision A(2) of Section 3-402 of this Code;
(15) the motor vehicle is owned by an electric
utility and is operated for electricity generation or hydraulic pressure to power equipment necessary in the restoration, repair, modification or installation of electric utility service;
(16) the outdoor temperature is less than 32 degrees
Fahrenheit or greater than 80 degrees Fahrenheit; or
(17) the motor vehicle idles while being operated by
(d) When the outdoor temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or higher and 80 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, a person who operates a motor vehicle operating on diesel fuel in an affected area may not cause or allow the motor vehicle to idle for a period greater than 30 minutes in any 60 minute period while waiting to weigh, load, or unload cargo or freight, unless the vehicle is in a line of vehicles that regularly and periodically moves forward.
(e) This Section does not prohibit the operation of an auxiliary power unit or generator set as an alternative to idling the main engine of a motor vehicle operating on diesel fuel.
(f) This Section does not apply to the owner of a motor vehicle rented or leased to another entity or person operating the vehicle.
(g) Any person convicted of any violation of this Section is guilty of
a petty offense and shall be fined $90 for the first
conviction and $500 for a second or subsequent conviction
within any 12 month period.
(h) Fines; distribution. All fines and all penalties collected under this Section shall be deposited in the State Treasury and shall be distributed as follows: (i) $50 for the first conviction and $150 for a second or subsequent conviction within any 12 month period under this Section shall be deposited into the State's General Revenue Fund; (ii) $20 for the first conviction and $262.50 for a second or subsequent conviction within any 12 month period under this Section shall be distributed to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation; and (iii) $20 for the first conviction and $87.50 for a second or subsequent conviction within any 12 month period under this Section shall be deposited into the Trucking Environmental and Education Fund.
(i) The Trucking Environmental and Education Fund is created as a special fund in the State Treasury. All money deposited into the Trucking Environmental and Education Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of educating the trucking industry on air pollution and preventative measures specifically related to idling. Any interest earned on deposits into the Fund shall remain in the Fund and be used for the purposes set forth in this subsection. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the Fund is not subject to administrative charges or charge-backs that would in any way transfer moneys from the Fund into any other fund of the State.
(j) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, a person who operates a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,000 pounds or more operating on diesel fuel on property that (i) offers paid parking services to vehicle owners, (ii) does not involve fuel dispensing, and (iii) is located in an affected area within a county of over 3 million residents but outside of a municipality of over 2 million residents may not cause or allow the motor vehicle, when it is not in motion, to idle for more than a total of 10 minutes within any 60-minute period under any circumstances if the vehicle is within 200 feet of a residential area. This Section may be enforced by either the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the residential area or the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the property on which the violation took place. This subsection does not apply to:
(1) school buses;
(2) waste hauling vehicles;
(3) facilities operated by the Department of
(4) vehicles owned by a public utility and operated
to power equipment necessary in the restoration, repair, modification, or installation of a utility service; or
(Source: P.A. 100-435, eff. 8-25-17; 101-319, eff. 1-1-20
(625 ILCS 5/11-1430.1)
Vehicle immobilization for failure to pay municipal vehicle tax violation liability.
(a) A municipality may provide by ordinance for a program of vehicle immobilization to facilitate enforcement of municipal vehicle tax liability. The program of vehicle immobilization shall provide for immobilizing an eligible vehicle upon the public way by presence of a restraint in a manner to prevent operation of the vehicle. An ordinance establishing a program of vehicle immobilization under this Section shall include the following provisions:
(1) A vehicle shall be eligible for immobilization
when the registered owner of the vehicle has accumulated the number of unpaid final determinations of vehicle tax violation liability or other violation liability under subsection (c) of Section 11-208.3 of this Code, or both.
(2) The vehicle owner shall be provided with notice
of the impending vehicle immobilization and the right to a hearing to challenge the validity of the action by disproving liability for unpaid final determinations of vehicle tax or other violation liability under subsection (c) of Section 11-208.3 of this Code.
(3) The vehicle owner shall have the right to a
prompt hearing after a vehicle has been immobilized or subsequently towed for nonpayment of outstanding fines and penalties for which final determinations have been issued. An order issued after the hearing is a final administrative decision within the meaning of Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(4) A post-immobilization and post-towing notice
shall be provided to the registered owner of the vehicle advising the registered owner of the right to a hearing to challenge the validity of the impoundment.
(b) Judicial review of final determinations of vehicle tax violations and final administrative decisions issued after hearings regarding vehicle immobilization and impoundment made under this Section shall be subject to the Administrative Review Law.
(c) A fine, penalty, or part thereof, remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, administrative remedies and the conclusion of judicial review procedures shall be a debt due and owing the municipality and, as such, may be collected in accordance with applicable law. Payment in full of any fine or penalty resulting from a vehicle tax violation shall constitute a final disposition of that violation.
(Source: P.A. 97-937, eff. 8-10-12.)
(625 ILCS 5/11-1505)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1505)
Position of bicycles and motorized pedal cycles on
roadways - Riding on roadways and bicycle paths.
(a) Any person operating a bicycle or motorized
pedal cycle upon a
roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and
under the conditions
shall ride as close as practicable and safe to the right-hand curb or edge of the
roadway except under the following situations:
1. When overtaking and passing another bicycle,
motorized pedal cycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction; or
2. When preparing for a left turn at an intersection
or into a private road or driveway; or
3. When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions
including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, bicycles, motorized pedal cycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge. For purposes of this subsection, a "substandard width lane" means a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle or motorized pedal cycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane; or
4. When approaching a place where a right turn is
(b) Any person operating a bicycle or motorized pedal cycle upon a one-way
highway with two or
more marked traffic lanes may ride as near the left-hand curb or edge of
such roadway as practicable.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)