§ 8-4-030. Drinking in public ways.  


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  • (a)   (1)   It shall be unlawful for any person to drink any alcoholic liquor as defined by law on any public way or in or about any motor vehicle upon a public way in the city.  This section shall not apply to portions of the public way occupied by a sidewalk café permitted pursuant to Chapter 10-28 of the municipal code which is properly licensed to sell alcoholic liquor, or to any portion of the public way located on Navy Pier; or to any venue holding a valid Riverwalk Venue liquor license under Section 4-60-074.

    (2)   It shall be unlawful for any person to transport, carry, possess or have any alcoholic liquor in or upon or about any motor vehicle upon any public way in the city except: (1) in the original package and with the seal unbroken, or (2) in a package properly sealed, bagged and receipted pursuant to Section 6-33 of the Liquor Control Act of 1934, added by P.A. 94-1047, effective January 1, 2007, and codified at 235 ILCS 5/6-33, as amended, or (3) in compliance with Section 11-502 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, codified at 625 ILCS 5/11-502.

    (3)   Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00 or shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of six months or by both such fine and imprisonment for each offense.

    (b)   Any person who violates this section while within 800 feet of a parade route which is not open to traffic shall be fined not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00 or shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of up to six months or by both such fine and imprisonment for each offense.  For purposes of this subsection, the term “parade” has the meaning ascribed to the term in Section 10-8-330 of this Code.

(Prior code § 193-1.2; Amend Coun. J. 4-18-85, p. 15204; Amend Coun. J. 6-14-95, p. 3087; Amend Coun. J. 11-12-97, p. 56852; Amend Coun. J. 3-15-00, p. 27687, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 2-7-07, p. 98139, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-9-08, p. 18918, § 5; Amend Coun. J. 2-13-13, p. 46841, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 5-8-13, p. 52958, § 1)