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Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.2 – Felony DUI prosecutions prohibited

     (a) A unit of local government, including a home rule unit, may not enforce any ordinance that prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof if, based on the alleged facts of the case or the defendant‘s driving history or record, the offense charged would constitute a felony under Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, unless the State‘s Attorney rejects or denies felony charges for the conduct that comprises the charge.
     (b) A municipal attorney must (i) review the driving record of any defendant accused of violating any ordinance that prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof and (ii) if the offense charged would constitute a felony under Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, notify the State’s Attorney of the county of the felony charges.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.2

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14

     (c) This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-2 – Administrative adjudication of municipal code violations

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-2

     Any municipality may provide by ordinance for a system of administrative adjudication of municipal code violations to the extent permitted by the Illinois Constitution. A “system of administrative adjudication” means the adjudication of any violation of a municipal ordinance, except for (i) proceedings not within the statutory or the home rule authority of municipalities; and (ii) any offense under the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar offense that is a traffic regulation governing the movement of vehicles and except for any reportable offense under Section 6-204 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.