As used in this Division, unless the context requires otherwise:
     “Code” means any municipal ordinance except for (i) building code violations that must be adjudicated pursuant to Division 31.1 of Article 11 of this Act 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.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-5

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.

     “Hearing officer” means a municipal employee or an officer or agent of a municipality, other than a law enforcement officer, whose duty it is to:
     (1) preside at an administrative hearing called to determine whether or not a code violation exists;
     (2) hear testimony and accept evidence from all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
     (3) preserve and authenticate the transcript and record of the hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing; and
     (4) issue and sign a written finding, decision, and order stating whether a code violation exists.