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Record #: O2017-4949   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/28/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 8-4 by adding new Section 8-4-016 defining and prohibiting streetgang member loitering
Sponsors: Ervin, Jason C., Moore, David H., Scott, Jr. Michael, Foulkes, Toni, Santiago, Milagros, Harris, Michelle A., Mitts, Emma, Sawyer, Roderick T., Taliaferro, Chris, Austin, Carrie M., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Curtis, Derrick G., Maldonado, Roberto, Hairston, Leslie A., Brookins, Jr., Howard
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 4 Public Peace & Welfare
Attachments: 1. O2017-4949.pdf
Related files: R2019-362



SECTION 1. Chapter 8-4, Public Peace and Welfare, of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored as new Section 8-4-016:

8-4-016. Streetqang member loitering.
(a) In this Section:
"Loiter" means:
standing, sitting idly, whether or not the person is in a vehicle, or remaining in or around a public place including a school or public park property; or
entering or remaining in a building in or around a public place, other than the person's residence.

"Public place" means the public way and any other location open to the public, whether publicly or privately owned, including, but not limited to any street, sidewalk, avenue, highway, road, curb area, alley, park, playground or other public ground or public building, any common area of a school, hospital, apartment house, office building, transport facility, shop, privately owned place of business, to which the public is invited, including any place of amusement, entertainment, or eating place. "Public place" also includes the front yard area, driveway and walkway of any private residence, business, or apartment house.

"Streetgang" and "streetgang member" have the meanings ascribed to them in Section 10 ofthe Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act, 740 ILCS 147/1 et seq.

(b) A person commits streetgang member loitering when he or she is a streetgang
member or is in the company of or acting in concert with a streetgang member and knowingly
loiters in a public place under any ofthe following circumstances:

(1) with the intent to publicize a criminal streetgang's dominance over certain
territory in order to intimidate non-members of the streetgang from entering, remaining in, or
using the public place or adjacent area; or

(2) with the intent to conceal ongoing commerce in illegal drugs or other unlawful
Nothing in this Section shall be...

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