Illinois Crosswalk Laws

The definition of crosswalk, extracted from the Illinois Vehicle Code, Chapter 1. Title and Definitions, 625 ILCS 5/1-113,
Sec. 1-113.
Crosswalk.
(a) That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway, and in the absence of a sidewalk on one side of the highway, that part of the highway included within the extension of the lateral line of the existing sidewalk to the side of the highway without the sidewalk, with such extension forming a right angle to the centerline of the highway;
(b) Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface placed in accordance with the provisions in the Manual adopted by the Department of Transportation as authorized in Section 11-301.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

The right of way at crosswalks, extracted from the Illinois Vehicle Code, Rules of the Road, 625 ILCS 5/11-1002
Sec. 11-1002.
Pedestrians' right-of-way at crosswalks.
(a) When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(b) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
(c) Paragraph (a) shall not apply under the condition stated in Section 11-1003 (b).
(d) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
(e) Whenever stop signs or flashing red signals are in place at an intersection or at a plainly marked crosswalk between intersections, drivers shall yield right-of-way to pedestrians as set forth in Section 11-904 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 96-1165, eff. 7-22-10.)

Crossing at other than crosswalks, extracted from the Illinois Vehicle Code, Rules of the Road, 625 ILCS 5/11-1003
Sec. 11-1003.
Crossing at other than crosswalks.
(a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(b) Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(c) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
(d) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic-control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
(e) Pedestrians with disabilities may cross a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk where the intersection is physically inaccessible to them but they shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(Source: P.A. 88-685, eff. 1-24-95.)

Drivers to exercise due care, extracted from the Illinois Vehicle Code, Rules of the Road, 625 ILCS 5/11-1003.1
Sec. 11-1003.1.
Drivers to exercise due care.
Notwithstanding other provisions of this Code or the provisions of any local ordinance, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian, or any person operating a bicycle or other device propelled by human power and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused, incapacitated or intoxicated person.
(Source: P.A. 82-132.)


Champaign Obstruction Laws

Law about Obstructions and encroachments extracted from the Champaign City Municipal Code.
Sec. 30-16. Obstruction and encroachments prohibited.
(a) Except otherwise provided, no person shall cause, create or maintain any obstruction of any public way.
(b) No person shall erect or maintain any building or structure (including fences) which encroaches upon any public way or property, except that awnings or canopies may be erected in accordance with provisions therefor contained in the codes regulating the construction, alteration or repair of buildings; provided, however, that such encroaching awnings or canopies which are permitted under the building codes shall be removed by the owner or occupant of the structure to which they are attached upon twenty-eight (28) days written notice from the City to such owner or occupant.
(c) If, after receiving notice from the City Engineer, any person fails to remove the obstruction or encroachment from the public way within the time period set by the City Engineer, the City may remove or cause the removal of the obstruction and charge the cost of such removal and any storage costs for materials removed to the person responsible for the obstruction. Such costs shall include, but not be limited to, an overhead charge based on the personnel involved in administering this section as determined in writing by the Director of Finance. The amount so charged shall be billed to said person. The amount shall be paid to the City within twenty-eight (28) days after the date of the bill.
(C.B. No. 78-78, §§ 19-9, 19-14, 4-18-78; C.B. No. 84-279, § 1, 12-18-84; C.B. No. 90-10, § 2, 1-16-90)
Cross reference(s)--Prohibition of utility equipment in right-of-way, § 30-230.

Definition of public way, extracted from the Champaign City Municipal Code.
Sec. 1-3. Definitions and rules of construction.
In the construction of this Code and all ordinances the following rules of construction and definitions shall be observed unless inconsistent with the manifest intent of the Council or the context clearly requires otherwise:
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Public way means any street or sidewalk.