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WELCOME NEIGHBOR!

If you’re new in town, we want any surprises to be good ones. You should know about certain laws and procedures that may differ from other cities and states.

In Illinois:

  • Driver’s license change of address within 10 days of moving here.
  • Vehicle registration change of address within 10 days of moving here.
  • A graduated driver’s license system exists for people under 18.
  • Front and rear license plates are required.
  • Right turn on red allowed after a complete stop, unless posted otherwise.
  • If you use your windshield wipers, your headlights must be on.
  • Windshields may NOT be tinted.  
  • Passing a school bus with its stop-arm extended is a $150 fine and 3 month driver’s license suspension
  • Operation of a vehicle with a sound amplification system that can be heard from 75 feet or more is subject to a fine.
  • There is also a law against excessively noisy exhaust systems.
  • The breath alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08% (.00% for drivers under 21).
  • Traffic stop data is collect to combat racial profiling and bias-based policing.
  • Speed limit in cities is 30 MPH unless posted otherwise (15 MPH in alleys).
  • Curfew: Those under 17 must be in by 11:00 P.M. Sunday through Thursday and by midnight on Friday and Saturday.

LaSalle Rules/Regulations

  • Burning---open burning is banned and subject to fine. 
  • In order to rent residential property in LaSalle, the owner must first obtain a rental license, for more information call 815-223-3755
  • Grass may not exceed more than 6 inches in length and clippings may not be blown out into the roadway.
  • You may only park across the street from a driveway if the road is wider than 30 feet.
  • You may not park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
  • Don’t park against the flow of traffic or over 12 inches from the curb
  • 3 hour downtown parking
  • Vehicle must be removed from the roadway within 24 hours after 3 inches of snowfall.
  • Dogs and Cats must be licensed and can not run loose or bark excessively.
  • House numbers must be visible from the street.
  • Code enforcement/Inspection---Complaints of substandard housing, weeds, garbage, graffiti or other building code violation may be reported to the Building Inspector 815-223-2980.

ABANDONED VEHICLE REPORTING CRITERIA

A vehicle may be reported as abandoned if it meets one of the following legal criteria:

Public Street or Alley:

  1. The vehicle is inoperable
  2. The vehicle has no valid license plate or temporary registration sticker

After we receive your report and confirm the information, we are required by city ordinance to place an orange abandoned vehicle sticker on the car.  If, after 7 days the owner has not brought their vehicle in compliance with the law, the Police Department will make arrangements to have the vehicle removed.

Private Property:

  1. The vehicle is inoperable
  2. The vehicle has no valid license plate or temporary registration sticker
  3. The vehicle is not parked on an improved surface
  4. The vehicle has been left on private property without consent of the property owner

After we receive your report and confirm the information, we are required by city ordinance to place an orange abandoned vehicle sticker on the car.  If, after 7 days the owner has not brought their vehicle in compliance with the law, the Police Department will make arrangements to have the vehicle removed.

Note: If the vehicle has been left on private property without the owner's consent and the property owner requests the vehicle be towed, the vehicle may be towed immediately with no prior warning or notice to the vehicle owner.

 

GARBAGE & RECYCLING

Garbage Collection is governed by ordinance #1264 & #1484

Schedule:

Monday - North of 11th-West of St. Vincent

Tuesday - South of 11th-West of St. Vincent

Wednesday - North of 11th-East of St. Vincent

Thursday - South of 11th-East of St. Vincent and East of Little Vermilion River
 

Apartments

Any dwelling which is designed for or occupied by four or more families shall provide, on the premises, a dumpster.  All garbage is to be placed in that dumpster.  The landlord shall arrange for collection with a private hauler.

Garbage

Garbage fee is $12.63 per month & is charged along with our water bill.  Per ordinance each residence may place at the curb two 32 gallon containers each week.

Additional bags can be placed for pickup provided these bags have IL. Valley Waste stickers.  The cost of a sticker is $1.75 for extra garbage.  Lawn bag stickers are $2.25.

Large Items

Please call IL. Valley Waste with questions: 1-866-875-2293.  You are allowed one (1) large item per week with your regular garbage pick-up.

Yard Waste - Lawn Bags

Yard Waste must be bagged in special yard waste bags with a city sticker & placed at the curb on your regular garbage day. All pickups are on Monday from April through November.

Lawn bag pickup runs from the first week in April until the last week of November on your normal trash day. Plastic bags are not allowed, nor are plastic containers from bedding plants or plastic labels. You are not limited to the number of lawn bags with stickers put out for collection.

City Stickers & Bags

City stickers are $1.75 each for extra garbage and $2.25 for lawn bag stickers.  Bags and stickers are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • IL Valley Food Center, Save-a-lot
  • Jewel
  • Hyvee
  • Herrcke's Hardware (Bags Only)

Recycling:

Place recycling bin at curbside on your garbage pick-up day by 6:00AM and remove by sunset.

Paper - We will take newspapers, phone books, magazines, catalogs and corrugated cardboard (must be flattened and no large then 2 ft x 2 ft).  Sorry, we cannot take wax or plastic coated boxes!

Plastic - We will take beverage, detergent & household cleaner bottles (No. 1 and 2 plastics - please rinse and remove caps and rings).  Sorry, we cannot take plastic bags, containers that had oil/petroleum products or toxic materials.

Glass - We will take all colors of glass (please rinse & remove caps and rings).  Sorry, we cannot take ceramics, paned glass, cooking glass, or drinking glasses.

Aluminum & Tin - No aluminum foil or frozen food containers or coverings.  No cans with closed lids such as aerosal sprays.