(50 ILCS 460/10)
As used in this Act,
unless the context or usage clearly indicates otherwise:
"Governing body" means the legislative body, council, board,
commission, trustees, or any other body by whatever name it is
known having charge of the corporate affairs of a governmental
"Governmental unit" means a county, township, municipality,
municipal corporation, unit of local government, or a special
district, by whatever name known, authorized by any special
assessment law to make local improvements by special assessment.
"Special assessment bond" means any instrument evidencing the
obligation to pay money authorized or issued by or on behalf of a
governmental unit under a special assessment law or under this
Act, being payable from assessments made under a special
assessment law, and when applicable, as supplemented by this Act.
"Special assessment law" means any law of the State of Illinois
authorizing governmental units to make local improvements payable
wholly or in part by special assessment, and includes, without
limitation, Division 2 of Article 9 of the Illinois Municipal
Code, Division 5-32 of Article 5 of the Counties Code, Section 21
of the North Shore Sanitary District Act, Section 19 of the
Sanitary District Act of 1917, Sections 22a.1 through 22a.55 of
the Sanitary District Act of 1917, and Section 28 of the Sanitary
District Act of 1936.
"Special assessment proceeding" means the proceeding by any
governmental unit under a special assessment law to provide for
the making of a specific local improvement by special assessment.
"Special assessment ordinance" means an ordinance, or when
applicable a resolution, as provided for by any special
assessment law by which the governing body institutes, calls for,
or provides for the making of a local improvement to be paid by
the imposition of a special assessment pursuant to such special
"Supplemental Act Assessment Bonds" are those special assessment
bonds issued under Section 100 of this Act.
"Voucher" means any voucher issued under a special assessment law
for work done in connection with the making of a local
(Source: P.A. 90-480, eff. 8-17-97.)