(50 ILCS 605/1)
(from Ch. 30, par. 156)
When used in this Act:
(a) The term "transferor municipality" shall mean a municipal
corporation transferring real estate or any interest therein, under the
provisions of this Act.
(b) The term "transferee municipality" shall mean a municipal
corporation or 2 or more school districts operating a cooperative or joint educational program pursuant to Section 10-22.31 of the School Code receiving a transfer of real estate or any interest therein
under provisions of this Act.
(c) The term "municipality" whether used by itself or in conjunction
with other words, as in (a) or (b) above, shall mean and include any
municipal corporation or political subdivision organized and existing
under the laws of the State of Illinois and including, but without
limitation, any city, village, or incorporated town, whether organized
under a special charter or under the General Act, or whether operating
under the commission or managerial form of government, county, school
districts, trustees of schools, boards of education, 2 or more school districts operating a cooperative or joint educational program pursuant to Section 10-22.31 of the School Code, sanitary district or
trustees, forest preserve district or forest preserve district
commissioner, park district or park commissioners, airport authority and
(d) The term "restriction" shall mean any condition, limitation,
qualification, reversion, possibility of reversion, covenant, agreement
or restraint of whatever kind or nature, the effect of which is to
restrict the use or ownership of real estate by a municipality as
defined in (c) above.
(e) The term "corporate authorities" shall mean the members of the
legislative body of any municipality as defined in (c) above.
(f) The term "held" or any form thereof, when used in reference to
the interest of a municipality in real estate shall be taken and
construed to refer to and include all of the right, title and interest
of such municipality of whatever kind or nature, in and to such real
(g) Each of the terms above defined and the terms contained in the
definition of each of said terms shall be taken and construed to include
the plural form thereof.
(h) The term "Local Improvement Act" shall mean an Act of the
General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled "An Act concerning
local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, and the amendments thereto.
(i) The term "State of Illinois" shall mean the State of Illinois or
any department, commission, board or other agency of the State.
(Source: P.A. 96-783, eff. 8-28-09.)