(55 ILCS 5/5-2002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-2002)
    Sec. 5-2002. Raising tax in addition to constitutional limit. Whenever the county board shall deem it necessary to assess taxes the aggregate of which shall exceed the constitutional limit of 75 per $100 valuation of the property of the county, the county board may, by an order entered of record, set forth substantially the amount of such excess required, the purpose for which the same shall be required, and, if for a limited time, the number of years such excess shall be required to be levied, and if for the payment of principal or interest, or both, upon bonds, shall, in a general way, designate the bonds, and provide for the submission of the question of assessing the additional rate in excess of the constitutional limit of 75 per $100 valuation of the property of the county to a vote of the people at any election held in such county. The board shall certify the question to the proper election officials, who shall submit the question at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    In addition to the requirements of the general election law, it shall be the duty of the county clerk in his election notice to give notice to the voters of the county that the additional tax is in excess of the constitutional limitation of 75 per $100 valuation, setting forth substantially the amount of such excess to be required, the number of years such expense shall be required to be levied, and the purpose for which the tax is to be levied, with such particularity that the tax payer may know what expenditure the tax is intended to cover. The proposition shall be "For additional tax in excess of constitutional limit of 75 per $100 valuation," and "Against additional tax in excess of constitutional limit of 75 per $100 valuation." If the vote on the proposition receives a majority of all voters voting at the election at which such proposition is submitted, the county board shall have the power to cause additional tax to be levied and collected in accordance with the terms of such resolution, and the moneys so collected shall be kept as a separate fund and disbursed only for the purpose for which the same was raised.
    Provided, any surplus that may remain after the payment of all demands against said fund, may be used for other purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)