(65 ILCS 5/11-76-4.2)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-76-4.2)
Surplus property; alternative method of sale.
(a) This Section applies to any municipality with a population of less
than 20,000 which is situated wholly or partially within a county that has
an unemployment rate, as determined by the Illinois Department of
Employment Security, higher than the national unemployment average, as
determined by the U.S. Department of Labor, for at least one month during
the 6 months preceding the adoption of a resolution to sell real estate
under this Section.
(b) If a municipality has either (1) adopted an ordinance to sell
surplus real estate under Section 11-76-2 and has received no bid on a
particular parcel or (2) adopted a resolution to sell surplus real estate
under Section 11-76-4.1 and has received no acceptable offer on a
particular parcel within 6 months after adoption of the resolution, then
that parcel of surplus real estate may be sold in the manner set forth in
subsection (c) of this Section.
(c) If the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of this Section are
met, then the corporate authorities may, by resolution, authorize the sale
of a parcel of surplus public real estate in either of the following
manners: (1) by the staff of the municipality; (2) by listing with local
licensed real estate agencies; or (3) by public auction. The terms of the
sale, the compensation of the agent, if any, the time and the place of the
auction, if applicable, a legal description of the property and its size,
use and zoning shall be included in the resolution. The resolution shall
be published once each week for 3 successive weeks in a daily or weekly
newspaper published in the municipality or, if none, in a newspaper
published in the county in which the municipality is located. No sale may
be conducted until at least 30 days after the first publication. The
corporate authorities may accept any offer or bid determined by them to be
in the best interest of the municipality by a vote of three-fourths of the
corporate authorities then holding office.
(Source: P.A. 86-331.)