(65 ILCS 5/11-80-23)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-23)
The corporate authorities of each municipality may
employ and fix the compensation of persons to serve as school crossing
guards, on a part-time basis, by directing traffic and protecting
children crossing the streets in going to and from school. The corporate
authorities of any municipality may pay such compensation from general
corporate funds or may levy, annually, in municipalities having a
population of less than 500,000 a special tax for that purpose of not to
exceed .02% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of
Revenue, of all taxable property in that municipality.
Such a tax is in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for
general purposes by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)