(65 ILCS 5/4-5-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-16)
    Sec. 4-5-16. Statement of receipts and expenses; examination of books and accounts; expenditure greater than appropriation.
    (a) In municipalities with 25,000 or more inhabitants, the council each month shall print in pamphlet form, a detailed itemized statement of all receipts and expenses of the municipality and a summary of its proceedings during the preceding month. In municipalities with fewer than 25,000 inhabitants, the council shall print a similar statement annually instead of monthly. The council shall furnish printed copies of each statement to (i) the State Library, (ii) the city library, (iii) all the daily and weekly newspapers with a general circulation in the municipality, and (iv) persons who apply for a copy at the office of the municipal clerk.
    (b) At the end of each fiscal year, the council shall have licensed Certified Public Accountants permitted to perform audits under the Illinois Public Accounting Act make a full and complete examination of all books and accounts of the municipality and shall distribute the result of that examination in the manner provided in this Section.
    (c) It is unlawful for the council or any commissioner to expend, directly or indirectly, a greater amount for any municipal purpose than the amount appropriated for that purpose in the annual appropriation ordinance passed for that fiscal year. A violation of this provision by any member of the council shall constitute a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 93-486, eff. 1-1-04; 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)