(65 ILCS 55/15)
(from Ch. 24, par. 808.15)
The judgments of the court shall be final as to all the issues
involved, and the proceedings in the cause shall be subject to review by appeal
as in other civil cases: Provided, however, that
by mutual consent the same may be vacated or modified notwithstanding the
expiration of 30 days from the rendition of such judgment, except as
provided in this Act.
Such judgments shall have the effect of several judgments as to each
tract or parcel of land assessed, and no appeal from any such judgment
shall invalidate or delay the judgments, except as to the property
concerning which the appeal is taken.
Such judgment shall be liens on behalf of the municipality making the
improvement, for the payment of which the special tax or special assessment
is levied, on the property assessed from the date thereof, to the same
extent and of equal force and validity as a lien for the general taxes
until such judgments are paid or the property against which any such
judgment is entered is sold to pay the same.
The municipality on behalf of which such lien is created may sell and
assign the same and either the municipality or the assignees of such
judgment lien may at any time in its or his own name, file a complaint to
foreclose the lien in the same manner that foreclosures are by law
permitted in case of delinquent general taxes: Provided, however, that no
forfeiture of the property sought to be foreclosed shall have been had as a
prerequisite to such foreclosure.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)