(65 ILCS 55/5) (from Ch. 24, par. 808.5)
    Sec. 5. The assessment roll shall contain a list of all the lots, blocks, tracts and parcels of land assessed for the proposed improvement, the amount assessed against each, the name of the person who paid the taxes on each such parcel during the last preceding calendar year in which taxes were paid, as ascertained upon investigation by the officer making the return, or under his direction, the residence of the person so paying the taxes on each such parcel if the same can on diligent inquiry be found; in case of assessment in installments the amount of each installment shall also be stated; and the officer making such roll shall certify under oath that he verily believes that the amounts assessed against each parcel of property are just and equitable, and do not exceed the benefit which will in each case be derived from said improvement, and that no lot, block, tract or parcel of land has been assessed more than its proportionate share of the cost of said improvement.
    Several lots, or parts of land, owned and improved as one parcel may be assessed as one parcel.
    Notice shall be given of the nature of the improvement, of the pendency of said proceedings, of the time and place of filing the petition therefor, of the time and place of filing the assessment roll therein, and of the time and place at which application will be made for confirmation of the assessment, the same to be not less than fifteen (15) days after the mailing of such notice. Such notices shall be sent by mail postpaid to each of the said persons paying the taxes on the respective parcels during the last preceding year in which taxes were paid, at his residence as shown in the assessment roll, or, if not shown, then to such person so paying the taxes, directed generally to the city, village or town in which said improvement is proposed to be made.
    Such notice shall state the amount assessed to the person to whom the same is directed for the improvement proposed and the total amount of the cost of said improvement to be borne by the municipality. An affidavit shall be filed before the final hearing showing a compliance with the requirements of this section, and also showing that the affiant (either the officer making the said return, or some one acting under his direction) made a careful examination of the collector's books showing the payments of general taxes during the last preceding year in which the taxes were paid thereon, to ascertain the person or persons who last paid the taxes on said respective parcels, and a diligent search for their residences, and that the report correctly states the same as ascertained by the affiant; and said report and affidavit shall be conclusive evidence, for the purpose of said proceeding, of the correctness of the assessment roll in said particulars; but in case the said affidavit shall be found in any respect wilfully false, the person making the same shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and subject to the penalties provided for such offense by the laws of this State.
(Source: Laws 1935-36, 1st SS, p. 39.)