(65 ILCS 110/15)
Establishment of economic development project areas; Notice.
(a) The corporate authorities of a municipality shall by ordinance propose
the establishment of an economic development project area and fix a time and
place for a public hearing.
(b) Notice of the public hearing shall be given by publication and mailing.
Notice by publication shall be given by publication at least twice, the first
publication to be not more than 30 nor less than 10 days before the hearing in
a newspaper of general circulation within the taxing districts having property
in the proposed economic development project area. Notice by mailing shall
be given by depositing the notice together with a copy of the proposed economic
development plan in the United States mails by certified mail addressed to the
person or persons in whose name the general taxes for the last preceding year
were paid on each lot, block, tract, or parcel of land lying within the
economic development project area. The notice shall be mailed not less than 10
days before the date set for the public hearing. If taxes for the last
preceding year were not paid, the notice shall also be sent to any
nongovernmental person or persons listed on the tax rolls as the person or
persons having a taxable property interest in the property.
(c) The notices issued under this Section shall include the following:
(1) The time and place of the public hearing.
(2) The boundaries of the proposed economic
development project area by legal description and by street location where possible.
(3) A notification that all interested persons will
be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing.
(4) An invitation for any person to submit
alternative proposals or bids for any proposed conveyance, lease, mortgage, or other disposition of land within the proposed economic development project area.
(5) A description of the economic development plan or
economic development project for the proposed economic development project area if a plan or project is the subject matter of the hearing.
(6) Other matters the municipality deems appropriate.
(d) Not less than 30 days before the date set for the hearing, the
municipality shall give notice by mail as provided in this Section to all
taxing districts that have taxable property included in the economic
project area. In addition to the other requirements of this Section, the notice
shall include the following:
(1) An invitation, to a representative designated by
the taxing district, to serve as a member of a joint review board and to attend a meeting of the joint review board to be held not less than 15 days before the public hearing for the purpose of reviewing the proposed economic development plan.
(2) Information as to the time, date, and place of
the meeting of the joint review board.
(3) A statement that the joint review board is
invited to submit any oral or written comments on the proposed economic development project at or before the public hearing and the name, address, and telephone number of the person designated by the municipality to receive comments before the public hearing.
(4) A copy of the proposed economic development plan
if the economic development plan is the subject of the public hearing.
(Source: P.A. 89-176, eff. 1-1-96.)