(70 ILCS 705/3.2)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 23.2)
Annexation of surrounded unincorporated territory under 60 acres.
(a) Unincorporated territory containing 60 acres or less that is wholly
bounded by (i) one or more fire protection districts, (ii) one or more fire
protection districts and one or more municipalities that provide fire
protection services within those municipalities, or (iii) one or more fire
protection districts, one or more municipalities that provide fire
protection services within those municipalities, and a forest preserve
district, may be annexed by a fire protection district by which the territory
is bounded in whole or in part. The annexation shall be accomplished by
passing an ordinance to that effect after notice is given as provided in
this Section. For purposes of this Section, "municipality" is defined as in
Section 1-1-2 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(b) The board of trustees of the annexing fire protection district shall
publish notice of the proposed annexation once, at least 10 days before
passing the annexation ordinance, in a newspaper of general circulation
within the territory to be annexed. In addition, if the territory to be
annexed lies wholly or partially within a township other than a township in
which the fire protection district is situated, the fire protection district
shall give written notice of the proposed annexation, at least 10 days before
passing the annexation ordinance, to the supervisor of that township in which
the territory to be annexed lies. The notice published or given under this
subsection shall include a description of the territory to be annexed and the
time and place of the meeting at which the annexation ordinance is to be voted
on by the board of trustees.
(c) The annexation ordinance shall describe the territory to be annexed. A
certified copy of the ordinance, together with an accurate map of the
territory to be annexed, shall be filed with the clerk of the county in which
the territory to be annexed lies and with the State Fire Marshal.
(e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed as permitting a fire
protection district to annex territory of a forest preserve district in a
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more without obtaining the consent
of the forest preserve district under Section 8.3 of the Cook County Forest
Preserve District Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-364, eff. 1-1-04.)