(70 ILCS 1225/3) (from Ch. 105, par. 56)
    Sec. 3. Such park commissioners are hereby authorized to levy, or cause to be levied and collected, a special assessment or special tax upon the contiguous property abutting on said street or part thereof so selected and taken for the purpose of raising the amount necessary to pay the compensation and damages for the said land necessary to be taken for such widening, with the costs of the proceedings; and to that end they shall have all the power and authority now or hereafter granted to them relative to the levy, assessment and collection of taxes or assessments for corporate purposes.
(Source: Laws 1887, p. 248.)