(70 ILCS 1245/2) (from Ch. 105, par. 121)
    Sec. 2. That such park commissioners, or such corporate authorities as are by law authorized to levy taxes or assessments for the maintenance of such parks, shall have power to improve, maintain and repair such street or streets in such manner as they may deem best, and for that purpose they are hereby authorized to pay for the improvement thereof, and from time to time to levy, or cause to be levied and collected, a special tax or assessment on contiguous property abutting upon such street so improved for a sum of money not exceeding the estimated cost of such first improvement or improvements, as shall be ordered and estimated by such board of park commissioners, but not for any subsequent care, maintenance or repair thereof; and to that end such board or corporate authorities shall have all the power and authority now or hereafter granted to them respectively, relative to the levy, assessment and collection of taxes, or assessment for corporate purposes; and such special tax or assessments as are hereby authorized may be divided into not exceeding ten annual installments, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent per annum from the date of confirmation until paid, and the assessment or installments thereof shall be collected and enforced in the same manner as is provided by law for the collection and enforcement of other taxes or assessments for, or on account of such corporate bodies or boards, as aforesaid, so far as the same are applicable.
(Source: Laws 1909, p. 294.)