(70 ILCS 1505/16)
(from Ch. 105, par. 333.16)
When any improvement to be made by the Chicago Park District is
local in character and confined within the limits of said park district and
the commissioners of said district shall deem it advisable that the same
should be made by special assessment, it shall have power to proceed under
and in accordance with the provisions of the "Illinois Municipal Code",
approved May 29, 1961, as amended. The same provision shall
apply to the collection of assessments by installments and to the issuing
of bonds and vouchers therefor as is provided in cases of special
assessments of cities and villages in the above act as amended and also an
act of the General Assembly entitled, "An Act to authorize the division of
special assessments in cities, towns, and villages into installments and
authorizing the issue of bonds to anticipate the collection of the deferred
installments," approved June 17, 1893, as amended. The 5 commissioners
shall constitute the board of local improvements for such park district and
shall act as such board of local improvements without compensation, and the
secretary of the park district shall be ex-officio superintendent of
special assessments and secretary of said board of local improvements.
The mode of making special assessments and the filing of the assessment
roll and proceedings thereon shall be the same as provided by law for
making special assessments for local improvements in cities of over 50,000
The secretary shall perform the duties in regard to the collection of
said assessments, provided in "An Act concerning local improvements,"
approved June 14, 1897, as amended, provided by said act to be performed by
the city clerk and city collector.
The same provisions shall apply to the collection of the assessment by
installments and to the issuing of bonds and vouchers therefor as provided
in the case of special assessments of cities and villages in "An Act
concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, as amended and also
in "An Act to authorize the division of special assessment in cities,
towns, and villages into installments, and authorizing the issue of bonds
to anticipate the collection of deferred installments," approved June 17,
1893, as amended. All moneys collected by virtue of any such special
assessment shall be paid over to the treasurer of the Chicago Park District
and shall be expended only for improvement for which such special
assessment was levied.
The word, "improvement" as used herein shall include the condemnation of
property for park and boulevard purposes.
(Source: P.A. 83-333.)