(70 ILCS 1505/7.06)
Recreational programs for persons with disabilities; tax.
(a) The Chicago Park District is authorized to establish, maintain, and
recreational programs for persons with disabilities, including both persons with mental disabilities and persons with physical disabilities, to provide transportation for persons with disabilities to and from these
provide for the examination of participants in such programs as deemed
necessary, to charge fees for participating in the programs (the fee charged
for non-residents of the district need not be the same as the fees charged the
residents of the
district), and to charge fees for transportation furnished to participants.
(b) For the purposes of the recreational programs for persons with disabilities
under this Section, the Chicago Park District is authorized to adopt procedures
approval of budgets, authorization of expenditures, location of recreational
acquisition of real estate by gift, legacy, grant, or purchase, and employment
of a director
and other professional workers for the programs.
(c) For the purposes of providing recreational programs for persons with disabilities
this Section, the Chicago Park District may levy and collect annually a tax of
exceed .04% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of
Revenue, of all
taxable property in the district for the purpose of funding the district's
providing these programs. This tax shall be levied and collected in like
manner as the
general taxes for the district. The tax shall be in addition to all other taxes
law to be levied and collected in the district and shall not be included within
limitation of rate contained in this Act or any other law, but shall be
in addition thereto, and in excess thereof.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)