(70 ILCS 2305/21) (from Ch. 42, par. 296.1)
    Sec. 21. The board of trustees has the power to build and construct and to defray the cost and expenses of the construction of drains, sewers, or laterals, or drains and sewers and laterals and other necessary adjuncts thereto, including pumps and pumping stations, made by it in the execution or in furtherance of the powers heretofore granted to the sanitary district by special assessment or by general taxation or partly by special assessment and partly by general taxation, as they shall by ordinance prescribe. It shall constitute no objection to any special assessment that the improvement for which the same is levied is partly outside the limits of such sanitary district, but no special assessment shall be made upon property situated outside of such sanitary district, and in no case shall any property be assessed more than it will be benefited by the improvement for which the assessment is levied. The procedure in making improvements by special assessment shall be the same as nearly as may be as is prescribed in Divisions 1 and 2 of Article 9 and Division 87 of Article 11 of the "Illinois Municipal Code", approved May 29, 1961, as heretofore or hereafter amended. The functions and duties of the "City Council", the "Council", the "Board of Trustees" and the "Board of Local Improvements" under said Code shall be assumed and discharged by the board of trustees of the sanitary district; and the duties of the officers designated in said Divisions of the Illinois Municipal Code as mayor of the city or president of the village or incorporated town or president of the Board of Local Improvements, shall be assumed and discharged by the President of the board of trustees of the sanitary district. Likewise, the duties of other municipal officers designated in said Code shall be performed by similar officers of the sanitary district.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 877.)