The annexation shall be accomplished only by ordinance and the ordinance
shall include a description of the annexed territory. The ordinance annexing non-contiguous territory shall designate the ward to which the land shall be assigned. A copy of the
ordinance and a map of the annexed territory certified as true and accurate
by the clerk of the annexing sanitary district shall be filed with the
county clerk of the county in which the annexed territory is located.
The new boundary shall extend to the far side of any adjacent highway and
shall include all of every highway within the area annexed. These highways
shall be considered to be annexed even though not included in the legal
description set forth in the annexation ordinance.
The territory to be annexed to the sanitary district shall be considered to be contiguous to the sanitary district notwithstanding that the territory to be annexed is divided by, or that the territory to be annexed is separated from the sanitary district by, one or more railroad rights-of-ways, public easements, or properties owned by a public utility, a forest preserve district, a public agency, or a not-for-profit corporation.
(Source: P.A. 100-31, eff. 8-4-17.)