(70 ILCS 2405/19) (from Ch. 42, par. 317a)
    Sec. 19. Construction of drains, sewers, and laterals; assessments. The Board of Trustees shall have 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 such 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, nor shall it constitute an objection to confirmation of a special assessment as to any property outside the district at the time of confirmation of the assessment roll if that property will be contiguous to the district and served upon the completion of the project, 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 Article 9 and Division 87 of Article 11 of the "Illinois Municipal Code," as heretofore and 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 places in 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: P.A. 90-194, eff. 1-1-98.)