(70 ILCS 2805/52) (from Ch. 42, par. 447.16)
    Sec. 52. Determination of benefit to private property owners by assessing officer. In determining the benefit to be received by private property owners as a result of a proposed improvement, the assessing officer, in his or her discretion, may take into account any one or more of the following elements and assign a weight to each: front footage, lot area, lot depth, assessed valuation, number of buildable sites, zoning, highest and best use, acreage, health benefits or a mandate from any governmental agency or a certification from the district's engineer as to the need to construct or install the proposed improvement in order to comply with any existing applicable legislation.
(Source: P.A. 85-1137.)