(75 ILCS 5/2-1) (from Ch. 81, par. 2-1)
    Sec. 2-1. To provide local public institutions of general education for citizens of Illinois, the corporate authorities of any city may establish and maintain a public library for the use and benefit of the residents of the city and may, subject to the limitations of Article 3, levy a tax for library purposes.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)