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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 620/) Economic Development Area Tax Increment Allocation Act.

20 ILCS 620/1

    (20 ILCS 620/1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1001)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Economic Development Area Tax Increment Allocation Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-38.)

20 ILCS 620/2

    (20 ILCS 620/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1002)
    Sec. 2. Legislative declaration of public purpose. The General Assembly hereby finds, determines and declares:
    (a) that the loss of job opportunities for the residents of the State is a serious menace to the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the people of the entire State;
    (b) that a vigorous, growing economy is the basic source of job opportunities;
    (c) that protection against the economic burdens associated with the loss of job opportunities, the consequent spread of economic stagnation and the resulting harm to the tax base of the State can best be provided by promoting, attracting, stimulating, retaining and revitalizing industry, manufacturing, and commerce within the State;
    (d) that the continual encouragement, development, growth and expansion of commercial businesses and industrial and manufacturing facilities within the State requires a cooperative and continuous partnership between government and the public sector;
    (e) that the State has a responsibility to help create a favorable climate for new and improved job opportunities for its citizens and to increase the tax base of the State and its political subdivisions by encouraging the development by the private sector of new commercial businesses and industrial and manufacturing facilities and the retention of existing commercial businesses and industrial and manufacturing facilities within the State;
    (f) that loss of job opportunities within the State has persisted despite efforts of State and local authorities and private organizations to attract new commercial businesses and industrial and manufacturing facilities to the State and to retain existing commercial businesses and industrial and manufacturing facilities within the State;
    (g) that persistent loss of job opportunities in the State may continue and worsen if the State and its political subdivisions are not able to provide additional incentives to commercial businesses and industrial and manufacturing facilities to locate or to remain in the State; and
    (h) that the provision of such additional incentives by the State and its political subdivisions will relieve conditions of unemployment, maintain existing levels of employment, create new job opportunities, retain jobs within the State, increase industry and commerce within the State, thereby creating job opportunities for the residents of the State and reducing the evils attendant upon unemployment, and increase the tax base of the State and its political subdivisions.
    It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State, in the interest of promoting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of all the people of the State, to provide incentives which will create new job opportunities and retain existing commercial businesses and industrial and manufacturing facilities within the State and related job opportunities, and it is further determined and declared that the relief of conditions of unemployment, the maintenance of existing levels of employment, the creation of new job opportunities, the retention of existing commercial businesses and industrial and manufacturing facilities within the State and related job opportunities, the increase of industry and commerce within the State, the reduction of the evils attendant upon unemployment, and the increase and the maintenance of the tax base of the State and its political subdivisions are public purposes and for the public safety, benefit, and welfare of the residents of this State.
(Source: P.A. 86-38.)

20 ILCS 620/3

    (20 ILCS 620/3) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1003)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. In this Act, words or terms shall have the following meanings unless the context or usage clearly indicates that another meaning is intended.
    (a) "Department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    (b) "Economic development plan" means the written plan of a municipality which sets forth an economic development program for an economic development project area. Each economic development plan shall include but not be limited to (1) estimated economic development project costs, (2) the sources of funds to pay such costs, (3) the nature and term of any obligations to be issued by the municipality to pay such costs, (4) the most recent equalized assessed valuation of the economic development project area, (5) an estimate of the equalized assessed valuation of the economic development project area after completion of an economic development project, (6) the estimated date of completion of any economic development project proposed to be undertaken, (7) a general description of any proposed developer, user, or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the economic development project area, (8) a description of the type, structure and general character of the facilities to be developed or improved in the economic development project area, (9) a description of the general land uses to apply in the economic development project area, (10) a description of the type, class and number of employees to be employed in the operation of the facilities to be developed or improved in the economic development project area, and (11) a commitment by the municipality to fair employment practices and an affirmative action plan with respect to any economic development program to be undertaken by the municipality.
    (c) "Economic development project" means any development project in furtherance of the objectives of this Act.
    (d) "Economic development project area" means any improved or vacant area which (1) is located within or partially within or partially without the territorial limits of a municipality, provided that no area without the territorial limits of a municipality shall be included in an economic development project area without the express consent of the Department, acting as agent for the State, (2) is contiguous, (3) is not less in the aggregate than three hundred twenty acres, (4) is suitable for siting by any commercial, manufacturing, industrial, research or transportation enterprise of facilities to include but not be limited to commercial businesses, offices, factories, mills, processing plants, assembly plants, packing plants, fabricating plants, industrial or commercial distribution centers, warehouses, repair overhaul or service facilities, freight terminals, research facilities, test facilities or transportation facilities, whether or not such area has been used at any time for such facilities and whether or not the area has been used or is suitable for other uses, including commercial agricultural purposes, and (5) which has been approved and certified by the Department pursuant to this Act.
    (e) "Economic development project costs" mean and include the sum total of all reasonable or necessary costs incurred by a municipality incidental to an economic development project, including, without limitation, the following:
        (1) Costs of studies, surveys, development of plans
    
and specifications, implementation and administration of an economic development plan, personnel and professional service costs for architectural, engineering, legal, marketing, financial, planning, police, fire, public works or other services, provided that no charges for professional services may be based on a percentage of incremental tax revenues;
        (2) Property assembly costs within an economic
    
development project area, including but not limited to acquisition of land and other real or personal property or rights or interests therein, and specifically including payments to developers or other nongovernmental persons as reimbursement for property assembly costs incurred by such developer or other nongovernmental person;
        (3) Site preparation costs, including but not limited
    
to clearance of any area within an economic development project area by demolition or removal of any existing buildings, structures, fixtures, utilities and improvements and clearing and grading; and including installation, repair, construction, reconstruction, or relocation of public streets, public utilities, and other public site improvements within or without an economic development project area which are essential to the preparation of the economic development project area for use in accordance with an economic development plan; and specifically including payments to developers or other nongovernmental persons as reimbursement for site preparation costs incurred by such developer or nongovernmental person;
        (4) Costs of renovation, rehabilitation,
    
reconstruction, relocation, repair or remodeling of any existing buildings, improvements, and fixtures within an economic development project area, and specifically including payments to developers or other nongovernmental persons as reimbursement for such costs incurred by such developer or nongovernmental person;
        (5) Costs of construction, acquisition, and operation
    
within an economic development project area of public improvements, including but not limited to, publicly owned buildings, structures, works, utilities or fixtures; provided that no allocation made to the municipality pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subsection (g) of Section 4 of this Act or subparagraph (A) of paragraph (4) of subsection (g) of Section 4 of this Act shall be used to operate a convention center or similar entertainment complex or venue;
        (6) Financing costs, including but not limited to all
    
necessary and incidental expenses related to the issuance of obligations, payment of any interest on any obligations issued hereunder which accrues during the estimated period of construction of any economic development project for which such obligations are issued and for not exceeding 36 months thereafter, and any reasonable reserves related to the issuance of such obligations;
        (7) All or a portion of a taxing district's capital
    
costs resulting from an economic development project necessarily incurred or estimated to be incurred by a taxing district in the furtherance of the objectives of an economic development project, to the extent that the municipality by written agreement accepts and approves such costs;
        (8) Relocation costs to the extent that a
    
municipality determines that relocation costs shall be paid or is required to make payment of relocation costs by federal or State law;
        (9) The estimated tax revenues from real property in
    
an economic development project area acquired by a municipality which, according to the economic development plan, is to be used for a private use and which any taxing district would have received had the municipality not adopted tax increment allocation financing for an economic development project area and which would result from such taxing district's levies made after the time of the adoption by the municipality of tax increment allocation financing to the time the current equalized assessed value of real property in the economic development project area exceeds the total initial equalized value of real property in said area;
        (10) Costs of job training, advanced vocational or
    
career education, including but not limited to courses in occupational, semi-technical or technical fields leading directly to employment, incurred by one or more taxing districts, provided that such costs are related to the establishment and maintenance of additional job training, advanced vocational education or career education programs for persons employed or to be employed by employers located in an economic development project area, and further provided that when such costs are incurred by a taxing district or taxing districts other than the municipality they shall be set forth in a written agreement by or among the municipality and the taxing district or taxing districts, which agreement describes the program to be undertaken, including but not limited to the number of employees to be trained, a description of the training and services to be provided, the number and type of positions available or to be available, itemized costs of the program and sources of funds to pay the same, and the term of the agreement. Such costs include, specifically, the payment by community college districts of costs pursuant to Sections 3-37, 3-38, 3-40 and 3-40.1 of the Public Community College Act and by school districts of costs pursuant to Sections 10-22.20a and 10-23.3a of the School Code;
        (11) Private financing costs incurred by developers
    
or other nongovernmental persons in connection with an economic development project, and specifically including payments to developers or other nongovernmental persons as reimbursement for such costs incurred by such developer or other nongovernmental person, provided that:
            (A) private financing costs shall be paid or
        
reimbursed by a municipality only pursuant to the prior official action of the municipality evidencing an intent to pay or reimburse such private financing costs;
            (B) except as provided in subparagraph (D), the
        
aggregate amount of such costs paid or reimbursed by a municipality in any one year shall not exceed 30% of such costs paid or incurred by the developer or other nongovernmental person in that year;
            (C) private financing costs shall be paid or
        
reimbursed by a municipality solely from the special tax allocation fund established pursuant to this Act and shall not be paid or reimbursed from the proceeds of any obligations issued by a municipality;
            (D) if there are not sufficient funds available
        
in the special tax allocation fund in any year to make such payment or reimbursement in full, any amount of such interest cost remaining to be paid or reimbursed by a municipality shall accrue and be payable when funds are available in the special tax allocation fund to make such payment; and
            (E) in connection with its approval and
        
certification of an economic development project pursuant to Section 5 of this Act, the Department shall review any agreement authorizing the payment or reimbursement by a municipality of private financing costs in its consideration of the impact on the revenues of the municipality and the affected taxing districts of the use of tax increment allocation financing.
    (f) "Municipality" means a city, village or incorporated town.
    (g) "Obligations" means any instrument evidencing the obligation of a municipality to pay money, including without limitation, bonds, notes, installment or financing contracts, certificates, tax anticipation warrants or notes, vouchers, and any other evidence of indebtedness.
    (h) "Taxing districts" means counties, townships, municipalities, and school, road, park, sanitary, mosquito abatement, forest preserve, public health, fire protection, river conservancy, tuberculosis sanitarium and any other municipal corporations or districts with the power to levy taxes upon property located within the economic development project area.
(Source: P.A. 97-636, eff. 6-1-12.)

20 ILCS 620/4

    (20 ILCS 620/4) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1004)
    Sec. 4. Establishment of economic development project areas; ordinance; notice; hearing; changes in economic development plan. Economic development project areas shall be established as follows:
    (a) The corporate authorities of a municipality shall by ordinance propose the establishment of an economic development project area and fix a time and place for a public hearing, and shall submit a certified copy of the ordinance as adopted to the Department.
    (b)(1) Notice of the public hearing shall be given by publication and mailing. Notice by publication shall be given by publication at least twice, the first publication to be not more than 30 nor less than 10 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the taxing districts having property in the proposed economic development project area. Notice by mailing shall be given by depositing such notice together with a copy of the proposed economic development plan in the United States mails by certified mail addressed to the person or persons in whose name the general taxes for the last preceding year were paid on each lot, block, tract, or parcel of land lying within the economic development project area. The notice shall be mailed not less than 10 days prior to the date set for the public hearing. In the event taxes for the last preceding year were not paid, the notice shall also be sent to the persons last listed on the tax rolls within the preceding 3 years as the owners of such property.
    (2) The notices issued pursuant to this Section shall include the following:
        (A) The time and place of public hearing;
        (B) The boundaries of the proposed economic
    
development project area by legal description and by street location where possible;
        (C) A notification that all interested persons will
    
be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing;
        (D) An invitation for any person to submit
    
alternative proposals or bids for any proposed conveyance, lease, mortgage or other disposition of land within the proposed economic development project area;
        (E) A description of the economic development plan or
    
economic development project if a plan or project is a subject matter of the hearing; and
        (F) Such other matters as the municipality may deem
    
appropriate.
    (3) Not less than 30 days prior to the date set for hearing, the municipality shall give notice by mail as provided in this subsection (b) to all taxing districts, of which taxable property is included in the economic development project area, and to the Department. In addition to the other requirements under this subsection (b), the notice shall include an invitation to the Department and each taxing district to submit comments to the municipality concerning the subject matter of the hearing prior to the date of hearing.
    (c) At the public hearing any interested person, the Department or any affected taxing district may file written objections with the municipal clerk and may be heard orally with respect to any issues embodied in the notice. The municipality shall hear and determine all alternate proposals or bids for any proposed conveyance, lease, mortgage or other disposition of land and all protests and objections at the hearing, and the hearing may be adjourned to another date without further notice other than a motion to be entered upon the minutes fixing the time and place of the adjourned hearing. Public hearings with regard to an economic development plan, economic development project area, or economic development project may be held simultaneously.
    (d) At the public hearing or at any time prior to the adoption by the municipality of an ordinance approving an economic development plan, the municipality may make changes in the economic development plan. Changes which (1) alter the exterior boundaries of the proposed economic development project area, (2) substantially affect the general land uses established in the proposed economic development plan, (3) substantially change the nature of the proposed economic development project, (4) change the general description of any proposed developer, user or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the economic development project area, or (5) change the description of the type, class and number of employees to be employed in the operation of the facilities to be developed or improved within the economic development project area shall be made only after notice and hearing pursuant to the procedures set forth in this Section. Changes which do not (1) alter the exterior boundaries of a proposed economic development project area, (2) substantially affect the general land uses established in the proposed economic development plan, (3) substantially change the nature of the proposed economic development project, (4) change the general description of any proposed developer, user or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the economic development project area, or (5) change the description of the type, class and number of employees to be employed in the operation of the facilities to be developed or improved within the economic development project area may be made without further hearing, provided that the municipality shall give notice of its changes by mail to the Department and to each affected taxing district and by publication in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation within the affected taxing districts. Such notice by mail and by publication shall each occur not later than 10 days following the adoption by ordinance of such changes.
    (e) At any time within 30 days of the final adjournment of the public hearing, a municipality may, by ordinance, approve the economic development plan, establish the economic development project area, and authorize tax increment allocation financing for such economic development project area. Any ordinance adopted which approves an economic development plan shall contain findings that the developer or any of its successor entities and its subsidiaries shall create or retain not less than 4,250 full-time equivalent jobs, that private investment in an amount not less than $100,000,000 shall occur in the economic development project area, that the economic development project will encourage the increase of commerce and industry within the State, thereby reducing the evils attendant upon unemployment and increasing opportunities for personal income, and that the economic development project will increase or maintain the property, sales and income tax bases of the municipality and of the State. Any ordinance adopted which establishes an economic development project area shall contain the boundaries of such area by legal description and, where possible, by street location. Any ordinance adopted which authorizes tax increment allocation financing shall provide that the ad valorem taxes, if any, arising from the levies upon taxable real property in such economic development project area by taxing districts and tax rates determined in the manner provided in subsection (b) of Section 6 of this Act each year after the effective date of the ordinance until economic development project costs and all municipal obligations financing economic development project costs incurred under this Act have been paid shall be divided as follows:
        (1) That portion of taxes levied upon each taxable
    
lot, block, tract or parcel of real property which is attributable to the lower of the current equalized assessed value or the initial equalized assessed value of each such taxable lot, block, tract or parcel of real property in the economic development project area shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid by the county collector to the respective affected taxing districts in the manner required by law in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing.
        (2) That portion, if any, of such taxes which is
    
attributable to the increase in the current equalized assessed valuation of each taxable lot, block, tract or parcel of real property in the economic development project area over and above the initial equalized assessed value of each property in the economic development project area shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid to the municipal treasurer who shall deposit such taxes into a special fund called the special tax allocation fund of the municipality for the purpose of paying economic development project costs and obligations incurred in the payment thereof.
    (f) After a municipality has by ordinance approved an economic development plan and established an economic development project area, the plan may be amended and the boundaries of the area may be altered only as herein provided. Amendments which (1) alter the exterior boundaries of an economic development project area, (2) substantially affect the general land uses established pursuant to the economic development plan, (3) substantially change the nature of the economic development project, (4) change the general description of any proposed developer, user, or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the economic development project area, or (5) change the description of the type, class and number of employees to be employed in the operation of the facilities to be developed or improved within the economic development project area, shall be made only after notice and hearing pursuant to the procedures set forth in this Section. Amendments which do not (1) alter the boundaries of the economic development project area, (2) substantially affect the general land uses established in the economic development plan, (3) substantially change the nature of the economic development project, (4) change the general description of any proposed developer, user, or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the economic development project area, or (5) change the description of the type, class and number of employees to be employed in the operation of the facilities to be developed or improved within the economic development project area may be made without further hearing, provided that the municipality shall give notice of any amendment by mail to the Department and to each taxing district and by publication in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation within the affected taxing districts. Such notice by mail and by publication shall each occur not later than 10 days following the adoption by ordinance of any amendments.
    (g) Extension of economic development project area; allocations; payment of outstanding claims; changes in equalized assessed valuation.
        (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set
    
forth in this Act, upon the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the duration of any existing economic development plan created pursuant to this Act is extended to the duration permitted under this subsection, up to a maximum duration of 15 years.
        (2) For the purposes of this Section, real estate
    
taxes paid on property within the economic development project area during calendar year 2013 and remitted to the developer and the taxing districts in 2014 shall be the "base amount". Beginning with real estate taxes remitted in 2014, for any economic development plan extended by operation of item (1) of this subsection (g), until such time as all existing obligations, as that term is defined in item (5) of this subsection (g), have been satisfied, the allocation of the special tax allocation fund shall be as follows:
            (A) All receipts up to the first $350,000 shall
        
be maintained by the municipality in an escrow account to be used solely for (i) expenses relating to the reports required by Section 4.7 of this Act and (ii) legal expenses incurred in defense of any civil action brought against the municipality relating to the economic development agreement. The escrow account shall be within the scope of the annual audit provided in Section 4.7 of this Act. Each December 31 following a deposit into the escrow account, any unobligated balance in the escrow account shall be distributed to the taxing districts in the same manner and proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to the taxing districts in the economic development project area.
            (B) After the allocation required pursuant to
        
paragraph (A) of this item (2), the next $5,000,000 of the receipts shall be allocated to the municipality.
            (C) After the allocations required pursuant to
        
paragraphs (A) and (B) of this item (2), 55% of the remaining receipts shall be allocated to the developer.
            (D) After the allocations required pursuant to
        
parts (A) and (B) of this item (2), 45% of the remaining receipts shall be allocated to the taxing districts located within the economic development project area, excluding the municipality.
        (3) For real estate taxes paid in 2012 and remitted
    
to the developer and the taxing districts in 2013 and prior years, the allocation formula contained in any economic development plan in effect immediately prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall apply.
        (4) Beginning with real estate taxes paid in 2014 and
    
remitted to the developer and the taxing districts in 2015 and each year thereafter, if the taxes paid within the economic development project area change from the base amount, the allocation of the special tax allocation fund shall be as follows:
            (A) If the amount of current year taxes paid is
        
less than the base amount, then the administrative escrow account shall receive the first $350,000 of receipts, the municipality shall receive the next $5,000,000 of receipts, the developer shall receive 55% of receipts over $5,350,000, and the remaining 45% of receipts over $5,350,000 shall be distributed to the taxing districts (excluding the municipality) in the same manner and proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to those taxing districts in the economic development project area.
            (B) If the amount of current year taxes paid is
        
greater than the base amount, then 75% of the increase in real estate tax receipts shall be payable to the developer and the remaining 25% of the increase in real estate tax receipts shall be distributed to the taxing districts (including the municipality) pursuant to the formula in this subsection.
        (5) After (i) all existing obligations and interest
    
thereon have been satisfied, (ii) any excess moneys have been distributed pursuant to this subsection, and (iii) final closing of the books and records of the economic development project area has occurred, the municipality shall adopt an ordinance dissolving the special tax allocation fund for the economic development project area and terminating the designation of the economic development project area as an economic development project area. All excess moneys in the special tax allocation fund shall be distributed to the taxing districts in the same manner and proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to those taxing districts in the economic development project area. For the purpose of this subsection (g), "existing obligations" means (i) the obligations of the developer that existed before the base year, as certified by a sworn affidavit of the principal financial officer of the developer attesting that the amounts set forth are true and correct, (ii) obligations of the municipality relating to the payment of the obligations of the developer, and (iii) any amounts payable by taxing districts to the developer for property taxes determined to have been overpaid, to the extent that those amounts payable have been carried forward as an interest bearing note due to the developer. All obligations of the developer due and payable shall be processed and paid in the order received, with the oldest notes to be processed and paid first. Beginning January 1, 2012, all outstanding interest bearing notes shall bear interest at the rate of 4% until paid.
    (h) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the taxing districts shall meet annually 180 days after the close of the municipal fiscal year, or as soon as the economic development project audit for that fiscal year becomes available, to review the effectiveness and status of the economic development project area up to that date.
(Source: P.A. 97-636, eff. 6-1-12.)

20 ILCS 620/4.5

    (20 ILCS 620/4.5)
    Sec. 4.5. Recapture.
    (a) In the event that the developer terminates all of its operations and vacates the redevelopment area within 60 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the developer shall be required to remit to the Department an amount equal to the payments disbursed to the developer in 2014 and subsequent years under the Agreement. Within 30 days after receipt, the Department shall remit such funds to the county collector. The county collector shall thereafter make distribution to the respective taxing districts in the same manner and proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to those taxing districts of real property taxes from real property in the economic development project area.
    (b) In the event the developer fails to maintain 4,250 jobs at any time before the termination of the economic development project area, except as provided in subsection (c), the developer shall forfeit an amount of its allocations from the special tax allocation fund for that time period in which the developer failed to maintain 4,250 jobs. The amount forfeited shall equal the percentage of the year that the developer failed to maintain 4,250 jobs multiplied by the amount the developer would have received if they maintained 4,250 jobs for the entire year. Any funds that are forfeited shall be distributed to the taxing districts in the same manner and proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to those taxing districts (inclusive of the municipality) in the economic development project area.
    (c) In the event that the developer maintains no jobs at any time before the termination of the economic development project area, the municipality shall adopt an ordinance dissolving the special tax allocation fund for the economic development project area and terminating the economic development project area as an economic development project area. That ordinance shall be adopted no later than one year after the date that the developer maintains no jobs within the economic development project area. All excess moneys in the special tax allocation fund shall be distributed to the taxing districts in the same manner and proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to those taxing districts in the economic development project area.
(Source: P.A. 97-636, eff. 6-1-12.)

20 ILCS 620/4.7

    (20 ILCS 620/4.7)
    Sec. 4.7. Municipal reports. After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, a municipality shall submit in an electronic format all of the following information for each economic development project area (i) to the State Comptroller and (ii) to all taxing districts overlapping the economic development project area no later than 180 days after the close of each municipal fiscal year or as soon thereafter as the audited financial statements become available:
        (1) Any amendments to the economic development plan
    
or the economic development project area.
        (2) Audited financial statements of the special tax
    
allocation fund once a cumulative total of $100,000 has been deposited into the fund.
        (3) Certification of the Chief Executive Officer of
    
the municipality that the municipality has complied with all of the requirements of this Act during the preceding fiscal year.
        (4) An opinion of legal counsel that the municipality
    
is in compliance with this Act.
        (5) An analysis of the special tax allocation fund
    
that sets forth:
            (A) the balance in the special tax allocation
        
fund at the beginning of the fiscal year;
            (B) all amounts deposited in the special tax
        
allocation fund by source;
            (C) an itemized list of all expenditures from the
        
special tax allocation fund by category of permissible economic development project cost; and
            (D) the balance in the special tax allocation
        
fund at the end of the fiscal year, including a breakdown of that balance by source and a breakdown of that balance identifying any portion of the balance that is required, pledged, earmarked, or otherwise designated for payment of or securing of obligations and anticipated economic development project costs; any portion of that ending balance that has not been identified or is not identified as being required, pledged, earmarked, or otherwise designated for payment of or securing of obligations or anticipated economic development project costs shall be designated as surplus as set forth in Section 8 of this Act.
        (6) A description of all property purchased by the
    
municipality within the economic development project area including:
            (A) street address;
            (B) approximate size or description of property;
            (C) purchase price; and
            (D) the seller of the property.
        (7) A statement setting forth all activities
    
undertaken in furtherance of the objectives of the economic development plan, including:
            (A) any project implemented in the preceding
        
fiscal year;
            (B) a description of the economic development
        
activities undertaken;
            (C) a description of any agreements entered into
        
by the municipality with regard to the disposition or redevelopment of any property within the economic development project area;
            (D) additional information on the use of all
        
funds received under this Act and steps taken by the municipality to achieve the objectives of the economic development plan;
            (E) information regarding contracts that the
        
municipality's tax increment advisors or consultants have entered into with entities or persons that have received, or are receiving, payments financed by tax increment revenues produced by the same economic development project area; and
            (F) a review of public and, to the extent
        
possible, private investment actually undertaken on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly and prior to the date of the report and estimated to be undertaken during the following fiscal year; this review shall, on a project by project basis, set forth the estimated amounts of public and private investment incurred after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly and provide the ratio of private investment to public investment to the date of the report and as estimated to the completion of the economic development project.
        (8) With regard to any obligations issued by the
    
municipality:
            (A) copies of any official statements; and
            (B) an analysis prepared by a financial advisor
        
or underwriter setting forth: (i) the nature and term of those obligations; and (ii) projected debt service including required reserves and debt coverage.
        (9) For special tax allocation funds that have
    
experienced cumulative deposits of incremental tax revenues of $100,000 or more, a certified audit report reviewing compliance with this Act performed by an independent certified public accountant licensed by the authority of the State of Illinois. The financial portion of the audit must be conducted in accordance with Standards for Audits of Governmental Organizations, Programs, Activities, and Functions adopted by the Comptroller General of the United States (1981), as amended, or the standards specified by Section 8-8-5 of the Illinois Municipal Auditing Law of the Illinois Municipal Code. The audit report shall contain a letter from the independent certified public accountant indicating compliance or noncompliance with the requirements of subsection (e) of Section 3 of this Act.
        (10) A list of all intergovernmental agreements in
    
effect during the fiscal year to which the municipality is a party and an accounting of any moneys transferred or received by the municipality during that fiscal year pursuant to those intergovernmental agreements.
(Source: P.A. 97-636, eff. 6-1-12.)

20 ILCS 620/5

    (20 ILCS 620/5) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1005)
    Sec. 5. Submission to Department; certification by Department; limitation on number of permissible economic development project areas.
    (a) The municipality shall submit certified copies of any ordinances adopted approving an economic development plan, establishing an economic development project area, and authorizing tax increment allocation financing for such economic development project area to the Department, together with (1) a map of the economic development project area, (2) a copy of the economic development plan as approved, (3) an analysis, and any supporting documents and statistics, demonstrating that the developer or any of its successor entities and its subsidiaries shall create or retain not less than 4,250 full-time equivalent jobs and that private investment in the amount of not less than $100,000,000 shall occur in the economic development project area, (4) an estimate of the economic impact of the economic development project and the use of tax increment allocation financing upon the revenues of the municipality and the affected taxing districts, (5) a record of all public hearings had in connection with the establishment of the economic development project area, and (6) such other information as the Department by regulation may require.
    (b) Upon receipt of an application from a municipality the Department shall review the application to determine whether the economic development project area qualifies as an economic development project area under this Act. At its discretion, the Department may accept or reject the application or may request such additional information as it deems necessary or advisable to aid its review. If any such area is found to be qualified to be an economic development project area, the Department shall approve and certify such economic development project area and shall provide written notice of its approval and certification to the municipality and to the county clerk. In determining whether an economic development project area shall be approved and certified, the Department shall consider (1) whether, without public intervention, the State would suffer substantial economic dislocation, such as relocation of a commercial business or industrial or manufacturing facility to another state, territory or country, or would not otherwise benefit from private investment offering substantial employment opportunities and economic growth, and (2) the impact on the revenues of the municipality and the affected taxing districts of the use of tax increment allocation financing in connection with the economic development project.
    (c) On or before the date which is 18 months following the date on which this Act becomes law, the Department shall submit to the General Assembly a report detailing the number of economic development project areas it has approved and certified, the number and type of jobs created or retained therein, the aggregate amount of private investment therein, the impact on the revenues of municipalities and affected taxing districts of the use of tax increment allocation financing therein, and such additional information as the Department may determine to be relevant. On or after the date which is 20 months following the date on which this Act becomes law the authority granted hereunder to municipalities to establish economic development project areas and to adopt tax increment allocation financing in connection therewith and to the Department to approve and certify economic development project areas shall expire unless the General Assembly shall have authorized municipalities and the Department to continue to exercise the powers granted to them hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 97-636, eff. 6-1-12.)

20 ILCS 620/6

    (20 ILCS 620/6) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1006)
    Sec. 6. Filing with county clerk; certification of initial equalized assessed value.
    (a) The municipality shall file a certified copy of any ordinance authorizing tax increment allocation financing for an economic development project area with the county clerk, and the county clerk shall immediately thereafter determine (1) the most recently ascertained equalized assessed value of each lot, block, tract or parcel of real property within the economic development project area from which shall be deducted the homestead exemptions provided by Sections 15-170, 15-175, and 15-176 of the Property Tax Code, which value shall be the "initial equalized assessed value" of each such piece of property, and (2) the total equalized assessed value of all taxable real property within the economic development project area by adding together the most recently ascertained equalized assessed value of each taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property within such economic development project area, from which shall be deducted the homestead exemptions provided under Article 15 of the Property Tax Code, and shall certify such amount as the "total initial equalized assessed value" of the taxable real property within the economic development project area.
    (b) After the county clerk has certified the "total initial equalized assessed value" of the taxable real property in the economic development project area, then in respect to every taxing district containing an economic development project area, the county clerk or any other official required by law to ascertain the amount of the equalized assessed value of all taxable property within that taxing district for the purpose of computing the rate per cent of tax to be extended upon taxable property within that taxing district, shall in every year that tax increment allocation financing is in effect ascertain the amount of value of taxable property in an economic development project area by including in that amount the lower of the current equalized assessed value or the certified "total initial equalized assessed value" of all taxable real property in such area. The rate per cent of tax determined shall be extended to the current equalized assessed value of all property in the economic development project area in the same manner as the rate per cent of tax is extended to all other taxable property in the taxing district. The method of allocating taxes established under this Section shall terminate when the municipality adopts an ordinance dissolving the special tax allocation fund for the economic development project area, terminating the economic development project area, and terminating the use of tax increment allocation financing for the economic development project area. This Act shall not be construed as relieving property owners within an economic development project area from paying a uniform rate of taxes upon the current equalized assessed value of their taxable property as provided in the Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07.)

20 ILCS 620/7

    (20 ILCS 620/7) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1007)
    Sec. 7. Creation of special tax allocation fund. If a municipality has adopted tax increment allocation financing for an economic development project area by ordinance, the county clerk has thereafter certified the "total initial equalized assessed value" of the taxable real property within such economic development project area in the manner provided in Section 6 of this Act, and the Department has approved and certified the economic development project area, each year after the date of the certification by the county clerk of the "total initial equalized assessed value" until economic development project costs and all municipal obligations financing economic development project costs have been paid, the ad valorem taxes, if any, arising from the levies upon the taxable real property in the economic development project area by taxing districts and tax rates determined in the manner provided in subsection (b) of Section 6 of this Act shall be divided as follows:
    (1) That portion of the taxes levied upon each taxable lot, block, tract or parcel of real property which is attributable to the lower of the current equalized assessed value or the initial equalized assessed value of each such taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property existing at the time tax increment allocation financing was adopted, shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid by the county collector to the respective affected taxing districts in the manner required by law in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing.
    (2) That portion, if any, of those taxes which is attributable to the increase in the current equalized assessed valuation of each taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property in the economic development project area, over and above the initial equalized assessed value of each property existing at the time tax increment allocation financing was adopted, shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid to the municipal treasurer, who shall deposit those taxes into a special fund called the special tax allocation fund of the municipality for the purpose of paying economic development project costs and obligations incurred in the payment thereof.
    The municipality, by an ordinance adopting tax increment allocation financing, may pledge the funds in and to be deposited in the special tax allocation fund for the payment of obligations issued under this Act and for the payment of economic development project costs. No part of the current equalized assessed valuation of each property in the economic development project area attributable to any increase above the total initial equalized assessed value, of such properties shall be used in calculating the general State school aid formula, provided for in Section 18-8 of the School Code, until such time as all economic development projects costs have been paid as provided for in this Section.
    When the economic development project costs, including without limitation all municipal obligations financing economic development project costs incurred under this Act, have been paid, all surplus funds then remaining in the special tax allocation fund shall be distributed by being paid by the municipal treasurer to the county collector, who shall immediately thereafter pay those funds to the taxing districts having taxable property in the economic development project area in the same manner and proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to those taxing districts of real property taxes from real property in the economic development project area.
    Upon the payment of all economic development project costs, retirement of obligations and the distribution of any excess monies pursuant to this Section the municipality shall adopt an ordinance dissolving the special tax allocation fund for the economic development project area, terminating the economic development project area, and terminating the use of tax increment allocation financing for the economic development project area. Thereafter the rates of the taxing districts shall be extended and taxes levied, collected and distributed in the manner applicable in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed as relieving property in economic development project areas from being assessed as provided in the Property Tax Code, or as relieving owners of that property from paying a uniform rate of taxes, as required by Section 4 of Article IX of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 620/8

    (20 ILCS 620/8) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1008)
    Sec. 8. Issuance of obligations for economic development project costs. Obligations secured by the special tax allocation fund provided for in Section 7 of this Act for an economic development project area may be issued to provide for economic development project costs. Those obligations, when so issued, shall be retired in the manner provided in the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the obligations by the receipts of taxes levied as specified in Section 6 of this Act against the taxable property included in the economic development project area and by other revenue designated or pledged by the municipality. A municipality may in the ordinance pledge all or any part of the funds in and to be deposited in the special tax allocation fund created pursuant to Section 7 of this Act to the payment of the economic development project costs and obligations. Whenever a municipality pledges all of the funds to the credit of a special tax allocation fund to secure obligations issued or to be issued to pay economic development project costs, the municipality may specifically provide that funds remaining to the credit of such special tax allocation fund after the payment of such obligations shall be accounted for annually and shall be deemed to be "surplus" funds, and such "surplus" funds shall be distributed as hereinafter provided. Whenever a municipality pledges less than all of the monies to the credit of a special tax allocation fund to secure obligations issued or to be issued to pay economic development project costs, the municipality shall provide that monies to the credit of the special tax allocation fund and not subject to such pledge or otherwise encumbered or required for payment of contractual obligations for specific economic development project costs shall be calculated annually and shall be deemed to be "surplus" funds, and such "surplus" funds shall be distributed as hereinafter provided. All funds to the credit of a special tax allocation fund which are deemed to be "surplus" funds shall be distributed annually within 180 days of the close of the municipality's fiscal year by being paid by the municipal treasurer to the county collector. The county collector shall thereafter make distribution to the respective taxing districts in the same manner and proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to those taxing districts of real property taxes from real property in the economic development project area.
    Without limiting the foregoing in this Section the municipality may, in addition to obligations secured by the special tax allocation fund, pledge for a period not greater than the term of the obligations towards payment of those obligations any part or any combination of the following: (i) net revenues of all or part of any economic development project; (ii) taxes levied and collected on any or all property in the municipality, including, specifically, taxes levied or imposed by the municipality in a special service area pursuant to "An Act to provide the manner of levying or imposing taxes for the provision of special services to areas within the boundaries of home rule units and non-home rule municipalities and counties", approved September 21, 1973, as now or hereafter amended; (iii) the full faith and credit of the municipality; (iv) a mortgage on part or all of the economic development project; or (v) any other taxes or anticipated receipts that the municipality may lawfully pledge.
    Such obligations may be issued in one or more series bearing interest at such rate or rates as the corporate authorities of the municipality shall determine by ordinance, which rate or rates may be variable or fixed, without regard to any limitations contained in any law now in effect or hereafter adopted. Such obligations shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times not exceeding 38 years from their respective dates, but in no event exceeding 38 years from the date of establishment of the economic development project area, be in such denomination, be in such form, whether coupon, registered or book-entry, carry such registration, conversion and exchange privileges, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment at such place or places within or without the State of Illinois, contain such covenants, terms and conditions, be subject to redemption with or without premium, be subject to defeasance upon such terms, and have such rank or priority, as such ordinance shall provide. Obligations issued pursuant to this Act may be sold at public or private sale at such price as shall be determined by the corporate authorities of the municipalities. Such obligations may, but need not, be issued utilizing the provisions of any one or more of the omnibus bond Acts specified in Section 1.33 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the construction of the statutes", approved March 5, 1874, as now or hereafter amended. No referendum approval of the electors shall be required as a condition to the issuance of obligations pursuant to this Act except as provided in this Section.
    Whenever a municipality issues bonds for the purpose of financing economic development project costs, the municipality may provide by ordinance for the appointment of a trustee, which may be any trust company within the State, and for the establishment of the funds or accounts to be maintained by such trustee as the municipality shall deem necessary to provide for the security and payment of the bonds. If the municipality provides for the appointment of a trustee, the trustee shall be considered the assignee of any payments assigned by the municipality pursuant to the ordinance and this Section. Any amounts paid to the trustee as assignee shall be deposited in the funds or accounts established pursuant to the trust agreement, and shall be held by the trustee in trust for the benefit of the holders of the bonds, and the holders shall have a lien on and a security interest in those bonds or accounts so long as the bonds remain outstanding and unpaid. Upon retirement of the bonds, the trustee shall pay over any excess amounts held to the municipality for deposit in the special tax allocation fund.
    In the event the municipality authorizes the issuance of obligations pursuant to the authority of this Act secured by the full faith and credit of the municipality, or pledges ad valorem taxes pursuant to clause (ii) of the second paragraph of this Section, which obligations are other than obligations which may be issued under home rule powers provided by Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution or which ad valorem taxes are other than ad valorem taxes which may be pledged under home rule powers provided by Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution or which are levied in a special service area pursuant to "An Act to provide the manner of levying or imposing taxes for the provision of special services to areas within the boundaries of home rule units and non-home rule municipalities and counties", approved September 21, 1973, as now or hereafter amended, the ordinance authorizing the issuance of those obligations or pledging those taxes shall be published within 10 days after the ordinance has been adopted, in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the municipality. The publication of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of the issuance of the obligations or pledging such ad valorem taxes to be submitted to the electors; (2) the time within which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    If no petition is filed with the municipal clerk, as hereinafter provided in this Section, within 21 days after the publication of the ordinance, the ordinance shall be in effect. However, if within that 21 day period a petition is filed with the municipal clerk, signed by electors numbering not less than 15% of the number of electors voting for the mayor or president at the last general municipal election, asking that the question of issuing obligations using full faith and credit of the municipality as security for the cost of paying for economic development project costs, or of pledging such ad valorem taxes for the payment of those obligations, or both, be submitted to the electors of the municipality, the municipality shall not be authorized to issue obligations of the municipality using the full faith and credit of the municipality as security or pledging such ad valorem taxes for the payment of those obligations, or both, until the proposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at a regularly scheduled election. The municipality shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission in accordance with the general election law.
    The ordinance authorizing the obligations may provide that the obligations shall contain a recital that they are issued pursuant to this Act, which recital shall be conclusive evidence of their validity and of the regularity of their issuance.
    In the event the municipality authorizes issuance of obligations pursuant to this Act secured by the full faith and credit of the municipality, the ordinance authorizing the obligations may provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all taxable property within the municipality sufficient to pay the principal thereof and interest thereon as it matures, which levy may be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes authorized to be levied by the municipality, which levy, however, shall be abated to the extent that monies from other sources are available for payment of the obligations and the municipality certifies the amount of those monies available to the county clerk.
    A certified copy of the ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk of each county in which any portion of the municipality is situated, and shall constitute the authority for the extension and collection of the taxes to be deposited in the special tax allocation fund.
    A municipality may also issue its obligations to refund, in whole or in part, obligations theretofore issued by the municipality under the authority of this Act, whether at or prior to maturity. However, the last maturity of the refunding obligations shall not be expressed to mature later than 38 years from the date of the ordinance establishing the economic development project area.
    In the event a municipality issues obligations under home rule powers or other legislative authority, the proceeds of which are pledged to pay for economic development project costs, the municipality may, if it has followed the procedures in conformance with this Act, retire those obligations from funds in the special tax allocation fund in amounts and in such manner as if those obligations had been issued pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
    No obligations issued pursuant to this Act shall be regarded as indebtedness of the municipality issuing those obligations or any other taxing district for the purpose of any limitation imposed by law.
    Obligations issued pursuant to this Act shall not be subject to the provisions of "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 97-636, eff. 6-1-12.)

20 ILCS 620/8a

    (20 ILCS 620/8a)
    Sec. 8a. Cancellation and repayment of tax benefits. Any tax abatement or benefit granted by a taxing district under an agreement entered into under this Act to a private individual or entity for the purpose of originating, locating, maintaining, rehabilitating, or expanding a business facility shall be cancelled if the individual or entity relocated its entire facility in violation of the agreement, and the amount of the abatements or tax benefits granted before the cancellation shall be repaid to the taxing district within 30 days, as provided in Section 18-183 of the Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 89-591, eff. 8-1-96.)

20 ILCS 620/9

    (20 ILCS 620/9) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1009)
    Sec. 9. Powers of municipalities. In addition to powers which it may now have, any municipality has the power under this Act:
    (a) To make and enter into all contracts necessary or incidental to the implementation and furtherance of an economic development plan.
    (b) Within an economic development project area, to acquire by purchase, donation, lease or eminent domain, and to own, convey, lease, mortgage or dispose of land and other real or personal property or rights or interests therein; and to grant or acquire licenses, easements and options with respect thereto, all in the manner and at such price the municipality determines is reasonably necessary to achieve the objectives of the economic development project. No conveyance, lease, mortgage, disposition of land or other property acquired by the municipality, or agreement relating to the development of property, shall be made or executed except pursuant to prior official action of the municipality. No conveyance, lease, mortgage or other disposition of land, and no agreement relating to the development of property, shall be made without making public disclosure of the terms and disposition of all bids and proposals submitted to the municipality in connection therewith.
    (c) To clear any area within an economic development project area by demolition or removal of any existing buildings, structures, fixtures, utilities or improvements, and to clear and grade land.
    (d) To install, repair, construct, reconstruct or relocate public streets, public utilities, and other public site improvements within or without an economic development project area which are essential to the preparation of an economic development project area for use in accordance with an economic development plan.
    (e) To renovate, rehabilitate, reconstruct, relocate, repair or remodel any existing buildings, improvements, and fixtures within an economic development project area.
    (f) To construct, acquire, and operate public improvements, including but not limited to, publicly owned buildings, structures, works, utilities or fixtures within any economic development project area, subject to the restrictions of item (5) of subsection (e) of Section 3 of this Act.
    (g) To issue obligations as provided in this Act.
    (h) To fix, charge and collect fees, rents and charges for the use of any building, facility or property or any portion thereof owned or leased by the municipality within an economic development project area.
    (i) To accept grants, guarantees, donations of property or labor, or any other thing of value for use in connection with an economic development project.
    (j) To pay or cause to be paid economic development project costs. Any payments to be made by the municipality to developers or other nongovernmental persons for economic development project costs incurred by such developer or other nongovernmental person shall be made only pursuant to the prior official action of the municipality evidencing an intent to pay or cause to be paid such economic development project costs. A municipality is not required to obtain any right, title or interest in any real or personal property in order to pay economic development project costs associated with such property. The municipality shall adopt such accounting procedures as may be necessary to determine that such economic development project costs are properly paid.
    (k) To exercise any and all other powers necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Act.
    (l) To create a commission of not less than 5 or more than 15 persons to be appointed by the mayor or president of the municipality with the consent of the majority of the corporate authorities of the municipality. Members of a commission shall be appointed for initial terms of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 years, respectively, in such numbers as to provide that the terms of not more than 1/3 of all such members shall expire in any one year. Their successors shall be appointed for a term of 5 years. The commission, subject to approval of the corporate authorities, may exercise the powers enumerated in this Section. The commission shall also have the power to hold the public hearings required by this Act and make recommendations to the corporate authorities concerning the approval of economic development plans, the establishment of economic development project areas, and the adoption of tax increment allocation financing for economic development project areas.
(Source: P.A. 97-636, eff. 6-1-12.)

20 ILCS 620/9.5

    (20 ILCS 620/9.5)
    Sec. 9.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

20 ILCS 620/10

    (20 ILCS 620/10) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1010)
    Sec. 10. Conflicts of interest; disclosure. If any member of the corporate authorities of a municipality, or any employee or consultant of the municipality involved in the planning, analysis, preparation or administration of an economic development plan or an economic development project, or any proposed economic development plan or any proposed economic development project, owns or controls any interest, direct or indirect, in any property included in any economic development project area or proposed economic development project area, he or she shall disclose the same in writing to the municipal clerk, which disclosure shall include the dates, terms and conditions of any disposition of any such interest. The disclosures shall be acknowledged by the corporate authorities of the municipality and entered upon the official records and files of the corporate authorities. Any such individual holding any such interest shall refrain from any further official involvement regarding such established or proposed economic development project area, economic development plan or economic development project, and shall also refrain from voting on any matter pertaining to that project, plan or area and from communicating with any members of the corporate authorities or any employees or consultants of the municipality regarding any matter relating to that project, plan or area. No member of the corporate authorities of the municipality and no employee of the municipality shall acquire any interest, direct or indirect, in any real or personal property or rights or interest therein within an economic development project area or a proposed economic development project area after that person obtains knowledge of the project, plan or area or after the first public notice of the project, plan or area is given by the municipality, whichever shall first occur.
(Source: P.A. 86-38.)

20 ILCS 620/11

    (20 ILCS 620/11) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1011)
    Sec. 11. Payment of project costs; revenues from governmental property. Revenues received by a taxing district from any property, building or facility owned, leased or operated by the taxing district or any agency or authority established by the taxing district may be used to pay economic development project costs, or reduce outstanding obligations of the taxing district incurred under this Act for economic development project costs. The taxing district may place those revenues in the special tax allocation fund which shall be held by the treasurer of the taxing district or other person designated by the taxing district. Revenue received by a taxing district from the sale or other disposition of real or personal property or rights or interests therein acquired by a taxing district with the proceeds of obligations funded by tax increment allocation financing may be used to acquire and operate other governmental property that is within the economic development project area or that provides services within the economic development project area, subject to the restrictions of item (5) of subsection (e) of Section 3 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-636, eff. 6-1-12.)