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(55 ILCS 90/) County Economic Development Project Area Tax Increment Allocation Act of 1991.

55 ILCS 90/1

    (55 ILCS 90/1) (from Ch. 34, par. 8001)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the County Economic Development Project Area Tax Increment Allocation Act of 1991.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/5

    (55 ILCS 90/5) (from Ch. 34, par. 8005)
    Sec. 5. Legislative declaration of public purpose.
    (a) The General Assembly finds, determines, and declares the following:
        (1) 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.
        (2) A vigorous growing economy is the basic source of
    
job opportunities.
        (3) 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.
        (4) 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 private sector.
        (5) 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.
        (6) 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, and there continue to be counties within the State experiencing high rates of unemployment and a consequent labor surplus.
        (7) Persistent loss of job opportunities and the
    
existence of counties with significant unemployment within 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.
        (8) The provision of additional incentives by the
    
State and its political subdivisions is intended to 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.
    (b) 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 that will create new job opportunities and retain existing commercial businesses and industrial and manufacturing facilities within the State, 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, the increase of industry and commerce within the State, the reduction of the evils attendant upon unemployment, and the increase 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. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/10

    (55 ILCS 90/10) (from Ch. 34, par. 8010)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act, words or terms have the following meanings:
    (a) "Economic development plan" means the written plan of a county that sets forth an economic development program for an economic development project area. Each economic development plan shall include but not be limited to (i) estimated economic development project costs, (ii) the sources of funds to pay those costs, (iii) the nature and term of any obligations to be issued by the county to pay those costs, (iv) the most recent equalized assessed valuation of the economic development project area, (v) an estimate of the equalized assessed valuation of the economic development project area after completion of an economic development project, (vi) the estimated date of completion of any economic development project proposed to be undertaken, (vii) a general description of any proposed developer, user, or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the economic development project area, (viii) a description of the type, structure, and general character of the facilities to be developed or improved, (ix) a report, which may be in preliminary form, of an independent engineer, architect, or other professional indicating that any proposed manufacturing, industrial, research, or similar facility included in a proposed economic development project for a proposed economic development project area uses proven technology or uses innovative technology for which there is reasonable evidence of technological feasibility, (x) a description of the general land uses to apply in the economic development project area, (xi) a description of the type, class, and number of employees to be employed in the operation of the facilities to be developed or improved, and (xii) a commitment by the county to fair employment practices and an affirmative action plan with respect to any economic development program to be undertaken by the county.
    (b) "Economic development project" means any development project in furtherance of the objectives of this Act.
    (c) "Economic development project area" means any improved or vacant area that (i) is located in a county of significant unemployment as defined in subsection (e) of this Section, (ii) is contiguous, (iii) is not less in the aggregate than 5000 acres, (iv) is suitable for siting by a commercial, manufacturing, industrial, research, or transportation enterprise or facilities to include but not be limited to commercial businesses, offices, factories, mills, processing plants, industrial or commercial distribution centers, warehouses, repair overhaul or service facilities, freight terminals, research facilities, test facilities, or transportation facilities, regardless of whether the area has been used at any time for those facilities and regardless of whether the area has been used or is suitable for other uses, including commercial agricultural purposes, and (v) has been approved and certified by the corporate authorities of the county pursuant to this Act.
    (d) "Economic development project costs" means and includes the total of all reasonable or necessary costs incurred or to be incurred by a county or by a nongovernmental person pursuant to an economic development project, including, without limitation, the following:
        (1) Costs of studies, surveys, development of plans
    
and specifications, and implementation and administration of an economic development plan and personnel and professional service costs for architectural, engineering, legal, marketing, financial, planning, police, fire, public works, or other services. No charges for professional services, however, 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 in property.
        (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 located outside the boundaries of an economic development project area that are essential to the preparation of the economic development project area for use in accordance with an economic development plan.
        (4) Costs of renovation, rehabilitation,
    
reconstruction, relocation, repair, or remodeling of any existing buildings, improvements, and fixtures within an economic development project area.
        (5) Costs of installation or construction within an
    
economic development project area of any buildings, structures, works, streets, improvements, utilities, or fixtures, whether publicly or privately owned or operated.
        (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 under this Act that accrues during the estimated period of construction of any economic development project for which the obligations are issued and for not more than 36 months after that period, and any reasonable reserves related to the issuance of the 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 county by written agreement accepts and approves those costs.
        (8) Relocation costs to the extent that a county
    
determines that relocation costs shall be paid or is required to pay relocation costs by federal or State law.
        (9) The estimated tax revenues from real property in
    
an economic development project area acquired by a county that, according to the economic development plan, is to be used for a private use (i) that any taxing district would have received had the county not adopted tax increment allocation financing for an economic development project area and (ii) that would result from the taxing district's levies made after the time of the adoption by the county 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.
        (10) Costs of rebating ad valorem taxes paid by any
    
developer or other nongovernmental person in whose name the general taxes were paid for the last preceding year on any lot, block, tract, or parcel of land in the economic development project area, provided that:
            (A) the economic development project area is
        
located in an enterprise zone created under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act;
            (B) the ad valorem taxes shall be rebated only in
        
amounts and for a tax year or years as the county and any one or more affected taxing districts have agreed by prior written agreement;
            (C) any amount of rebate of taxes shall not
        
exceed the portion, if any, of taxes levied by the county or taxing district or districts that 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 property tax allocation financing was adopted for the economic development project area; and
            (D) costs of rebating ad valorem taxes shall be
        
paid by a county solely from the special tax allocation fund established under this Act and shall not be paid from the proceeds of any obligations issued by a county.
        (11) Costs of job training or 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, but only if the 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 the economic development project area and only if, when the costs are incurred by a taxing district or taxing districts other than the county, they shall be set forth in a written agreement by or among the county and the taxing district or taxing districts that describes the program to be undertaken, including without limitation 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 costs, and the term of the agreement. These 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 10-22.20 and 10-23.3a of the School Code.
        (12) Private financing costs incurred by a developer
    
or other nongovernmental person in connection with an economic development project, provided that:
            (A) private financing costs shall be paid or
        
reimbursed by a county only pursuant to the prior official action of the county evidencing an intent to pay or reimburse such private financing costs;
            (B) except as provided in subparagraph (D), the
        
aggregate amount of the costs paid or reimbursed by a county in any one year shall not exceed 30% of the 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 county solely from the special tax allocation fund established under this Act and shall not be paid from the proceeds of any obligations issued by a county; and
            (D) if there are not sufficient funds available
        
in the special tax allocation fund in any year to make the payment or reimbursement in full, any amount of the interest costs remaining to be paid or reimbursed by a county shall accrue and be payable when funds are available in the special tax allocation fund to make the payment.
    (e) "A county with significant unemployment" means a county in which the average annual unemployment rate for the previous calendar year equaled or exceeded 12%. For purposes of this subsection, the unemployment rate of a county shall be the rate as certified by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
    (f) "Obligations" means any instrument evidencing the obligation of a county 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.
    (g) "Taxing districts" means counties, townships, and school, road, park, sanitary, mosquito abatement, forest preserve, public health, fire protection, river conservancy, tuberculosis sanitarium, and any other districts or other municipal corporations with the power to levy taxes.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/15

    (55 ILCS 90/15) (from Ch. 34, par. 8015)
    Sec. 15. Establishment of economic development project areas; Notice.
    (a) The corporate authorities of a county shall by ordinance propose the establishment of an economic development project area and fix a time and place for a public hearing.
    (b) 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 before 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 the 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 before the date set for the public hearing. If 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 the property.
    (c) The notices issued under this Section shall include the following:
        (1) The time and place of the public hearing.
        (2) The boundaries of the proposed economic
    
development project area by legal description and by street location where possible.
        (3) A notification that all interested persons will
    
be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing.
        (4) 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.
        (5) A description of the economic development plan or
    
economic development project for the proposed economic development project area if a plan or project is the subject matter of the hearing.
        (6) Other matters the county deems appropriate.
    (d) Not less than 30 days before the date set for the hearing, the county shall give notice by mail as provided in this Section to all taxing districts that have taxable property included in the economic development project area. In addition to the other requirements of this Section, the notice shall include the following:
        (1) An invitation, to a representative designated by
    
the taxing district, to serve as a member of a joint review board and to attend a meeting of the joint review board to be held not less than 15 days before the public hearing for the purpose of reviewing the proposed economic development plan.
        (2) Information as to the time, date, and place of
    
the meeting of the joint review board.
        (3) A statement that the joint review board is
    
invited to submit any oral or written comments on the proposed economic development project at or before the public hearing and the name, address, and telephone number of the person designated by the county to receive comments before the public hearing.
        (4) A copy of the proposed economic development plan
    
if the economic development plan is the subject of the public hearing.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/20

    (55 ILCS 90/20) (from Ch. 34, par. 8020)
    Sec. 20. Public hearing. At the public hearing, any interested person or any affected taxing district may file with the county clerk written objections and may be heard orally with respect to any issues embodied in the notice. The county shall hear and determine 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.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/25

    (55 ILCS 90/25) (from Ch. 34, par. 8025)
    Sec. 25. Changes in plan.
    (a) At the public hearing or at any time before the adoption by the county of an ordinance approving an economic development plan, the county may make changes in the economic development plan. Changes that (i) alter the exterior boundaries of the proposed economic development project area, (ii) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the proposed economic development plan, (iii) substantially change the nature of the proposed economic development project, (iv) change the general description of any proposed developer, user, or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the proposed economic development project area, or (v) change the description or 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.
    (b) Changes that do not (i) alter the exterior boundaries of a proposed economic development project area, (ii) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the proposed economic development plan, (iii) substantially change the nature of the proposed economic development project, (iv) 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 (v) 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 county shall give notice of its changes by mail to each affected taxing district and by publication in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation within the affected taxing district. The notice by mail and by publication shall each be given not later than 10 days following the adoption by ordinance of the changes.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/30

    (55 ILCS 90/30) (from Ch. 34, par. 8030)
    Sec. 30. Ordinance adopted after public hearing.
    (a) At any time within 30 days of the final adjournment of the public hearing, a county may, by ordinance, approve the economic development plan, establish the economic development project area, and authorize tax increment allocation financing for the economic development project area. Any ordinance adopted that approves the economic development plan shall contain findings (i) that the economic development project is reasonably expected to create or retain not fewer than 1,000 full-time equivalent jobs within a stated period after the completion of the proposed economic development project (the period being reasonable in light of the nature, type, and size of the proposed project), (ii) that private investment in an amount not less than $100,000,000 is reasonably expected to occur in the economic development project area, (iii) 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 (iv) that the economic development project will increase or maintain the property, sales, and income tax bases of the county and of the State. Any ordinance adopted that establishes an economic development project area shall contain the boundaries of the area by legal description and, where possible, by street location. Any ordinance adopted that authorizes tax increment allocation financing shall provide that the ad valorem taxes, if any, arising from the levies upon 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 45 each year after the effective date of the ordinance until economic development project costs and all county 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 that is attributable to the lower of the current equalized assessed value or the initial equalized assessed value of each 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 the taxes that 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 county treasurer, who shall deposit the taxes into a special fund called the special tax allocation fund of the county for the purpose of paying economic development project costs and obligations incurred in the payment of those costs.
    (b) In adopting an ordinance or ordinances under this Section, the county shall consider (i) whether, without public intervention, the economic development project area would not otherwise benefit from private investment offering substantial employment opportunities and economic growth and (ii) the impact on the revenues of the affected taxing districts of the use of tax increment allocation financing for the proposed economic development project.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/35

    (55 ILCS 90/35) (from Ch. 34, par. 8035)
    Sec. 35. Amendment of plan.
    (a) After a county 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 provided in this Section. Amendments that (i) alter the exterior boundaries of the proposed economic development project area, (ii) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the proposed economic development plan, (iii) substantially change the nature of the proposed economic development project, (iv) change the general description of any proposed developer, user, or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the proposed economic development project area, or (v) change the description or 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 a hearing pursuant to the procedures set forth in this Act.
    (b) Amendments that do not (i) alter the exterior boundaries of a proposed economic development project area, (ii) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the proposed economic development plan, (iii) substantially change the nature of the proposed economic development project, (iv) 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 (v) 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 county shall give notice of its changes by mail to each affected taxing district and by publication in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation within the affected taxing district. The notice by mail and by publication shall each be given not later than 10 days following the adoption by ordinance of the amendment.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/38

    (55 ILCS 90/38)
    Sec. 38. 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.)

55 ILCS 90/40

    (55 ILCS 90/40) (from Ch. 34, par. 8040)
    Sec. 40. Limitation on number of economic development project areas. No county shall be authorized under this Act to establish economic development project areas and to adopt tax increment allocation financing for those areas later than 20 months following the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/45

    (55 ILCS 90/45) (from Ch. 34, par. 8045)
    Sec. 45. Filing with county clerk; certification of initial equalized assessed value.
    (a) A county that has by ordinance approved an economic development plan, established an economic development project area, and adopted tax increment allocation financing for that area shall file certified copies of the ordinance or ordinances with the county clerk. Upon receiving the ordinance or ordinances, the county clerk shall immediately determine (i) 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 under Article 15 of the Property Tax Code (that value being the "initial equalized assessed value" of each such piece of property) and (ii) 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 the economic development project area, from which shall be deducted the homestead exemptions under Article 15 of the Property Tax Code, and shall certify that 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 the taxing district for the purpose of computing the rate per cent of tax to be extended upon taxable property within the 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 the 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 extending taxes established under this Section shall terminate when the county adopts an ordinance dissolving the special tax allocation fund 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.)

55 ILCS 90/50

    (55 ILCS 90/50) (from Ch. 34, par. 8050)
    Sec. 50. Special tax allocation fund.
    (a) If a county clerk has certified the "total initial equalized assessed value" of the taxable real property within an economic development project area in the manner provided in Section 45, 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 county 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 45 shall be divided as follows:
        (1) That portion of the taxes levied upon each
    
taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property that is attributable to the lower of the current equalized assessed value or the initial equalized assessed value of each taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property existing at the time tax increment 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 the taxes that 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 financing was adopted, shall be allocated to (and when collected shall be paid to) the county treasurer, who shall deposit the taxes into a special fund (called the special tax allocation fund of the county) for the purpose of paying economic development project costs and obligations incurred in the payment of those costs.
    (b) The county, by an ordinance adopting tax increment allocation financing, may pledge the monies in and to be deposited into 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 those properties shall be used in calculating the general State school aid formula under Section 18-8 of the School Code until all economic development projects costs have been paid as provided for in this Section.
    (c) When the economic development projects costs, including without limitation all county obligations financing economic development project costs incurred under this Act, have been paid, all surplus monies then remaining in the special tax allocation fund shall be distributed by being paid by the county treasurer to the county collector, who shall immediately pay the monies 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.
    (d) Upon the payment of all economic development project costs, retirement of obligations, and distribution of any excess monies under this Section, the county 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. Thereafter, the rates of the taxing districts shall be extended and taxes shall be levied, collected, and distributed in the manner applicable in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed as relieving property in the 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.)

55 ILCS 90/55

    (55 ILCS 90/55) (from Ch. 34, par. 8055)
    Sec. 55. Issuance of obligations for economic development project costs.
    (a) Obligations secured by the special tax allocation fund provided for in Section 50 for the economic development project area may be issued to provide for the payment of economic development project costs. The obligations, when 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 45 against the taxable property included in the economic development project area and by other revenue designated or pledged by the county. A county may in the ordinance pledge all or any part of the monies in and to be deposited into the special tax allocation fund created under Section 50 to the payment of the economic development project costs and obligations. Whenever a county pledges 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 county may specifically provide that monies remaining to the credit of the special tax allocation fund after the payment of the obligations shall be accounted for annually and shall be deemed to be "surplus" monies, and those "surplus" monies shall be distributed as provided in this Section. Whenever a county pledges less than all of the monies to the credit of the special tax allocation fund to secure obligations issued or to be issued to pay economic development project costs, the county shall provide that monies to the credit of the special tax allocation fund and not subject to the 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" monies, and those "surplus" monies shall be distributed as provided in this Section. All monies to the credit of the special tax allocation fund that are deemed to be "surplus" monies shall be distributed annually within 180 days after the close of the county's fiscal year by being paid by the county 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.
    (b) Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a), the county 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 the economic development project; (ii) taxes levied and collected on any or all property in the county including, specifically, taxes levied or imposed by the county in a special service area under the Special Service Area Tax Act; (iii) the full faith and credit of the county; (iv) a mortgage on part or all of the economic development project; or (v) any other taxes or anticipated receipts that the county may lawfully pledge.
    (c) The obligations may be issued in one or more series bearing interest at a rate or rates the county determines by ordinance. The rate or rates may be variable or fixed, without regard to any limitations contained in any law now in effect or hereafter adopted. The obligations shall bear a date or dates, mature at a time or times not exceeding 20 years from their respective dates (but in no event exceeding 23 years from the date of establishment of the economic development project area), be in a denomination, be in a form (whether coupon, registered, or book-entry), carry registration, conversion, and exchange privileges, be executed in a manner, be payable in a medium of payment at a place or places within or without the State of Illinois, contain covenants, terms, and conditions, be subject to redemption with or without premium, be subject to defeasance upon terms, and have rank or priority as the ordinance provides. Obligations issued under this Act may be sold at public or private sale at a price determined by the corporate authorities of the county. The 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 the Statute on Statutes. No referendum approval of the electors shall be required as a condition to the issuance of obligations under this Act except as provided in this Section.
    (d) If the county authorizes the issuance of obligations under this Act secured by the full faith and credit of the county or pledges ad valorem taxes under clause (ii) of subsection (b) of this Section (and the obligations are other than obligations that may be issued under home rule powers provided by Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution, or the ad valorem taxes are other than ad valorem taxes that may be pledged under home rule powers provided by Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution or that are levied in a special service area under the Special Service Area Tax Act), the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the obligations or pledging those taxes shall be published within 10 days after the ordinance has been passed in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the county. The publication of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (i) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of the issuance of the obligations or pledging ad valorem taxes to be submitted to the electors; (ii) the time in which the petition must be filed; and (iii) the date of the prospective referendum. The county clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    (e) If no petition is filed with the clerk of the county that adopted the ordinance within 21 days after the publication of the ordinance, the ordinance shall be in effect. If, however, within that 21-day period a petition is filed with the county clerk, signed by electors numbering not less than 5% of the registered voters in the county, asking that the question of issuing obligations using the full faith and credit of the county as security for the cost of paying for economic development project costs or of pledging ad valorem taxes for the payment of those obligations, or both, be submitted to the electors of the county, the county shall not be authorized to issue obligations of the county using the full faith and credit of the county as security or pledging ad valorem taxes for the payment of the 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 county shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission in accordance with the general election law.
    (f) The ordinance authorizing the obligations may provide that the obligations shall contain a recital that they are issued under this Act, and that recital shall be conclusive evidence of their validity and of the regularity of their issuance.
    (g) If the county authorizes the issuance of obligations under this Act secured by the full faith and credit of the county, the ordinance authorizing the obligations may provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all taxable property within the county sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the obligations as it matures. The levy may be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes authorized to be levied by the county, but shall be abated to the extent that monies from other sources are available for payment of the obligations and the county certifies the amount of those monies available to the county clerk.
    (h) A county shall file a certified copy of an ordinance authorizing the issuance of obligations under this Act with the county clerk. The filing shall constitute the authority for the extension and collection of the taxes to be deposited in the special tax allocation fund.
    (i) A county may also issue its obligations to refund, in whole or in part, obligations previously issued by the county under this Act, whether at or prior to maturity. The last maturity of the refunding obligations, however, shall not be expressed to mature later than 23 years from the date of the ordinance approving the economic development project area.
    (j) If a county issues obligations under home rule powers or other legislative authority, the proceeds of which are pledged to pay for economic development project costs, the county may, if it has followed the procedures set forth in this Act, retire those obligations from monies in the special tax allocation fund in amounts and a manner as if those obligations had been issued under this Act.
    (k) No obligations issued under this Act shall be regarded as an indebtedness of the county issuing the obligations or any other taxing district for the purpose of any limitation imposed by law.
    (l) Obligations issued under this Act shall not be subject to the Bond Authorization Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/60

    (55 ILCS 90/60) (from Ch. 34, par. 8060)
    Sec. 60. Powers of counties; economic development project area commissions. In addition to powers that it may now have, a county has the following powers under this Act:
        (1) To make and enter into all contracts necessary or
    
incidental to the implementation and furtherance of an economic development plan.
        (2) 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 in property and to grant or acquire licenses, easements, and options with respect to property, all in the manner and at a price the county determines is reasonably necessary to achieve the objectives of the economic development project. No conveyance, lease, mortgage, disposition of land, or agreement relating to the development of property shall be made or executed except pursuant to prior official action of the county. 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 county in connection with that action.
        (3) 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.
        (4) To install, repair, construct, reconstruct, or
    
relocate public streets, public utilities, and other public site improvements located outside the boundaries of an economic development project area that are essential to the preparation of an economic development project area for use in accordance with an economic development plan.
        (5) To renovate, rehabilitate, reconstruct, relocate,
    
repair, or remodel any existing buildings, improvements, and fixtures within an economic development project area.
        (6) To install or construct any buildings,
    
structures, works, streets, improvements, utilities, or fixtures within an economic development project area.
        (7) To issue obligations as provided in this Act.
        (8) To fix, charge, and collect fees, rents, and
    
charges for the use of any building, facility, or property or any portion of a building, facility, or property owned or leased by the county within an economic development project area.
        (9) To accept grants, guarantees, donations of
    
property or labor, or any other thing of value for use in connection with an economic development project.
        (10) To pay or cause to be paid economic development
    
project costs, including, specifically, to reimburse any nongovernmental person for economic development project costs incurred by that person. Any payments to be made by a county to developers or other nongovernmental persons for economic development project costs incurred by the developer or other nongovernmental person shall be made only pursuant to the prior official action of the county evidencing an intent to pay or cause to be paid those economic development costs. A county 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 the property. The county shall adopt accounting procedures necessary to determine that the economic development project costs are properly paid.
        (11) To exercise any and all other powers necessary
    
to effectuate the purposes of this Act.
        (12) To create a commission of not less than 5 or
    
more than 15 persons to be appointed by the corporate authorities of the county. Members of a commission shall be appointed for initial terms of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 years, respectively, in numbers to provide that the terms of not more than one-third of all the 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 also may 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. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/62

    (55 ILCS 90/62)
    Sec. 62. 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.)

55 ILCS 90/65

    (55 ILCS 90/65) (from Ch. 34, par. 8065)
    Sec. 65. Conflicts of interest; disclosure.
    (a) If any member of the corporate authorities of a county or an employee or consultant of the county involved in the planning, analysis, preparation, or administration of an economic development plan or an economic development project (or a proposed economic development plan or proposed economic development project) owns or controls any direct or indirect interest in any property included in an economic development project area or proposed economic development project area, he or she shall disclose the interest in writing to the county clerk. The 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 county and entered upon the official records and files of the corporate authorities.
    (b) An individual holding an interest shall refrain from any further official involvement regarding the 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 county regarding any matter relating to the project, plan, or area.
    (c) No member of the corporate authorities of the county and no employee of the county shall acquire any direct or indirect interest in any real or personal property or rights or interest in property within an economic development project area or a proposed economic development project area after the 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 county, whichever first occurs.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/70

    (55 ILCS 90/70) (from Ch. 34, par. 8070)
    Sec. 70. Payment of project costs; revenues from county property. Revenues received by the county from any property, building, or facility owned, leased, or operated by the county or any agency or authority established by the county may be used to pay economic development project costs or reduce outstanding obligations of the county incurred under this Act for economic development project costs. The county may place those revenues in the special tax allocation fund, which shall be held by the county treasurer or other person designated by the county. Revenue received by the county from the sale or other disposition of real property acquired by the county with the proceeds of obligations funded by tax increment allocation financing shall be deposited by the county in the special tax allocation fund.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/74

    (55 ILCS 90/74)
    Sec. 74. Requirements for annual budget. Beginning in fiscal year 2011 and in each fiscal year thereafter, a county must detail in its annual budget (i) the amount of revenue generated from economic development project areas by source and (ii) the expenditures made by the county for economic development project areas.
(Source: P.A. 96-1335, eff. 7-27-10.)

55 ILCS 90/75

    (55 ILCS 90/75) (from Ch. 34, par. 8075)
    Sec. 75. Partial invalidity. If any Section, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, or clause of this Act is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unconstitutional, that decision shall not affect any remaining portion, Section or part of this Act that can be given effect without the invalid provision.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)

55 ILCS 90/110

    (55 ILCS 90/110) (from Ch. 34, par. 8099)
    Sec. 110. This Act takes effect upon becoming a law.
(Source: P.A. 87-1.)