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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 10

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 10 heading)
DIVISION 10. FOREIGN FIRE INSURANCE
COMPANY FEES

65 ILCS 5/11-10-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-10-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-10-1)
    Sec. 11-10-1. In each municipality or fire protection district, whether incorporated under a general or special law, which has a fire department established and maintained by municipal or fire protection district ordinances, every corporation, company, and association which is not incorporated under the laws of this state and which is engaged in effecting fire insurance in the municipality or fire protection district, shall pay to the foreign fire insurance board or to the secretary of the fire protection district for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the fire department thereof, a sum not exceeding 2% of the gross receipts received from fire insurance upon property situated within the municipality or district.
    Each municipality and fire protection district may prescribe by ordinance the rate of the tax or license fee to be paid, but this rate shall not exceed the rate specified in this section. Each designated corporation, company, and association shall pay at the rate so prescribed, upon the amount of all premiums which have been received during the year ending on every first day of July for all fire insurance effected or agreed to be effected on property situated within the municipality or fire protection district, by that corporation, company, or association respectively.
    Every person who acts in any specified municipality or fire protection district as agent, or otherwise, on behalf of a designated corporation, company, or association, shall render to the treasurer of the foreign fire insurance board or secretary of the fire protection district, on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year, a full and true account, verified by his oath, of all of the premiums which, during the year ending on the first day of July preceding the report, were received by him, or by any other person for him on behalf of that corporation, company, or association. He shall specify in this report the amounts received for fire insurance, and he shall pay to the treasurer of the foreign fire insurance board, or to the secretary of the fire protection district, at the time of rendering this report, the amount as determined by the rate fixed by the ordinance of the municipality or fire protection district for which his corporation, company, or association is accountable under this section and the ordinance.
    If this account is not rendered on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year, or if the sum due remains unpaid after that day, it shall be unlawful for any corporation, company, or association, so in default, to transact any business in the municipality or fire protection district until the sum due has been fully paid. But this provision shall not relieve any corporation, company, or association from the payment of any loss upon any risk that may be taken in violation of this requirement.
    The amount of this tax or license fee may be recovered from the corporation, company, or association which owes it, or from its agent, by an action in the name and for the use of the municipality or fire protection district as for money had and received.
    The municipal comptroller, if any, and if not, then the municipal clerk or the secretary of the fire protection district, may examine the books, records, and other papers and documents of a designated agent, corporation, company, or association for the purpose of verifying the correctness of the report of the amounts received for fire insurance.
    This section shall not be applicable to receipts from contracts of marine insurance, even though they include insurance against fire, where the premium for the fire insurance is not separately specified.
(Source: P.A. 95-807, eff. 8-12-08.)

65 ILCS 5/11-10-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-10-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-10-2)
    Sec. 11-10-2. A department foreign fire insurance board shall be created within the fire department of each municipality with fewer than 500,000 inhabitants that has an organized fire department. The board shall consist of 7 trustees; the fire chief, who shall hold office by virtue of rank, and 6 members, who shall be elected at large by the sworn members of the department. If there is an insufficient number of candidates to fill all these positions, the number of board members may be reduced, but not to fewer than 3 trustees. All members of the department shall be eligible to be elected as officers of the department foreign fire insurance board. The members of this board shall annually elect officers. These officers shall be a chairman and a treasurer. The trustees of the department foreign fire insurance board shall make all needful rules and regulations with respect to the department foreign fire insurance board and the management of the money to be appropriated to the board. The officers of the department foreign fire insurance board shall develop and maintain a listing of those items that the board feels are appropriate expenditures under this Act. The treasurer of the department foreign fire insurance board shall give a sufficient bond to the municipality in which the fire department is organized. This bond shall be approved by the mayor or president, as the case may be, conditioned upon the faithful performance by the treasurer of his or her duties under the ordinance and the rules and regulations provided for in this section. The treasurer of the department foreign fire insurance board shall receive the appropriated money and shall pay out the money upon the order of the department foreign fire insurance board for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the department. As part of the annual municipal audit, these funds shall be audited to verify that the funds have been expended by that board only for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the department.
    The provisions of this Section shall be the exclusive power of the State, pursuant to subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 95-807, eff. 8-12-08; 96-505, eff. 8-14-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-10-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-10-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-10-3)
    Sec. 11-10-3. Any person, corporation, company, or association which violates any of the provisions of this Division 10 is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 11

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 11 heading)
PLANNING, ZONING AND URBAN REHABILITATION

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11 heading)
DIVISION 11. URBAN REHABILITATION

65 ILCS 5/11-11-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-1)
    Sec. 11-11-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality have the following powers: (1) to acquire by purchase, condemnation or otherwise any improved or unimproved real property the acquisition of which is necessary or appropriate for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of any blighted or slum area or any conservation area as defined in Section 3 of the Urban Community Conservation Act; (2) to remove or demolish sub-standard or other buildings and structures from the property so acquired; (3) to hold or use any of such property for public uses; and (4) to sell, lease or exchange such property as is not required for the public purposes of the municipality. In case of sale or lease the provisions of Sections 11-76-1 through 11-76-3 shall govern except when such sale or lease is made to a public corporation or public agency, and except when the municipality is the Local Public Agency under an urban renewal project as defined in Section 11-11-2. Where a municipality is such a Local Public Agency the corporate authorities thereof shall have the same powers, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties and definitions of terms, and employ the same modes of procedure in the conveyance of real property as are prescribed in Sections 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 (except omitting the provision requiring reimbursement of any public utility by the purchaser) of the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", approved August 15, 1961, as the same are now or may hereafter be amended, as fully as if provisions contained in said sections of the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961" were set forth herein, except that the term "Department" as therein used shall, as applied to such municipality, mean the municipality as Local Public Agency. In case of exchange of property for property privately owned 3 disinterested appraisers shall be appointed to appraise the value of the property exchanged and such exchange shall not be made unless the property received by the municipality is equal to or greater in value than the property exchanged therefor, or if less than such value the difference shall be paid in money. For the purposes of this section, "blighted or slum area" means any area where buildings or improvements, by reason of dilapidation, overcrowding, faulty arrangement or design, lack of ventilation, light or sanitation facilities, deleterious land uses, or any combination of these factors, are a detriment to public safety, health or morals, and an area of not less in the aggregate than 2 acres has been designated by ordinance or resolution as an integrated project for rehabilitation or redevelopment.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 77-656.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-1.1)
    Sec. 11-11-1.1. The corporate authorities of each municipality have the power to establish and operate a homestead program designed to rehabilitate or construct dwellings in presently blighted areas.
    "Homestead program" as used in this Section means a program of conveyances of unoccupied dwellings and vacant land, for nominal or no consideration, to heads of households 18 years of age or older who agree:
    (a) to rehabilitate or construct qualifying dwellings on such property;
    (b) to commence rehabilitation or construction within 60 days of conveyance;
    (c) to occupy such property as a principal resident for not less than 3 years, complying with applicable health and safety standards;
    (d) to permit reasonable periodic inspection by the municipality to determine compliance with the conditions of conveyance; and
    (e) to surrender and quit claim such property to the municipality, in a condition at least equivalent to that when first conveyed, upon determination of noncompliance.
    The corporate authorities shall have all powers necessary for the development and implementation of a homestead program, including but not limited to, the power to designate a homestead area, to enter into agreements with the federal government to receive repossessed homes, to establish guidelines for determining qualified recipients, to dispose of property by lottery or conveyance for nominal or no consideration, and to appoint a Homestead Board or designate a not-for-profit corporation as its agent to administer the program and establish standards of rehabilitation and construction.
(Source: P.A. 83-656.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-2)
    Sec. 11-11-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may borrow money or other property and accept contributions, capital grants, gifts, donations, services or other financial assistance from the United States of America, the Housing and Home Finance Agency or any other agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America for or in aid of an "Urban Renewal Project" as defined in the Act of Congress approved August 2, 1954, being Public Law 560-83rd Congress, known as the "Housing Act of 1954", and which the municipality is authorized to effectuate, and to this end the municipality may comply with such conditions and enter into such agreements upon such covenants, terms and conditions as the corporate authorities may deem necessary, appropriate, convenient or desirable. The corporate authorities may issue bonds, debentures, notes, special certificates or other evidences of indebtedness in order to secure loans made pursuant hereto. However, any such bonds, debentures, notes, special certificates or other evidence of indebtedness issued hereunder shall be payable solely out of the proceeds from the sale of real property acquired in the project area, out of any revenue from the operation, management or demolition of existing buildings or improvements of any real property acquired in such project area, out of such capital grants as the municipality may receive from the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or out of any local cash or non-cash grants-in-aid, as defined in the Act of Congress approved July 15, 1949, being Public Law 171--81st Congress, known as the "Housing Act of 1949", as amended, including the Housing Act of 1954, which the municipality or public body or any other entity may make in connection with the implementation of such Urban Renewal Project. Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
    Any municipality having a population of 500,000 or more may enter into a contract with the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof and agree to the extent authorized by law, to provide such local grants-in-aid. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, such contract may contain a provision pledging the municipality to provide such local grants-in-aid over a period of time, not to exceed 5 years from the date of such contract.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-3)
    Sec. 11-11-3. In addition to all other powers granted municipalities, and not in derogation thereof, the corporate authorities of any municipality which is the Local Public Agency under an urban renewal project as defined in Section 11-11-2 shall have the same powers, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties and definitions of terms, and employ the same modes of procedure in the incurrence of indebtedness and the issuance of bonds as are prescribed in Sections 27 and 28 of the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", approved August 15, 1961, as the same are now or may hereafter be amended, as fully as if provisions contained in said sections of the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961" were set forth herein, except that the term "Department" as therein used shall, as applied to such municipality, mean the municipality as Local Public Agency.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2217.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.1 heading)
DIVISION 11.1. FAIR HOUSING

65 ILCS 5/11-11.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11.1-1)
    Sec. 11-11.1-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may enact ordinances prescribing fair housing practices, defining unfair housing practices, establishing Fair Housing or Human Relations Commissions and standards for the operation of such Commissions in the administering and enforcement of such ordinances, prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, creed, ancestry, national origin, or physical or mental handicap in the listing, sale, assignment, exchange, transfer, lease, rental or financing of real property for the purpose of the residential occupancy thereof, and prescribing penalties for violations of such ordinances.
    Such ordinances may provide for closed meetings of the Commissions or other administrative agencies responsible for administering and enforcing such ordinances for the purpose of conciliating complaints of discrimination and such meetings shall not be subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to meetings", approved July 11, 1957, as amended. No final action for the imposition or recommendation of a penalty by such Commissions or agencies shall be taken, except at a meeting open to the public.
    To secure and guarantee the rights established by Sections 17, 18 and 19 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution, it is declared that any ordinance or standard enacted under the authority of this Section or under general home rule power and any standard, rule or regulation of such a Commission which prohibits, restricts, narrows or limits the housing choice of any person is unenforceable and void. Nothing in this amendatory Act of 1981 prohibits such a commission or a unit of local government from making special outreach efforts to inform members of minority groups of housing opportunities available in areas of majority white concentration and make similar efforts to inform the majority white population of available housing opportunities located in areas of minority concentration.
    This amendatory Act of 1981 applies to municipalities which are home rule units. Pursuant to Article VII, Section 6, paragraph (i) of the Illinois Constitution, this amendatory Act of 1981 is a limit on the power of municipalities that are home rule units.
(Source: P.A. 82-340.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.2 heading)
DIVISION 11.2. IMPROVEMENT OF GROUP RELATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11.2-1)
    Sec. 11-11.2-1.
    The corporate authorities of any municipality may perform such acts and promulgate such regulations as are necessary or proper for the promotion of harmonious relations between racial and economic groups within the municipality, including, but not limited to, the promotion and development of public education and information programs emphasizing the contributions of such groups to the historical and cultural development of the community and the nation, establishing vocational guidance and employment opportunity programs to assist members of minority racial and ethnic groups, establishment of programs to aid in locating housing for such minority groups, and to assist in the adjustment of such persons to living in urban environments.
(Source: P.A. 76-1021.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11.2-2)
    Sec. 11-11.2-2.
    For the purpose of carrying out the powers granted by this Division, the corporate authorities may employ such personnel and acquire by purchase or lease, such real or personal property as they deem necessary and may provide for the compensation of such personnel and other expenses in the annual appropriation ordinance through the use of corporate funds. Any municipality has the power to enter into contracts with any public or private agency undertaking such programs and authorize such agencies to act on behalf of the municipality. Such contracts may provide that the cost of all or a portion of such programs will be paid by the municipality. Any public or private agency acting under such contract shall report at least once each year to the corporate authorities of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 76-1021.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11.2-3)
    Sec. 11-11.2-3. To assist in carrying out the powers granted in this Division, the corporate authorities may receive financial assistance from the United States, or any of its agencies or instrumentalities, or the State of Illinois, and undertake such responsibilities and comply with such conditions as may be required by law to receive such assistance. The corporate authorities may also receive gifts, donations, legacies, and other financial assistance from private persons, corporations or foundations, and devote such assistance to programs developed under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 12

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 12 heading)
DIVISION 12. PLAN COMMISSIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-12-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-4)
    Sec. 11-12-4. Every municipality may create a plan commission or a planning department or both. A plan commission shall be appointed by a mayor of a city or president of a village board subject to confirmation by the corporate authorities. Members of the plan commission shall reside within the municipality or within territory contiguous to the municipality and not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not included within any other municipality. A planning department shall be created, organized and staffed in such manner as the municipality may provide by ordinance. The plan commission shall consist of a chairman and members serving for such terms and such compensation, if any, as the corporate authorities of the municipality may prescribe by ordinance. The ordinance may provide that the plan commission shall have a paid secretary or staff or both. Any plan commission or planning department now existing and officially created by ordinance of any municipality may continue to function under the authority of such prior ordinance and any such plan commission or planning department shall have and exercise all the powers conferred by law as fully as if it had been created hereunder. Any municipality which has or shall hereafter create a plan commission or planning department may appropriate from any funds under its control and not otherwise appropriated, such sums as the corporate authorities may deem proper for the maintenance and operation of such plan commission or planning department, including the salaries of all paid members and employees; the development of a planning program; the preparation of regulations, projects and programs pertinent to the development, redevelopment and renewal of the municipality and such surrounding territory over which the municipality exercises subdivision jurisdiction; the preparation and revision of the official map and the exercise of such powers germane to the purposes for which it was created as may be conferred upon the plan commission or planning department by ordinance.
    Municipalities may accept, receive and expend funds, grants and services from the federal government or its agencies, or from the State of Illinois or its agencies or from private persons or corporations or foundations for planning purposes generally or for planning specific projects.
(Source: P.A. 76-601.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-4.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-4.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-4.1)
    Sec. 11-12-4.1. Whenever a municipality of more than 500,000 population has created a plan commission pursuant to the provisions of this Division 12, every plan, design or other proposal by any public body or agency which requires the acquisition or disposition of real property within the territorial limits of the municipality by any public body or agency, or which changes the use of any real property owned or occupied by any public body or agency or the location of any improvement thereon within the territorial limits of the municipality, shall be referred to the plan commission by such public body or agency not less than 30 days prior to any election for the purpose of authorizing the borrowing of money for, or any action by such public body or agency to appropriate funds for, or to authorize such changes or the acquisition or disposition of such real property, but in no event shall such referral be less than 30 days prior to making such changes or acquiring or disposing of such real property. The plan commission shall review every such plan, design or other proposal and shall within 30 days after submission thereof report to the public body or agency having jurisdiction over such real property or improvement thereon concerning the conformity of the plan, design, or other proposal with the long range planning objectives of the municipality and with the official plan for the municipality or any part thereof if the same shall then be in effect as provided in Section 11-12-2. Such report shall be spread of record in the minutes or record of proceedings of such public body or agency. A report that any such plan, design, or other proposal is not in conformity with the long range planning objectives of the municipality, or the official plan for the municipality shall be accompanied by a written statement of the respects in which such conformity is lacking but such a report shall not bar the public body or agency having jurisdiction over such real property or improvement thereon from thereafter making such changes or acquiring or disposing of such real property. The failure of the plan commission to report on any such plan, design, or other proposal within 30 days after submission of the same to it, shall be deemed to be a report that such plan, design, or other proposal conforms in all respects with the long range planning objectives and the official plan of the municipality.
    As used in this section the terms "public body" or "agency" include the State of Illinois, any county, township, district including the Chicago Park District, school, authority, municipality, or any official, board, commission or other political corporation or subdivision of the State of Illinois, now or hereafter created, whether herein specifically mentioned or not.
(Source: P.A. 81-411.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-5)
    Sec. 11-12-5. Every plan commission and planning department authorized by this division 12 has the following powers and whenever in this division 12 the term plan commission is used such term shall be deemed to include the term planning department:
    (1) To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities a comprehensive plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the municipality. Such plan may be adopted in whole or in separate geographical or functional parts, each of which, when adopted, shall be the official comprehensive plan, or part thereof, of that municipality. This plan may include reasonable requirements with reference to streets, alleys, public grounds, and other improvements hereinafter specified. The plan, as recommended by the plan commission and as thereafter adopted in any municipality in this state, may be made applicable, by the terms thereof, to land situated within the corporate limits and contiguous territory not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not included in any municipality. Such plan may be implemented by ordinances (a) establishing reasonable standards of design for subdivisions and for resubdivisions of unimproved land and of areas subject to redevelopment in respect to public improvements as herein defined; (b) establishing reasonable requirements governing the location, width, course, and surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for public service facilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lights, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, storm water drainage, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment; and (c) may designate land suitable for annexation to the municipality and the recommended zoning classification for such land upon annexation.
    (2) To recommend changes, from time to time, in the official comprehensive plan.
    (3) To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities, from time to time, plans for specific improvements in pursuance of the official comprehensive plan.
    (4) To give aid to the municipal officials charged with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan, to further the making of these projects, and, generally, to promote the realization of the official comprehensive plan.
    (5) To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities schemes for regulating or forbidding structures or activities which may hinder access to solar energy necessary for the proper functioning of solar energy systems, as defined in Section 1.2 of The Comprehensive Solar Energy Act of 1977, or to recommend changes in such schemes.
    (6) To exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted by this article as may be conferred by the corporate authorities.
    (7) For purposes of implementing ordinances regarding developer donations or impact fees, and specifically for expenditures thereof, "school grounds" is defined as including land or site improvements, which include school buildings or other infrastructure necessitated and specifically and uniquely attributed to the development or subdivision in question. This amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly applies to all impact fees or developer donations paid into a school district or held in a separate account or escrow fund by any school district or municipality for a school district.
(Source: P.A. 93-330, eff. 7-24-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-5.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-5.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-5.1)
    Sec. 11-12-5.1. School land donations. The governing board of a school district may submit to the corporate authorities of a municipality having a population of less than 500,000 which is served by the school district a written request that a meeting be held to discuss school land donations from a developer of a subdivision or resubdivision of land included within the area served by the school district. For the purposes of this Section, "school land donation" means a donation of land for public school purposes or a cash contribution in lieu thereof, or a combination of both.
(Source: P.A. 86-1023; 86-1039.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-6)
    Sec. 11-12-6. An official comprehensive plan, or any amendment thereof, or addition thereto, proposed by a plan commission shall be effective in the municipality and contiguous area herein prescribed only after its formal adoption by the corporate authorities. Such plan shall be advisory and in and of itself shall not be construed to regulate or control the use of private property in any way, except as to such part thereof as has been implemented by ordinances duly enacted by the corporate authorities. At any time or times, before or after the adoption of the official comprehensive plan by the corporate authorities, such corporate authorities may designate by ordinance an official map, which map may consist of the whole area included within the official comprehensive plan or one or more separate geographical or functional parts, and may include all or any part of the contiguous unincorporated area within one and one-half miles from the corporate limits of the municipality. Such map or maps shall be made a part of the ordinance, which ordinance shall specifically state standard requirements of the municipality relating to size of streets, alleys, public ways, parks, playgrounds, school sites, other public grounds, and ways for public service facilities; the kind and quantity of materials which shall be used in the construction of streets, and alleys; and the kind and quality of materials for public service facilities as may be consistent with Illinois Commerce Commission or industry standards, and shall contain the standards required for drainage and sanitary sewers and collection and treatment of sewage. The map shall be drawn to scale, shall be reasonably accurate, and shall show north point, section lines and numbers, and streams.
    Said official comprehensive plan and the ordinance or ordinances including the official map shall be placed on file with the Municipal Clerk and shall be available at all times during business hours for public inspection. Copies of said plan, all ordinances implementing the same and including the official map, shall be made available to all interested parties upon payment of such sum as the corporate authorities shall determine to be adequate to reimburse the general fund of the municipality for the cost of printing and distributing the same.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2757.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-7)
    Sec. 11-12-7. The corporate authorities may initiate plans and maps by requesting the plan commission to prepare an official comprehensive plan and recommend the same, or may originate an official comprehensive plan, or a part thereof, or an amendment thereto, and may refer same or suggested changes in an existing comprehensive plan to the plan commission for its consideration and recommendation thereon. No comprehensive plan or amendment thereto shall be adopted that has not been submitted to the plan commission.
    The corporate authorities may adopt parts of a comprehensive plan recommended by a plan commission without adopting the entire comprehensive plan as recommended, or may modify or amend portions of a recommended comprehensive plan without a re-reference of same to the plan commission, and may adopt such comprehensive plan, as modified or amended. Such comprehensive plan, when adopted, shall be the official comprehensive plan, or part thereof, of that municipality.
    Upon submission by the corporate authorities of any suggested comprehensive plan, part thereof, or amendment to an existing comprehensive plan to the plan commission for consideration and recommendation, the corporate authorities may require a report thereon from the plan commission with its recommendation within 90 days from the date of such submission, and if the plan commission shall fail to make such report within such 90 days, then the corporate authorities may proceed to consider such comprehensive plan, or part thereof or amendment to an existing comprehensive plan, for adoption, including arranging for and holding of a public hearing thereon in accordance with the provisions hereinafter contained in the same manner as if the plan commission had made its recommendation.
    On and after the effective date of this amendatory act of 1961, an official comprehensive plan, or any amendment thereof, shall not be adopted by a municipality until notice and opportunity for public hearing have first been afforded in the manner herein provided. Upon submission of a comprehensive plan by the plan commission, or a proposed amendment to an existing comprehensive plan, the corporate authorities shall schedule a public hearing thereon, either before the plan commission or the corporate authorities. Not less than 15 days' notice of the proposed hearing, and the time and place thereof, shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties in which the municipality and contiguous unincorporated territory are located. The hearing shall be informal, but all persons desiring to be heard in support or opposition to the comprehensive plan or amendment shall be afforded such opportunity, and may submit their statements, orally, in writing, or both. The hearing may be recessed to another date if not concluded, if notice of the time and place thereof is publicly announced at the hearing or is given by newspaper publication not less than 5 days prior to the recessed hearing.
    Within 90 days after the conclusion of the hearing, the corporate authorities, after consideration of the recommendation of the plan commission and such information as shall have been derived from the hearing, shall either adopt the comprehensive plan or amendment in whole or in part or reject the entire comprehensive plan or amendment. If adopted, the corporate authorities shall enact the ordinance including a map or maps as hereinbefore provided. In adopting an official comprehensive plan, except as herein otherwise provided, the corporate authorities shall be subject to the same limitations as to subject matter as apply to the plan commission. If at the expiration of such 90 days, the corporate authorities have taken no formal action, the comprehensive plan or amendment thereto may thereafter not be acted upon by the corporate authorities without again complying with the conditions of notice and hearing heretofore provided.
    No official map, or amendment or addition thereto, shall be ground for rejection of any plat of subdivision or resubdivision by the corporate authorities, if application for final approval of such subdivision or resubdivision is filed with the corporate authorities 15 days or more prior to the date on which the ordinance approving the official map, or amendment or addition thereto, is adopted.
    The comprehensive plan or amendment shall become effective upon the expiration of 10 days after the date of filing notice of the adoption of such comprehensive plan or amendment with the recorder of the county. Whenever used in this Section 11-12-7 the words "plans" or "comprehensive plan" shall be deemed to mean and include, where applicable, an official map or maps.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-8)
    Sec. 11-12-8. Compliance of plat with map; designation of public lands; approval; bond; order; failure to act upon plat. The corporate authorities of the municipality shall determine whether a proposed plat of subdivision or resubdivision complies with the official map. To secure such determination, the person requesting the subdivision or resubdivision shall file four copies of a plat thereof with the clerk of the municipality, and shall furnish therewith four copies of all data necessary to show compliance with all applicable municipal regulations and shall make application for preliminary or final approval of the proposed plat.
    Whenever the reasonable requirements provided by the ordinance including the official map shall indicate the necessity for providing for a school site, park site, or other public lands within any proposed subdivision for which approval has been requested, and no such provision has been made therefor, the municipal authority may require that lands be designated for such public purpose before approving such plat. Whenever a final plat of subdivision, or part thereof, has been approved by the corporate authorities as complying with the official map and there is designated therein a school site, park site or other public land, the corporate authorities having jurisdiction of such use, be it a school board, park board or other authority, such authority shall acquire the land so designated by purchase or commence proceedings to acquire such land by condemnation within one year from the date of approval of such plat; and if it does not do so within such period of one year, the land so designated may then be used by the owners thereof in any other manner consistent with the ordinance including the official map and the zoning ordinance of the municipality.
    The corporate authorities may by ordinance provide that a plat of subdivision may be submitted initially to the plan commission for preliminary approval. The application for preliminary approval shall show location and width of proposed streets and public ways, shall indicate proposed location of sewers and storm drains, proposed dedication of public grounds, if any, lot sizes, proposed easements for public utilities, and proposed method of sewage and waste disposal, but need not contain specifications for proposed improvements.
    The plan Commission shall approve or disapprove the application for preliminary approval within 90 days from the date of the application or the filing by the applicant of the last item of required supporting data, whichever date is later, unless such time is extended by mutual consent. If such plat is disapproved, then within said 90 days the plan commission shall furnish to applicant in writing a statement setting forth the reason for disapproval and specifying with particularity the aspects in which the proposed plat fails to conform to the ordinances including official map. If such plat is approved the corporate authority shall accept or reject said plat within 30 days after its next regular stated meeting following the action of the plan commission. Preliminary approval shall not qualify a plat for recording.
    Application for final approval of a plat shall be made not later than one year after preliminary approval has been granted. This application must be supported by such drawings, specifications and bond as may be necessary to demonstrate compliance with all requirements of this statute and such regulations as the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance under authority of this statute. This Section is subject to the provisions of Section 11-39-3 of this Code.
    The applicant may elect to have final approval of a geographic part or parts of the plat that received preliminary approval, and may delay application for approval of other parts until a later date or dates beyond one year with the approval of the municipal authorities; provided, all facilities required to serve the part or parts for which final approval is sought have been provided. In such case only such part or parts of the plat as have received final approval shall be recorded.
    When a person submitting a plat of subdivision or resubdivision for final approval has supplied all drawings, maps and other documents required by the municipal ordinances to be furnished in support thereof, and if all such material meets all municipal requirements, the corporate authorities shall approve the proposed plat within 60 days from the date of filing the last required document or other paper or within 60 days from the date of filing application for final approval of the plat, whichever date is later. The applicant and the corporate authorities may mutually agree to extend the 60 day period.
    Except as provided in Section 3 of the Public Construction Bond Act, the corporate authorities may provide that any person, firm or corporation seeking approval of a subdivision or resubdivision map or plat shall post a good and sufficient cash bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or surety bond with the municipal clerk in a penal sum sufficient to cover the estimate made by the municipal engineer, or other authorized person, of expenditures, including but not limited to reasonable inspection fees to be borne by the applicant, necessary to conform to the requirements established and conditioned upon completion of said requirements in a reasonable time. The corporate authorities may, by ordinance, prescribe the form of the cash bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or surety bond and may require surety to be approved by the corporate authorities; provided, that a municipality may permit the depositing of cash or other security acceptable to the corporate authorities, to complete the improvements required in lieu of a bond if it shall so provide by ordinance; and further provided, that no bond or security shall be required to be filed until the corporate authorities have approved the plat in all other respects and have notified the applicant of such approval. If the corporate authorities require a cash bond, letter of credit, surety, or any other method to cover the costs and expenses and to insure completion of the requirements, the requirements shall be subject to the provisions of Section 11-39-3 of this Code.
    If the preliminary or final plat is approved, the municipal clerk shall attach a certified copy of the order or resolution of approval to a copy of the plat. If the proposed plat is disapproved, the order or resolution shall state the reasons for the disapproval, specifying with particularity the aspects in which the proposed plat fails to conform to the official map. A copy of the order or resolution shall be filed in the office of the municipal clerk.
    If the corporate authorities fail to act upon the final plat within the time prescribed the applicant may, after giving 5 days written notice to the corporate authorities, file a complaint for summary judgment in the circuit court and upon showing that the corporate authorities have failed to act within the time prescribed the court shall enter an order authorizing the recorder to record the plat as finally submitted without the approval of the corporate authorities. A plat so recorded shall have the same force and effect as though that plat had been approved by the corporate authorities. If the corporate authorities refuse to act upon the final plat within the time prescribed and if their failure to act thereon is wilful, upon such showing and upon proof of damages the municipality shall be liable therefor.
(Source: P.A. 91-328, eff. 1-1-00; 92-479, eff. 1-1-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-9)
    Sec. 11-12-9. If unincorporated territory is within one and one-half miles of the boundaries of two or more corporate authorities that have adopted official plans, the corporate authorities involved may agree upon a line which shall mark the boundaries of the jurisdiction of each of the corporate authorities who have adopted such agreement. On and after September 24, 1987, such agreement may provide that one or more of the municipalities shall not annex territory which lies within the jurisdiction of any other municipality, as established by such line. In the absence of such a boundary line agreement, nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as a limitation on the power of any municipality to annex territory. In arriving at an agreement for a jurisdictional boundary line, the corporate authorities concerned shall give consideration to the natural flow of storm water drainage, and, when practical, shall include all of any single tract having common ownership within the jurisdiction of one corporate authority. Such agreement shall not become effective until copies thereof, certified as to adoption by the municipal clerks of the respective municipalities, have been filed in the Recorder's Office and made available in the office of the municipal clerk of each agreeing municipality.
    Any agreement for a jurisdictional boundary line shall be valid for such term of years as may be stated therein, but not to exceed 20 years, and if no term is stated, shall be valid for a term of 20 years. The term of such agreement may be extended, renewed or revised at the end of the initial or extended term thereof by further agreement of the municipalities.
    In the absence of such agreement, the jurisdiction of any one of the corporate authorities shall extend to a median line equidistant from its boundary and the boundary of the other corporate authority nearest to the boundary of the first corporate authority at any given point on the line.
    On and after January 1, 2006, no corporate authority may enter into an agreement pursuant to this Section unless, not less than 30 days and not more than 120 days prior to formal approval thereof by the corporate authority, it shall have first provided public notice of the proposed boundary agreement by both of the following:
        (1) the posting of a public notice for not less than
    
15 consecutive days in the same location at which notices of village board or city council meetings are posted; and
        (2) publication on at least one occasion in a
    
newspaper of general circulation within the territory that is subject to the proposed agreement.
The validity of a boundary agreement may not be legally challenged on the grounds that the notice as required by this Section was not properly given unless the challenge is initiated within 12 months after the formal approval of the boundary agreement.
    An agreement that addresses jurisdictional boundary lines shall be entirely unenforceable for any party thereto that subsequently enters into another agreement that addresses jurisdictional boundary lines that is in conflict with any of the terms of the first agreement without the consent of all parties to the first agreement.
    This amendatory Act of 1990 is declarative of the existing law and shall not be construed to modify or amend existing boundary line agreements, nor shall it be construed to create powers of a municipality not already in existence.
    Except for those provisions to take effect prospectively, this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly is declarative of existing law and shall not be construed to modify or amend existing boundary line agreements entered into on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act, nor shall it be construed to create powers of a municipality not already in existence on the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-374, eff. 7-29-05.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-10)
    Sec. 11-12-10. The provisions of this amendatory Act of 1961 shall not affect the validity of any official plan or map adopted and in force prior to the effective date hereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2757.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-11)
    Sec. 11-12-11. If a municipality has adopted an official plan or map pursuant to the authority granted by this Division 12, the territory subject to that plan shall be exempt from the application of any less restrictive rules or regulations adopted by a County Board under the provisions of Section 5-1042 of the Counties Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-12)
    Sec. 11-12-12. No map or plat of any subdivision presented for record affecting land (1) within the corporate limits of any municipality which has heretofore adopted, or shall hereafter adopt an ordinance including an official map in the manner prescribed in this Division 12, or (2) within contiguous territory which is not more than 1 1/2 miles beyond the corporate limits of an adopting municipality, shall be entitled to record or shall be valid unless the subdivision shown thereon provides for streets, alleys, public ways, ways for public service facilities, storm and flood water run-off channels and basins, and public grounds, in conformity with the applicable requirements of the ordinances including the official map; provided, that a certificate of approval by the corporate authorities, certified by the clerk of the municipality in whose jurisdiction the land is located, or a certified copy of an order of the circuit court directing the recording as provided in Section 11-12-8, shall be sufficient evidence of compliance with this section upon which the recorder may accept the plat for recording.
    The provisions of this Section do not apply to any plat for consolidation of 2 or more contiguous parcels, located within any territory that is outside of the corporate limits of a municipality but within a county that has adopted a subdivision ordinance and that has a population of more than 250,000, into a smaller number of parcels if the sole purpose of the consolidation is to bring a non-conforming parcel into conformance with local zoning requirements. The exemption created by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly does not apply to a plat for consolidation for an area in excess of 10 acres or to any consolidation that results in a plat of more than 10 individual lots following the consolidation. If the county receives a request to approve a plat for consolidation pursuant to this Section, the county must notify all municipalities located within 1 1/2 miles of the subject property within 10 days after receiving the request.
(Source: P.A. 92-361, eff. 1-1-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-13)
    Sec. 11-12-13. Joint plan commissions. Whenever the corporate authorities of 2 or more municipalities having a population less than 500,000 determine that unincorporated land and territory lying adjacent to any one or more of such municipalities, or land and territory comprising a portion of such municipalities, or land and territory both lying adjacent to such municipalities and being a part of such municipalities forms a contiguous region and such land and territory (i) is or was formerly owned by the United States of America or any department thereof, (ii) is located entirely within a county having a population of not less than 500,000 nor more than 1,000,000 persons, (iii) has been annexed or is intended to be annexed to one or more of such municipalities, and (iv) comprises not less than 500 nor more than 800 acres, the said corporate authorities are hereby empowered, by intergovernmental agreement between or among the municipalities, to define the boundaries of such region and to create a joint plan commission having one, some, or all of the powers set forth in this Section.
    (1) Membership of joint plan commissions. The joint plan commission shall consist of such number of persons known as "members" as shall be set forth in the intergovernmental agreement. The parties, acting by and through their mayors or village presidents with the advice and consent of each of their respective corporate authorities, shall appoint the members who shall hold office as set forth in such intergovernmental agreement. If authorized to do so by such intergovernmental agreement, the joint plan commission may employ a staff to assist in the administration and enforcement of zoning and building codes or ordinances throughout the region.
    (2) Powers and duties of joint plan commissions. The corporate authorities by such intergovernmental agreement may provide for the joint plan commission to have all or some of the functions, powers and duties contained in Divisions 12, 13, 14, and 15 of this Article 11 of this Code.
        (a) The joint plan commission shall be a
    
recommendatory body only and all recommendations thereof shall be advisory to all of the corporate authorities of the municipalities which have entered into such intergovernmental agreement and affect only that incorporated land and territory of the region lying within the corporate limits of such municipalities.
        (b) Such intergovernmental agreement may further
    
authorize such joint plan commission exclusive jurisdiction to apply and enforce the respective zoning and building codes and other applicable codes of each municipality concerning the land within the region lying within the respective corporate limits of such municipality and may provide for immediate removal of such region from the jurisdiction of such municipalities' plan commissions, zoning boards of appeal, and other bodies or officials authorized to exercise such powers and duties.
        (c) Such intergovernmental agreement may authorize
    
such joint plan commission to establish rules and procedures consistent with this Section as may be necessary to carry out the terms of such intergovernmental agreement.
    (3) Conflict resolution.
            (a) In order to become effective in matters
        
within its jurisdiction, a recommendation of any such joint plan commission pursuant to this Section shall require the approval set forth in the intergovernmental agreement. The intergovernmental agreement creating a joint plan commission shall establish procedures for the consideration and approval or disapproval by such municipalities of the joint plan commission's recommendation, and for the resolution between or among the municipalities of disputes or differences arising from any recommendation of the joint plan commission. Once effective, any such recommendation regarding rezoning, variations, or special uses shall require the adoption of a suitable ordinance by the corporate authorities of only that municipality within whose corporate limits lies the land and territory which is the subject of such recommendation.
            (b) Any party to such intergovernmental agreement
        
may by civil action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, enforce and compel performance of the agreement.
    This amendatory Act of 1996 shall not be a limitation on home rule powers.
(Source: P.A. 89-666, eff. 8-14-96.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 12.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 12.1 heading)
DIVISION 12.1. REVENUE BONDS FOR CONSERVATION
PLAN AREAS

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-1)
    Sec. 11-12.1-1. Any municipality which has a Conservation Board or Department of Urban Renewal, pursuant to the "Urban Community Conservation Act", as heretofore and hereafter amended, or the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", enacted by the Seventy-Second General Assembly, as the case may be, may borrow money and issue and sell bonds in one or more series and in such amount, or amounts, as the corporate authorities may determine for the purpose of creating, owning and managing a pool of funds for the purchase of mortgage loans on properties within any area affected by a Conservation Plan approved by the municipality pursuant to the "Urban Community Conservation Act" or the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", enacted by the Seventy-Second General Assembly, as such acts are heretofore and hereafter amended, and to sell and refund and refinance the same from time to time as often as shall be advantageous and to the public interest to do so. Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-2)
    Sec. 11-12.1-2. All bonds issued under the authority of this Division 12.1 shall bear interest at not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually, and may be sold by the corporate authorities in such manner as they may deem best in the public interest; provided, however, such bonds shall be sold at such price that the interest cost of the proceeds therefrom will not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, based on the average maturity of such bonds and computed according to standard tables of bond values. Such bonds shall be payable solely and only from the revenues to be derived from loans of the proceeds thereof, as hereinafter provided, to owners of property within any area affected by a Conservation Plan approved by the municipality pursuant to the "Urban Community Conservation Act", as amended, or the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", as amended, and shall be secured by a pledge of such loans and all security appertaining thereto.
    Such bonds, when issued, shall have all of the qualities of negotiable instruments under the Law Merchant and the Uniform Commercial Code. Such bonds may bear such date, or dates, and may mature at such time, or times, not exceeding 30 years from their date or dates, and may be in such form, carry such registration privilege, may be payable at such place or places, may be subject to such terms of redemption, prior to maturity, with or without premium, as so stated on the face of the bond, and contain such terms and covenants, all as may be provided by ordinance authorizing the issuance of such bonds. Such bonds shall be executed by such officers as the corporate authorities shall designate in the ordinance. Any bonds bearing the signatures of officers in office at the date of signing thereof shall be valid and binding for all purposes, notwithstanding that before delivery thereof any or all such persons whose signatures appear thereon shall cease to be such officers.
    Each bond shall state upon its face that it is payable solely and only from the revenues to be derived from purchased loans of the proceeds thereof to the owners of property within any area affected by a Conservation Plan approved by the municipality pursuant to the "Urban Community Conservation Act", as amended, or the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", as amended, and shall state upon its face that it does not constitute an obligation of the city, village or incorporated town within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation or provision.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-3)
    Sec. 11-12.1-3. All loans purchased hereunder shall be to owners of real property in areas affected by a Conservation Plan approved by the municipality pursuant to the above named Acts, shall be conditioned upon full compliance by such owners with the terms and provisions of such approved Conservation Plan and shall be secured by a first mortgage note or notes and lien upon such real property, which mortgage shall be insured by the Federal Housing Commissioner of the United States of America against loss in accordance with the provisions of the National Housing Act of the United States in force at the time of the making of such loan.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3702.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-4)
    Sec. 11-12.1-4. The corporate authorities of any such municipality availing themselves of the provisions of this Division 12.1 shall adopt an ordinance describing a Conservation Area or Areas, as that term is defined in the above named Acts, within which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds shall be made available for purchase of loans, which shall be placed on file in the office of the clerk of such municipality and which shall be open for the inspection of the public. Such ordinance shall fix the amount of the revenue bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity or maturities, the interest rate, and all details in respect thereof. Such ordinance shall contain such covenants or restrictions as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the corporate authorities and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such ordinance shall contain such covenants as may be determined by the corporate authorities as to:
    a. The issuance of additional series of bonds that may thereafter be issued, payable from the revenues derived from purchased loans of such proceeds to the owners of real property within Conservation Areas affected by an approved Conservation Plan as hereinbefore provided.
    b. The pledge by the municipality of all investments and loans made from the sale of such revenue bonds as security for the payment of such revenue bonds and authorization of the execution of such agreements or collateral trust indentures necessary to accomplish such pledge.
    c. Operation, maintenance, management, accounting and auditing and the keeping of records, reports and audits of the operation of such mortgage loan fund.
    d. Limiting the right of the municipality to invest the funds derived from the sale of such revenue bonds in first mortgages on real property within Conservation Areas affected by approved Conservation Plans and which mortgages shall be insured against loss by the Federal Housing Commissioner pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Housing Act as hereinbefore provided. Pending the investment of such fund, the municipality may invest such fund in good interest paying securities such as are authorized by law for the investment of public funds, there to remain until the same is needed for proceeding hereunder.
    e. The obligation of the municipality to properly administer the mortgage loan fund, to collect the principal and interest payable upon loans as herein provided, to enforce its rights with respect to such mortgage notes and security, in the event of default therein to take proper action to enforce its rights in the collection of such mortgage notes and foreclosure of the security therein pledged, and to secure the benefit of the insurance against loss of such mortgage by the Federal Housing Commissioner of the United States of America in accordance with the provisions of the National Housing Act of the United States and to apply the proceeds of such mortgage loan fund to the payments of interest and principal on account of the revenue bonds issued and sold thereunder.
    f. The designation of a committee of bondholders to consult with and advise the municipality in the administration of the mortgage loan fund.
    g. Fixing procedure by which the terms of any contract with the holders of the bonds may be amended, the amount of bonds the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which such consent may be given.
    h. Providing for the establishment of suitable reserves and regulating the cost of administration in the operation, management and supervision of such mortgage fund.
    i. Such covenants as may be deemed necessary or desirable to assure successful operation of such mortgage loan fund and prompt payment of the principal of and interest upon bonds so authorized.
    After such ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in such municipality or, if there be no such newspaper published in such municipality, then the ordinance should be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in such municipality and shall become effective 10 days after publication or posting thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3702.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-5)
    Sec. 11-12.1-5. Whenever revenue bonds are issued and outstanding under this Division 12.1, the entire revenues derived from the operation of the mortgage loan fund thereby created shall be set aside as collected and deposited in a separate fund, separate and apart from all other funds of such municipality, which special fund shall be used only in paying the cost of operation, maintenance and supervision of such mortgage loan fund and paying the principal of and interest upon the revenue bonds of such municipality issued under this Division 12.1 in such order or priority as shall be provided by the respective ordinance authorizing revenue bonds; provided, however, no priority accorded by such an ordinance may be impaired by a subsequent ordinance authorizing revenue bonds unless specifically so permitted by a covenant of the kind authorized to be included in an ordinance by Section 11-12.1-4. After all such bonds have been paid, such revenues shall then be applied for the retirement of any other outstanding bonds issued by the municipality under this Division 12.1. After all such bonds issued under this Division 12.1 have been paid, such revenues may be transferred to the general corporate fund of any such municipality, only when and in the manner permitted and authorized in accordance with the covenants and provisions and terms of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of any bonds under the provisions of this Division 12.1.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3702.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-6)
    Sec. 11-12.1-6. The provisions of this Division 12.1 and of any ordinance or other proceeding authorizing the issuance of bonds under this Division 12.1 shall constitute a contract with the holders of such bonds and any holder of a bond or bonds or any of the coupons of any bond or bonds of such municipality issued under this Division 12.1 may by action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, enforce and compel the performance of all duties required by this Division 12.1 including the application of income and revenue from such mortgage loan fund and the faithful performance of any agreement or collateral trust indentures securing the payment of such bonds.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 13

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 13 heading)
DIVISION 13. ZONING

65 ILCS 5/11-13-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-1)
    Sec. 11-13-1. To the end that adequate light, pure air, and safety from fire and other dangers may be secured, that the taxable value of land and buildings throughout the municipality may be conserved, that congestion in the public streets may be lessened or avoided, that the hazards to persons and damage to property resulting from the accumulation or runoff of storm or flood waters may be lessened or avoided, and that the public health, safety, comfort, morals, and welfare may otherwise be promoted, and to insure and facilitate the preservation of sites, areas, and structures of historical, architectural and aesthetic importance; the corporate authorities in each municipality have the following powers:
        (1) to regulate and limit the height and bulk of
    
buildings hereafter to be erected;
        (2) to establish, regulate and limit, subject to the
    
provisions of Division 14 of this Article 11, the building or set-back lines on or along any street, traffic-way, drive, parkway or storm or floodwater runoff channel or basin;
        (3) to regulate and limit the intensity of the use of
    
lot areas, and to regulate and determine the area of open spaces, within and surrounding such buildings;
        (4) to classify, regulate and restrict the location
    
of trades and industries and the location of buildings designed for specified industrial, business, residential, and other uses;
        (5) to divide the entire municipality into districts
    
of such number, shape, area, and of such different classes (according to use of land and buildings, height and bulk of buildings, intensity of the use of lot area, area of open spaces, or other classification) as may be deemed best suited to carry out the purposes of this Division 13;
        (6) to fix standards to which buildings or structures
    
therein shall conform;
        (7) to prohibit uses, buildings, or structures
    
incompatible with the character of such districts;
        (8) to prevent additions to and alteration or
    
remodeling of existing buildings or structures in such a way as to avoid the restrictions and limitations lawfully imposed under this Division 13;
        (9) to classify, to regulate and restrict the use of
    
property on the basis of family relationship, which family relationship may be defined as one or more persons each related to the other by blood, marriage or adoption and maintaining a common household;
        (10) to regulate or forbid any structure or activity
    
which may hinder access to solar energy necessary for the proper functioning of a solar energy system, as defined in Section 1.2 of the Comprehensive Solar Energy Act of 1977;
        (11) to require the creation and preservation of
    
affordable housing, including the power to provide increased density or other zoning incentives to developers who are creating, establishing, or preserving affordable housing; and
        (12) to establish local standards solely for the
    
review of the exterior design of buildings and structures, excluding utility facilities and outdoor off-premises advertising signs, and designate a board or commission to implement the review process; except that, other than reasonable restrictions as to size, no home rule or non-home rule municipality may prohibit the display of outdoor political campaign signs on residential property during any period of time, the regulation of these signs being a power and function of the State and, therefor, this item (12) is a denial and limitation of concurrent home rule powers and functions under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
    The powers enumerated may be exercised within the corporate limits or within contiguous territory not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not included within any municipality. However, if any municipality adopts a plan pursuant to Division 12 of Article 11 which plan includes in its provisions a provision that the plan applies to such contiguous territory not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not included in any municipality, then no other municipality shall adopt a plan that shall apply to any territory included within the territory provided in the plan first so adopted by another municipality. No municipality shall exercise any power set forth in this Division 13 outside the corporate limits thereof, if the county in which such municipality is situated has adopted "An Act in relation to county zoning", approved June 12, 1935, as amended. Nothing in this Section prevents a municipality of more than 112,000 population located in a county of less than 185,000 population that has adopted a zoning ordinance and the county that adopted the zoning ordinance from entering into an intergovernmental agreement that allows the municipality to exercise its zoning powers beyond its territorial limits; provided, however, that the intergovernmental agreement must be limited to the territory within the municipality's planning jurisdiction as defined by law or any existing boundary agreement. The county and the municipality must amend their individual zoning maps in the same manner as other zoning changes are incorporated into revised zoning maps. No such intergovernmental agreement may authorize a municipality to exercise its zoning powers, other than powers that a county may exercise under Section 5-12001 of the Counties Code, with respect to land used for agricultural purposes. This amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly is declarative of existing law. No municipality may exercise any power set forth in this Division 13 outside the corporate limits of the municipality with respect to a facility of a telecommunications carrier defined in Section 5-12001.1 of the Counties Code.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, 30 days prior to the issuance of any permits for a new telecommunications facility within 1.5 miles of a municipality, the telecommunications carrier constructing the facility shall provide written notice of its intent to construct the facility. The notice shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: (i) the name, address, and telephone number of the company responsible for the construction of the facility, (ii) the address and telephone number of the governmental entity that is to issue the building permit for the telecommunications facility, (iii) a site plan and site map of sufficient specificity to indicate both the location of the parcel where the telecommunications facility is to be constructed and the location of all the telecommunications facilities within that parcel, and (iv) the property index number and common address of the parcel where the telecommunications facility is to be located. The notice shall not contain any material that appears to be an advertisement for the telecommunications carrier or any services provided by the telecommunications carrier. The notice shall be provided in person, by overnight private courier, or by certified mail to all owners of property within 250 feet of the parcel in which the telecommunications carrier has a leasehold or ownership interest. For the purposes of this notice requirement, "owners" means those persons or entities identified from the authentic tax records of the county in which the telecommunications facility is to be located. If, after a bona fide effort by the telecommunications carrier to determine the owner and his or her address, the owner of the property on whom the notice must be served cannot be found at the owner's last known address, or if the mailed notice is returned because the owner cannot be found at the last known address, the notice requirement of this paragraph is deemed satisfied. For the purposes of this paragraph, "facility" means that term as it is defined in Section 5-12001.1 of the Counties Code.
    If a municipality adopts a zoning plan covering an area outside its corporate limits, the plan adopted shall be reasonable with respect to the area outside the corporate limits so that future development will not be hindered or impaired; it is reasonable for a municipality to regulate or prohibit the extraction of sand, gravel, or limestone even when those activities are related to an agricultural purpose. If all or any part of the area outside the corporate limits of a municipality which has been zoned in accordance with the provisions of this Division 13 is annexed to another municipality or municipalities, the annexing unit shall thereafter exercise all zoning powers and regulations over the annexed area.
    In all ordinances passed under the authority of this Division 13, due allowance shall be made for existing conditions, the conservation of property values, the direction of building development to the best advantage of the entire municipality and the uses to which the property is devoted at the time of the enactment of such an ordinance. The powers conferred by this Division 13 shall not be exercised so as to deprive the owner of any existing property of its use or maintenance for the purpose to which it is then lawfully devoted, but provisions may be made for the gradual elimination of uses, buildings and structures which are incompatible with the character of the districts in which they are made or located, including, without being limited thereto, provisions (a) for the elimination of such uses of unimproved lands or lot areas when the existing rights of the persons in possession thereof are terminated or when the uses to which they are devoted are discontinued; (b) for the elimination of uses to which such buildings and structures are devoted, if they are adaptable for permitted uses; and (c) for the elimination of such buildings and structures when they are destroyed or damaged in major part, or when they have reached the age fixed by the corporate authorities of the municipality as the normal useful life of such buildings or structures.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit, except as provided in item (12).
(Source: P.A. 96-904, eff. 1-1-11; 97-496, eff. 8-22-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-1.1)
    Sec. 11-13-1.1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may in its ordinances passed under the authority of this Division 13 provide for the classification of special uses. Such uses may include but are not limited to public and quasi-public uses affected with the public interest, uses which may have a unique, special or unusual impact upon the use or enjoyment of neighboring property, and planned developments. A use may be a permitted use in one or more zoning districts, and a special use in one or more other zoning districts. A special use shall be permitted only after a public hearing before some commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities, with prior notice thereof given in the manner as provided in Section 11-13-6 and 11-13-7. Any notice required by this Section need not include a metes and bounds legal description of the area classified for special uses, provided that the notice includes: (i) the common street address or addresses and (ii) the property index number ("PIN") or numbers of all the parcels of real property contained in the area classified for special uses. A special use shall be permitted only upon evidence that such use meets standards established for such classification in the ordinances, and the granting of permission therefor may be subject to conditions reasonably necessary to meet such standards. In addition, any proposed special use which fails to receive the approval of the commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities to hold the public hearing shall not be approved by the corporate authorities except by a favorable majority vote of all aldermen, commissioners or trustees of the municipality then holding office; however, the corporate authorities may by ordinance increase the vote requirement to two-thirds of all aldermen, commissioners or trustees of the municipality then holding office.
(Source: P.A. 97-336, eff. 8-12-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-1.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-1.5)
    Sec. 11-13-1.5. Amateur radio communications; antenna regulations. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no ordinance or resolution may be adopted or enforced by a municipality after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly that affects the placement, screening, or height of antennas or antenna support structures that are used for amateur radio communications unless the ordinance or resolution: (i) has a reasonable and clearly defined aesthetic, public health, or safety objective and represents the minimum practical regulation that is necessary to accomplish the objectives; and (ii) reasonably accommodates amateur radio communications.
    A municipality may not regulate the antennas or antenna support structures that are used for amateur radio communications in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-720, eff. 6-29-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-2)
    Sec. 11-13-2. The corporate authorities in each municipality which desires to exercise the powers conferred by this Division 13, or who have exercised such power and desire to adopt a new ordinance, shall provide for a zoning commission with the duty to recommend the boundaries of districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein. The commission shall be appointed by the mayor or president, subject to confirmation by the corporate authorities. The commission shall prepare a tentative report and a proposed zoning ordinance for the entire municipality. After the preparation of such a tentative report and ordinance, the commission shall hold a hearing thereon and shall afford persons interested an opportunity to be heard. Notice of the hearing shall be published at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers published in the county in which the municipality is located and having a general circulation within the municipality. The notice shall state the time and place of the hearing and the place where copies of the proposed ordinance will be accessible for examination by interested persons. The hearing may be adjourned from time to time.
    Within 30 days after the final adjournment of the hearing the commission shall make a final report and submit a proposed ordinance for the entire municipality to the corporate authorities. The corporate authorities may enact the ordinance with or without change, or may refer it back to the commission for further consideration. The zoning commission shall cease to exist upon the adoption of a zoning ordinance for the entire municipality.
(Source: P.A. 80-452.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-3)
    Sec. 11-13-3. (a) All ordinances passed under the terms of this Division 13 shall be enforced by those officers of the municipality that are designated by ordinance.
    (b) In municipalities having a population of more than 500,000 the city council may provide for the appointment of a board of appeals consisting of 5 members to serve respectively for the following terms: one for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years, and one for 5 years, the successor to each member so appointed to serve for a term of 5 years.
    (c) The city council in cities and the president and board of trustees in villages and incorporated towns, having a population of less than 500,000, may provide for the appointment of a board of appeals consisting of 7 members to serve respectively for the following terms: one for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years, one for 5 years, one for 6 years, and one for 7 years, the successor to each member so appointed to serve for a term of 5 years.
    (d) In any municipality with a population under 5,000 that has an appointed board of appeals, a proposition to elect the board of appeals at large shall be submitted to the electors as provided in this subsection.
    Electors of the municipality equal to not less than 10% of the total vote cast for all candidates for mayor or president in the last preceding municipal election for that office may petition for the submission to a vote of the electors of the municipality the proposition whether the board of appeals shall be elected at large. The petition shall be filed with the municipal clerk in accordance with the general election law. The clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form: "Shall the city (or village or incorporated town) of (insert name) elect the zoning board of appeals at large instead of having an appointed board of appeals?"
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, then the board of appeals shall be elected at large at the next general municipal election held at least 120 days after the referendum approval. At the initial election, 4 members shall be elected for 2-year terms and 3 members shall be elected for 4-year terms; thereafter all terms shall be for 4 years. Upon the election and qualification of the initial elected board of appeals, the terms of all sitting members of the board of appeals shall expire.
    (e) One of the members of an appointed board shall be named as chairman at the time of his or her appointment. If members are elected, the members shall select a chairman. The amount of compensation to be paid to members, if any, shall be fixed by the corporate authorities. The appointing authority has the power to remove any appointed member for cause and after public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of the member whose place has become vacant. Vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority in the case of an appointed board or by those who would otherwise be the appointing authority in the case of an elected board. All meetings of the board of appeals shall be held at the call of the chairman and at other times as the board may determine. The chairman, or in his or her absence the acting chairman, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings of the board shall be open to the public. The board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon every question, or if absent or failing to vote, indicating that fact, and shall also keep records of its examinations and other official actions. No hearing shall be conducted without a quorum of the board being present. A quorum shall consist of a majority of all the members. Any absent member who certifies that he or she has read the transcript of the proceedings before the board may vote upon any question before the board. Every rule or regulation and its amendment or repeal and every order, requirement, decision, or determination of the board shall immediately be filed in the office of the board and shall be a public record.
    (f) In all municipalities the board of appeals shall hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any ordinance adopted under this Division 13.
    (g) In all municipalities the board of appeals shall also hear and decide all matters referred to it or upon which it is required to pass under such an ordinance. The concurring vote of 3 members of the board, in municipalities having a population of more than 500,000, and of 4 members of the board, in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000, is necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision, or determination of such an administrative official, to decide in favor of the applicant any matter upon which it is required to pass under such an ordinance or to effect any variation in the ordinance, or to recommend any variation or modification in the ordinance to the corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 87-535.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-3.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-3.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-3.1)
    Sec. 11-13-3.1. In municipalities of less than 500,000 inhabitants no change shall be made in the zoning ordinance nor shall any zoning variation be granted within 6 months after the date upon which an official plan is adopted by the corporate authorities unless such change in the zoning ordinance or such variation is approved by a two-thirds vote of the corporate authorities or the zoning board of appeals then holding office, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3425)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-4)
    Sec. 11-13-4. In municipalities of 500,000 or more population, the regulations authorized by this Division 13 may be varied in their application only by the board of appeals of the municipality, subject to the power of the corporate authorities to prohibit, in whole or in part, the granting of variations in respect to the classification, regulation and restriction of the location of trades and industries and the location of buildings designed for specified industrial, business, residential and other uses. Variations shall be permitted by the board of appeals only when they are in harmony with the general purpose and intent of the regulations and only in cases where there are practical difficulties or particular hardship in the way of carrying out the strict letter of any of those regulations relating to the use, construction, or alteration of buildings or structures or the use of land. In its consideration of the standards of practical difficulties or particular hardship, the board of appeals shall require evidence that (1) the property in question cannot yield a reasonable return if permitted to be used only under the conditions allowed by the regulations in that zone; and (2) the plight of the owner is due to unique circumstances; and (3) the variation, if granted, will not alter the essential character of the locality. A variation shall be permitted only if the evidence, in the judgment of the board of appeals, sustains each of the 3 conditions enumerated. The corporate authorities may provide general or specific rules implementing, but not inconsistent with, the rules herein provided to govern determinations of the board of appeals. A decision of the board of appeals shall not be subject to review, reversal or modification by the corporate authorities but shall be judicially reviewable under the provisions of Section 11-13-13.
(Source: P.A. 82-430.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-5)
    Sec. 11-13-5. In municipalities of less than 500,000 population, the regulations authorized by this Division 13 may provide that the board of appeals or corporate authorities may determine and vary their application in harmony with their general purpose and intent and in accordance with general or specific rules therein contained in cases where there are practical difficulties or particular hardship in the way of carrying out the strict letter of any of those regulations relating to the use, construction, or alteration of buildings or structures or the use of land. If the authority to determine and approve variations is vested in the board of appeals it shall be exercised in accordance with the conditions prescribed in Section 11-13-4, subject to the power of the corporate authorities to prohibit, in whole or in part, the granting of variations in respect to the classification, regulation and restriction of the location of trades and industries and the location of buildings designed for specified industrial, business, residential and other uses. If the power to determine and approve variations is reserved to the corporate authorities, it shall be exercised only by the adoption of ordinances. However, no such variation shall be made by the corporate authorities as specified without a hearing before the board of appeals.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-6)
    Sec. 11-13-6. No variation shall be made by the board of appeals in municipalities of 500,000 or more population or by ordinance in municipalities of lesser population except in a specific case and after a public hearing before the board of appeals of which there shall be a notice of the time and place of the hearing published at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality which is published in the county where the municipality is located. This notice shall contain the particular location for which the variation is requested as well as a brief statement of what the proposed variation consists. Any notice required by this Section need not include a metes and bounds legal description of the location for which the variation is requested, provided that the notice includes: (i) the common street address or addresses and (ii) the property index number ("PIN") or numbers of all the parcels of real property contained in the area for which the variation is requested.
(Source: P.A. 97-336, eff. 8-12-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-7)
    Sec. 11-13-7. In addition to the notice requirements otherwise provided for in this Division 13, in municipalities of 500,000 or more population, an applicant for variation or special use shall, not more than 30 days before filing an application for variation or special use with the board of appeals, serve written notice, either in person or by registered mail, return receipt requested, on the owners, as recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds or the registrar of titles of the county in which the property is located and as appears from the authentic tax records of such county, of all property within 250 feet in each direction of the location for which the variation or special use is requested; provided, the number of feet occupied by all public roads, streets, alleys and other public ways shall be excluded in computing the 250 feet requirement. The notice herein required shall contain the address of the location for which the variation or special use is requested, a brief statement of the nature of the requested variation or special use, the name and address of the legal and beneficial owner of the property for which the variation or special use is requested, a statement that the applicant intends to file an application for variation or special use and the approximate date on which the application will be filed. If, after a bona fide effort to determine such address by the applicant for variation or special use, the owner of the property on which the notice is served cannot be found at his or her last known address, or the mailed notice is returned because the owner cannot be found at the last known address, the notice requirements of this sub-section shall be deemed satisfied. In addition to serving the notice herein required, at the time of filing application for variation or special use, the applicant shall furnish to the board of appeals a complete list containing the names and last known addresses of the owners of the property required to be served, the method of service and the names and last known addresses of the owners of the service and the names and addresses of the persons so served. The applicant shall also furnish a written statement certifying that he or she has complied with the requirements of this subsection. The board of appeals shall hear no application for variation or special use unless the applicant for variation or special use furnishes the list and certificate herein required. The board of appeals shall, not more than 30 days nor less than 15 days before the hearing at which the application for variation or special use is to be considered, send written notice to the persons appearing on the list furnished by the applicant, which notice shall contain the time and place of the hearing, the address of the location for which the variation or special use is requested and the name and address of the applicant for variation or special use and a brief statement of the nature of the variation or special use requested. Any notice required herein need not include a metes and bounds legal description of the property for which the variation or special use is requested, provided that the notice includes: (i) the common street address or addresses and (ii) the property index number ("PIN") or numbers of all the parcels of real property contained in the area for which the variation or special use is requested.
    Any property owner within the above stated 250 feet notice requirement, who entered his or her appearance and objected at the board of appeals hearing, and who shows that his or her property will be substantially affected by the outcome of the decision of the board may, without proof of any specific, special, or unique damages to himself or herself or his or her property or any adverse effect upon his property from the proposed variation or special use, seek judicial relief from any order or decision of the board of appeals under the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. If the board of appeals determines that the property of any such owner will not be substantially affected by the outcome of the decision of the board, such owner may initiate or join in judicial review under the Administrative Review Law, as provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-336, eff. 8-12-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-7a

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-7a) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-7a)
    Sec. 11-13-7a. Zoning variation and special use applicants and property owners, as set forth in Section 11-13-7 of this Act, shall have the following rights, in addition to any others they may possess in law, at any hearing before a board of appeals:
    (a) to have subpoenas issued for persons to appear at board of appeals' hearings and for examination of documents by the person requesting the subpoena either before or at board of appeals hearings subject to the limitations in this Section. The board of appeals shall issue subpoenas as requested by zoning variation and special use applicants and by property owners within the terms of Section 11-13-7. Subpoenas shall only be enforceable against persons or for documents which have a substantial evidentiary connection with (i) the property for which a zoning variation or special use is requested, (ii) facts which would support or negate the requisite legal standards for granting a zoning variation or special use, and (iii) facts which support or negate the conclusion that property within the 250 feet notice requirement of Section 11-13-7 will be substantially affected by the outcome of the decision of the board. All matters relating to subpoenas concerning a particular zoning variation or special use case, including all enforcement and motions to quash, shall be heard in a single action, however, the court obtaining jurisdiction over any such matter may retain jurisdiction until the disposition of the case by the board of appeals. Service of such subpoenas shall be made in the same manner as summons in a civil action.
    (b) To cross examine all witnesses testifying.
    (c) To present witnesses on their behalf.
    Property owners within the terms of Section 11-13-7 who object to the zoning application or special use application may, upon request, be granted 1 continuance for the purpose of presenting evidence to rebut testimony given by the applicant. The date of such continued hearing shall be in the discretion of the board of appeals.
    This amendatory act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 79-1363.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-8)
    Sec. 11-13-8. In municipalities of 500,000 or more population, when any zoning ordinance, rule or regulation is sought to be declared invalid by means of a declaratory judgment proceeding, not more than 30 days before filing suit for a declaratory judgment the person filing such suit shall serve written notice in the form and manner and to all property owners as is required of applicants for variation in Section 11-13-7, and shall furnish to the clerk of the court in which the declaratory judgment suit is filed, and at the time of filing such suit, the list of property owners, the written certificate and such other information as is required in Section 11-13-7 to be furnished to the board of appeals by an applicant for variation. A property owner entitled to notice who shows that his property will be substantially affected by the outcome of the declaratory judgment proceeding may enter his appearance in the proceeding, and if he does so he shall have the rights of a party. The property owner shall not, however, need to prove any specific, special, or unique damages to himself or his property or any adverse effect upon his property from the declaratory judgment proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 76-583.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-9)
    Sec. 11-13-9. The provisions of an amendatory Act of 1955, which was approved June 30, 1955 and which was Senate Bill No. 328 of the Sixty-Ninth General Assembly and which amended certain provisions now contained in Section 11-13-4 through 11-13-8, shall not affect the validity of any variations approved by the corporate authorities or by the board of appeals and in force prior to July 1, 1955.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-10)
    Sec. 11-13-10. In municipalities of less than 500,000 population, where a variation is to be made by ordinance, upon the report of the board of appeals, the corporate authorities, by ordinance, without further public hearing, may adopt any proposed variation or may refer it back to the board for further consideration, and any proposed variation which fails to receive the approval of the board of appeals shall not be passed except by the favorable vote of two-thirds of all aldermen or trustees of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-11)
    Sec. 11-13-11. Every variation or special use, whether made by the board of appeals directly, or by an ordinance after a hearing before the board of appeals, shall be accompanied by findings of facts and shall refer to any exhibits containing plans and specifications for the proposed use or variation, which shall remain a part of the permanent records of the board of appeals. The findings of facts shall specify the reason or reasons for making the variation.
    The terms of the relief granted shall be specifically set forth in a conclusion or statement separate from the findings of fact of the board of appeals or ordinance. Property for which relief has been granted shall not be used in violation of the specific terms of the board of appeals' findings of fact or ordinance, as the case may be, unless its usage is changed by further findings of fact of a board of appeals or additional ordinances.
(Source: P.A. 76-584.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-12)
    Sec. 11-13-12. An appeal to the board of appeals may be taken by any person aggrieved or by any officer, department, board, or bureau of the municipality. The appeal shall be taken within 45 days of the action complained of by filing, with the officer from whom the appeal is taken and with the board of appeals a notice of appeal, specifying the grounds thereof. The officer from whom the appeal is taken shall forthwith transmit to the board all the papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken.
    An appeal stays all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the officer from whom the appeal is taken certifies to the board of appeals, after the notice of appeal has been filed with him, that by reason of facts stated in the certificate a stay would, in his opinion, cause imminent peril to life or property. In this event the proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by a restraining order which may be granted by the board of appeals or by a circuit court on application and on notice to the officer from whom the appeal is taken, and on due cause shown.
    The board of appeals shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing of the appeal and give due notice thereof to the parties and decide the appeal within a reasonable time. Upon the hearing, any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney. The board of appeals may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision, or determination as in its opinion ought to be made in the premises and to that end has all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken.
(Source: P.A. 76-1507.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-13)
    Sec. 11-13-13. All final administrative decisions of the board of appeals under this Division 13 shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-14)
    Sec. 11-13-14. The regulations imposed and the districts created under the authority of this Division 13 may be amended from time to time by ordinance after the ordinance establishing them has gone into effect, but no such amendments shall be made without a hearing before some commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities. Notice shall be given of the time and place of the hearing, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, by publishing a notice thereof at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may be made instead by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within municipality. In case of a written protest against any proposed amendment of the regulations or districts, signed and acknowledged by the owners of 20% of the frontage proposed to be altered, or by the owners of 20% of the frontage immediately adjoining or across an alley therefrom, or by the owners of the 20% of the frontage directly opposite the frontage proposed to be altered, is filed with the clerk of the municipality, the amendment shall not be passed except by a favorable vote of two-thirds of the aldermen or trustees of the municipality then holding office. In such cases, a copy of the written protest shall be served by the protestor or protestors on the applicant for the proposed amendments and a copy upon the applicant's attorney, if any, by certified mail at the address of such applicant and attorney shown in the application for the proposed amendment. Any notice required by this Section need not include a metes and bounds legal description, provided that the notice includes: (i) the common street address or addresses and (ii) the property index number ("PIN") or numbers of all the parcels of real property contained in the affected area.
(Source: P.A. 97-336, eff. 8-12-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-14.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-14.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-14.1)
    Sec. 11-13-14.1. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary in this Division 13:
    (A) The corporate authorities of any municipality may by ordinance establish the position of hearing officer and delegate to a hearing officer the authority to: (i) conduct any public hearing -- other than a public hearing provided for in Section 11-13-2 -- required to be held under this Division 13 in connection with applications for any special use, variation, amendment or other change or modification in any ordinance of the municipality adopted pursuant to this Division 13; and (ii) hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any ordinance adopted pursuant to this Division 13.
    (B) When a hearing officer is designated to conduct a public hearing in a matter otherwise required to be heard in accordance with this Division 13 by some commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities of the municipality: (i) notice of such hearing shall be given in the same time and manner as is provided by this Division 13 for the giving of notice of hearing when any such matter is to be heard by some commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities; (ii) the hearing officer shall exercise and perform the same powers and duties as such commission or committee is required to exercise and perform when conducting a public hearing in any such matter; and (iii) the hearing officer shall render a written recommendation to the corporate authorities within such time and in such manner and form as the corporate authorities shall require.
    (C) When a hearing officer is designated to conduct a public hearing in a matter otherwise required to be heard in accordance with this Division 13 by the board of appeals, or when a hearing officer is designated to hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any ordinance adopted pursuant to this Division 13: (i) notice of hearing shall be given in the same time and manner as is provided by this Division 13 for the giving of notice of hearing when any such matter is to be heard by the board of appeals; (ii) the hearing officer in passing upon and determining any matter otherwise within the jurisdiction of the board of appeals shall be governed by all of the standards, rules and conditions imposed by this Division 13 to govern the board of appeals when it passes upon and determines any such matter; and (iii) the hearing officer shall exercise and perform all of the powers and duties of the board of appeals in the same manner and to the same effect as provided in this Division 13 with respect to the board of appeals, provided that:
    1. When the hearing officer is passing upon an application for variation or special use and the power to determine and approve such variation or special use is reserved to the corporate authorities, then upon report of the hearing officer the corporate authorities may by ordinance without further public hearing adopt any proposed variation or special use or may refer it back to the hearing officer for further consideration, and any proposed variation or special use which fails to receive the approval of the hearing officer shall not be passed except by the favorable vote of 2/3 of all alderman or trustees of the municipality;
    2. When the hearing officer is passing upon an application for variation or special use and the power to determine and approve such variation or special use is not reserved to the corporate authorities, or when the hearing officer is hearing and deciding appeals from or reviewing any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any ordinance adopted pursuant to this Division 13, the determination made by the hearing officer with respect to any such matter shall constitute a final administrative decision which is subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the "Administrative Review Law", as now or hereafter amended.
    (D) The corporate authorities of the municipality may provide general or specific rules implementing but not inconsistent with the provisions of this Section, including rules relative to the time and manner in which hearing officers are designated to conduct public hearings and rules governing the manner in which such hearings are conducted and matters heard therein passed upon and determined.
    (E) Hearing officers shall be appointed on the basis of training and experience which qualifies them to conduct hearings, make recommendations or findings of fact and conclusions on the matters heard and otherwise exercise and perform the powers, duties and functions delegated in accordance with this Section. Hearing officers shall receive such compensation as the corporate authorities of the municipality shall provide, and any municipality may establish a schedule of fees to defray the costs of providing a hearing officer.
    (F) This Section is intended to furnish an alternative or supplemental procedure which a municipality in its discretion may provide for hearing, determining, reviewing and deciding matters which arise under any ordinance adopted by the municipality pursuant to this Division 13, but nothing in this Section shall be deemed to limit or prevent the use of any existing procedure available to a municipality under this Division 13 for hearing, approving or denying applications for a special use, variation, amendment or other change or modification of any such ordinance, or for hearing and deciding appeals from and reviewing any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any such ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 84-960.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-15)
    Sec. 11-13-15. In case any building or structure, including fixtures, is constructed, reconstructed, altered, repaired, converted, or maintained, or any building or structure, including fixtures, or land, is used in violation of an ordinance or ordinances adopted under Division 13, 31 or 31.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code, or of any ordinance or other regulation made under the authority conferred thereby, the proper local authorities of the municipality, or any owner or tenant of real property, within 1200 feet in any direction of the property on which the building or structure in question is located who shows that his property or person will be substantially affected by the alleged violation, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate action or proceeding (1) to prevent the unlawful construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance, or use, (2) to prevent the occupancy of the building, structure, or land, (3) to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about the premises, or (4) to restrain, correct, or abate the violation. When any such action is instituted by an owner or tenant, notice of such action shall be served upon the municipality at the time suit is begun, by serving a copy of the complaint on the chief executive officer of the municipality, no such action may be maintained until such notice has been given.
    In any action or proceeding for a purpose mentioned in this section, the court with jurisdiction of such action or proceeding has the power and in its discretion may issue a restraining order, or a preliminary injunction, as well as a permanent injunction, upon such terms and under such conditions as will do justice and enforce the purposes set forth above.
    If an owner or tenant files suit hereunder and the court finds that the defendant has engaged in any of the foregoing prohibited activities, then the court shall allow the plaintiff a reasonable sum of money for the services of the plaintiff's attorney. This allowance shall be a part of the costs of the litigation assessed against the defendant, and may be recovered as such.
    An owner or tenant need not prove any specific, special or unique damages to himself or his property or any adverse effect upon his property from the alleged violation in order to maintain a suit under the foregoing provisions.
(Source: P.A. 80-419.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-16)
    Sec. 11-13-16. All zoning ordinances and regulations adopted prior to January 1, 1942, by any municipality pursuant to the provisions of "An Act to confer certain additional powers upon city councils in cities and presidents and boards of trustees in villages and incorporated towns concerning buildings and structures, the intensity of use of lot areas, the classification of trades, industries, buildings, and structures, with respect to location and regulation, the creation of districts of different classes, the establishment of regulations and restrictions applicable thereto, the establishment of boards of appeals and the review of the decisions of such boards by the court", approved June 28, 1921, as amended, and all committees, commissions, boards, and officers designated or appointed by any municipality pursuant to the provisions of that Act, or pursuant to the provisions of any ordinance or regulations adopted under that Act, shall be recognized, considered, and treated as having been properly adopted, designated, established, or appointed under this Division 13.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-17)
    Sec. 11-13-17. In addition to all rights and powers conferred by this Division 13, the corporate authorities in each municipality may acquire by purchase, condemnation or otherwise any buildings or structures which do not conform to the standards fixed by the corporate authorities pursuant to Section 11-13-1, and all land which is necessary or appropriate for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of any area blighted by substandard buildings or structures; may remove or demolish all substandard buildings and structures so acquired; may hold and use any remaining property for public purposes; and may sell, lease or exchange such property as is not required for public purposes, subject to the provisions of the existing zoning ordinance.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-18

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-18)
    Sec. 11-13-18. All testimony by witnesses in any hearing provided for in this Division 13 shall be given under oath.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-19

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-19)
    Sec. 11-13-19. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the corporate authorities shall cause to be published no later than March 31 of each year a map clearly showing the existing zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications of such municipality for the preceding calendar year. The first map published in 1960 shall reflect all zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications in effect on and prior to December 31, 1959. If in any calendar year after the first map is published there are no changes in zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications in such municipality, no map shall be published for such calendar year.
    The map published by the corporate authorities shall be the official zoning map. The corporate authorities may establish a fee to be charged any person desiring a copy of such map. Such fee shall be paid to the appropriate zoning officer and shall be applied to defray the cost of publication of the official map.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3136.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-20)
    Sec. 11-13-20. In any hearing before a zoning commission, board of appeals, or commission or committee designated pursuant to Section 11-13-14, any school district within which the property in issue, or any part thereof, is located shall have the right to appear and present evidence.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2259.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-22

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-22)
    Sec. 11-13-22. Public hearing procedures for municipalities of less than 500,000. In a municipality of less than 500,000 inhabitants, the corporate authorities may adopt or authorize the zoning board of appeals and any other board, commission, or committee that conducts public hearings under this Division to adopt rules of procedures governing those public hearings. The rules of procedures may concern participation in public hearings and the participants' rights to cross examine witnesses and to present testimony and evidence, and any other relevant matter.
(Source: P.A. 97-552, eff. 8-25-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-25

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-25)
    Sec. 11-13-25. Actions subject to de novo review; due process.
    (a) Any decision by the corporate authorities of any municipality, home rule or non-home rule, in regard to any petition or application for a special use, variance, rezoning, or other amendment to a zoning ordinance shall be subject to de novo judicial review as a legislative decision, regardless of whether the process in relation thereto is considered administrative for other purposes. Any action seeking the judicial review of such a decision shall be commenced not later than 90 days after the date of the decision.
    (b) The principles of substantive and procedural due process apply at all stages of the decision-making and review of all zoning decisions.
(Source: P.A. 94-1027, eff. 7-14-06; 95-843, eff. 1-1-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-26

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-26)
    Sec. 11-13-26. Wind farms.
    (a) A municipality may regulate wind farms and electric-generating wind devices within its zoning jurisdiction and within the 1.5 mile radius surrounding its zoning jurisdiction. There shall be at least one public hearing not more than 30 days prior to a siting decision by the corporate authorities of a municipality. Notice of the hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality. A municipality may allow test wind towers to be sited without formal approval by the corporate authorities of the municipality. Test wind towers must be dismantled within 3 years of installation. For the purposes of this Section, "test wind towers" are wind towers that are designed solely to collect wind generation data.
    (b) A municipality may not require a wind tower or other renewable energy system that is used exclusively by an end user to be setback more than 1.1 times the height of the renewable energy system from the end user's property line. A setback requirement imposed by a municipality on a renewable energy system may not be more restrictive than as provided under this subsection. This subsection is a limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 95-203, eff. 8-16-07; 96-306, eff. 1-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 14

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 14 heading)
DIVISION 14. SET-BACK LINES

65 ILCS 5/11-14-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-1)
    Sec. 11-14-1. In addition to existing powers and to the end that adequate light, pure air, or safety may be secured and that congestion of public streets may be lessened or avoided, the corporate authorities in each municipality have power by ordinance to establish, regulate, and limit the building or set-back lines on or along any street, traffic way, drive, or parkway or storm or floodwater runoff channel within the municipality, as may be deemed best suited to carry out these purposes. The powers given by this Division 14 shall not be exercised so as to deprive the owner of any existing property of its use or maintenance for the purpose to which it is then lawfully devoted.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-14-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-2)
    Sec. 11-14-2. All ordinances passed under the terms of this Division 14 shall be enforced by such officers of the municipality as may be designated by ordinance.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-14-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-3)
    Sec. 11-14-3. The regulations imposed under the authority of this Division 14 may be amended from time to time by ordinance after the ordinance establishing the regulations has gone into effect, but no amendment shall be made without a hearing before a commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities of the municipality. A notice of the time and place of such a hearing shall be given at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, by publishing a notice thereof in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. An amendment shall not be passed except by a favorable vote of two-thirds of the members of the city council then holding office in cities or members of the board of trustees then holding office in villages or incorporated towns.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3425.)

65 ILCS 5/11-14-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-4)
    Sec. 11-14-4. In case any structure is erected or constructed in violation of this Division 14 or of any ordinance made under the authority conferred by this Division 14, the proper officers of the municipality, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate action or proceeding (1) to prevent the unlawful erection or construction, (2) to restrain, correct, or abate the violation, (3) to prevent the occupancy of the structure, or (4) to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about the premises.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15 heading)
DIVISION 15. APPROVAL OF MAPS AND PLATS

65 ILCS 5/11-15-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15-1)
    Sec. 11-15-1. The corporate authorities may provide, by ordinance, that any map, plat, or subdivision of any block, lot, sub-lot, or part thereof, or of any piece or parcel of land, shall be submitted to the corporate authorities, or to some officer to be designated by them, for their or his approval. In that case no such map, plat, or subdivision shall be entitled to record in the proper county, or have any validity until it has been so approved. If any municipality has adopted a subdivision ordinance pursuant to Division 12 of Article 11 of this code, as heretofore and hereinafter amended, all subdivision plats shall be submitted for approval and approved in the manner provided in such ordinance. Until approved by the corporate authorities, or such officer designated by them, no such map, plat or subdivision plat shall be entitled to record in the proper county, or have any validity whatever.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2425.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.1 heading)
DIVISION 15.1. ANNEXATION AGREEMENTS

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-1)
    Sec. 11-15.1-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may enter into an annexation agreement with one or more of the owners of record of land in unincorporated territory. That land may be annexed to the municipality in the manner provided in Article 7 at the time the land is or becomes contiguous to the municipality. The agreement shall be valid and binding for a period of not to exceed 20 years from the date of its execution.
    Lack of contiguity to the municipality of property that is the subject of an annexation agreement does not affect the validity of the agreement whether approved by the corporate authorities before or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990.
    This amendatory Act of 1990 is declarative of existing law and does not change the substantive operation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1169; 87-1137.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-2)
    Sec. 11-15.1-2. Any such agreement may provide for the following as it relates to the land which is the subject of the agreement:
    (a) The annexation of such territory to the municipality, subject to the provisions of Article 7.
    (b) The continuation in effect, or amendment, or continuation in effect as amended, of any ordinance relating to subdivision controls, zoning, official plan, and building, housing and related restrictions; provided, however, that any public hearing required by law to be held before the adoption of any ordinance amendment provided in such agreement shall be held prior to the execution of the agreement, and all ordinance amendments provided in such agreement shall be enacted according to law.
    (c) A limitation upon increases in permit fees required by the municipality.
    (d) Contributions of either land or monies, or both, to any municipality and to other units of local government having jurisdiction over all or part of land that is the subject matter of any annexation agreement entered into under the provisions of this Section shall be deemed valid when made and shall survive the expiration date of any such annexation agreement with respect to all or any part of the land that was the subject matter of the annexation agreement.
    (e) The granting of utility franchises for such land.
    (e-5) The abatement of property taxes.
    (f) Any other matter not inconsistent with the provisions of this Code, nor forbidden by law.
    Any action taken by the corporate authorities during the period such agreement is in effect, which, if it applied to the land which is the subject of the agreement, would be a breach of such agreement, shall not apply to such land without an amendment of such agreement.
    After the effective term of any annexation agreement and unless otherwise provided for within the annexation agreement or an amendment to the annexation agreement, the provisions of any ordinance relating to the zoning of the land that is provided for within the agreement or an amendment to the agreement, shall remain in effect unless modified in accordance with law. This amendatory Act of 1995 is declarative of existing law and shall apply to all annexation agreements.
(Source: P.A. 89-432, eff. 6-1-96; 89-537, eff. 1-1-97; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-2.1)
    Sec. 11-15.1-2.1. Annexation agreement; municipal jurisdiction.
    (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), property that is the subject of an annexation agreement adopted under this Division is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the annexing municipality in all respects the same as property that lies within the annexing municipality's corporate limits.
    (b) This Section shall not apply in (i) a county with a population of more than 3,000,000, (ii) a county that borders a county with a population of more than 3,000,000 or (iii) a county with a population of more than 246,000 according to the 1990 federal census and bordered by the Mississippi River, unless the parties to the annexation agreement have, at the time the agreement is signed, ownership or control of all property that would make the property that is the subject of the agreement contiguous to the annexing municipality, in which case the property that is the subject of the annexation agreement is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the municipality in all respects the same as property owned by the municipality that lies within its corporate limits.
    (b-5) The limitations of item (iii) of subsection (b) do not apply to property that is the subject of an annexation agreement adopted under this Division within one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly with a coterminous home rule municipality, as of June 1, 2009, that borders the Mississippi River, in a county with a population in excess of 258,000, according to the 2000 federal census, if all such agreements entered into by the municipality pertain to parcels that comprise a contiguous area of not more than 120 acres in the aggregate.
    (c) Except for property located in a county referenced in subsection (b) of this Section, if any property or any portion of a property that is located more than 1.5 miles from a municipality's corporate limits in a county where the county board has voted to maintain the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the property by a two-thirds affirmative vote, that property is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the county.
    (d) If the county board retains jurisdiction under subsection (c) of this Section, the annexing municipality may file a request for jurisdiction with the county board on a case by case basis. If the county board agrees by the affirmative vote of a majority of its members, then the property covered by the annexation agreement shall be subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the annexing municipality.
(Source: P.A. 96-163, eff. 1-1-10; 96-188, eff. 8-10-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-404, eff. 8-16-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-3)
    Sec. 11-15.1-3. Any such agreement executed after July 31, 1963 and all amendments of annexation agreements, shall be entered into in the following manner. The corporate authorities shall fix a time for and hold a public hearing upon the proposed annexation agreement or amendment, and shall give notice of the proposed agreement or amendment not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the date fixed for the hearing. This notice shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the annexing municipality. After such hearing the agreement or amendment may be modified before execution thereof. The annexation agreement or amendment shall be executed by the mayor or president and attested by the clerk of the municipality only after such hearing and upon the adoption of a resolution or ordinance directing such execution, which resolution or ordinance must be passed by a vote of two-thirds of the corporate authorities then holding office.
(Source: P.A. 76-912.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-4)
    Sec. 11-15.1-4. Any annexation agreement executed pursuant to this Division 15.1, or in conformity with Section 11-15.1-5 hereof, shall be binding upon the successor owners of record of the land which is the subject of the agreement and upon successor municipal authorities of the municipality and successor municipalities. Any party to such agreement may by civil action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, enforce and compel performance of the agreement.
    A lawsuit to enforce and compel performance of the agreement must be filed within the effective term of the agreement or within 5 years from the date the cause of action accrued, whichever time is later.
(Source: P.A. 89-432, eff. 6-1-96.)