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REVENUE
(35 ILCS 200/) Property Tax Code.

35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 4

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 4 heading)
Division 4. Abatement procedures

35 ILCS 200/18-165

    (35 ILCS 200/18-165)
    Sec. 18-165. Abatement of taxes.
    (a) Any taxing district, upon a majority vote of its governing authority, may, after the determination of the assessed valuation of its property, order the clerk of that county to abate any portion of its taxes on the following types of property:
        (1) Commercial and industrial.
            (A) The property of any commercial or industrial
        
firm, including but not limited to the property of (i) any firm that is used for collecting, separating, storing, or processing recyclable materials, locating within the taxing district during the immediately preceding year from another state, territory, or country, or having been newly created within this State during the immediately preceding year, or expanding an existing facility, or (ii) any firm that is used for the generation and transmission of electricity locating within the taxing district during the immediately preceding year or expanding its presence within the taxing district during the immediately preceding year by construction of a new electric generating facility that uses natural gas as its fuel, or any firm that is used for production operations at a new, expanded, or reopened coal mine within the taxing district, that has been certified as a High Impact Business by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The property of any firm used for the generation and transmission of electricity shall include all property of the firm used for transmission facilities as defined in Section 5.5 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts combined shall not exceed $4,000,000.
            (A-5) Any property in the taxing district of a
        
new electric generating facility, as defined in Section 605-332 of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years. The abatement shall be subject to the following limitations:
                (i) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $25,000,000 but less than $50,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 5% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 20% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility;
                (ii) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $50,000,000 but less than $75,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 10% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 35% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility;
                (iii) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $75,000,000 but less than $100,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 20% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 50% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility;
                (iv) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $100,000,000 but less than $125,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 30% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 60% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility;
                (v) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $125,000,000 but less than $150,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 40% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 60% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility;
                (vi) if the equalized assessed valuation of
            
the new electric generating facility is equal to or greater than $150,000,000, then the abatement may not exceed (i) over the entire term of the abatement, 50% of the taxing district's aggregate taxes from the new electric generating facility and (ii) in any one year of abatement, 60% of the taxing district's taxes from the new electric generating facility.
            The abatement is not effective unless the owner
        
of the new electric generating facility agrees to repay to the taxing district all amounts previously abated, together with interest computed at the rate and in the manner provided for delinquent taxes, in the event that the owner of the new electric generating facility closes the new electric generating facility before the expiration of the entire term of the abatement.
            The authorization of taxing districts to abate
        
taxes under this subdivision (a)(1)(A-5) expires on January 1, 2010.
            (B) The property of any commercial or industrial
        
development of at least (i) 500 acres or (ii) 225 acres in the case of a commercial or industrial development that applies for and is granted designation as a High Impact Business under paragraph (F) of item (3) of subsection (a) of Section 5.5 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, having been created within the taxing district. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 20 years and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts combined shall not exceed $12,000,000.
            (C) The property of any commercial or industrial
        
firm currently located in the taxing district that expands a facility or its number of employees. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts combined shall not exceed $4,000,000. The abatement period may be renewed at the option of the taxing districts.
        (2) Horse racing. Any property in the taxing
    
district which is used for the racing of horses and upon which capital improvements consisting of expansion, improvement or replacement of existing facilities have been made since July 1, 1987. The combined abatements for such property from all taxing districts in any county shall not exceed $5,000,000 annually and shall not exceed a period of 10 years.
        (3) Auto racing. Any property designed exclusively
    
for the racing of motor vehicles. Such abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years.
        (4) Academic or research institute. The property of
    
any academic or research institute in the taxing district that (i) is an exempt organization under paragraph (3) of Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, (ii) operates for the benefit of the public by actually and exclusively performing scientific research and making the results of the research available to the interested public on a non-discriminatory basis, and (iii) employs more than 100 employees. An abatement granted under this paragraph shall be for at least 15 years and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts combined shall not exceed $5,000,000.
        (5) Housing for older persons. Any property in the
    
taxing district that is devoted exclusively to affordable housing for older households. For purposes of this paragraph, "older households" means those households (i) living in housing provided under any State or federal program that the Department of Human Rights determines is specifically designed and operated to assist elderly persons and is solely occupied by persons 55 years of age or older and (ii) whose annual income does not exceed 80% of the area gross median income, adjusted for family size, as such gross income and median income are determined from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 15 years, and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts shall not exceed $3,000,000.
        (6) Historical society. For assessment years 1998
    
through 2018, the property of an historical society qualifying as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code.
        (7) Recreational facilities. Any property in the
    
taxing district (i) that is used for a municipal airport, (ii) that is subject to a leasehold assessment under Section 9-195 of this Code and (iii) which is sublet from a park district that is leasing the property from a municipality, but only if the property is used exclusively for recreational facilities or for parking lots used exclusively for those facilities. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years.
        (8) Relocated corporate headquarters. If approval
    
occurs within 5 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, any property or a portion of any property in a taxing district that is used by an eligible business for a corporate headquarters as defined in the Corporate Headquarters Relocation Act. Instead of an abatement under this paragraph (8), a taxing district may enter into an agreement with an eligible business to make annual payments to that eligible business in an amount not to exceed the property taxes paid directly or indirectly by that eligible business to the taxing district and any other taxing districts for premises occupied pursuant to a written lease and may make those payments without the need for an annual appropriation. No school district, however, may enter into an agreement with, or abate taxes for, an eligible business unless the municipality in which the corporate headquarters is located agrees to provide funding to the school district in an amount equal to the amount abated or paid by the school district as provided in this paragraph (8). Any abatement ordered or agreement entered into under this paragraph (8) may be effective for the entire term specified by the taxing district, except the term of the abatement or annual payments may not exceed 20 years.
        (9) United States Military Public/Private Residential
    
Developments. Each building, structure, or other improvement designed, financed, constructed, renovated, managed, operated, or maintained after January 1, 2006 under a "PPV Lease", as set forth under Division 14 of Article 10, and any such PPV Lease.
        (10) Property located in a business corridor that
    
qualifies for an abatement under Section 18-184.10.
    (b) Upon a majority vote of its governing authority, any municipality may, after the determination of the assessed valuation of its property, order the county clerk to abate any portion of its taxes on any property that is located within the corporate limits of the municipality in accordance with Section 8-3-18 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-577, eff. 1-1-12; 97-636, eff. 6-1-12; 98-109, eff. 7-25-13.)

35 ILCS 200/18-170

    (35 ILCS 200/18-170)
    Sec. 18-170. Enterprise zone and River Edge Redevelopment Zone abatement. In addition to the authority to abate taxes under Section 18-165, any taxing district, upon a majority vote of its governing authority, may order the county clerk to abate any portion of its taxes on property, or any class thereof, located within an Enterprise Zone created under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act or a River Edge Redevelopment Zone created under the River Edge Redevelopment Zone Act, and upon which either new improvements have been constructed or existing improvements have been renovated or rehabilitated after December 7, 1982. However, any abatement of taxes on any parcel shall not exceed the amount attributable to the construction of the improvements and the renovation or rehabilitation of existing improvements on the parcel. In the case of property within a redevelopment area created under the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, the abatement shall not apply unless a business enterprise or individual with regard to new improvements or renovated or rehabilitated improvements has met the requirements of Section 5.4.1 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act or under Section 10-5.4.1 of the River Edge Redevelopment Zone Act. If an abatement is discontinued under this Section, a municipality shall notify the county clerk and the board of review or board of appeals of the change in writing not later than July 1 of the assessment year to be first affected by the change. However, within a county economic development project area created under the County Economic Development Project Area Property Tax Allocation Act, any municipality or county which has adopted tax increment allocation financing under the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act or the County Economic Development Project Area Tax Increment Allocation Act may abate any portion of its taxes as provided in this Section. Any other taxing district within the county economic development project area may order any portion or all of its taxes abated as provided above if the county or municipality which created the tax increment district has agreed, in writing, to the abatement.
    A copy of an abatement order adopted under this Section shall be delivered to the county clerk and to the board of review or board of appeals not later than July 1 of the assessment year to be first affected by the order. If it is delivered on or after that date, it will first affect the taxes extended on the assessment of the following year. The board of review or board of appeals shall, each time the assessment books are delivered to the county clerk, also deliver a list of parcels affected by an abatement and the assessed value attributable to new improvements or to the renovation or rehabilitation of existing improvements.
(Source: P.A. 94-1021, eff. 7-12-06.)

35 ILCS 200/18-173

    (35 ILCS 200/18-173)
    Sec. 18-173. Housing opportunity area abatement program.
    (a) For the purpose of promoting access to housing near work and in order to promote economic diversity throughout Illinois and to alleviate the concentration of low-income households in areas of high poverty, a housing opportunity area tax abatement program is created.
    (b) As used in this Section:
    "Housing authority" means either a housing authority created under the Housing Authorities Act or other government agency that is authorized by the United States government under the United States Housing Act of 1937 to administer a housing choice voucher program, or the authorized agent of such a housing authority that is authorized to act upon that authority's behalf.
    "Housing choice voucher" means a tenant voucher issued by a housing authority under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and a tenant voucher converted to a project-based voucher by a housing authority.
    "Housing opportunity area" means a census tract where less than 10% of the residents live below the poverty level, as defined by the United States government and determined by the most recent United States census, that is located within a qualified township, except for census tracts located within any township that is located wholly within a municipality with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants. A census tract that is located within a township that is located wholly within a municipality with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants is considered a housing opportunity area if less than 12% of the residents of the census tract live below the poverty level.
    "Housing opportunity unit" means a dwelling unit located in residential property that is located in a housing opportunity area, that is owned by the applicant, and that is rented to and occupied by a tenant who is participating in a housing choice voucher program administered by a housing authority as of January 1st of the tax year for which the application is made.
    "Qualified units" means the number of housing opportunity units located in the property with the limitation that no more than 2 units or 20% of the total units contained within the property, whichever is greater, may be considered qualified units. Further, no unit may be considered qualified unless the property in which it is contained is in substantial compliance with local building codes, and, moreover, no unit may be considered qualified unless it meets the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's housing quality standards as of the most recent housing authority inspection.
    "Qualified township" means a township located within a county with 200,000 or more inhabitants whose tax capacity exceeds 80% of the average tax capacity of the county in which it is located, except for townships located within a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, where a qualified township means a township whose tax capacity exceeds 115% of the average tax capacity of the county except for townships located wholly within a municipality with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants. All townships located wholly within a municipality with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants are considered qualified townships.
    "Tax capacity" means the equalized assessed value of all taxable real estate located within a township or county divided by the total population of that township or county.
    (c) The owner of property located within a housing opportunity area who has a housing choice voucher contract with a housing authority may apply for a housing opportunity area tax abatement by annually submitting an application to the housing authority that administers the housing choice voucher contract. The application must include the number of housing opportunity units as well as the total number of dwelling units contained within the property. The owner must, under oath, self-certify as to the total number of dwelling units in the property and must self-certify that the property is in substantial compliance with local building codes. The housing authority shall annually determine the number of qualified units located within each property for which an application is made.
    The housing authority shall establish rules and procedures governing the application processes and may charge an application fee. The county clerk may audit the applications to determine that the properties subject to the tax abatement meet the requirements of this Section. The determination of eligibility of a property for the housing opportunity area abatement shall be made annually; however, no property may receive an abatement for more than 10 tax years.
    (d) The housing authority shall determine housing opportunity areas within its service area and annually deliver to the county clerk, in a manner determined by the county clerk, a list of all properties containing qualified units within that service area by December 31st of the tax year for which the property is eligible for abatement; the list shall include the number of qualified units and the total number of dwelling units for each property.
    The county clerk shall deliver annually to a housing authority, upon that housing authority's request, the most recent available equalized assessed value for the county as a whole and for those taxing districts and townships so specified by the requesting housing authority.
    (e) The county clerk shall abate the tax attributed to a portion of the property determined to be eligible for a housing opportunity area abatement. The portion eligible for abatement shall be determined by reducing the equalized assessment value by a percentage calculated using the following formula: 19% of the equalized assessed value of the property multiplied by a fraction where the numerator is the number of qualified units and denominator is the total number of dwelling units located within the property.
    (f) Any municipality, except for municipalities with 1,000,000 or more inhabitants, may annually petition the county clerk to be excluded from a housing opportunity area if it is able to demonstrate that more than 2.5% of the total residential units located within that municipality are occupied by tenants under the housing choice voucher program. Properties located within an excluded municipality shall not be eligible for the housing opportunity area abatement for the tax year in which the petition is made.
    (g) Applicability. This Section applies to tax years 2004 through 2024, unless extended by law.
(Source: P.A. 98-957, eff. 8-15-14.)

35 ILCS 200/18-175

    (35 ILCS 200/18-175)
    Sec. 18-175. Leasehold abatement. The county clerk may abate property taxes levied by one or more taxing districts under this Code on any leasehold interest in a property leased from the Department of Natural Resources on which is situated a restaurant and overnight lodging facility that was constructed using at least 50% private, non-State funding and that first opened for business after January 1, 1992.
(Source: P.A. 88-455; 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

35 ILCS 200/18-177

    (35 ILCS 200/18-177)
    Sec. 18-177. Leased low-rent housing abatement.
    (a) In counties of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, the county clerk shall abate property taxes levied by any taxing district under this Code on property that meets the following requirements:
        (1) The property does not qualify as exempt property
    
under Section 15-95 of this Code.
        (2) The property is situated in a municipality with
    
1,000,000 or more inhabitants and improved with either a multifamily dwelling or a multi-building development that is subject to a leasing agreement, regulatory and operating agreement, or other similar instrument with a Housing Authority created under the Housing Authorities Act that sets forth the terms for leasing low-rent housing.
        (3) For a period of not less than 20 years, the
    
property and improvements are used solely for low-rent housing and related uses.
Property and portions of property used or intended to be used for commercial purposes are not eligible for the abatement provided in this Section.
    A housing authority created under the Housing Authorities Act shall file annually with the county clerk for any property eligible for an abatement under this Section, on a form prescribed by the county clerk, a certificate of the property's use during the immediately preceding year. The certificate shall certify that the property or a portion of the property meets the requirements of this Section and that the eligible residential units have been inspected within the previous 90 days and meet or exceed all housing quality standards of the authority. If only a portion of the property meets these requirements, the certificate shall state the amount of that portion as a percentage of the total equalized and assessed value of the property. If the property is improved with an eligible multifamily dwelling or multi-building development containing residential units that are individually assessed, then, except as provided in subsection (b), no more than 40% of those residential units may be certified. If the property is improved with an eligible multifamily dwelling or multi-building development containing residential units that are not individually assessed, then, except as provided in subsection (b), the portion of the property certified shall represent no more than 40% of those residential units.
    The county clerk shall abate the taxes only if a certificate of use has been timely filed for that year. If only a portion of the property has been certified as eligible, the county clerk shall abate the taxes in the percentage so certified.
    Whenever property receives an abatement under this Section, the rental rate set under the lease, regulatory and operating agreement, or other similar instrument for that property shall not include property taxes.
    No property shall be eligible for abatement under this Section if the owner of the property has any outstanding and overdue debts to the municipality in which the property is situated.
    (b) The percentage limitation on the certification of residential units set forth in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be satisfied in the case of developments described in resolutions adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Chicago Housing Authority on September 19, 2000, December 17, 2002, or September 16, 2003, as amended, approving the disposition of certain land and buildings on which all or a portion of the developments are or will be situated, if no more than 50% of the units in the development are so certified.
(Source: P.A. 94-296, eff. 7-21-05.)

35 ILCS 200/18-178

    (35 ILCS 200/18-178)
    Sec. 18-178. Abatement for the residence of a surviving spouse of a fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker.
    (a) The governing body of any county or municipality may, by ordinance, order the county clerk to abate any percentage of the taxes levied by the county or municipality on each parcel of qualified property within the boundaries of the county or municipality that is owned by the surviving spouse of a fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker.
    (b) The governing body may provide, by ordinance, for the percentage amount and duration of an abatement under this Section and for any other provision necessary to carry out the provisions of this Section. Upon passing an ordinance under this Section, the county or municipality must deliver a certified copy of the ordinance to the county clerk.
    (c) As used in this Section:
    "Fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker" means an individual who dies:
        (1) as a result of or in the course of employment as
    
a police officer;
        (2) while in the active service of a fire, rescue, or
    
emergency medical service; or
        (3) while on active duty as a member of the United
    
States Armed Services, including the National Guard, serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
"Fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker", however, does not include any individual whose death was the result of that individual's own willful misconduct or abuse of alcohol or drugs.
    "Qualified property" means a parcel of real property that is occupied by not more than 2 families, that is used as the principal residence by a surviving spouse, and that:
        (1) was owned by the fallen police officer, soldier,
    
or rescue worker or surviving spouse at the time of the police officer's, soldier's, or rescue worker's death;
        (2) was acquired by the surviving spouse within 2
    
years after the police officer's, soldier's, or rescue worker's death if the surviving spouse was domiciled in the State at the time of that death; or
        (3) was acquired more than 2 years after the police
    
officer's, soldier's, or rescue worker's death if surviving spouse qualified for an abatement for a former qualified property located in that municipality.
    "Surviving spouse" means a spouse, who has not remarried, of a fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker.
(Source: P.A. 97-767, eff. 7-9-12.)

35 ILCS 200/18-180

    (35 ILCS 200/18-180)
    Sec. 18-180. Abatement; urban decay.
    (a) Except as provided below, a home rule municipality upon adoption of an ordinance by majority vote of its governing authority, may order the county clerk to abate, for a period not to exceed 10 years, any percentage of the taxes levied by the municipality and any other taxing district on each parcel of property located in an area of urban decay within the corporate limits of the municipality and upon which a newly constructed single-family or duplex residential dwelling unit is located, except that the total abatement for any levy year shall not be in an amount in excess of 2% of the taxes extended by all taxing districts on all parcels located within the township that contain residential dwelling units of 6 units or less. An abatement adopted under this Section shall be extended to all subsequent owners of an eligible property during the abatement period. The ordinance shall provide that the same percentage abatement of taxes shall apply to all eligible property subject to the abatement ordinance, except that any abatement granted for any parcel that is within a redevelopment area created under Division 74.4 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code at the time the ordinance is adopted shall not exceed the amount of taxes allocable to taxing districts. No abatement adopted under this Section shall apply to a parcel of property if the owner does not live in the single-family or one of the duplex residential units. Before final adoption of an abatement ordinance under this Section, the governing authority of the home rule municipality shall notify by mail each affected taxing district of the pending ordinance. This Section does not apply to property annexed by a municipality after January 1, 1989.
    (b) The governing authority of each affected taxing district shall within 10 days appoint one member to serve on an Abatement Review Board to review the terms and conditions of the proposed abatement ordinance. The Board shall be convened by the mayor or village president of the municipality considering the abatement ordinance. The ordinance shall not be adopted less than 45 days after the Board is convened. Failure to appoint a member to the Board does not affect work of the Board. The Board shall report the findings and conclusions to the governing authority of the municipality not later than 30 days after it is convened.
    (c) Any abatement granted under this Section shall be reduced in 20% increments annually during the last 4 years of the abatement period for the property.
    (d) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Area of urban decay" means an area demonstrating
    
conditions of a "blighted area" or "conservation area" as defined by Section 11-74.4-3 of the Illinois Municipal Code, notwithstanding the minimum acreage requirement contained in the definition of a "redevelopment project area" under that Section. Qualifying factors of blight or conservation shall be defined as those present within the year prior to adoption of the ordinance designating the area of urban decay.
        (2) "Duplex" means a 2 family residence that is not
    
more than 2 stories plus a basement in height and is located on a single parcel of property.
        (3) "Newly constructed" means constructed and ready
    
for occupancy not earlier than one year before the date the municipality first orders the abatement for the parcel under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1189; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-181

    (35 ILCS 200/18-181)
    Sec. 18-181. Abatement of neighborhood redevelopment corporation property. The county clerk shall abate the property taxes imposed on the property of a neighborhood redevelopment corporation as provided in Section 15-5 of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation Law.
(Source: P.A. 93-1037, eff. 6-1-05.)

35 ILCS 200/18-183

    (35 ILCS 200/18-183)
    Sec. 18-183. Cancellation and repayment of tax benefits. Beginning with tax year 1996, if any taxing district enters into an agreement that explicitly sets forth the terms and length of a contract and thereby grants a tax abatement or other tax benefit under Sections 18-165 through 18-180 of this Code, under the Economic Development Area Tax Increment Allocation Act, the County Economic Development Project Area Tax Increment Allocation Act of 1991, the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, the Industrial Jobs Recovery Law, the Economic Development Project Area Tax Increment Allocation Act of 1995, or under any other statutory or constitutional authority implemented under the Property Tax Code to a private individual or entity for the purpose of originating, locating, maintaining, rehabilitating, or expanding a business facility within the taxing district and the individual or entity relocates the entire facility from the taxing district in violation of the terms and length of the contract explicitly set forth in the agreement, the abatement or other tax benefit for the remainder of the term is cancelled and the amount of the abatements or other tax benefits granted before cancellation shall be repaid to the taxing district within 30 days. This Section may be waived by the mutual agreement of the individual or entity and the taxing district.
(Source: P.A. 89-591, eff. 8-1-96; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

35 ILCS 200/18-184

    (35 ILCS 200/18-184)
    Sec. 18-184. Abatement; annexation agreement. Upon a majority vote of its governing authority, any municipality may, after the determination of the assessed valuation of its property, order the county clerk to abate any portion of its taxes on any property that is the subject of an annexation agreement between the municipality and the property owner.
(Source: P.A. 89-537, eff. 1-1-97; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

35 ILCS 200/18-184.5

    (35 ILCS 200/18-184.5)
    Sec. 18-184.5. Abatement for vacant facilities. Upon a majority vote of its governing body, any taxing district may, after the determination of the assessed valuation of its property, order the county clerk to abate any portion of its taxes on any property if (i) a new business first occupies a facility located on the property during the taxable year, and (ii) the facility was vacant for a period of at least 24 continuous months prior to being occupied by the business. The abatement shall not exceed a period of 2 years and the aggregate amount of abated taxes for all taxing districts combined shall not exceed $4,000,000.
(Source: P.A. 96-755, eff. 1-1-10.)

35 ILCS 200/18-184.10

    (35 ILCS 200/18-184.10)
    Sec. 18-184.10. Business corridors; abatement.
    (a) Each taxing district may, by a majority vote of its governing authority, order the county clerk to abate any portion of its taxes on property that meets the following requirements:
        (1) the property does not qualify as exempt property
    
under Section 15-95 of this Code; and
        (2) the property is situated in a business corridor
    
created by intergovernmental agreement between 2 adjoining disadvantaged municipalities.
    An abatement under this Section may not exceed a period of 10 years.
    (b) A business corridor created under this Section shall encompass only territory along the common border of the municipalities that is (i) undeveloped or underdeveloped and (ii) not likely to be developed without the creation of the business corridor.
    The intergovernmental agreement shall specify the territory to be included in the business corridor. The agreement shall also provide for the duration of an abatement under this Section and for any other provision necessary to carry out the provisions of this Section. No abatement under this Section shall exceed 10 years in duration. Upon adoption of the agreement provided for under this Section, the municipalities must deliver a certified copy of the agreement to the county clerk.
    (c) Before adopting an intergovernmental agreement proposing the designation of a business corridor, each municipality, by its corporate authorities, must adopt an ordinance or resolution fixing a time and place for a public hearing. At least 10 days before adopting the ordinance or resolution establishing the time and place for the public hearing, the municipality must make available for public inspection the boundaries of the proposed business corridor.
    At the public hearing, any interested person or affected taxing district may file with the municipal clerk written objections to the business corridor and may be heard orally with respect to any issues embodied in the notice. The municipality must hear all protests and objections at the hearing, and the hearing may be adjourned to another date without further notice other than a motion entered upon the minutes fixing the time and place of the subsequent hearing. At the public hearing or at any time before the municipality adopts an ordinance approving the intergovernmental agreement, the municipality may make changes to the boundaries of the business corridor. Changes that add additional parcels of property to the proposed business corridor may be made only after each municipality gives notice and conducts a public hearing pursuant to the procedures set forth in this Section.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, notice of the public hearing must be given by publication. Notice by publication must be given by publication at least twice. The first publication must be not more than 30 nor less than 10 days before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the taxing districts having property in the proposed business corridor. The notice must include the following:
        (1) the time and place of the public hearing;
        (2) the boundaries of the proposed business corridor
    
by legal description and by street location, if possible;
        (3) a statement that all interested persons will be
    
given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing; and
        (4) such other matters as the municipality may deem
    
appropriate.
    (d) As used in this Section:
    "Disadvantaged municipality" means a municipality with (i) a per capita equalized assessed valuation (EAV) less than 60% of the State average and (ii) more than 15% of its population below the national poverty level.
(Source: P.A. 97-577, eff. 1-1-12.)