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35 ILCS 200/18-245

    (35 ILCS 200/18-245)
    Sec. 18-245. Rules. The Department shall make and promulgate reasonable rules relating to the administration of the purposes and provisions of Sections 18-185 through 18-240 as may be necessary or appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 87-17; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 5.1

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 5.1 heading)
Division 5.1. One-year Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.

35 ILCS 200/18-246

    (35 ILCS 200/18-246)
    Sec. 18-246. Short title; definitions. This Division 5.1 may be cited as the One-year Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
    As used in this Division 5.1:
    "Taxing district" has the same meaning provided in Section 1-150, except that it includes only each non-home rule taxing district with the majority of its 1993 equalized assessed value contained in one or more affected counties, as defined in Section 18-185, other than those taxing districts subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995.
    "Aggregate extension" means the annual corporate extension for the taxing district and those special purpose extensions that are made annually for the taxing district, excluding special purpose extensions: (a) made for the taxing district to pay interest or principal on general obligation bonds that were approved by referendum; (b) made for any taxing district to pay interest or principal on general obligation bonds issued before March 1, 1995; (c) made for any taxing district to pay interest or principal on bonds issued to refund or continue to refund those bonds issued before March 1, 1995; (d) made for any taxing district to pay interest or principal on bonds issued to refund or continue to refund bonds issued after March 1, 1995 that were approved by referendum; (e) made for any taxing district to pay interest or principal on revenue bonds issued before March 1, 1995 for payment of which a property tax levy or the full faith and credit of the unit of local government is pledged; however, a tax for the payment of interest or principal on those bonds shall be made only after the governing body of the unit of local government finds that all other sources for payment are insufficient to make those payments; (f) made for payments under a building commission lease when the lease payments are for the retirement of bonds issued by the commission before March 1, 1995, to pay for the building project; (g) made for payments due under installment contracts entered into before March 1, 1995; and (h) made for payments of principal and interest on bonds issued under the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act to finance construction projects initiated before October 1, 1991.
    "Special purpose extensions" includes, but is not limited to, extensions for levies made on an annual basis for unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, self-insurance, contributions to pension plans, and extensions made under Section 6-601 of the Illinois Highway Code for a road district's permanent road fund, whether levied annually or not. The extension for a special service area is not included in the aggregate extension.
    "Aggregate extension base" means the taxing district's aggregate extension for the 1993 levy year as adjusted under Section 18-248.
    "Levy year" has the same meaning as "year" under Section 1-155.
    "New property" means (i) the assessed value, after final board of review or board of appeals action, of new improvements or additions to existing improvements on any parcel of real property that increase the assessed value of that real property during the levy year multiplied by the equalization factor issued by the Department under Section 17-30 and (ii) the assessed value, after final board of review or board of appeals action, of real property not exempt from real estate taxation, which real property was exempt from real estate taxation for any portion of the immediately preceding levy year, multiplied by the equalization factor issued by the Department under Section 17-30.
    "Recovered tax increment value" means the amount of the 1994 equalized assessed value, in the first year after a city terminates the designation of an area as a redevelopment project area previously established under the Tax Increment Allocation Development Act of the Illinois Municipal Code or previously established under the Industrial Jobs Recovery Law of the Illinois Municipal Code, or previously established under the Economic Development Area Tax Increment Allocation Act, of each taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property in the redevelopment project area over and above the initial equalized assessed value of each property in the redevelopment project area.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, "limiting rate" means a fraction the numerator of which is the aggregate extension base times 1.05 and the denominator of which is the 1994 equalized assessed value of all real property in the territory under the jurisdiction of the taxing district during the 1993 levy year. The denominator shall not include new property and shall not include the recovered tax increment value.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

35 ILCS 200/18-247

    (35 ILCS 200/18-247)
    Sec. 18-247. Limitation. Tax extensions for the 1994 levy year made under Sections 18-45 and 18-105 are further limited by the provisions of this Law.
    For those taxing districts for which the county clerk extended taxes for any funds included in the aggregate extension base for the 1993 levy year, the county clerk shall extend a rate for the sum of the funds in the aggregate extension base that is no greater than the limiting rate.
    This limitation does not apply to those taxing districts for which the county clerk did not extend taxes for any funds included in the aggregate extension base for the 1993 levy year, except that it does apply to those districts that have an aggregate extension base established under subsection (a) of Section 18-248.
    If the county clerk is required to reduce the aggregate extension of a taxing district by provisions of this Law, the county clerk shall proportionally reduce the extension for each fund unless otherwise requested by the taxing district.
(Source: P.A. 89-1, eff. 2-12-95.)

35 ILCS 200/18-248

    (35 ILCS 200/18-248)
    Sec. 18-248. Adjustments to the limiting rate.
    (a) Merging and consolidating taxing districts. For purpose of this Law, when 2 or more taxing districts merge or consolidate, the sum of the last preceding aggregate extension for each taxing district shall be combined for the resulting merged or consolidated taxing district. When a service performed by one taxing district is transferred to another taxing district, that part of the aggregate extension base for that purpose shall be transferred and added to the aggregate extension base of the transferee taxing district for purposes of this Law and shall be deducted from the aggregate extension base of the transferor taxing district.
    (b) Annexed or disconnected property. If property is annexed into the taxing district or is disconnected from a taxing district during the current levy year, the calculation of the limiting rate under Section 18-246 is not affected. The rates as limited under this Law are applied to all property in the district for the 1994 levy year, excluding property that was annexed after the adoption of the levy for the current levy year.
    (c) Rate increase or decrease factor. When a new rate or a rate increase or decrease that is first effective for the 1994 levy year has been approved by referendum, the aggregate extension base, as adjusted in subsection (a), shall be multiplied by a rate increase or decrease factor. The numerator of the rate increase or decrease factor is the total combined rate for the funds that made up the aggregate extension for the taxing district for the 1993 levy year plus the rate increase approved or minus the rate decrease approved. The denominator of the rate increase or decrease factor is the total combined rate for the funds that made up the aggregate extension for the 1993 levy year. For those taxing districts for which a new rate or a rate increase has been approved by referendum held after December 31, 1989, and that did not increase their rate to the new maximum rate for that fund, the rate increase factor for the 1994 levy year shall be adjusted by a factor the numerator of which is the portion of the new or increased rate for which taxes were not extended plus the aggregate rate in effect for the levy year prior to the levy year in which the referendum was passed and the denominator of which is the aggregate rate in effect for the levy year prior to the levy year in which the referendum was passed.
    (d) Tax increment financing districts. Extensions allocable to a special tax allocation fund and the amount of taxes abated under Sections 18-165 and 18-170 are not included in the aggregate extension base when computing the limiting rate.
(Source: P.A. 89-1, eff. 2-12-95.)

35 ILCS 200/18-249

    (35 ILCS 200/18-249)
    Sec. 18-249. Miscellaneous provisions.
    (a) Certification of new property. For the 1994 levy year, the chief county assessment officer shall certify to the county clerk, after all changes by the board of review or board of appeals, as the case may be, the assessed value of new property by taxing district for the 1994 levy year under rules promulgated by the Department.
    (b) School Code. A school district's State aid shall not be reduced under the computation under subsections 5(a) through 5(h) of Part A of Section 18-8 of the School Code or under Section 18-8.15 of the School Code due to the operating tax rate falling from above the minimum requirement of that Section of the School Code to below the minimum requirement of that Section of the School Code due to the operation of this Law.
    (c) Rules. The Department shall make and promulgate reasonable rules relating to the administration of the purposes and provisions of Sections 18-246 through 18-249 as may be necessary or appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)

35 ILCS 200/18-249.5

    (35 ILCS 200/18-249.5)
    Sec. 18-249.5. Severability. The provisions of the One-year Property Tax Extension Limitation Law are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 89-1, eff. 2-12-95.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 6

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 18 Div. 6 heading)
Division 6. Preparation and delivery of books

35 ILCS 200/18-250

    (35 ILCS 200/18-250)
    Sec. 18-250. Additions to forfeited taxes and unpaid special assessments; fee for estimate.
    (a) When any property has been forfeited for taxes or special assessments, the clerk shall compute the amount of back taxes and special assessments, interest, statutory costs, and printer's fees remaining due, with one year's interest on all taxes forfeited, and enter them upon the collector's books as separate items. Except as otherwise provided in Section 21-375, the aggregate so computed shall be collected in the same manner as the taxes on other property for that year. The county clerk shall examine the forfeitures, and strike all errors and make corrections as necessary. Interest added to forfeitures under this Section shall be at the rate of 12% per year.
    (b) In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, taxes first extended for prior years, or previously extended for prior years for which application for judgment and order of sale is not already pending, shall be added to the tax of the current year, with interest and costs as provided by law. Forfeitures shall not be so added, but they shall remain a lien on the property upon which they were charged until paid or sold as provided by law. There shall be added to such forfeitures annually the same interest as would be added if forfeited annually, until paid or sold, and the addition of each year's interest shall be considered a separate forfeiture. Forfeitures may be redeemed in the manner provided in Section 21-370 or 21-375. Taxes and special assessments for which application for judgment and order of sale is pending, or entered but not enforced for any reason, shall not be added to the tax for the current year. However, if the taxes and special assessments remain unpaid, the property, shall be advertised and sold under judgments and orders of sale to be entered in pending applications, or already entered in prior applications, including judgments and orders of sale under which the purchaser fails to complete his or her purchase.
    (c) In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, on or before January 1, 2001 and during each year thereafter, the county clerk shall compute the amount of taxes on each property that remain due or forfeited for any year prior to the current year and have not become subject to Sections 20-180 through 20-190, and the clerk shall enter the same upon the collector's warrant books of the current and all following years as separate items in a suitable column. The county clerk shall examine the collector's warrant books and the Tax Judgment, Sale, Redemption and Forfeiture records for the appropriate years and may take any other actions as the clerk finds to be necessary or convenient in order to comply with this subsection. On and after January 1, 2001, any taxes for any year remaining due or forfeited against real property in such county not entered on the current collector's warrant books shall be deemed uncollectible and void, but shall not be subject to the posting or other requirements of Sections 20-180 through 20-190.
    (d) In counties with 100,000 or more inhabitants, the county clerk shall, when making the annual collector's books, in a suitable column, insert and designate previous forfeitures of general taxes by the word "forfeiture", to be stamped opposite each property forfeited at the last previous tax sale for general taxes and not redeemed or purchased previous to the completion of the collector's books. The collectors of general taxes shall stamp upon all bills rendered and receipts given the information on the collector's books regarding forfeiture of general taxes, and the stamped notation shall also refer the recipient to the county clerk for full information. The county clerk shall be allowed to collect from the person requesting an estimate of costs of redemption of a forfeited property, the fee provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 91-668, eff. 12-22-99.)

35 ILCS 200/18-255

    (35 ILCS 200/18-255)
    Sec. 18-255. Abstract of assessments and extensions. When the collector's books are completed, the county clerk shall make a complete statement of the assessment and extensions, in conformity to the instructions of the Department. The clerk shall certify the statement to the Department.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 1136; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-260

    (35 ILCS 200/18-260)
    Sec. 18-260. Equalization certificate. The county clerk shall make, in each collector's book, a certificate of the equalization factor as determined by the Department.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 1136; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-265

    (35 ILCS 200/18-265)
    Sec. 18-265. Collector's warrant. A warrant, under the signature and official seal of the county clerk, shall be annexed to each collector's book, commanding the collector to collect from the persons named in the book the sums entered opposite their respective names. The warrant shall direct the collector to pay the taxes collected to the officers entitled to them.
(Source: P.A. 84-550; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-270

    (35 ILCS 200/18-270)
    Sec. 18-270. Delivery of collector's books. County clerks shall deliver the books for the collection of taxes and the books for the collection of taxes charged against railroad property to the duly qualified county or township collectors on or before December 31 annually, or as soon as practicable. Each collector shall receive the books or as soon as he or she is qualified. However, for the 10 years next following the completion of a general reassessment of property in any county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants made under an order of the Department, as soon as such books are ready for delivery the county clerk shall specify a day for the delivery of the books to the collectors, shall give notice to the collectors of the specified day, and shall deliver the books on that day.
(Source: P.A. 76-2254; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/18-275

    (35 ILCS 200/18-275)
    Sec. 18-275. Delivery to township collectors. On the delivery of the tax books to the township collectors, the clerk shall make a certified statement setting forth the name of each township collector, the amount of taxes to be collected and paid for each purpose for which the tax is levied in each taxing district and furnish the same statement to the county collector.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/Tit. 7

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Tit. 7 heading)
TITLE 7. TAX COLLECTION

35 ILCS 200/Art. 19

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 19 heading)
Article 19. Tax Collection Officials

35 ILCS 200/19-5

    (35 ILCS 200/19-5)
    Sec. 19-5. Township collector's bond and oath. Each township collector, before entering upon the duties of office, shall execute a bond, with surety or sureties to be approved by the supervisor and the township clerk. The bond shall be given for a sum equal to 160% of the largest amount of taxes collected by that officer or predecessor in office in any one year during the preceding 5 years if individuals act as sureties, or equal to 110% of such largest amount if the security is given by a surety company authorized to do business in this state, estimated by the supervisor and township clerk, that will be in his or her custody or control at any one time. Signatures to such bond, signed with a mark, shall be witnessed, but in no other case shall witness be required. The bond shall be substantially in the following form:
    We A. B. of the .... of .... in the County of .... in the State of Illinois, as township collector, and C. D. and E. F. of that county and State, as securities, are obligated to the People of the State of Illinois, in the penal sum of $.... for the payment of which, we obligate ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, successors and assigns. Signed on (insert date).
    The condition of the foregoing bond is such, that if the above obligated A. B. performs all the duties required to be performed as collector of the taxes for the year (insert year) in the township of .... in the county of ...., Illinois, in the time and manner prescribed by law, and when he or she shall be succeeded in office, shall surrender and deliver over to his or her successor in office all books, papers and moneys pertaining to the office, except as hereinafter provided, then the foregoing bond to be void; otherwise to remain in full force.
    It is expressly understood and intended that the obligation of the above named sureties shall not extend to any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure or closing of any bank or trust company organized and operating either under the laws of the State of Illinois or the United States wherein the collector has placed the funds in his or her custody or control, or any part thereof.
A. B. ....(Signature)
C. D. ....(Signature)
E. F. ....(Signature)

    He or she shall also take and subscribe an oath, to be endorsed on the back of the bond, substantially as follows:
    I do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of township collector, according to the best of my ability.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

35 ILCS 200/19-10

    (35 ILCS 200/19-10)
    Sec. 19-10. Filing of bond. The township supervisor shall, within six business days after approval of the township collector's bond, file the bond, with the approval endorsed thereon, in the office of the county recorder, who shall record the bond, including the oath, in a book for that purpose. When recorded, the oath and bond shall be filed by the county recorder in the office of the county clerk. A bond, when so filed for record, shall be a lien against the property of the township collector until he or she has complied with the conditions thereof.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)