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35 ILCS 200/27-55a

    (35 ILCS 200/27-55a)
    Sec. 27-55a. Restrictive covenants; waiver of certain rights. A deed restriction, restrictive covenant, or similar provision may not waive, prohibit, or restrict the statutory rights to notice of a public hearing or the right to object, oppose, or challenge (i) the creation of a special service area, (ii) the levy of any tax of a special service area, or (iii) the issuance of bonds of a special service area. Any such deed restriction, restrictive covenant, or similar provision shall not be enforceable and is null and void against the property owner, lot or unit owner of the common interest community, condominium, or cooperative. The term "common interest community" in this Section has the same meaning as set forth in Section 9-102(c) of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 97-533, eff. 8-23-11.)

35 ILCS 200/27-60

    (35 ILCS 200/27-60)
    Sec. 27-60. Petition for disconnection from special service area.
    (a) Any territory located within the boundaries of any special service area organized under this Article, other than a special service area for weather modification, may become disconnected from the area in the manner provided in this Section.
    (b) A majority of the resident electors and a majority of the record owners of land in the territory sought to be disconnected from the area may sign a petition. The petition shall be addressed to the circuit court and shall contain a definite description of the boundaries of the territory and recite as a fact, that as of the date the petition is filed, the territory was not, is not, and is not intended by the corporate authority which created the special service area to be, either benefited or served by any work or services either then existing or then authorized by the special service area, and that the territory constitutes less than 1 1/2% of the special service area's total equalized assessed valuation.
    (c) In addition, the corporate authorities of a municipality in which a special service area, other than a special service area for weather modification, is located may file a petition with the circuit court to disconnect territory from the special service area. The petition shall contain a definite description of the boundaries of the territory to be disconnected and recite as a fact that, as of the date the petition is filed, the territory was not, is not, and is not intended by the corporate authority that created the special service area to be either benefited or served by any work or services either then existing or then authorized by the special service area.
(Source: P.A. 96-1031, eff. 7-14-10.)

35 ILCS 200/27-65

    (35 ILCS 200/27-65)
    Sec. 27-65. Public hearing on petition; court order. Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall set it for public hearing within 60 days after the date of the filing of the petition. The court shall give at least 45 days notice of the hearing by publishing notice of the hearing once in a newspaper having a general circulation within the special service area from which the territory is sought to be disconnected. The notice (a) shall refer to the petition filed within the court, (b) shall describe the territory proposed to be disconnected, (c) shall indicate the prayer of the petition and the date, time and place at which the public hearing will be held, and (d) shall further indicate that the corporate authority which created the special service area and any persons residing in or owning property in the territory involved or in the special service area from which the territory is sought to be disconnected shall have an opportunity to be heard on the prayer of the petition. Notice of the filing of the petition, the substance of which shall be as prescribed above for the published notice, shall also be mailed to the presiding officer of the corporate authority from which the territory is sought to be disconnected.
    The public hearing may be continued from time to time by the court. After the public hearing and having heard all persons desiring to be heard, including the corporate authority and all persons residing in or owning property in the territory involved or in the special service area from which the territory is sought to be disconnected, if the court finds that all the allegations of the petition are true, the court shall grant the prayer of the petition and shall enter an order disconnecting the territory from the special service area. The order shall be entered at length in the records of the court, and the clerk of the court shall file a certified copy of the order with the clerk of the municipality or county which created the special service area from which the territory has been disconnected. If the court finds that the allegations contained in the petition are not true, the court shall enter an order dismissing it.
(Source: P.A. 83-1245; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/27-70

    (35 ILCS 200/27-70)
    Sec. 27-70. Effect of disconnection. Any disconnected territory shall cease to be subject to any taxes levied under this Article and shall not be security for any future bonded indebtedness. When the amount of any special service area levied taxes is cancelled due to disconnection of territory, the court may, in the same disconnection proceeding, distribute this cancellation upon the other property in the area assessed, in such manner as the court finds just and equitable, not exceeding, however, the amount by which the property will benefit from the special service.
(Source: P.A. 83-1245; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/27-75

    (35 ILCS 200/27-75)
    Sec. 27-75. Extension of tax levy. If a property tax is levied, the tax shall be extended by the county clerk in the special service area in the manner provided by Articles 1 through 26 of this Code based on equalized assessed values as established under Articles 1 through 26. The municipality or county shall file a certified copy of the ordinance creating the special service area, including an accurate map thereof, a copy of the public hearing notice, and a description of the special services to be provided, with the county clerk. The corporate authorities of the municipality or county may levy taxes in the special service area prior to the date the levy must be filed with the county clerk, for the same year in which the ordinance and map are filed with the county clerk. In addition, the corporate authorities shall file a certified copy of each ordinance levying taxes in the special service area on or before the last Tuesday of December of each year and shall file a certified copy of any ordinance authorizing the issuance of bonds and providing for a property tax levy in the area by December 31 of the year of the first levy.
    In lieu of or in addition to an ad valorem property tax, a special tax may be levied and extended within the special service area on any other basis that provides a rational relationship between the amount of the tax levied against each lot, block, tract and parcel of land in the special service area and the special service benefit rendered. In that case, a special tax roll shall be prepared containing: (a) a description of the special services to be provided, (b) an explanation of the method of spreading the special tax, (c) a list of lots, blocks, tracts and parcels of land in the special service area, and (d) the amount assessed against each. The special tax roll shall be included in the ordinance establishing the special service area or in an amendment of the ordinance, and shall be filed with the county clerk for use in extending the tax. The lien and foreclosure remedies provided in Article 9 of the Illinois Municipal Code shall apply upon non-payment of the special tax.
    As an alternative to an ad valorem tax based on the whole equalized assessed value of the property, the corporate authorities may provide for the ad valorem tax to be extended solely upon the equalized assessed value of the land in a special service area, without regard to improvements, if the equalized assessed value of the land in the special service area is at least 75% of the total of the whole equalized assessed value of property within the special service area at the time that it was established. If the corporate authorities choose to provide for this method of taxation on the land value only, then each notice given in connection with the special service area must include a statement in substantially the following form: "The taxes to be extended shall be upon the equalized assessed value of the land in the proposed special service area, without regard to improvements." Section 10-30 of this Code does not apply to any property that is part of a special service area created under this paragraph, namely, property for which the ad valorem taxes are extended solely upon the equalized assessed value of the land in the special service area, without regard to improvements.
(Source: P.A. 96-1396, eff. 7-29-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

35 ILCS 200/27-80

    (35 ILCS 200/27-80)
    Sec. 27-80. Weather modification referendum. A special service area for weather modification shall not be established by a municipality or county until the question of establishing the special service area has first been submitted to the voters of the proposed area and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the question. The corporate authorities proposing a special service area shall certify the proposition for establishment of the area to the proper election officials who shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall a special service area for
weather modification be created by               YES
....., and be authorized to levy a tax       -----------------
not to exceed .....%  of the equalized           NO
and assessed value of farmland?
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    If a majority of votes cast on the proposition are in favor, the special service area is established. Notwithstanding any other provision, a special service area established for weather modification purposes shall not levy a tax in excess of .05% of the equalized assessed value of all taxable property assessed as farmland pursuant to Sections 10-110 through 10-140. Taxes levied by the municipality or county for a special service area for weather modification may be used only for purposes of weather modification, and may not be used for administrative purposes. Any taxes levied under this Section for weather modification purposes which are unpaid shall be treated as delinquent taxes under Article 21 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 83-1245; 88-455.)