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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Art. 6

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Art. 6 heading)
ARTICLE 6. FINANCE

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-1

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-1 heading)
Division 6-1. Budget - Counties Not Required to
Pass an Annual Appropriation Bill

55 ILCS 5/6-1001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-1001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-1001)
    Sec. 6-1001. Annual budget. In all counties not required by law to pass an annual appropriation bill within the first quarter of the fiscal year, the county board or board of county commissioners, as the case may be, shall adopt each year an annual budget under the terms of this Division for the succeeding fiscal year. Such budget shall be prepared by some person or persons designated by the county board and such budget shall be made conveniently available to public inspection and provided to the public at a public meeting at least fifteen days prior to final action thereon except that nothing in this Act shall restrict a county board or board of county commissioners from acting at a public meeting to amend a budget after making that budget available to the public and prior to final adoption. Notices pertaining to the meeting and the proposed budget shall be posted on the county's website, if it maintains one. If a county does not maintain a website, then the county shall comply with the Open Meetings Act in giving notice of such agenda items and make the proposed budget available for public inspection. The vote on such budget shall be taken by ayes and nays and entered on the record of the meeting. The annual budget adopted under this Act shall cover such a fiscal period of one year to be determined by the county board of each county except as hereinafter provided and all appropriations made therein shall terminate with the close of said fiscal period except as hereinafter provided, provided, however, that any remaining balances shall be available until 30 days after the close of the fiscal year in counties with a population of less than 100,000, and until 90 days after the close of the fiscal year in counties with a population of more than 100,000 but less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, only for the authorization of the payment of obligations incurred prior to the close of said fiscal period. Any county which determines to change its fiscal year may adopt a budget to cover such period greater or less than a year as may be necessary to effect such change and appropriations made therein shall terminate with the close of such period.
(Source: P.A. 99-273, eff. 1-1-16.)

55 ILCS 5/6-1002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-1002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-1002)
    Sec. 6-1002. Contents of annual budget. The annual budget shall contain:
        (a) A statement of the receipts and payments and a
    
statement of the revenues and expenditures of the fiscal year last ended.
        (b) A statement of all moneys in the county treasury
    
or in any funds thereof, unexpended at the termination of the fiscal year last ended, of all amounts due or accruing to such county, and of all outstanding obligations or liabilities of the county incurred in any preceding fiscal year.
        (c) Estimates of all probable income for the current
    
fiscal year and for the ensuing fiscal year covered by the budget, specifying separately for each of said years the estimated income from taxes, from fees, and from all other sources. The estimated income from fees shall indicate both the estimated total receipts from fees by county fee officers and the estimated net receipts from fees to be paid into the county treasury.
        (d) A detailed statement showing estimates of
    
expenditures for the current fiscal year, revised to the date of such estimate, and, separately, the proposed expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year for which the budget is prepared. Said revised estimates and proposed expenditures shall show the amounts for current expenses and capital outlay, shall specify the several objects and purposes of each item of current expenses, and shall include for each of said years all floating indebtedness as of the beginning of the year, the amount of funded debt maturing during the year, the interest accruing on both floating and funded debt, and all charges fixed or imposed upon counties by law.
        (e) A schedule of proposed appropriations itemized as
    
provided for proposed expenditures included in the schedule prepared in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (d) hereof, as approved by the county board or the board of county commissioners. Said schedule, when adopted in the manner set forth herein, shall be known as the annual appropriation ordinance. An amount not exceeding five per cent. of the total may be appropriated for contingent, incidental, miscellaneous, or general county purposes, but no part of the amounts so appropriated shall be used for purposes for which other appropriations are made in such budget unless a transfer of funds is made as authorized by this Division.
        (f) A detailed statement showing any bonuses or
    
increase in any salary, wage, stipend, or other form of compensation that is not subject to a collective bargaining agreement for every agency, department, or any other entity receiving an appropriation from the county, regardless of whether the employee receiving them is part of a collective bargaining unit.
    The provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section shall not apply to the first budget prepared under the provisions of this Division.
    The schedules of proposed appropriations for debt financing shall indicate all funded or unfunded or floating indebtedness, the steps taken, if any, to incur additional indebtedness, and the means and amounts employed or to be employed for the reduction or payment of existing or proposed indebtedness or for interest thereon.
    The budget shall classify all estimated receipts and proposed expenditures, and all amounts in the treasury of the county, under the several county funds now provided by law.
    At any point following the adoption of the annual budget, if the county board determines by a 2/3 vote of all members constituting such board, that revenue received, or to be received, by the county during the then present fiscal year totals an amount substantially less than that projected at the time of adoption of the annual budget for that fiscal year, such board, by like vote, may adopt an amended budget for the remainder of the then present fiscal year. The authority of the county board to amend the annual appropriation ordinance at any point during the fiscal year shall be the same as its authority to determine and adopt the original annual budget; such amended budget shall be prepared as otherwise provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-419, eff. 8-16-13.)

55 ILCS 5/6-1002.5

    (55 ILCS 5/6-1002.5)
    Sec. 6-1002.5. Capital Improvement, Repair, or Replacement Fund.
    (a) In the preparation of the annual budget, an amount not to exceed 3% of the equalized assessed value of property subject to taxation by the county may be accumulated in a separate fund for the purpose of making specified capital improvements, repairs, or replacements with respect to real property or equipment or other tangible personal property of the county. Any amount so accumulated shall be deposited into a special fund to be known as the County Capital Improvement, Repair, or Replacement Fund ("the Fund"). Expenditures from the Fund shall be budgeted in the fiscal year in which the capital improvement, repair, or replacement will occur.
    (b) Moneys shall be transferred from the Fund into the county's general corporate or operating fund as follows:
        (1) When a capital improvement, repair, or
    
replacement project is completed, or when such a project is abandoned, and the county board determines that there remain in the Fund unspent moneys that were budgeted for the project, those unspent moneys shall be transferred.
        (2) When the county board determines that surplus
    
moneys, not needed for any capital improvement, repair, or replacement project for which the Fund was established, remain in the Fund, those surplus moneys shall be transferred.
    Moneys transferred to the county's general corporate or operating fund under this subsection shall be transferred on the first day of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the unspent or surplus moneys were determined to exist.
(Source: P.A. 99-19, eff. 1-1-16.)

55 ILCS 5/6-1003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-1003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-1003)
    Sec. 6-1003. Further appropriations barred; transfers. After the adoption of the county budget, no further appropriations shall be made at any other time during such fiscal year, except as provided in this Division. Appropriations in excess of those authorized by the budget in order to meet an immediate emergency may be made at any meeting of the board by a two-thirds vote of all the members constituting such board, the vote to be taken by ayes and nays and entered on the record of the meeting. After the adoption of the county budget, transfers of appropriations may be made without a vote of the board; however, transfers of appropriations affecting personnel and capital may be made at any meeting of the board by a two-thirds vote of all the members constituting such board, the vote to be taken by ayes and nays and entered on the record of the meeting, provided for any type of transfer that the total amount appropriated for the fund is not affected.
(Source: P.A. 99-356, eff. 8-13-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

55 ILCS 5/6-1004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-1004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-1004)
    Sec. 6-1004. Supplemental budget. Any county board which has adopted its annual budget may, by a like vote as is required for the adoption of the annual budget, adopt a supplemental budget to provide for payment of the expenses of the county in connection with elections of members of the Constitutional Convention or elections called for submission to the electors of any revision, alteration or amendments of the Constitution adopted by the Constitutional Convention.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-1005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-1005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-1005)
    Sec. 6-1005. Contract or obligation in excess of appropriation. Except as herein provided, neither the county board nor any one on its behalf shall have power, either directly or indirectly, to make any contract or do any act which adds to the county expenditures or liabilities in any year anything above the amount provided for in the annual budget for that fiscal year. Provided, however, that the County Board may lease from any Public Building Commission created pursuant to the provisions of the Public Building Commission Act, approved July 5, 1955, as heretofore or hereafter amended, any real or personal property for county purposes for any period of time not exceeding twenty years, and such lease may be made and the obligation and expense thereunder incurred without making a previous appropriation therefor, except as otherwise provided in Section 5-1108. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deprive the board of the power to provide for and cause to be paid from the county funds any charge upon said county imposed by law independently of any action of such board. Except as herein provided, no contract shall be entered into and no obligation or expense shall be incurred by or on behalf of a county unless an appropriation therefor has been previously made.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-1006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-1006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-1006)
    Sec. 6-1006. Accounts for each fund. The county treasurer shall keep a separate account with each fund to show at all times the cash balance thereof, the amount received for the credit of such fund, and the amount of the payments made therefrom. Except as otherwise provided, the county auditor in each county under township organization containing over 75,000 inhabitants and the county clerk in each other county shall keep a similar account with each fund, and in addition shall maintain an account with each appropriation of each fund to show: (a) the amount appropriated, (b) the date and amount of each transfer from or to such appropriation and the appropriations to which or from which transfers were made, (c) the amount paid out under the appropriation, (d) the amount of outstanding obligations incurred under the appropriation, (e) the amount of the encumbered balance of the appropriations, and (f) the amount of the free balance of the appropriation. With respect to a County Bridge Fund, a Matching Tax Fund, and a Motor Fuel Tax Fund, the county auditor in a county under township organization containing over 75,000 inhabitants and the county clerk in each other county may, but is not required to, keep an account with each appropriation of each fund as referenced above.
(Source: P.A. 95-277, eff. 8-17-07.)

55 ILCS 5/6-1007

    (55 ILCS 5/6-1007) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-1007)
    Sec. 6-1007. Non-compliance not to affect tax levy. Failure by any county board to adopt an annual budget or to comply in any respect with the provisions of this Division shall not affect the validity of any tax levy otherwise in conformity with law.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-1008

    (55 ILCS 5/6-1008) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-1008)
    Sec. 6-1008. Violations. Any person who violates, or who neglects or fails to comply with, the terms of this Division commits a Class B misdemeanor. In cases of violation of this Division by action of the county board, each member of the board participating in such action shall be subject to the aforesaid sentences.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-2

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-2 heading)
Division 6-2. Tax Anticipation Notes -
Counties over 1,000,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-2001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2001)
    Sec. 6-2001. Applicability. This Division shall apply only to counties having a population of more than 1,000,000.
    This Division shall be construed as cumulative authority and not as a repeal of any existing statute authorizing the issuance of obligations to anticipate the collection of taxes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-2002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2002)
    Sec. 6-2002. Issuance of notes in anticipation of taxes. Whenever there are not sufficient funds on hand to pay obligations and the Board of Commissioners of the County shall deem it for the best interest of the County to provide funds for the payment of its obligations which are either corporate expenses or otherwise, whether due or to accrue in the then fiscal year, and it shall theretofore have levied taxes for the payment of such obligations and shall have filed with the proper County Clerk the necessary evidence of such levy, such County is hereby authorized to provide funds for such purpose and issue its notes therefor in the manner provided in this Division, provided, however, that after January 1, 1930, no notes shall be issued other than for the payment of corporate and highway expenses.
    The Board of Commissioners shall provide for such issue by an appropriate resolution which shall set forth:
    (a) The amount of money to be borrowed and the purpose for which it will be expended, the estimated revenues and the aggregate appropriations for such purpose. The purpose need not be stated in detail, but the statement thereof shall indicate whether such funds are for the payment of general corporate expenses or for a particular fund, and if for a particular fund same shall be identified.
    (b) The date, rate of interest, place of payment and maturity or maturities. Such notes may be payable at a bank or at the office of the County Treasurer.
    (c) The amount of warrants or notes theretofore issued under this or any other act to anticipate the collection of such taxes.
    (d) A pledge of so much of such taxes as may be necessary for the payment of obligations issued hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-2003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2003)
    Sec. 6-2003. Form of notes. Notes issued under this Division shall be due not more than 12 months from the date of issue and shall be payable at any time when the County Treasurer has funds sufficient to pay all or a portion of such issue. Notes issued under this Division 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, if issued before January 1, 1972 and not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, if issued after that date, payable annually or semi-annually or at the time of payment of principal. The interest to the due date of the note may be represented by appropriate coupons and be executed by the facsimile signature of the County Treasurer. No notes shall be issued under this Division after the tax to be anticipated is delinquent. No notes shall be issued or sold, unless such issuance and sale is authorized by a vote of at least 2/3 of the members elected to the County Board. The notes shall be sold to the highest responsible bidder after due advertisement and public opening of bids. The County Board may authorize notes to be issued and sold from time to time and in such amounts as the County Treasurer deems necessary to provide funds to pay obligations due or to accrue within each quarterly period of the fiscal year.
    Notes issued under this Division shall be received by any collector of taxes in payment of taxes against which they are issued at par plus accrued interest, and when so received shall be cancelled with the same effect as though paid pursuant to this Division.
    Such notes shall be signed by the presiding officer of the Board, be attested by the Comptroller and be countersigned by the Treasurer. Such notes shall be payable to bearer provided that the notes may be registered as to principal in the name of the holder on the books of the County Treasurer and evidence of such registration shall be endorsed upon the back of notes so registered. After such registration no transfer shall be made except upon such books and similarly noted on the note unless the last registration was to bearer. Such notes may be re-registered from time to time in the name of the designated holder but such registration shall not affect the negotiability of the coupons attached.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Division or "An Act concerning the anticipation of taxes and obligations in respect thereof in counties having more than 1,000,000 population", approved May 22, 1929, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act concerning the anticipation of taxes and obligations in respect thereof in counties having more than 1,000,000 population", approved May 22, 1929, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-2004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2004)
    Sec. 6-2004. Copy of resolution filed with County Treasurer. A certified copy of the resolution adopted pursuant to the provisions of this Division, together with such other showings as may be deemed proper in the particular case shall be filed with the County Treasurer. There shall also be presented to the Treasurer the printed or lithographed notes and coupons, duly executed, for authentication.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-2005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2005)
    Sec. 6-2005. Certificate of County Treasurer endorsed on notes. Whenever satisfactory showings as prescribed by this Division shall have been filed with the County Treasurer he shall examine the same and if found to be in compliance with this Division he shall endorse on the back of each note his certificate of authenticity which certificate shall set forth:
    (a) The value of taxable property of the municipality as last equalized by the Tax Commission.
    (b) The amount of the levy from the proceeds of which such note is payable and the rate limit if any on the amount of such levy.
    (c) The amount of anticipatory obligations theretofore issued and payable out of such taxes and the amount of the issue of which such note is one.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-2006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2006)
    Sec. 6-2006. Registry of notes. The County Treasurer shall keep a registry of each series of notes so issued, together with a copy thereof. For such authentication the County Treasurer shall be paid by the municipality a fee of $1 for each note so authenticated, but the minimum fee for any issue of notes shall be $10.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-2007

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2007) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2007)
    Sec. 6-2007. Limitations. Anticipatory obligations issued against taxes levied for any purpose shall not be in excess of 85% of such taxes extended or to be extended, computed upon the then last equalized valuation determined by the Department of Revenue of the State of Illinois.
    In any county in which there shall have been created a working cash fund pursuant to the provisions of Division 6-27, notes shall at no time be issued in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied for general corporate purposes for any year, under the provisions of this Division, for such an amount that the aggregate of (a) the amount of such notes, and the interest to accrue thereon, (b) the aggregate of such notes theretofore issued in anticipation of the collection of such taxes for such year, and the interest accrued and to accrue thereon, (c) the aggregate amount of warrants theretofore drawn in anticipation of the collection of such taxes for such year, and the interest accrued and to accrue thereon, under the provisions of "An Act of the Constitution of the State of Illinois to provide for the manner of issuing warrants upon the treasurer of the State or of any county, township, city, village or other municipal corporation and jurors' certificates," approved June 27, 1913, as amended, and (d) the aggregate amount of money theretofore transferred from the working cash fund of such county to the general corporate fund thereof, shall exceed ninety (90) per centum of the actual or estimated amount of such taxes extended or to be extended by the county clerk upon the books of the collector or collectors of State and county taxes within such county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-2008

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2008) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2008)
    Sec. 6-2008. Transmittal of funds for payment. It is hereby made the duty of the County Treasurer authenticating any note issued under the provisions of this Division as and when taxes so anticipated are received by him to promptly transmit to the bank designated in the notes as the place of payment, funds sufficient to pay principal and interest on notes issued under this Division or if the notes are payable at his office to pay the same as provided in this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-2009

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2009) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2009)
    Sec. 6-2009. Payment of notes. Whenever funds are available for the payment of notes issued under the provisions of this Division the County Treasurer shall transmit same to the bank designated in the note as the place of payment together with written advice that funds are available to pay particular notes, designating same in numerical order, and that same will cease to bear interest fifteen (15) days subsequent to the date of such notice, and such bank shall pay accordingly. The County Treasurer shall take receipt from the bank for such remittance and thereafter such Treasurer shall be relieved of responsibility in connection therewith, a copy of which notice shall be published once by the County Treasurer in a newspaper published in the County at least five (5) days prior to the date fixed for redemption. A copy of such notice shall be mailed to any holder or owner of such notes or agent thereof, requesting same in writing. Notes may state on their face that they will not be subject to call on or before a date fixed in the resolution by the Board but which date shall be approximately the date on which it is anticipated the first tax collections will be received by the County Treasurer. When notes are payable at the office of the County Treasurer he shall set aside funds for payment of notes instead of remitting to a bank and give notice of redemption as above provided, and pay accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-2010

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2010) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2010)
    Sec. 6-2010. Incontestability; payable only out of taxes levied. Notes issued under the provisions of this Division shall be incontestable after authentication by the County Treasurer and delivery to a purchaser for a valuable consideration, and in like manner and to like extent as though same were negotiable instruments, and shall be payable only out of and from the proceeds of taxes levied and described in the proceedings authorizing the issuance of the notes, and shall so state on their face, and shall not be deemed to be an obligation of the County within any constitutional or statutory limitation.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-2011

    (55 ILCS 5/6-2011) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-2011)
    Sec. 6-2011. Issuance of notes in excess of amount permitted; penalty. Any official of the County who votes for or otherwise influences the issuance of notes under this Division in excess of the limitations herein provided shall be liable for twice the sum of such excessive notes to the County and shall be ineligible for his office and be subject to removal from office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-3

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-3 heading)
Division 6-3. Bonds for County Buildings

55 ILCS 5/6-3001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3001)
    Sec. 6-3001. Counties of 80,000 but less than 500,000; Bonds for jail and sheriff's residence. Any county having a population of 80,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 500,000 inhabitants may by resolution of its county board incur an indebtedness for the construction of a county jail and sheriff's residence, and may issue and sell its bonds and levy taxes upon all the taxable property of such county sufficient to pay the principal thereof at maturity and to pay interest thereon as it falls due but the total amount of such bonds, together with existing indebtedness, shall not exceed the limitation provided by law for indebtedness of such county. Taxes levied for the payment of the interest on and principal of such bonds shall be in addition to the maximum of taxes provided by statute for counties and shall not be subject to the limitation for county taxes provided in Section 5-1020. In addition, a county having a population of 240,000 or more inhabitants bordering on the Mississippi River may by resolution of its county board incur an indebtedness and issue and sell bonds for the expansion or remodeling of a county jail and sheriff's residence.
(Source: P.A. 88-572, eff. 8-11-94; 88-661, eff. 9-16-94.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3002)
    Sec. 6-3002. Publication of resolution. After the resolution of the county board providing for the issuance of bonds has been adopted, it shall be published in some newspaper of general circulation in the county, once each week for three weeks. If there is no newspaper of general circulation in the county, then copies of the resolution shall be posted in at least five of the most public places in the county seat of the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3003)
    Sec. 6-3003. Petition for referendum; election. The publication or posting of the resolution shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of issuing bonds for the purpose of obtaining funds to construct, expand, or remodel a county jail and sheriff's residence to be submitted to the electors; (2) the time in which such petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The county clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. If a petition is filed with the county clerk not later than 30 days after the first publication or the posting of the resolution, signed by voters of the county numbering 10% or more of the number of the registered voters in the county, requesting such clerk to call an election to vote upon the proposition of issuing bonds for the purpose of obtaining funds to construct, expand, or remodel a county jail and sheriff's residence, it shall be the duty of such county clerk to certify the proposition 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 substantially in the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall..... county issue bonds               YES
in the amount of $.... to construct,  ------------------------
expand, or remodel a county jail                NO
and sheriff's residence?
--------------------------------------------------------------
    If a majority of the voters voting upon the aforesaid proposition vote in favor of it, the bonds may be issued by such county, but if a majority of the voters voting upon the proposition vote against said proposition the county may not issue bonds for the purpose of constructing, expanding, or remodeling a county jail and sheriff's residence under the provisions of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 87-767; 88-572, eff. 8-11-94; 88-661, eff. 9-16-94.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3004)
    Sec. 6-3004. When resolution effective. If no petition is filed within the time herein provided, the resolution shall be in full force and effect at the expiration of such period, and such county may proceed to incur the indebtedness and may issue and sell its bonds. If a petition is filed, the resolution shall be in abeyance until the election and it shall only be effective if the question of incurring the indebtedness and the issuance of bonds in the amount described, receives the favorable vote of a majority of the voters of the county voting on the proposition.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3004.1

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3004.1) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3004.1)
    Sec. 6-3004.1. County under 80,000. (a) Any county having a population under 80,000 may, by resolution of its county board, incur an indebtedness for the construction of a county jail and sheriff's residence, and issue and sell its bonds and levy taxes upon all the taxable property of the county sufficient to pay the principal of the bonds at maturity and to pay interest on the bonds as it falls due, upon approval of the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held in accordance with the general election law.
    (b) The total amount of the bonds, together with existing indebtedness, shall not exceed the limitation provided by law for indebtedness of the county.
    (c) Upon adoption of the resolution, the county board shall certify the question of the issuance of the bonds to the appropriate election officials. The question shall be submitted to the electors of the county in substantially the following form: Shall ... County issue bonds in the amount of $ ... to construct a county jail and sheriff's residence? The question is approved if a majority of the electors voting on the question vote in favor of it.
    (d) Taxes levied for the payment of the interest on and the principal of the bonds shall be in addition to the maximum of taxes provided by statute for counties and shall not be subject to the limitation for county taxes provided in Section 5-1014.
(Source: P.A. 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3005)
    Sec. 6-3005. Counties of 500,000 or more but less than 1,000,000; bonds for construction or remodeling of county jails. Any county with a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 1,000,000 inhabitants may by resolution of its county board incur an indebtedness for the construction or remodeling of a county jail and for the acquisition of land and fixtures therefor, and may issue and sell bonds therefor, and levy taxes upon all taxable property of the county sufficient to pay the principal on bonds at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3006)
    Sec. 6-3006. Resolution. The resolution of the county board authorizing the issuance of bonds shall prescribe the details of the bonds and specify the total amount of the bonds to be issued, the form and denomination of the bonds, the date which they bear, the place they are payable, the date or dates of maturity, which shall not be more than 30 years after the date of the bonds, the rate of interest, which shall not exceed the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum, and the dates on which the interest is payable.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Division or "An Act to authorize certain counties to incur an indebtedness and issue bonds for the construction of county jails and sheriffs' residences", filed July 3, 1935, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act to authorize certain counties to incur an indebtedness and issue bonds for the construction of county jails and sheriffs' residences", filed July 3, 1935, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3007

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3007) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3007)
    Sec. 6-3007. Publication of resolution. After the resolution of the county board providing for the issuance of bonds has been adopted, it shall be published in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the county, once each week for three weeks. If there is no newspaper of general circulation in the county, then copies of the resolution shall be posted in at least five of the most public places in the county seat of the county. The publication or posting of the resolution shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the adoption of the resolution be submitted to the voters of the county; (2) the time in which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The county clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3008

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3008) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3008)
    Sec. 6-3008. Tax levy. The resolution authorizing the bonds shall also provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all taxable property in the county sufficient to pay the principal of the bonds at maturity, the interest on the bonds as it falls due, and the cost of operations and maintenance of the facility. Such tax shall not exceed .07% of the value of the property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, but shall not be subject to any other statutory limitations relative to taxes which may be extended for county purposes, and shall not be subject to the limitations provided in Section 5-1020.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3009

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3009) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3009)
    Sec. 6-3009. Execution and terms of bonds. The bonds shall be executed by such officials as may be provided in the resolution authorizing the issue. The bonds may be made registerable as to principal and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest after notice has been given at the time and in the manner provided in the resolution. The bonds shall remain valid even though one or more of the officers executing the bonds ceases to hold office before the bonds are delivered.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3010

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3010) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3010)
    Sec. 6-3010. Sinking fund. The resolution of the county board may provide for the creation of a sinking fund to consist of the proceeds of the taxes levied for the payment of the principal and interest upon these bonds. The fund shall be faithfully applied to the purchase or payment of the bonds, and the interest thereon, issued pursuant to the provisions of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3011

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3011) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3011)
    Sec. 6-3011. Sale of bonds. The bonds shall be sold to the highest and best bidder at not less than their par value and accrued interest. The county board shall advertise for proposals to purchase the bonds. Such advertisement shall be published at least once in a newspaper having circulation within the county at least 10 days prior to the date for opening the bids. The county board may reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to readvertise for bids.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3012

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3012) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3012)
    Sec. 6-3012. Petition for referendum. If a petition is filed with the county clerk not later than 30 days after the first publication or the posting of the resolution, signed by voters of the county numbering 10% or more of the registered voters in such county, requesting an election to vote upon the proposition of issuing bonds for the purpose of obtaining funds to construct a county jail and sheriff's residence, the county clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. The ballot shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall .... county issue bonds            YES
in the amount of .....  to construct   -----------------------
a county jail?                               NO
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    If a majority of the voters voting upon the aforesaid proposition vote in favor of it, the bonds may be issued by such county, but if a majority of the voters voting upon the proposition vote against the proposition, the county may not issue bonds for the purpose of constructing a county jail under the provisions of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-767.)

55 ILCS 5/6-3013

    (55 ILCS 5/6-3013) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-3013)
    Sec. 6-3013. Effective date of resolution. If no petition is filed within the time herein provided, the resolution shall be in full force and effect at the expiration of such 28-day period, and such county may proceed to incur the indebtedness and may issue and sell its bonds. If a petition is filed, the resolution shall be in abeyance until the indebtedness and the issuance of bonds in the amount described receives the favorable vote of a majority of the voters of the county voting on the proposition.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-4

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-4 heading)
Division 6-4. Bonds for Court Houses

55 ILCS 5/6-4001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-4001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-4001)
    Sec. 6-4001. Bonds for construction or remodeling of courthouses. Any county with a population of more than 300,000 and an increase in population of 30% or more from any decennial census to the next such census, by resolution of its county board may incur indebtedness for the reconstruction and remodeling of an existing courthouse or the construction of a new courthouse and related facilities at the same or a new location and for the acquisition of land and fixtures therefor, issue and sell general obligation bonds therefor and levy taxes upon all taxable property of the county sufficient to pay the principal on the bonds at maturity and to pay interest thereon as it falls due.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-4002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-4002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-4002)
    Sec. 6-4002. Resolution. The resolution of the county board authorizing the issuance of the general obligation bonds shall prescribe all the details of the bonds and specify the total amount of the bonds to be issued, the form and denomination of the bonds, the date they are to bear, the place they are payable, the date or dates of maturity, which shall not be more than 30 years after the date of the bonds, the rate of interest, which shall not exceed that authorized by "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as amended, and the dates on which the interest is payable.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-4003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-4003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-4003)
    Sec. 6-4003. Tax levy. The resolution authorizing the bonds shall also provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all taxable property in the county sufficient to pay the principal of the bonds at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. Such tax shall not exceed .05% of the value of the property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, but shall not be subject to any other statutory limitations relative to taxes which may be extended for county purposes, and shall not be subject to the limitations provided in Section 5-1020. The tax may be levied without referendum.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

55 ILCS 5/6-4004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-4004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-4004)
    Sec. 6-4004. Execution and terms of bonds. The bonds shall be executed by such officials as may be provided in the resolution authorizing the issue. The bonds may be made registerable as to principal and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest after notice has been given at the time and in the manner provided in the resolution. The bonds shall remain valid even though one or more of the officers executing the bonds ceases to hold office before the bonds are delivered.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-4005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-4005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-4005)
    Sec. 6-4005. Sinking fund. The resolution of the county board may provide for the creation of a sinking fund to consist of the proceeds of the taxes levied for the payment of the principal and interest upon these bonds. This fund shall be faithfully applied to the purchase or payment of the bonds, and the interest thereon, issued pursuant to the provisions of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-4006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-4006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-4006)
    Sec. 6-4006. Sale of bonds. The bonds shall be sold to the highest and best bidder at not less than their par value and accrued interest. The county board shall advertise for proposals to purchase the bonds. Such advertisement shall be published at least once in a newspaper having circulation within the county at least 10 days prior to the date for opening the bids. The county board may reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to readvertise for bids.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-4007

    (55 ILCS 5/6-4007) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-4007)
    Sec. 6-4007. Publication of resolution. After the resolution of the county board providing for the establishment of an annual levy has been adopted, it shall be published in some newspaper of general circulation in the county, once each week for 3 weeks. If there is no newspaper of general circulation in the county, then copies of the resolution shall be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in the county seat of the county.
    The publication or posting of the resolution shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the adoption of the tax levy be submitted to the voters of the county; (2) the time within which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The county clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1253.)

55 ILCS 5/6-4008

    (55 ILCS 5/6-4008) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-4008)
    Sec. 6-4008. Petition for referendum. If a petition is filed with the county clerk not later than 28 days after the first publication or the posting of the resolution, signed by not less than 5% of the number of legal voters who voted at the last general election in such county, requesting that the question of establishing an annual tax levy for the purpose of obtaining funds to construct, reconstruct or remodel a courthouse be submitted to the electors of the county, the county clerk shall certify the question to the proper election officials for submission at the next regular scheduled election in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall .............. county issue bond     YES
in the amount of $........ to construct   --------------------
(or reconstruct or remodel a courthouse)?      NO
--------------------------------------------------------------
    The election shall be conducted in accordance with the general election law, at the nonpartisan election in 1981.
    If a majority of the voters voting upon the aforesaid question vote in favor of it, the bonds may be issued by such county, but if a majority of the voters voting upon the question vote against the question the county may not issue bonds for the purpose of constructing, reconstructing, or remodeling a courthouse under the provisions of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-4009

    (55 ILCS 5/6-4009) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-4009)
    Sec. 6-4009. When resolution effective. If no petition is filed within the time herein provided, the resolution shall be in full force and effect at the expiration of such period, and such county may proceed to incur the indebtedness and may issue and sell its bonds. If a petition is filed, the resolution shall be in abeyance until the election and it shall only be effective if the question of incurring the indebtedness and the issuance of bonds in the amount described, receives the favorable vote of a majority of the voters of the county voting on the question.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-4010

    (55 ILCS 5/6-4010) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-4010)
    Sec. 6-4010. County under 300,000.
    (a) Any county having a population under 300,000 may, by resolution of its county board, incur an indebtedness for the reconstruction and remodeling of an existing courthouse or the construction of a new courthouse and related facilities at the same or a new location and for the acquisition of land and fixtures for the courthouse and related facilities and may issue and sell its bonds and levy taxes upon all the taxable property of the county sufficient to pay the principal of the bonds at maturity and to pay interest on the bonds as it falls due upon approval of the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held in accordance with the general election law.
    (b) The total amount of the bonds, together with existing indebtedness, shall not exceed the limitation provided by law for indebtedness of the county.
    (c) Upon adoption of the resolution, the county board shall certify the question of the issuance of the bonds to the appropriate election officials. The question shall be submitted to the electors of the county in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of county) issue bonds in the amount of
    
$(amount) to reconstruct and remodel the county courthouse (or construct a new county courthouse and related facilities at (state location) and acquire land and fixtures for the courthouse and related facilities, as the case may be)?
    The question is approved if a majority of the electors voting on the question vote in favor of it.
    (d) Taxes levied for the payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds shall be in addition to the maximum of taxes provided by statute for counties and shall not be subject to the limitation for county taxes provided in Section 5-1014.
(Source: P.A. 87-320.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-5

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-5 heading)
Division 6-5. Bonds for Voting Machines

55 ILCS 5/6-5001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-5001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-5001)
    Sec. 6-5001. Referendum. For the purpose of purchasing voting machines, the county board of any county having more than 500,000 inhabitants and in which county there has been a favorable vote on the proposition of adopting voting machines as provided by Article 24 of "The Election Code", as amended, may, by resolution, incur an indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in the aggregate of not more than $500,000 in addition to all bonded indebtedness authorized for that purpose prior to July 1, 1949.
    However, no resolution providing for the issuance of bonds as authorized by Sections 6-5001 through 6-5005 shall be effective until it has been submitted to referendum of the electors of that county. The board shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election officials who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. In addition to the requirements of the general election law, notice of the referendum shall also set forth the substance of the resolution. If a majority of those voting upon the proposition at such referendum vote in favor of issuing such bonds, then the resolution shall immediately become effective.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-5002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-5002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-5002)
    Sec. 6-5002. Resolution authorizing bonds. The resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds shall specify the total amount of bonds to be issued, the form and denomination of the bonds, the date they are to bear, the place where they are payable, the date or dates of maturity, which shall not be more than 20 years after the date the bonds bear, the rate of interest which shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and the dates on which interest is payable.
    Such resolution shall prescribe all the details of the bonds and shall provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all taxable property within the county sufficient to pay the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due, which tax shall not be subject to any statutory limitations relative to taxes which may be extended for county purposes.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 these Sections 6-5001 through 6-5005 or "An Act to authorize the issuance of bonds by a county having more than 500,000 inhabitants for the purchase of voting machines, and to provide for the payment therefor", approved July 20, 1949, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of these Sections 6-5001 through 6-5005 or "An Act to authorize the issuance of bonds by a county having more than 500,000 inhabitants for the purchase of voting machines, and to provide for the payment therefor", approved July 20, 1949, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

55 ILCS 5/6-5003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-5003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-5003)
    Sec. 6-5003. Execution of bonds. The bonds shall be executed by such officials as may be provided in the resolution authorizing the issue. They may be made registerable as to principal and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest after notice has been given at the time and in the manner provided in the resolution. The bonds shall remain valid even though one or more of the officers executing the bonds ceases to hold office before the bonds are delivered.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-5004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-5004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-5004)
    Sec. 6-5004. Sinking fund. The resolution may provide for the creation of a sinking fund to consist of the proceeds of the taxes levied for the payment of the principal and interest upon these bonds. This fund shall be faithfully applied to the purchase or payment of the bonds, and the interest thereon, issued pursuant to the provisions of Sections 6-5001 through 6-5005.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-5005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-5005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-5005)
    Sec. 6-5005. Sale of bonds. The bonds shall be sold to the highest and best bidder at not less than their par value and accrued interest. The county board shall advertise for proposals to purchase the bonds. Such advertisement shall be published at least once in a newspaper having circulation within the county at least 10 days prior to the date for opening the bids. The county board may reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to readvertise for bids.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-5006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-5006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-5006)
    Sec. 6-5006. Resolution and referendum on additional indebtedness. For the purpose of purchasing voting machines, the county board of any county having more than 500,000 inhabitants and in which county there has been a favorable vote on the proposition of adopting voting machines as provided by Article 24 of "The Election Code", as amended, may, by resolution, incur an indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in the aggregate of not more than $400,000 in addition to all bonded indebtedness authorized for that purpose prior to July 1, 1953.
    However, no resolution providing for the issuance of bonds as authorized by Sections 6-5006 through 6-5010 shall be effective until it has been submitted to referendum of the electors of that county. The board shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election officials who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. In addition to the requirements of the general election law, notice of the referendum shall also set forth the substance of the resolution. If a majority of those voting upon the proposition at such election vote in favor of issuing such bonds, then the resolution shall immediately become effective.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-5007

    (55 ILCS 5/6-5007) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-5007)
    Sec. 6-5007. Requisites of resolution. The resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds shall specify the total amount of bonds to be issued, the form and denomination of the bonds, the date they are to bear, the place where they are payable, the date or dates of maturity, which shall not be more than 20 years after the date the bonds bear, the rate of interest which shall not exceed 4% per annum and the dates on which interest is payable.
    Such resolution shall prescribe all the details of the bonds and shall provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all taxable property within the county sufficient to pay the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due, which tax shall not be subject to any statutory limitations relative to taxes which may be extended for county purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-5008

    (55 ILCS 5/6-5008) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-5008)
    Sec. 6-5008. Execution of bonds; registration. The bonds shall be executed by such officials as may be provided in the resolution authorizing the issue. They may be made registerable as to principal and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest after notice has been given at the time and in the manner provided in the resolution. The bonds shall remain valid even though one or more of the officers executing the bonds ceases to hold office before the bonds are delivered.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-5009

    (55 ILCS 5/6-5009) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-5009)
    Sec. 6-5009. Sinking fund. The resolution may provide for the creation of a sinking fund to consist of the proceeds of the taxes levied for the payment of the principal and interest upon these bonds. This fund shall be faithfully applied to the purchase or payment of the bonds, and the interest thereon, issued pursuant to the provisions of Sections 6-5006 through 6-5010.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-5010

    (55 ILCS 5/6-5010) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-5010)
    Sec. 6-5010. Sale of bonds. The bonds shall be sold to the highest and best bidder at not less than their par value and accrued interest. The county board shall advertise for proposals to purchase the bonds. Such advertisement shall be published at least once in a newspaper having circulation within the county at least 10 days prior to the date for opening the bids. The county board may reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to readvertise for bids.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-6

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-6 heading)
Division 6-6. Bonds for Hospitals, Police
Equipment and Voting Machines

55 ILCS 5/6-6001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-6001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-6001)
    Sec. 6-6001. Authorization. The county board of any county with a population of 1,000,000 or more may, before January 1, 1968, without referendum, incur an indebtedness and issue general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding $10,000,000 for the purpose of hospital improvements, police equipment, and additional voting machines, and may levy a tax for the purpose of paying the principal and interest on such bonds.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-6002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-6002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-6002)
    Sec. 6-6002. Bonds. The bonds shall be issued in such denominations, be for such term or terms, and bear interest at such rate as may be specified in the resolution of the county board authorizing the issuance of such bonds.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-6003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-6003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-6003)
    Sec. 6-6003. Effect of limitation on indebtedness. The bonds authorized hereunder and the tax levied in connection therewith shall not be included in any statutory limitation on indebtedness or tax rates.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-7

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-7 heading)
Division 6-7. Revenue Bonds - Hospitals

55 ILCS 5/6-7001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-7001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-7001)
    Sec. 6-7001. Authorization for counties not home rule counties. The county Board of any County which is not a home rule unit and which has established a public hospital is authorized to issue and sell revenue bonds payable from the revenue derived from the operation of the hospital for the purpose of (1) constructing, reconstructing, repairing, remodeling, extending, equipping, improving and acquiring a site or sites for a hospital building or buildings, or (2) refunding any such revenue bonds theretofore issued from time to time when deemed necessary or advantageous in the public interest. These bonds shall be authorized by an ordinance without submission thereof to the electors of the county, shall mature at such time not to exceed 40 years from the date of issue, and bear such rate of interest not to exceed the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 9% per annum, payable annually or semiannually as the County Board may determine, and may be sold by the County Board in such manner as they deem best in the public interest. However, such bonds shall be sold at such price that the interest cost of the proceeds therefrom will not exceed the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 9% per annum based on the average maturity of such bonds and computed according to standard tables of bond values.
    No member of the County Board, Board of Directors of the public hospital or its administration shall have any personal economic interest in any bonds issued in accordance with this Division.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Division or "An Act in relation to the issuance of revenue bonds by certain counties for public hospitals", approved June 29, 1973, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act in relation to the issuance of revenue bonds by certain counties for public hospitals", approved June 29, 1973, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-7002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-7002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-7002)
    Sec. 6-7002. Ordinance. The County Board of any such county availing itself of the provisions of Section 6-7001 shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the building or buildings, or addition or extension thereto, to be constructed, reconstructed, repaired, remodeled, extended, equipped or improved and the site or sites to be acquired. Such ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of such construction, reconstruction, repair, remodeling, extension, equipment, improvement or acquisition and fix the amount of revenue bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity, interest rate, and all details in respect thereof and may contain such provisions and covenants which shall be part of the contract between the county and the holders of such bonds as may be deemed necessary and advisable as to the operation, maintenance, and management of the hospital, the establishment and maintenance of sinking funds, reserve funds, and other special funds, including construction funds, the fixing and collecting of rents, fees and charges for the use of the facilities of the hospital sufficient to produce revenue adequate to maintain such funds and to pay the bonds at maturity and accruing interest thereon, the issuance thereafter of additional bonds payable from the revenues derived from the hospital, the kind and amount of insurance, including use and occupancy insurance, to be carried, the cost of which shall be payable only from the revenues derived from the hospital, and such other covenants deemed necessary or desirable to assure the successful operation and maintenance of the hospital and the prompt payment of the principal of interest upon the bonds so authorized. Revenue bonds issued under this Division shall be signed by the Chairman of the County Board and the County Clerk of the county and shall be payable from revenue derived from the operation of the public hospital. These bonds shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the county within the meaning of any constitutional provision or limitation. It shall be plainly written or printed on the face of each bond that the bond has been issued under the provisions of this Division, that the bond, including the interest thereon, is payable from the revenue pledged to the payment thereof, and that it does not constitute an indebtedness or obligation of the county within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation or provision. No holder of any such revenue bond has the right to compel any exercise of the taxing power of the county to pay such bond or interest thereon.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-7003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-7003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-7003)
    Sec. 6-7003. Redemption of revenue bonds. Revenue bonds issued under this Division may be redeemed by the county issuing them on such terms, at such time, upon such notice and with or without premium all as may be provided in the ordinance authorizing them.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-8

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-8 heading)
Division 6-8. Bonds - Payment of Outstanding Indebtedness

55 ILCS 5/6-8001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8001)
    Sec. 6-8001. Bonds for excess claim against county. When any county has audited or allowed claims for county expenses or county purposes that are outstanding and that, when added to the sum levied for county purposes, exceed the sum of 25 cents on the $100 valuation of property, the county board may, by an order entered of record setting forth substantially the amount of the outstanding claims, provide for the submission of the question of issuing the bonds of the county for such sum as may be reasonably necessary for the purpose to a vote of the people of the county at a regular election after the passage of the resolution. The county board shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at a regular election in accordance with the general election law.
    The county board of any county having a population in excess of 200,000 may issue bonds for the purpose of paying claims for county expenses or county purposes audited or allowed by the county board without submitting the question of issuing the bonds to a vote of the people of the county. These bonds shall mature within 10 years from the date of issuance. The aggregate principal amount of bonds to pay such claims that may ever be issued without being authorized by referendum shall not exceed $2,500,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-895.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8002)
    Sec. 6-8002. Form of votes. The votes in favor of the proposition to issue bonds, at an election, shall be "For issuing bonds," and those against shall be "Against issuing bonds," and if a majority of the votes cast upon the question are "For issuing bonds" then the county board shall have power to cause to be issued bonds of said county in accordance with the terms of the order in Section 6-8001.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8003)
    Sec. 6-8003. Signature on bonds. The bonds issued under the authority of this Division shall be signed in the name of the county by the chairman of the board of county commissioners in counties not under township organization and by the chairman of the county board in counties under township organization, and shall be countersigned by the county clerk and shall have the seal of the county attached thereto.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8004)
    Sec. 6-8004. Payment of interest. The bonds issued by authority of this Division shall be payable at such time or times as the county board may in said order determine not exceeding, however, twenty years from the date of issue and shall bear interest at such rate per annum as shall by said order be fixed not exceeding five per cent.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8005)
    Sec. 6-8005. Sale of bonds. The said bonds or such as may be necessary shall be sold to the highest bidder under the direction of the county board by receiving sealed bids therefor, but no bond shall be sold for less than par and accrued interest and at least fifteen days notice of the time and place of receiving bids for such bonds shall be given by the county clerk by publication thereof for at least two successive weeks in some newspaper of general circulation in said county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8006)
    Sec. 6-8006. Proceeds to be separate fund. The money realized from the sale of said bonds, or any of them shall be kept as a separate fund and disbursed only for the purpose for which they were issued: Provided, that any surplus that may remain after the payment of all demands against said funds may be used for other county purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8007

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8007) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8007)
    Sec. 6-8007. Amount of taxes. The county board of each county issuing bonds under the provisions of this Division shall include in the amounts of all taxes to be raised for county purposes in each year a sum sufficient to pay the accruing interest on such bonds and also a sufficient sum to be set apart as a sinking fund to be accumulated and used for the payment of the principal of said bonds at their maturity.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-9

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-9 heading)
Division 6-9. Refunding Bonds - Counties
Under 200,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-9001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-9001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-9001)
    Sec. 6-9001. Issuance of refunding bonds. Whenever any county having a population of less than 200,000, has outstanding bonds issued for any purpose authorized by law which are binding and subsisting legal obligations, and it has no money with which to pay the principal of or interest on such bonds, such county is hereby authorized to issue its refunding bonds for the purpose of paying such principal or interest, or both.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-9002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-9002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-9002)
    Sec. 6-9002. Resolution. Such bonds shall be authorized by a resolution to be adopted by the county board or the board of county commissioners (as the case may be). Said resolution shall describe the principal, interest or both, to be paid, fix the details of the refunding bonds, including the date, denominations, place of payment, rate of interest and maturity of the bonds so authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of this Division, and such resolution shall provide for the levy of a tax sufficient to pay principal of and interest on said refunding bonds as the same mature. The refunding bonds shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semiannually, and may mature at such time or times, (but not more than twenty years from date of bonds) as the resolution shall fix. Such bonds shall be signed by the Chairman of the Board, be attested by the County Clerk with the seal of the County attached, and be registered by the County Treasurer. The coupons attached to said bonds may be executed with the lithographed or facsimile signature of the County Treasurer.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Division or "An Act to authorize counties having a population of less than two hundred thousand to issue refunding bonds", approved April 22, 1933, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act to authorize counties having a population of less than two hundred thousand to issue refunding bonds", approved April 22, 1933, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-9003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-9003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-9003)
    Sec. 6-9003. Sale or exchange of bonds. Such refunding bonds may be exchanged par for par for principal, interest or both, described in the authorizing resolution, or may be sold at not less than their par value, and the proceeds of the sale shall be used only for the purpose of paying such principal, interest or both.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-9004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-9004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-9004)
    Sec. 6-9004. Tax for principal and interest. It shall be the duty of the County Clerk, annually, to extend a tax upon all of the taxable property in the county sufficient to pay maturing principal of and interest on said refunding bonds. Said tax shall not be subject to any statutory limitations now or hereafter enacted relative to taxes which may be extended for county purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-10

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-10 heading)
Division 6-10. Refunding Bonds - Tax Levy

55 ILCS 5/6-10001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-10001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-10001)
    Sec. 6-10001. Refunding bonds. The corporate authorities of any county, without submitting the question to the electors thereof for approval, may authorize by ordinance the issuance of refunding bonds (1) to refund its bonds prior to their maturity; (2) to refund its unpaid matured bonds; (3) to refund matured coupons evidencing interest upon its unpaid bonds; (4) to refund interest at the coupon rate upon its unpaid matured bonds that has accrued since the maturity of those bonds; and (5) to refund its bonds which by their terms are subject to redemption before maturity.
    The refunding bonds may be made registerable as to principal and may bear interest at a rate not to exceed 6% annually, payable at such time and place as may be provided in the bond ordinance.
    The refunding bonds shall remain valid even though one or more of the officers executing the bonds ceases to hold his or their offices before the bonds are delivered.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-10002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-10002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-10002)
    Sec. 6-10002. Ordinance. The ordinance authorizing the refunding bonds shall prescribe all details thereof and shall provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within the county sufficient to pay the principal thereof and interest thereon as it matures. This tax shall be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes authorized to be levied by the county. Tax limitations applicable to the county provided by statutes of this State shall not apply to taxes levied for payment of these refunding bonds. However, taxes provided to be levied for payment of refunding bonds of any county shall not be in excess of the constitutional limitation of 75 per $100 valuation unless that excess is authorized by a vote of the people of the county.
    A certified copy of the bond ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk of the county and shall constitute the authority for the extension and collection of refunding bond and interest taxes as required by the constitution.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-10003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-10003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-10003)
    Sec. 6-10003. Exchange or sale of refunding bonds. The refunding bonds may be exchanged for the bonds to be refunded on the basis of dollar for dollar for the par value of the bonds, interest coupons, and interest not represented by coupons, if any. Instead of this exchange, the refunding bonds may be sold at not less than their par value and accrued interest. The proceeds received from their sale shall be used to pay the bonds, interest coupons, and interest not represented by coupons, if any. This payment may be made without any prior appropriation therefor under any budget law.
    Bonds and interest coupons which have been received in exchange or paid shall be cancelled and the obligation for interest, not represented by coupons, which has been discharged, shall be evidenced by a written acknowledgment of the exchange or payment thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-10004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-10004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-10004)
    Sec. 6-10004. Form of refunding bonds; maturity. The refunding bonds shall be of such form and denomination, payable at such place, bear such date, and be executed by such officials as may be provided by the corporate authorities of the county in the bond ordinance. They shall mature within not to exceed twenty years from their date, and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest after notice has been given at the time and in the manner provided in the bond ordinance.
    If there is no default in payment of the principal of or interest upon the refunding bonds, and if after setting aside a sum of money equal to the amount of interest that will accrue on the refunding bonds, and a sum of money equal to the amount of principal that will become due thereon, within the next six months period, the treasurer and comptroller, if there is a comptroller, of the county shall use the money available from the proceeds of taxes levied for the payment of the refunding bonds in calling them for payment, if, by their terms, they are subject to redemption. However, a county may provide in the bond ordinance that, whenever the county is not in default in payment of the principal of or interest upon the refunding bonds and has set aside the sums of money provided in this paragraph for interest accruing and principal maturing within the next six months period, the money available from the proceeds of taxes levied for the payment of refunding bonds shall be used, first, in the purchase of the refunding bonds at the lowest price obtainable, but not to exceed their par value and accrued interest, after sealed tenders for their purchase have been advertised for as may be directed by the corporate authorities thereof.
    Refunding bonds called for payment and paid or purchased under this Section shall be marked paid and cancelled.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-10005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-10005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-10005)
    Sec. 6-10005. Reduction of tax. Whenever any refunding bonds are purchased and cancelled, as provided in Section 6-10004, the taxes thereafter to be extended for payment of the principal of and the interest on the remainder of the issue shall be reduced in an amount equal to the principal of and the interest that would have thereafter accrued upon the refunding bonds so cancelled. A resolution shall be adopted by the corporate authorities of the county finding these facts. A certified copy of this resolution shall be filed with the county clerk, whereupon the county clerk shall reduce and extend such tax levies in accordance therewith.
    Whenever refunding bonds are issued, proper reduction of taxes, theretofore levied for the payment of the bonds refunded and next to be extended for collection, shall be made by the county clerk upon receipt of a certificate signed by the treasurer and the comptroller, if there is a comptroller, of the county, showing the bonds refunded and the tax to be abated.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-10006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-10006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-10006)
    Sec. 6-10006. Sinking fund. Money which becomes available from taxes that were levied for prior years for payment of bonds or interest coupons that were paid or refunded before those taxes were collected, after payment of all warrants that may have been issued in anticipation of these taxes, shall be placed in the sinking fund account provided in this Section. It shall be used to purchase, call for payment, or to pay at maturity refunding bonds and interest thereon as herein provided.
    Money received from the proceeds of taxes levied for the payment of the principal of and interest upon refunding bonds shall be deposited in a special fund of the county. It shall be designated as the "Refunding Bond and Interest Sinking Fund Account of ....." This fund shall be faithfully applied to the purchase or payment of refunding bonds and the interest thereon as provided in this Division.
    If the money in this fund is not immediately necessary for the payment of refunding bonds or if refunding bonds can not be purchased before maturity, then, under the direction of the corporate authorities of the county, the money may be invested by the treasurer and the comptroller, if there is a comptroller, of the county, in bonds or other interest bearing obligations of the United States or in bonds of the State of Illinois.
    The maturity date of the securities in which this money is invested shall be prior to the due date of any issue of refunding bonds of the investing county. The corporate authorities may sell these securities whenever necessary to obtain cash to meet bond and interest payments.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-10007

    (55 ILCS 5/6-10007) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-10007)
    Sec. 6-10007. Procedure by corporate authorities to effectuate refunding plan. The corporate authorities of a county may take any action that may be necessary to inform the owners of unpaid bonds regarding the financial condition of the county, the necessity of refunding its unpaid bonds and readjusting the maturities thereof in order that sufficient taxes may be collected to take care of these bonds, and thus re-establish the credit of the county. The corporate authorities may enter into any agreement required to prepare and carry out any refunding plan and, without any previous appropriation therefor under any budget law, may incur and pay expenditures that may be necessary in order to accomplish the refunding of the bonds of the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-10008

    (55 ILCS 5/6-10008) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-10008)
    Sec. 6-10008. Applicability. This Division shall apply to any county regardless of the law under which it is organized and operating, and shall constitute complete authority for issuing refunding bonds as herein provided without reference to other laws. This Division shall be construed as conferring powers in addition to, but not as limiting powers granted under other laws.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-11

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-11 heading)
Division 6-11. Funding Bonds - Counties
under 70,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-11001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-11001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-11001)
    Sec. 6-11001. Resolution directing issuance of bonds. If no petition for referendum is filed as provided in this Division, or if such petition is filed and election is had and a majority of the voters voting on the proposition vote in favor thereof, then the county board may adopt a resolution directing the issuance of any or all of the bonds described in the resolution of intention, fixing the details thereof and levying a tax to pay the same. The bonds shall mature at such time or times as is fixed in said resolution but not more than 20 years from the date of such bonds, 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 annually or semi-annually, and be payable at such place or places as shall be fixed in said resolution, and shall be signed in the manner and by the officials directed by the resolution to sign the same. The amount of such bonds which may be issued shall not be subject to any statutory debt limitation. Any of the bonds authorized pursuant to the provisions of this Division may be exchanged for at least a like par amount of the claims described in the resolution of intention, or said bonds, or some of them, may be sold for not less than the par value thereof and the proceeds used to pay at least a like par amount of such claims, provided, however, said bonds may be delivered from time to time or all at one time.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Division or "An Act to authorize any county having a population of less than 70,000 to issue funding bonds and to provide for the validation of claims to be paid by or from the proceeds of such bonds", filed June 19, 1939, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act to authorize any county having a population of less than 70,000 to issue funding bonds and to provide for the validation of claims to be paid by or from the proceeds of such bonds", filed June 19, 1939, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-11002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-11002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-11002)
    Sec. 6-11002. Extension of tax to pay funding bonds. It shall be the duty of such county clerk annually when extending taxes for other corporate purposes to extend taxes for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on the bonds therein authorized as directed in and by said resolution. Such tax shall not be subject to any statutory limitation as to rate or amount.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-11003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-11003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-11003)
    Sec. 6-11003. Bondholder's rights. The holder of any such bonds shall not be obligated to inquire into the validity of the claims funded, but shall be entitled to rely upon the proceedings taken pursuant to the provisions of this Division with respect thereto as establishing the validity of the items funded and the power to issue such bonds. The adoption of the resolution, which declares the intention of the county board to issue funding bonds under the provisions of this Division, shall be deemed a validation of the claims therein set forth insofar as there may be any question as to the legality of any or all of the same.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-11004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-11004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-11004)
    Sec. 6-11004. Partial invalidity. The invalidity of any Section or portion of this Division shall not affect the remainder hereof. This Division shall not be construed as repealing or modifying any existing statute with respect to the issuance of bonds, but shall be deemed to be additional authority to issue funding bonds.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-12

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-12 heading)
Division 6-12. Funding Bonds - Counties
under 5,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-12001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-12001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-12001)
    Sec. 6-12001. Authorization. Any county having a population of less than 5,000 inhabitants is authorized to issue bonds for the purpose of paying claims against such county, which were incurred on or before January 1, 1964 for any purpose or purposes for which the county is obligated to pay or provide funds to pay. Such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation as to debt, but not to exceed the constitutional debt limitation, without submitting the proposition of issuing the bonds or the levying of a tax to pay the same to the voters of said county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-12002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-12002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-12002)
    Sec. 6-12002. Resolution establishing validity of claims. Before any such county avails itself of the provisions of this Division, the county board shall examine and consider the claims proposed to be paid and if it appears that such claims were incurred on or before January 1, 1964 for any purpose or purposes for which the county is obligated to pay or provide funds to pay, it shall adopt a resolution so declaring and set forth and describe in detail such claims; the adoption of such resolution shall establish the validity of such claims for the purpose of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-12003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-12003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-12003)
    Sec. 6-12003. Issuance of bonds; maturity. All bonds issued under the provisions of this Division shall be signed in the name of the county by the chairman of the county board and shall be countersigned by the county clerk and shall have the seal of the county attached thereto. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times as is fixed by said county board provided that all of such bonds shall mature within 20 years from their date and bear interest at not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semi-annually, and may be sold as the county board may direct at not less than par and accrued interest, and the proceeds derived from the sale thereof shall be used solely and only for the payment of such claims, or the bonds may be exchanged par for par for such claims, such bonds may be delivered from time to time or all at one time.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Division or "An Act to authorize any county having a population of less than 5,000 to issue funding bonds and to provide for the validation of claims to be paid by or from the proceeds of such bonds, and to provide for a tax to pay the principal and interest of said bonds", approved August 15, 1961, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act to authorize any county having a population of less than 5,000 to issue funding bonds and to provide for the validation of claims to be paid by or from the proceeds of such bonds, and to provide for a tax to pay the principal and interest of said bonds", approved August 15, 1961, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

55 ILCS 5/6-12004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-12004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-12004)
    Sec. 6-12004. Bond resolution; tax levy. Such bonds may be issued at any time and from time to time and at the time of issuing any such bonds, the county board shall provide by resolution the date of maturity of each bond, the rate of interest, and shall also provide in said resolution for the collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within such county sufficient to pay and discharge the principal of any such bonds at maturity, and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. A certified copy of such resolution shall be filed in the office of the county clerk, as tax extension officer of said county, and he shall extend the tax therein provided for each of the years while any of such bonds are outstanding. Such tax shall be in addition to any and all other taxes now or hereafter authorized to be levied by such county within the Constitutional limitation, and shall not be included in any statutory limitation of rate or amount but shall be excluded therefrom and be in excess thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-12005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-12005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-12005)
    Sec. 6-12005. Existing statutes. This Division shall not be construed as repealing or modifying any existing statute with respect to the issuance of bonds, but shall be deemed to be additional authority to issue funding bonds. The purchaser of any such bonds shall not be obligated to inquire into the validity of the claims funded by reason of the issue of such bonds; and all such bonds issued hereunder shall be valid obligations of the issuing county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-13

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-13 heading)
Division 6-13. Bonds to Pay Claims - Counties
Between 180,000 and 200,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-13001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-13001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-13001)
    Sec. 6-13001. Bonds to pay claims against counties of 180,000 to 200,000. Any county having a population of not less than 180,000 and not more than 200,000 is authorized to issue bonds at any time and from time to time prior to January 1, 1954 for the purpose of paying claims against such county heretofore or hereafter duly audited and allowed. Such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation as to debt, but not to exceed $400,000 nor the constitutional limitation, without submitting the proposition of issuing the bonds or the levying of a tax to pay the same to the voters of said county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-13002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-13002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-13002)
    Sec. 6-13002. Resolution establishing validity of claims. Before any such county avails itself of the provisions of this Division, the county board shall examine and consider the claims proposed to be paid and, if it appears that such claims were authorized and duly audited and allowed for corporate purposes, it shall adopt a resolution so declaring and set forth and describe in detail such claims; the adoption of such resolution shall establish the validity of such claims.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-13003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-13003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-13003)
    Sec. 6-13003. Maturity of bonds; tax. All bonds issued under the provisions of this Division shall mature within 20 years from their date and bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semi-annually, and may be sold as the county board may direct at not less than par and accrued interest, and the proceeds derived from the sale thereof shall be used solely and only for the payment of such claims, or the bonds may be exchanged par for par for such claims.
    Before or at the time of issuing any such bonds, the county board shall provide by resolution for the collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within such county sufficient to pay and discharge the principal of any such bonds at maturity, and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. A certified copy of such resolution shall be filed in the office of the county clerk, as tax extension officer of said county, and he shall extend the tax therein provided for each of the years while any of such bonds are outstanding. Such tax shall be in addition to any and all other county taxes now or hereafter authorized within the Constitutional limitation. Statutory tax limitations applicable to the county shall not apply to the levy of taxes for the payment of interest or principal of any bonds issued under this Division.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Division or "An Act to authorize counties having a population of not less than 180,000 and not more than 200,000 to issue bonds for the payment of claims", approved May 25, 1953, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act to authorize counties having a population of not less than 180,000 and not more than 200,000 to issue bonds for the payment of claims", approved May 25, 1953, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-13004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-13004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-13004)
    Sec. 6-13004. Validity of bonds issued. The purchaser of any such bonds shall not be obligated to inquire into the validity of the claims funded by reason of the issue of such bonds; and all bonds issued hereunder shall be valid obligations of the issuing county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-14

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-14 heading)
Division 6-14. Bonds for Certain Unpaid Judgments -
Counties under 250,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-14001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-14001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-14001)
    Sec. 6-14001. Judgments rendered in suits commenced prior to December 31, 1959. The County Board of any County having a population of less than 250,000 inhabitants and in which a Public Building Commission authorized by the "Public Building Commission Act", approved July 5, 1955, as now or hereafter amended, does not exist, by resolution may authorize the issuance of funding bonds not to exceed $600,000 to fund any judgment or judgments which have been or may be rendered in suits commenced prior to December 31, 1959, against said County for indebtedness duly audited and allowed prior to such date and which are unpaid, and to pay which no funds are available.
    The resolution authorizing the issuance of the funding bonds herein authorized shall prescribe the date, maturity, rate of interest (which shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually), place of payment, and may provide that the bonds may be registerable as to principal and other details necessary and incident to the legal issuance thereof. Said resolution shall also authorize and direct the levy of an annual tax against the taxable property of said County sufficient to pay the interest and principal of said bonds as it matures, in accordance with the provisions of said resolution, which tax shall be included within the rate limitation prescribed for county corporate purposes, and shall not be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. Such tax shall be extended at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes levied for county purposes, except that if a general reduction in levies is required to keep the maximum for corporate purposes within the statutory rate limitation the tax levy provided for herein shall not be reduced. Said tax shall be collected in the same manner as is provided for the collection of other taxes, and when collected shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the "Judgment Funding Fund", and used for the payment of the bonds and interest herein authorized.
    All such bonds shall be sold to the highest and best responsible bidder, and notice of the time and place bids may be submitted shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county, if there is one, and if none, then in a newspaper of general circulation therein, such notice to be published once each week for three successive weeks, the last publication to be at least one day prior to the time specified in the notice. Any sale of bonds in violation of this Division is void.
    The validity of any funding bonds hereby authorized to be issued shall remain unimpaired, although one or more of the officers executing the same shall cease to be such officer or officers before delivery thereof.
    Because the bonds herein authorized may be issued only for the purpose of funding valid judgments theretofore rendered against the County by Courts of record, the question of the issuance thereof need not be submitted to the legal voters of the County for approval.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Division or "An Act authorizing the issuance of funding bonds by counties to care for unpaid judgments against the county, and providing for a tax levy for their payment", approved July 28, 1941, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act authorizing the issuance of funding bonds by counties to care for unpaid judgments against the county, and providing for a tax levy for their payment", approved July 28, 1941, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-15

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-15 heading)
Division 6-15. Bonds for Certain Unpaid
Judgments or Claims -
Counties over 500,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-15001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-15001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-15001)
    Sec. 6-15001. Judgments rendered prior to December 1, 1942. In all cases where any county having a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants has incurred indebtedness prior to December 1, 1942 for proper county purposes, such indebtedness being evidenced by claims that shall have been audited and allowed by the county board, or evidenced by judgments rendered prior to December 1, 1942 against such county, such county may issue negotiable coupon bonds in the amount of such unpaid claims or judgments, or both, for the purpose of paying same, and may levy taxes upon all the taxable property in such county sufficient to pay the principal of such bonds at maturity and to pay the interest thereon, as it falls due, within the constitutional limitation of 75 cents per $100 of valuation, without submitting the question of issuing such bonds and levying such taxes to a vote of the people of such county. Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not to exceed five per centum per annum and the maturity thereof shall be determined by the county board within twenty years from their date and such bonds shall be authorized by resolution adopted by the county board prescribing all details of issue and determining the amount of unpaid indebtedness incurred for proper county purposes whether evidenced by judgments or claims, or both, which finding shall be conclusive as to the amount and validity thereof.
    Such bonds shall be sold for not less than their par value upon sealed bids after such advertising as the county board may deem necessary, provided, however, that said county board may reserve the right to reject any and all bids therefor; or such bonds may be delivered by the county board to the owners of such indebtedness evidenced by claims, or to the holders of such judgments, on the basis of par for par, in full payment therefor, and in either case the claims representing such indebtedness shall be paid simultaneously upon the delivery of the bonds and the judgments shall be satisfied and released simultaneously upon the delivery of the bonds, and proper records shall be made showing such payment and satisfaction thereof. Such payments may be made without any prior appropriation therefor under any budget law.
    Such bonds and coupons shall be payable in lawful money of the United States of America at such place or places as may be fixed in the resolution authorizing same and shall be signed in the manner and by the officials directed by such resolution and such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, not to exceed the constitutional limitation as to debt notwithstanding any statutory debt limitation to the contrary.
    The validity of any bonds hereby authorized to be issued shall remain unimpaired although one or more of the officials executing such bonds shall cease to be such officer or officers before the date of delivery thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-15002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-15002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-15002)
    Sec. 6-15002. Bond resolution; tax levy. The resolution authorizing such bonds shall provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in said county sufficient to pay the principal thereof and interest on such bonds as the same respectively falls due, which tax for payment of such principal and interest shall be in addition to the maximum rate of taxation for all other county purposes now or hereafter permitted by the statutes of this state, and a certified copy of such bond resolution shall be filed with the county clerk of such county and it shall be the duty of such county clerk annually when extending taxes of said county levied for county purposes to extend taxes sufficient for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on the bonds therein authorized as directed in and by said resolution, which tax so extended by such county clerk shall not be subject to any statutory limitation as to rate or amount and shall be in addition to the statutory maximum rate of taxation for all other county purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-15003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-15003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-15003)
    Sec. 6-15003. Validity of claims or judgments funded by bonds. The holder of any such bonds shall not be obligated to inquire into the validity of the claims or judgments funded thereby but shall be entitled to rely upon the proceedings taken pursuant to the provisions of this Division with respect thereto as establishing the validity of such claims or judgments so funded, and the power to issue such bonds.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-16

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-16 heading)
Division 6-16. Bonds to Pay Certain Judgments -
Counties under 500,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-16001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-16001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-16001)
    Sec. 6-16001. Judgments rendered prior to May 1, 1961. The County Board of any County having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants, by resolution may authorize the issuance of funding bonds not to exceed $225,000 to fund any judgment or judgments which have been rendered prior to May 1, 1961, against said County for indebtedness duly audited and allowed prior to August 21, 1961, and which are unpaid, and to pay which no funds are available.
    The resolution authorizing the issuance of the funding bonds herein authorized shall prescribe the date, maturity, rate of interest (which shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract), place of payment, and may provide that the bonds may be registerable as to principal and other details necessary and incident to the legal issuance thereof. Said resolution shall also authorize and direct the levy of an annual tax against the taxable property of said County sufficient to pay the interest and principal of said bonds as it matures, in accordance with the provisions of said resolution, which tax shall be included within the rate limitation prescribed for county corporate purposes, and shall not be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. Such tax shall be extended at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes levied for county purposes, except that if a general reduction in levies is required to keep the maximum for corporate purposes within the statutory rate limitation the tax levy provided for herein shall not be reduced. Said tax shall be collected in the same manner as is provided for the collection of other taxes, and when collected shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the "Judgment Funding Fund," and used for the payment of the bonds and interest herein authorized.
    The bonds shall be sold to the highest and best responsible bidder therefor. Notice of the time and place bids will be publicly opened shall be given by publication in a newspaper having general circulation in the county issuing such bonds, one each week for 3 successive weeks, the last publication to be at least one week prior to the time specified in the notice for the opening of bids.
    The validity of any funding bonds hereby authorized to be issued shall remain unimpaired, although one or more of the officers executing the same shall cease to be such officer or officers before delivery thereof.
    Because the bonds herein authorized may be issued only for the purpose of funding valid judgments theretofore rendered against the County by courts of record, the question of the issuance thereof need not be submitted to the legal voters of the County for approval.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Section or "An Act to authorize counties having a population of less than 500,000 to issue funding bonds to pay judgments rendered against such counties prior to May 1, 1961, and providing for a tax levy for their payment", approved August 21, 1961, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Section or "An Act to authorize counties having a population of less than 500,000 to issue funding bonds to pay judgments rendered against such counties prior to May 1, 1961, and providing for a tax levy for their payment", approved August 21, 1961, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-16002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-16002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-16002)
    Sec. 6-16002. Judgments rendered prior to January 1, 1964. The County Board of any County having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants, by resolution may authorize the issuance of funding bonds not to exceed $1,400,000 to fund any judgment or judgments which have been rendered prior to January 1, 1964, against said County, and which are unpaid, and to pay which no funds are available.
    The resolution authorizing the issuance of the funding bonds herein authorized shall prescribe the date, maturity, rate of interest (which shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract), place of payment, and may provide that the bonds may be registerable as to principal and other details necessary and incident to the legal issuance thereof. Said resolution shall also authorize and direct the levy of an annual tax against the taxable property of said County sufficient to pay the interest and principal of said bonds as it matures, in accordance with the provisions of said resolution, which tax shall be included within the rate limitation prescribed for county corporate purposes, and shall not be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. Such tax shall be extended at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes levied for county purposes, except that if a general reduction in levies is required to keep the maximum for corporate purposes within the statutory rate limitation the tax levy provided for herein shall not be reduced. Said tax shall be collected in the same manner as is provided for the collection of other taxes, and when collected shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the "Judgment Funding Fund," and used for the payment of the bonds and interest herein authorized.
    The bonds shall be sold to the highest and best responsible bidder therefor. Notice of the time and place bids will be publicly opened shall be given by publication in a newspaper having general circulation in the county issuing such bonds, once each week for 3 successive weeks, the last publication to be at least one week prior to the time specified in the notice for the opening of bids.
    The validity of any funding bonds hereby authorized to be issued shall remain unimpaired, although one or more of the officers executing the same shall cease to be such officer or officers before delivery thereof.
    Because the bonds herein authorized may be issued only for the purpose of funding valid judgments theretofore rendered against the County by courts of record, the question of the issuance thereof need not be submitted to the legal voters of the County for approval.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Section or "An Act to authorize the County Board of any County having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants, to issue funding bonds to pay judgments rendered against such counties prior to January 1, 1964, and providing for a tax levy for their payment", approved August 13, 1963, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Section or "An Act to authorize the County Board of any County having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants, to issue funding bonds to pay judgments rendered against such counties prior to January 1, 1964, and providing for a tax levy for their payment", approved August 13, 1963, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-17

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-17 heading)
Division 6-17. Bonds to Pay Judgments -
Counties over 500,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-17001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-17001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-17001)
    Sec. 6-17001. Judgments rendered prior to August 7, 1947. In all cases where any county having a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants has incurred indebtedness prior to August 7, 1947 for proper county purposes, such indebtedness being evidenced by judgments rendered prior to August 7, 1947 against such county, such county may issue negotiable coupon bonds in such an amount not exceeding $3,000,000 as is necessary for the purpose of paying same, and may levy taxes upon all the taxable property in such county sufficient to pay the principal of such bonds at maturity and to pay the interest thereon, as it falls due, within the constitutional limitation of 75 cents per $100 of valuation, without submitting the question of issuing such bonds and levying such taxes to a vote of the people of such county. Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not to exceed five per centum per annum and the maturity thereof shall be determined by the county board within twenty years from their date and such bonds shall be authorized by resolution adopted by the county board prescribing all details of issue and determining the amount of unpaid indebtedness incurred for proper county purposes evidenced by judgments, which finding shall be conclusive as to the amount and validity thereof.
    Such bonds shall be sold for not less than their par value upon sealed bids. The County Board shall from time to time as bonds are to be sold, advertise in a daily newspaper of general circulation of such county for proposals to purchase such bonds, at least ten days prior to the opening of the bids. The County Board may reserve the right to reject any and all bids. The judgments shall be satisfied and released simultaneously upon the delivery of the bonds, and proper records shall be made showing such payment and satisfaction thereof. Such payments may be made without any prior appropriation therefor under any budget law.
    Such bonds and coupons shall be payable in lawful money of the United States of America at such place or places as may be fixed in the resolution authorizing same and shall be signed in the manner and by the officials directed by such resolution and such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, not to exceed the constitutional limitation as to debt notwithstanding any statutory debt limitation to the contrary.
    The validity of any bonds hereby authorized to be issued shall remain unimpaired although one or more of the officials executing such bonds shall cease to be such officer or officers before the date of delivery thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-17002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-17002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-17002)
    Sec. 6-17002. Bond resolution; tax levy. The resolution authorizing such bonds shall provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in said county sufficient to pay the principal thereof and interest on such bonds as the same respectively falls due, which tax for payment of such principal and interest shall be in addition to the maximum rate of taxation for all other county purposes now or hereafter permitted by the statutes of this state, and a certified copy of such bond resolution shall be filed with the county clerk of such county and it shall be the duty of such county clerk annually when extending taxes of said county levied for county purposes to extend taxes sufficient for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on the bonds therein authorized as directed in and by said resolution, which tax so extended by such county clerk shall not be subject to any statutory limitation as to rate or amount and shall be in addition to the statutory maximum rate of taxation for all other county purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-17003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-17003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-17003)
    Sec. 6-17003. Bondholder's rights. The holder of any such bonds shall not be obligated to inquire into the validity of the judgment funded thereby but shall be entitled to rely upon the proceedings taken pursuant to the provisions of this Division with respect thereto as establishing the validity of such judgments so funded, and the power to issue such bonds.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-18

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-18 heading)
Division 6-18. Bonds for Medical
Services and Law Enforcement

55 ILCS 5/6-18001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-18001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-18001)
    Sec. 6-18001. Bonds for medical services and law enforcement. For the purpose of improving hospital, medical, and health services and for improving law enforcement, any county with a population of 1,000,000 or more inhabitants may, prior to December 1, 1970, by resolution of its County Board, incur an indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in amounts not exceeding in the aggregate of $12,000,000. Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature within 20 years from the date thereof. The resolution authorizing this issuance of bonds may be made effective without the submission thereof to the voters of the county for approval.
    The resolution authorizing such bonds shall provide for the levy of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in the county sufficient to pay and discharge the principal of such bonds at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. This tax shall be levied with the general taxes of the county and shall be in addition to the maximum of all other taxes and tax rates which the county is or may be authorized to levy.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 or "An Act to revise the law in relation to counties", approved March 31, 1874, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act or "An Act to revise the law in relation to counties", approved March 31, 1874, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-19

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-19 heading)
Division 6-19. Appropriations for Farmers' Institutes

55 ILCS 5/6-19001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-19001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-19001)
    Sec. 6-19001. Appropriation; purpose. The county board may appropriate not more than $300 per annum for use of county farmers' institutes in their efforts to promote the adoption of the latest approved methods of crop production, the improvement of live stock, the conservation of soil fertility, and the improvement of agricultural conditions generally.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-20

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-20 heading)
Division 6-20. Appropriations for Soil and Crop Improvement

55 ILCS 5/6-20001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-20001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-20001)
    Sec. 6-20001. Appropriation; purpose. The county boards of the several counties of this State are hereby authorized and empowered to make appropriations to and for the use of county soil and crop improvement associations and home improvement associations, or any other like associations organized for the improvement of general agricultural or home conditions, annually, which is hereby declared to be for county purposes, and to be paid to the treasurer of such association as soon as the annual taxes shall have been collected in like manner as all other expenditures are authorized and expended by said boards.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-20002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-20002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-20002)
    Sec. 6-20002. Statement of expenditures. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of such association receiving said money to prepare at least annually a complete and detailed statement or report of the manner in which said money shall have been expended, which said statement shall be signed by the president of said association, attested by its secretary, and sealed with its seal, if it have one, and file said report with the said county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-21

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-21 heading)
Division 6-21. Appropriations and Taxes for County Fairs

55 ILCS 5/6-21001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-21001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-21001)
    Sec. 6-21001. Appropriation; purpose. The county board may appropriate not more than $300 per annum to be used for educational or agricultural exhibits at the county fair held in its county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-21002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-21002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-21002)
    Sec. 6-21002. Tax for county fair purposes. Whenever a petition signed by 100 taxpayers of any county is presented to the county board of such county of less than 1,000,000 population requesting the submission of a proposition whether or not, an annual tax of not to exceed .05 per cent of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in such county shall be levied upon all the taxable property of such county for the purpose of creating and maintaining a fund for county fair purposes, such county board shall adopt a resolution for the submission of such proposition at the next regular election held in such county. The county board shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at said election in accordance with the general election law. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-21003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-21003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-21003)
    Sec. 6-21003. Referendum. Upon the adoption of such resolution and the certification thereof to the county clerk of such county such proposition shall be submitted at the next regular election held in such county.
    Such proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an annual tax of not
to exceed .05 per cent be                  YES
levied in  ...... county for            ----------------------
county fair purposes in such                NO
county?
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    If a majority of the legal voters of such county voting on such proposition vote in favor thereof, such proposition shall be deemed adopted.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-21004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-21004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-21004)
    Sec. 6-21004. Tax levy. Upon the adoption of such proposition the county board shall cause an annual tax of not to exceed .05% of value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property of such county to be levied upon all the taxable property in such county for county fair purposes therein. Such tax shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such county and shall be in addition to the maximum of taxes authorized by law for county purposes. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-21005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-21005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-21005)
    Sec. 6-21005. County fair fund. The proceeds of the tax herein authorized shall be paid into the county treasury in a fund to be known as the county fair fund. Such fund may be used by the county board for the maintenance and repair of the property and buildings of a county fair selected by such county board as the county fair of such county, in the acquisition of property for such county fair and for the retirement of the indebtedness of such county fair. Such fund shall be expended in the same manner and subject to the same requirements as other county expenditures.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-21006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-21006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-21006)
    Sec. 6-21006. Discontinuance of tax. Upon a petition signed by one hundred taxpayers of a county which has authorized a tax for county fair purposes under the provisions of this Division, being presented to the county board of such county, requesting a proposition whether or not the tax for county fair purposes which has been so authorized in such county be discontinued, the county board shall adopt a resolution providing for the submission of such proposition to the voters of such county in a similar manner as is hereinabove provided for the submission of the proposition for the levy of such tax.
    If a majority of the voters of such county, voting upon such proposition are in favor thereof such proposition shall be deemed adopted and such tax be discontinued in such county. In case any funds remain to the credit of the county fair fund, after such a tax has been discontinued, and the county fair in such county has also been discontinued and no outstanding indebtedness exists against such county fair, such remaining funds shall be paid into the general fund for county purposes in the county treasury.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-22

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-22 heading)
Division 6-22. Appropriations for Poultry Exhibits

55 ILCS 5/6-22001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-22001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-22001)
    Sec. 6-22001. Appropriation; purpose. The county board may appropriate not more than $500 per annum for county exhibitions of poultry for use by societies organized for that purpose in their efforts to promote the adoption of the latest approved methods of propagating the different breeds of poultry and of increasing the poultry industry.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-23

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-23 heading)
Division 6-23. Tax for County Historical Museum

55 ILCS 5/6-23001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-23001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-23001)
    Sec. 6-23001. Tax authorization. Any county, having less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, may levy and collect a direct annual tax not exceeding .002% of value upon all the taxable property in such county, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, sufficient to pay the cost of maintaining any historical museum which may be owned or operated by that county. The amount of annual tax may be increased to an amount not exceeding .004% of the value of all taxable property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue if the proposition for such tax rate increase has been submitted to the electors of that county and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. The election authorized by this Section shall be conducted in accordance with the general election law except that it may be held only at the same time as a primary or general election at which Representatives of the General Assembly are nominated or elected. The rate of tax authorized by this Division shall not be included within any limitation of rate for general purposes as may now or hereafter be provided by statute.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-24

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-24 heading)
Division 6-24. Cook County Appropriations

55 ILCS 5/6-24001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-24001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-24001)
    Sec. 6-24001. Annual appropriation bill. The board of commissioners of Cook County shall, within the first quarter of each fiscal year adopt a resolution, to be termed the annual appropriation bill, in and by which resolution said board shall appropriate such sums of money as may be necessary to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities of said Cook County, to be by said county paid or incurred during and until the time of the adoption of the next annual appropriation bill under this section: Provided, that said board shall not expend any money or incur any indebtedness or liability on behalf of said county in excess of the percentage and several amounts now limited by law, and based on the limit prescribed in the Constitution, when applied to the last previous assessment. For the year 1931 and each year thereafter, such appropriation bill shall set forth estimates, by classes, of all current assets and liabilities of each fund of such county, as of the beginning of said fiscal year, and the amounts of such assets available for appropriation in such year, either for expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during such year or for liabilities unpaid at the beginning thereof. Such board by resolution may create, set apart and maintain an imprest cash fund for monies which have been advanced by such county for state programs pursuant to law prior to reimbursement by the state for expenses incurred by such county. The monies shown as the balance in such fund in such appropriation bill shall not be considered to be available for appropriation. Estimates of taxes to be received from the levies of prior years shall be net, after deducting amounts estimated to be sufficient to cover the loss and cost of collecting such taxes and also the amounts of such taxes for the nonpayment of which real estate has been or shall be forfeited to the State and abatements in the amount of such taxes extended or to be extended upon the collectors' books. Estimates of the liabilities of the respective funds shall include (a) all final judgments, including accrued interest thereon, entered against such county and unpaid at the beginning of such fiscal year, (b) the principal of all anticipation tax warrants and all temporary loans and all accrued interest thereon unpaid at the beginning of such fiscal year, (c) the principal of all notes issued in anticipation of taxes under the provisions of Division 6-2, and all accrued interest thereon unpaid at the beginning of such fiscal year, and (d) any amount for which the board of commissioners is required to reimburse the working cash fund from the general corporate fund pursuant to the provisions of Division 6-27. Such annual appropriation bill shall also set forth detailed estimates of all taxes to be levied for such year and of all other current revenues to be derived from sources other than such taxes, including any funds authorized by Division 6-6 and any funds made available under Section 5-701.10 of the "Illinois Highway Code", approved July 8, 1959, as amended, which will be applicable to expenditure or charges to be made or incurred during such year. No estimate of taxes to be levied for general corporate purposes, or for any other purpose, except for the payment of bonded indebtedness or interest thereon, and except for pension fund purposes or working cash fund purposes, shall exceed a sum equivalent to the product of the value of the taxable property in such county, as ascertained by the last assessment for state and county taxes previous to the passage of such annual appropriation bill, multiplied by the maximum per cent or rate of tax which such county is authorized by law to levy for said current fiscal year for any such purpose or purposes with reference to which such estimate is made. All such estimates shall be so segregated and classified as to funds and in such other manner as to give effect to the requirements of law relating to the respective purposes to which said assets and taxes and other current revenues are applicable, to the end that no expenditure shall be authorized or made for any purpose in excess of funds lawfully available therefor, including any funds authorized by Division 6-6 and any funds made available under Section 5-701.10 of the "Illinois Highway Code," approved July 8, 1959, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-24002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-24002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-24002)
    Sec. 6-24002. Budget estimates; arrangement of appropriations. Budget estimates shall be prepared and appropriations shall be made in a manner that reflects the utilization of program, performance and cost effectiveness principles, and budget estimates shall include statements of the amounts and sources of all anticipated revenues including those from Federal, State, other governments, and all other sources. Appropriations shall be arranged according to funds and programs and sub-activities and also according to departments and other offices and agencies of the County. Such annual appropriation bill shall specify the objects and purposes for which appropriations are made and the amount appropriated for each object or purpose and shall include appropriations for (a) all current expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during such fiscal year, including interest to accrue on anticipation tax warrants and notes and temporary loans; (b) all final judgments, including accrued interest thereon, entered against such county and unpaid at the beginning of such fiscal year; (c) any amount for which the board of commissioners of such county is required to reimburse the working cash fund from the general corporate fund pursuant to the provisions of Division 6-27; (d) all other liabilities including the principal of all anticipation tax warrants and notes and all temporary loans and accrued interest thereon, incurred during prior years and unpaid at the beginning of such fiscal year; and (e) an amount or amounts estimated to be sufficient to cover the loss and cost of collecting taxes to be levied for such fiscal year and also the amounts of taxes so levied for the nonpayment of which real estate shall be forfeited to the State and abatements in the amounts of such taxes as extended upon the collectors' books.
    The objects and purposes for which appropriations shall be made are classified and standardized by the following items, and by such items shall be designated in the budget documents and the annual appropriations ordinances: (1) personal services, (2) non-personal expenses, (3) equipment outlays or contracts, (4) land and permanent improvements, (5) contingencies. Contingencies shall be for subsequent transfer, if necessary, to purposes or objects to cover only expenditures required that could not reasonably have been foreseen and provided for at the time of the enactment of the appropriation ordinance. The amount of any such contingency items for each separate fund shall in no case exceed 3% of the total annual appropriations of such fund. Contingencies appropriations shall be by funds. Land and permanent improvements shall include the fiscal year's portion of the county's long-range capital improvement plan, or so much thereof as is to be appropriated therefor from all funds, regardless of source appropriated by the county board.
    In addition to amounts provided for in this Section, (1) an unreserved fund balance may be carried to provide adequate support for the county's bond ratings and protection against unanticipated revenue shortfalls, and (2) a self insurance fund may be provided to satisfy claims for which the county may be liable.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-1192.)

55 ILCS 5/6-24003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-24003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-24003)
    Sec. 6-24003. Units of appropriation. Budget estimates shall consist of proposed units of appropriation, each unit to represent the amount estimated for a particular program, sub-activity, and agency or department, and separate totals shall be stated under each. Each requested unit of appropriation shall be supported by line detail showing how the total amount of such unit is arrived at and by both the measurable work to be accomplished and the part attributable to administration and overhead and to service activities.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-24004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-24004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-24004)
    Sec. 6-24004. Executive budget; annual appropriation ordinance. The president shall submit to the committee on finance an executive budget as prepared by the budget director of the county and approved by the president. The executive budget shall provide the basis upon which the annual appropriation ordinance is prepared and enacted.
    After considering the executive budget submitted by the president, the committee on finance shall prepare an annual appropriation ordinance in tentative form, which in such tentative form shall be made conveniently available to public inspection for at least ten days prior to final action thereon, by publication in the journal of the proceedings of such board of commissioners or in such other form as such board may prescribe; and not less than one week after the publication of such tentative appropriation bill and prior to final action thereon, such committee on finance shall hold at least one public hearing thereon, notice of which shall be given by publication in a newspaper having general circulation in such county at least one week prior to the time of such hearing. It shall be the duty of such committee on finance to prepare such tentative appropriation bill and make it so available to public inspection and also to arrange for and hold such public hearing or hearings.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-24005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-24005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-24005)
    Sec. 6-24005. Revision of items. Subsequent to such public hearing, or hearings, and before final action on such appropriation bill, the board of commissioners may revise, alter, increase, or decrease the items contained therein as prepared in such tentative form, but the aggregate amount finally appropriated by such appropriation bill, including any subsequent amendment thereof, from any fund or for any purpose, including amounts appropriated for judgments and all other unpaid liabilities and all other purposes for which the board is herein or otherwise by law required to appropriate, shall not exceed the aggregate amount available in such fund or for such purpose, as shown by the estimates of the available assets thereof at the beginning of such fiscal year and of taxes and other current revenues set forth in the appropriation bill. If the appropriations from any fund as set forth in such appropriation bill as finally adopted exceed in the aggregate the maximum amount which such board is herein authorized to appropriate therefrom, all appropriations made from such fund by such appropriation bill shall be void and the several amounts appropriated for current operation and maintenance expenses in the appropriation bill of the last preceding fiscal year shall be deemed to be appropriated for the current fiscal year for objects and purposes, respectively, as specified in such last appropriation bill and the several amounts so appropriated shall constitute lawful appropriations upon which taxes for the current fiscal year may be levied pursuant to the provisions of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-24006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-24006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-24006)
    Sec. 6-24006. Appropriation to pay for publication of assessments. If the Legislature shall by law provide, or shall at any time appear to have by law provided, for the publication of the assessment of real or personal property, or both, to be paid for out of the county treasury, then said board of commissioners shall in each year, while such publication is required, make due provision for the cost thereof by sufficient appropriation in such resolution, which said appropriation shall take precedence over all the other appropriations contained in such resolution, excepting the provision for principal and interest of county indebtedness, the ordinary, current salaries of county officials and employees, the maintenance of county property and institutions (including courts and juries), dieting occupants of the jails, prisons, hospitals and industrial schools, and the cost of elections required by law. Such appropriations shall take precedence of any appropriation for contingent fund or building fund; and if the tax actually collected in any such year shall be less than the total amount of the appropriations contained in said resolution, the items of appropriation following in such resolution after such appropriation for publishing assessments, in the order herein directed, shall be first abated, before the appropriation for such publication of tax assessments shall be reduced. The vote of said board of commissioners upon said appropriation bill shall be taken by yeas and nays, and the same shall be entered upon the journal. Such appropriation bill shall not take effect until after it shall have been once published in a newspaper published in Chicago, and said board shall provide for and cause said appropriation bill to be published as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-24007

    (55 ILCS 5/6-24007) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-24007)
    Sec. 6-24007. Amendment of appropriation bill; monthly schedule for year of proposed expenditure. Such annual appropriation bill may be amended at the next meeting of the board of commissioners, occurring not less than five days after the passage thereof, in like manner as other resolutions appropriating money. Such ordinance, as originally passed or as subsequently amended, may also be amended, at any meeting of the board of commissioners held not more than 15 days after the first meeting of such board of commissioners occurring not less than 5 days after the passage of such annual appropriation bill, by repealing or reducing the amount of any item or items of appropriation contained therein. The board of commissioners has the power, by a two-thirds vote of all members of such body, to make transfers within any fund, department or other office or agency of the county, of sums of money appropriated for one corporate object or purpose to another corporate object or purpose, but no appropriation for any object or purpose shall thereby be reduced below an amount sufficient to cover all obligations incurred against such appropriation.
    For purposes of controlling expenditures, the expenditure of or incurring of obligations against any appropriation may be delayed, restricted, or terminated with regard to any object or purpose for which appropriations were made in the appropriation bill or resolution. A monthly schedule for the year of proposed expenditure, including any limitations or conditions against appropriations for each program, subactivity, and the agency or department, shall be made within 30 days of the adoption of the annual appropriation bill, and such schedule, as amended by the President of the County Board, shall be binding upon all officers, agencies, and departments, and such schedule of expenditure or of incurring obligations may not be exceeded, provided that any such schedule may be revised after three calendar months have elapsed since the last schedule.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-24008

    (55 ILCS 5/6-24008) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-24008)
    Sec. 6-24008. Limitations. After the adoption of such appropriation bill or resolution, the said board of commissioners shall not make any further or other appropriations prior to the adoption or passage of the next succeeding annual appropriation bill, and the said board of commissioners shall have no power, either directly or indirectly, to make any contract or to do any act which shall add to the county expenditure or liabilities in any year, anything or sum over and above the amount provided for in the annual appropriation bill for that fiscal year. No contract shall hereafter be made, or expense or liability incurred by the said board of commissioners, or any member or committee thereof, or by any person or persons, for or in its behalf, notwithstanding the expenditure may have been ordered by the said board of commissioners, unless an appropriation therefor shall have been previously made by said board in manner aforesaid. Neither said board, nor any member or committee thereof, nor any officer of the county, nor any person holding any office, trust or employment under such board of commissioners of such county, shall, during a fiscal year, expend or contract to be expended any money, or incur any liability, or enter into any contract which, by its terms, involves the expenditure of money for any of the purposes for which provision is made in the annual appropriation bill in excess of the amounts appropriated in said appropriation bill. Provided, however, that the board of commissioners may lease from any Public Building Commission created pursuant to the provisions of the Public Building Commission Act, approved July 5, 1955, as now or hereafter amended, any real or personal property for county purposes for any period of time not exceeding 20 years, and such lease may be made and the obligation or expense thereunder incurred without making a previous appropriation therefor except as otherwise provided in Section 5-1108. Any contract, verbal or written, made in violation of this Section shall be null and void as to said county, and no moneys belonging to that county shall be paid thereon; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the making of lawful contracts for the construction of buildings, the term of which contracts may be for periods of more than one year. Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the board of commissioners, by a concurring vote of four-fifths of all the commissioners (said vote to be taken by yeas and nays and entered upon the journal), for making any expenditure or incurring any liability rendered necessary, by any unforeseen casualty by fire, flood or otherwise, happening after the annual appropriation bill shall have been passed or adopted. Nor shall anything herein contained be construed to deprive the board of power to provide for and cause to be paid from the county funds any charge upon said county imposed by law, without the action of the board of commissioners, including fixed salaries of officers or employees required by law to be paid from the county treasury, and to pay jurors' fees and other charges fixed by law.
    Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section or Section 6-24001, the board of commissioners may, during the fiscal year 1969, adopt a supplemental appropriation bill or resolution in an amount not in excess of any additional revenue available to the county, or estimated to be received by the county, subsequent to the adoption of the annual appropriation bill or resolution for that fiscal year, for any proper corporate purpose. Such supplemental appropriation bill or resolution shall only affect revenue that was not available for appropriation when the annual appropriation bill or resolution was adopted, and the provisions of Section 6-24004 relating to publication, notice and public hearing shall not be applicable to such supplemental appropriation bill or resolution or to the budget document forming the basis thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-24009

    (55 ILCS 5/6-24009) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-24009)
    Sec. 6-24009. Violation. Any member of the board of commissioners or any officer of the county, or any person holding any office, trust or employment under such board of commissioners or such county, who shall be guilty of the wilful violation of any of the provisions of Section 6-24008, shall be guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not exceeding $10,000 and shall forfeit his right to his office, trust or employment and shall be removed therefrom. Any such member, officer, employee or person shall be liable for the amount of any loss or damage suffered by such county resulting from any act of his in violation of the terms of Section 6-24008, to be recovered by such county, or by any taxpayer in the name and for the benefit of such county, in an appropriate action, provided, that such taxpayer shall file a bond for all costs, and be liable for all costs taxed against the county in such suit, and judgment shall be rendered accordingly. Nothing herein shall bar any other remedies.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-25

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-25 heading)
Division 6-25. Validation of Certain
Appropriation Bills and Tax Levy Ordinances

55 ILCS 5/6-25001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-25001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-25001)
    Sec. 6-25001. Validation of tax levy ordinances. In all cases where the board of county commissioners of any county having a population of 1,000,000 or more inhabitants at legally convened meetings held within the first quarter of the fiscal years 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991 has adopted annual appropriation bills for such fiscal years and thereafter such appropriation bills were published in a newspaper as provided by law, and subsequently at legally convened meetings held in such fiscal years within the time required by law, said board of county commissioners adopted tax levy ordinances based on such appropriation bills for county corporate, highway, civic center rental, public assistance, law library, rabies control, motor fuel tax, employees' annuity and benefit fund and hospital purposes, and certified copies of such tax levy ordinances thereafter were duly filed with the county clerk of said county, then such appropriation bills and tax levy ordinances, and the taxes assessed, levied, and extended thereon, are hereby validated, notwithstanding that the several amounts and purposes for which such appropriations were made and taxes levied for such county corporate, highway, civic center rental, public assistance, law library, rabies control, motor fuel tax, employees' annuity and benefit fund and hospital purposes, were not specifically itemized in detail as required by statute, and notwithstanding that in said appropriation bills or tax levy ordinances stated amounts of money are appropriated and levied for named public purposes using general language that renders the amounts for such purposes uncertain and illegal or the purposes for which the amounts are appropriated and levied uncertain and illegal.
    Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as validating any tax levy in excess of the statutory rate of taxation authorized for such fiscal years or for any purposes not permitted by the constitution.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028; 86-1252; 87-508; 87-1128.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-26

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-26 heading)
Division 6-26. Extension of Tax to Pay
Principal and Interest on Certain Bonds

55 ILCS 5/6-26001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-26001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-26001)
    Sec. 6-26001. Extension of tax authorized. Where in any county in this State bonds of any such county and the levy of an additional tax in excess of the statutory limit but within the constitutional limit for payment of such bonds have been authorized for any proper county purpose to enable the county board to perform any of the duties imposed upon them by law by a majority of the legal voters voting on the question of issuing such bonds and levying such additional tax at an election held since November 1, 1947, and subsequently resolutions have been adopted authorizing such bonds as voted and levying direct annual taxes sufficient to pay the principal of and interest upon said bonds and a certified copy of such resolutions have been filed in the office of the county clerk of said county, and due to the increase in interest rates on public borrowings in the financial markets of the country since such election, such voted additional tax is not sufficient to pay the principal of such bonds and interest thereon, the county clerk of any such county is authorized hereafter to extend for collection a tax upon all the taxable property therein, in addition to such voted additional tax, at a rate on the one hundred dollar valuation which, when extended, will produce an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest upon said bonds as authorized and levied in said bond resolutions, provided such additional tax shall not be in excess of the constitutional limit of taxation applicable to counties.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-27

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-27 heading)
Division 6-27. Working Cash Funds - Counties
over 500,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-27001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-27001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-27001)
    Sec. 6-27001. Working cash fund in counties of 500,000 or more. In each county in this State having a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants a fund to be known as a working cash fund may be created, set apart, maintained and administered in the manner prescribed in this Division for the purpose of enabling such county to have in its treasury at all times sufficient money to meet demands thereon for ordinary and necessary expenditures for general corporate purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-27002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-27002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-27002)
    Sec. 6-27002. Bond issue. For the purpose of creating such fund, any such county by resolution of its county board may incur an indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in an amount or amounts not exceeding in the aggregate $9,000,000 in addition to bonds in the amount of $11,000,000 heretofore authorized and issued for that purpose. Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature within 20 years from the date thereof. The county board may provide that the resolution or resolutions authorizing the issue of such bonds shall be operative, effective and valid, without the submission thereof to the voters of such county for approval in accordance with the requirements of Section 5-1008. The county board of such county shall, before or at the time of issuing such bonds, provide for the collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property of such county sufficient to pay and discharge the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Division or "An Act to provide for the creation, setting aside, maintenance and administration of a working cash fund in counties having a population of five hundred thousand or more inhabitants", filed June 28, 1930, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act to provide for the creation, setting aside, maintenance and administration of a working cash fund in counties having a population of five hundred thousand or more inhabitants", filed June 28, 1930, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-27003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-27003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-27003)
    Sec. 6-27003. Annual tax. The county board of any such county shall have the power to levy annually a tax to provide moneys for such working cash fund at a rate not to exceed .02% of value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. The aggregate amount in such working cash fund shall never exceed $20,000,000. The collection of any such tax shall not be anticipated by the issuance of any warrants drawn against the same. Such tax shall be levied and collected, except as herein otherwise provided, in like manner with the general taxes of such county. It shall be known as the working cash fund tax, and shall be in addition to the maximum of all other taxes and tax rates which such county is now, or may hereafter be, authorized by law to levy upon the aggregate valuation of all taxable property within such county. The tax may be levied by separate resolution on or before the 3rd Tuesday in September in each year, for the purpose herein authorized, without any appropriation thereof being made in the resolution termed the annual appropriations bill, or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-27004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-27004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-27004)
    Sec. 6-27004. Purposes for which fund may be used; reimbursement. All moneys received from the issuance of bonds as herein authorized, or from any tax levied pursuant to the authority granted by this Division, shall be set apart in said working cash fund by the county treasurer and shall be used only for the purposes and in the manner hereinafter provided. Such fund, and the moneys therein, shall not be regarded as current assets available for appropriation and shall not be appropriated by the county board in the resolution termed the annual appropriations bill. The county board may appropriate moneys to the working cash fund up to the maximum amount allowable in the fund, and the working cash fund may receive such appropriations and any other contributions. In order to provide moneys with which to meet ordinary and necessary disbursements for salaries and other corporate purposes, such fund and the moneys therein may be transferred, in whole or in part, to the general corporate fund of the county and so disbursed therefrom (a) in anticipation of the collection of any taxes lawfully levied for general corporate purposes, (b) in anticipation of the receipt of moneys to be derived from fees and commissions to be earned by the county clerk and the county collector for extending and collecting taxes levied, or (c) in the anticipation of such taxes, as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois. Moneys transferred to the general corporate fund in anticipation of the collection of taxes shall be deemed to have been transferred in anticipation of the collection of that part of the taxes so levied which is in excess of the amount or amounts thereof required to pay (a) any tax anticipation warrants and the interest thereon, theretofore or thereafter issued under the provisions of Section two (2) and three (3) of "An Act to provide for the manner of issuing warrants upon the treasurer of the State or of any county, township, city, village or other municipal corporation and jurors' certificates", approved June 27, 1913, as amended, (b) the aggregate amount of receipts from taxes imposed to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, which the corporate authorities estimate will be set aside for the payment of the proportionate amount of debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as required by Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State Revenue Sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, and (c) any notes and the interest thereon, theretofore or thereafter issued under the provisions of Division 6-2, and such taxes levied for general corporate purposes when collected shall be applied, first, to the payment of any such warrant and the interest thereon, the amount estimated to be required to satisfy debt service and pension or retirement obligations as set forth in Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State revenue sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, and to the payment of any such notes and the interest thereon, and then to the reimbursement of said working cash fund as hereinafter provided. Upon the receipt by said county treasurer of any taxes, or other moneys, in anticipation of the collection or receipt whereof moneys of such working cash fund have been so transferred for disbursement, such fund shall immediately be reimbursed therefrom until the full amount so transferred has been re-transferred to such fund. Unless the taxes and other moneys so received and applied to the reimbursement of the working cash fund, prior to the close of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the last tax penalty date fall due shall be sufficient to effect a complete reimbursement of such fund for any moneys transferred therefrom in anticipation of the collection or receipt of such taxes, or other moneys, such working cash fund shall be reimbursed for the amount of the deficiency therein from any other revenues accruing to said general corporate fund, and it shall be the duty of the county board to make provision for the immediate reimbursement of the amount of any such deficiency in its next resolution termed the annual appropriations bill.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-27005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-27005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-27005)
    Sec. 6-27005. Transfer to general corporate fund. Moneys shall be transferred from said working cash fund to the general corporate fund only upon the authority of the county board, which shall from time to time by separate resolution direct the county treasurer to make transfers of such sums as may be required for the purposes herein authorized. Every such resolution shall set forth (a) the taxes or other moneys in anticipation of the collection or receipt of which such transfer is to be made and from which such working cash fund is to be reimbursed, (b) with respect only to transfers made in anticipation of the levy of real property taxes, the entire amount of taxes extended or which the county board estimates will be extended, for any year, by the county clerk upon the books of the collectors of State and county taxes within such county, in anticipation of the collection of all or part of which such transfer is to be made, (c) the aggregate amount of warrants theretofore issued in anticipation of the collection of such taxes, together with the amount of interest accrued, and/or which the county board estimates will accrue, thereon, (d) the aggregate amount of notes theretofore issued in anticipation of the collection of such taxes, together with the amount of the interest accrued, and/or which the county board estimates will accrue, thereon, (e) the amount of moneys, which the county board estimates will be earned by the county clerk and the county collector, respectively, as fees or commissions for extending or collecting taxes for any year, in anticipation of the receipt of all or part of which such transfer is to be made, (f) the amount of such taxes, as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois which the county board estimates will be received by the county for any year, (g) the aggregate amount of receipts from taxes imposed to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, which the corporate authorities estimate will be set aside for the payment of the proportionate amount of debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as required by Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State Revenue Sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, and (h) the aggregate amount of moneys theretofore transferred from the working cash fund to the general corporate fund in anticipation of the collection of such taxes or of the receipt of such other moneys to be derived from fees or commissions or of the receipt of such taxes, as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois. The amount which any such resolution shall direct the county treasurer so to transfer, in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied for any year, together with the aggregate amount of such anticipation tax warrants and notes theretofore drawn against such taxes and the amount of the interest accrued, and the aggregate amount of such transfers theretofore made in anticipation of the collection of such taxes, shall not exceed ninety (90) per centum of the actual or estimated amount of such taxes extended or to be extended, as set forth in such resolution. The amount which any such resolution shall direct the county treasurer so to transfer, in anticipation of the receipt of any moneys to be derived from fees or commissions, or of the receipt of such taxes, as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois together with the aggregate amount theretofore transferred in anticipation of the receipt of any such moneys and the amount estimated to be required to satisfy debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as set forth in Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State revenue sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, shall not exceed the total amount which it is so estimated will be received from such sources. To the extent that at any time moneys are available in the working cash fund they shall be transferred to the general corporate fund and disbursed for the payment of salaries and other corporate expenses so as to avoid, whenever possible, the issuance of anticipation tax warrants or notes.
(Source: P.A. 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

55 ILCS 5/6-27006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-27006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-27006)
    Sec. 6-27006. Penalty. Any member of the county board of any county to which this Division shall be applicable, or any other person holding any other office, trust or employment under such county, who shall be guilty of the wilful violation of any of the provisions of this Division shall be guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not to exceed $10,000, and shall forfeit his right to his office, trust or employment and shall be removed therefrom. Any such member or other person shall be liable for any sum that may be unlawfully diverted from such working cash fund, or otherwise used, to be recovered by such county or by any taxpayer in the name and for the benefit of such county, in an appropriate action at law: Provided, that such taxpayer shall file a bond for all costs, and be liable for all costs taxed against the county in such suit, and judgment shall be rendered accordingly. Nothing herein shall bar any other remedy.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-28

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-28 heading)
Division 6-28. County Highway Working Cash Fund

55 ILCS 5/6-28001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-28001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-28001)
    Sec. 6-28001. County highway working cash fund in counties of 500,000 or more. In each county in this State having a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants a fund to be known as a county highway working cash fund may be created, set apart, maintained and administered in the manner prescribed in this Division for the purpose of enabling such county to have in its treasury at all times sufficient money to meet demands thereon for ordinary and necessary expenditures for county highway purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-28002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-28002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-28002)
    Sec. 6-28002. Bond issue. For the purpose of creating such fund any such county by resolution of its county board may incur an indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in an amount or amounts not exceeding in the aggregate $1,000,000 in addition to bonds in the amount of $1,600,000 heretofore authorized and issued for that purpose. Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature within 20 years from the date thereof. The county board may provide that the resolution or resolutions authorizing the issue of such bonds shall be operative, effective and valid without the submission thereof to the voters of such county by approval in accordance with the requirements of Section 5-1008. The county board of such county shall, before or at the time of issuing such bonds, provide for the collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property of such county sufficient to pay and discharge the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Division or "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a county highway working cash fund in counties having a population of five hundred thousand or more inhabitants, and providing for a penalty", approved August 8, 1947, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a county highway working cash fund in counties having a population of five hundred thousand or more inhabitants, and providing for a penalty", approved August 8, 1947, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-28003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-28003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-28003)
    Sec. 6-28003. Annual tax for highway working cash fund. For the purpose of providing moneys for such fund, the county board of any such county shall also have power to levy annually, beginning with the year 1948, and continuing for the next year upon all the taxable property of such county a tax of not to exceed $200,000. The collection of any such tax shall not be anticipated by the issuance of any warrants drawn against the same. Such tax shall be levied and collected, except as herein otherwise provided, in like manner with the general taxes of such county. It shall be known as the county highway working cash fund tax, and shall be within the present tax rate for highway purposes which such county is now, or may hereafter be, authorized by law to levy upon the aggregate valuation of all taxable property within such county. Said tax may be levied by separate resolution on or before the third Tuesday in September in each year, for the purpose herein authorized, without any appropriation thereof being made in the resolution termed the annual appropriations bill, or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-28004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-28004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-28004)
    Sec. 6-28004. Purpose for which proceeds of bond issue and working cash fund may be used; transfer of funds. All moneys received from the issuance of bonds as herein authorized or from any tax levied pursuant to the authority granted by this Division, shall be set apart in the county highway working cash fund by the county treasurer and shall be used for the purposes and in the manner hereinafter provided. Such fund, and the moneys therein, shall not be regarded as current assets available for appropriation and shall not be appropriated by the county board in the resolution termed the annual appropriations bill. The county board may appropriate moneys in the working cash fund up to the maximum amount allowable in the fund, and the working cash fund may receive such appropriations and any other contributions. In order to provide moneys with which to meet ordinary and necessary disbursements for salaries and other highway purposes, such fund and the moneys therein may be transferred, in whole or in part, to the county highway fund of the county and so disbursed therefrom in anticipation of the collection of any taxes lawfully levied for county highway purposes or in the anticipation of such taxes, as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois. Moneys transferred to the county highway fund from the county highway working cash fund in anticipation of the collection of taxes shall be deemed to have been transferred in anticipation of the collection of that part of the county highway taxes so levied or to be received which is in excess of the amount or amounts thereof required to pay (a) any tax anticipation warrants and the interest thereon, theretofore or thereafter issued and (b) any notes and the interest thereon, theretofore or thereafter issued against the county highway tax and (c) the aggregate amount of receipts from taxes imposed to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, which the corporate authorities estimate will be set aside for the payment of the proportionate amount of debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as required by Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State Revenue Sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended. Such taxes levied or to be received for county highway purposes when collected shall be applied, first to the payment of any such warrants and the interest thereon and to the payment of any such notes and the interest thereon, the amount estimated to be required to satisfy debt service and pension or retirement obligations as set forth in Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State revenue sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, and then to the reimbursement of said county highway working cash fund as hereinafter provided. Upon the receipt by said county treasurer of any taxes, or other moneys, in anticipation of the collection or receipt whereof moneys of such county highway working cash fund have been so transferred for disbursement, such fund shall immediately be reimbursed therefrom until the full amount so transferred has been retransferred to such fund. Unless the taxes and other moneys so received and applied to the reimbursement of the county highway working cash fund, prior to the first day of the seventh month following the month in which due and unpaid real property taxes by law begin to bear interest, shall be sufficient to effect a complete reimbursement of such fund for any moneys transferred therefrom in anticipation of the collection or receipt of such taxes, or other moneys, such county highway working cash fund shall be reimbursed for the amount of the deficiency therein from any other revenues accruing to said county highway fund, and it shall be the duty of the county board to make provision for the immediate reimbursement of the amount of any such deficiency in its next resolution termed the annual appropriations bill.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-28005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-28005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-28005)
    Sec. 6-28005. Transfer to county highway fund. Moneys shall be transferred from the county highway working cash fund to the county highway fund only upon the authority of the county board, which shall from time to time by separate resolution direct the county treasurer to make transfers of such sums as may be required for the purposes herein authorized. Every such resolution shall set forth (a) the taxes or other moneys in anticipation of the collection or receipt of which such transfer is to be made and from which such county highway working cash fund is to be reimbursed, (b) the entire amount of taxes extended or which the county board estimates will be extended or received for any year, (c) the aggregate amount of tax anticipation warrants theretofore issued in anticipation of the collection of such taxes, together with the amount of interest accrued, or which the county board estimates will accrue, thereon, or both, (d) the aggregate amount of notes theretofore issued in anticipation of the collection of such taxes together with the amount of the interest accrued, or which the county board estimates will accrue, thereon, or both, (f) the aggregate amount of receipts from taxes imposed to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, which the corporate authorities estimate will be set aside for the payment of the proportionate amount of debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as required by Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State Revenue Sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, and (g) the aggregate amount of moneys theretofore transferred from the county highway working cash fund to the county highway fund in anticipation of the collection of such taxes. The amount which any such resolution shall direct the county treasurer so to transfer, in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied for any year, together with the aggregate amount of such anticipation tax warrants and notes theretofore drawn against such taxes, the amount estimated to be required to satisfy debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as set forth in Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State revenue sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, and the aggregate amount of such transfers theretofore made in anticipation of the collection of such taxes, shall not exceed ninety (90) per centum of the actual or estimated amount of such taxes extended or to be extended or to be received, as set forth in such resolution. The amount which any such resolution shall direct the county treasurer so to transfer in anticipation of the receipt of any such moneys, shall not exceed the total amount which it is so estimated will be received from such source. To the extent that at any time moneys are available in the county highway working cash fund they shall be transferred to the county highway fund and disbursed for the payment of salaries and other county highway expenses so as to avoid, whenever possible, the issuance of anticipation tax warrants or notes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-28006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-28006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-28006)
    Sec. 6-28006. Violations. Any member of the county board of any county to which this Division shall be applicable, or any other person holding any other office, trust or employment under such county, who shall be guilty of the wilful violation of any of the provisions of this Division shall be guilty of a business offense, and shall be fined not to exceed $10,000 and shall forfeit his right to his office, trust or employment and shall be removed therefrom. Any such member or other person shall be liable for any sum that may be unlawfully diverted from such county highway working cash fund, or otherwise used, to be recovered by such county or by any taxpayer in the name and for the benefit of such county, in an appropriate action, provided, that such taxpayer shall file a bond for all costs, and be liable for all costs taxed against the county in such suit, and judgment shall be rendered accordingly. Nothing herein shall bar any other remedies.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-29

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-29 heading)
Division 6-29. Downstate Working Cash Funds

55 ILCS 5/6-29001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-29001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-29001)
    Sec. 6-29001. Subtitle. This Division shall be subtitled the "Downstate County Working Cash Fund Law".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-29002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-29002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-29002)
    Sec. 6-29002. Counties of less than 1,000,000; creation of fund. In each county of this State having a population of less than 1,000,000 inhabitants a working cash fund may be created, set apart, maintained and administered, in the manner prescribed in this Division, to enable the county to have in its treasury at all times sufficient money to meet demands for ordinary and necessary expenditures for general corporate purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-29003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-29003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-29003)
    Sec. 6-29003. Annual tax. The county board of such a county may levy an annual tax for not more than any 2 of the years 1975, 1976 and 1977 on all the taxable property in the county at a rate not exceeding .025% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, to provide monies for the county working cash fund. The collection of a tax levied under this Section may not be anticipated by the issuance of warrants drawn against the tax.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Division, the tax authorized by this Section, to be known as the county working cash fund tax, shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes of the county. The county working cash fund tax is in addition to the maximum of all other taxes and tax rates which such a county by law may levy upon the value of all taxable property within the county. The county working cash fund tax may be levied, by separate resolution by the 3rd Tuesday in September annually, or, for the year 1977 within 20 days of December 3, 1977, for the purposes authorized by this Division, without any appropriation thereof being made in the annual appropriation bill or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-29004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-29004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-29004)
    Sec. 6-29004. Purposes for which fund may be used; reimbursement. All monies received from any tax levied pursuant to this Division shall be set apart in the county working cash fund by the county treasurer and shall be used only for the purposes and in the manner provided in this Section and Section 6-29005. Such fund, and the monies therein, may not be regarded as current assets available for appropriation nor appropriated by the county board in the annual appropriation bill. The county board may appropriate monies to the working cash fund up to the maximum amount allowable in the fund, and the working cash fund may receive such appropriations and any other contributions. In order to provide monies with which to meet ordinary and necessary disbursements for salaries and other corporate purposes, such fund and the monies therein may be transferred, in whole or in part, to the general corporate fund of the county and so disbursed therefrom in anticipation of the collection of any taxes lawfully levied for general corporate purposes or in anticipation of such taxes, as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois and in anticipation of the receipt of monies to be derived from fees and commissions to be earned by the county clerk and the county collector for extending and collecting taxes levied.
    Monies transferred to the general corporate fund in anticipation of the collection of taxes shall be treated as transferred in anticipation of the collection of that part of the taxes so levied or to be received which is in excess of the amount or amounts thereof required to pay (a) any warrants and the interest thereon, theretofore or thereafter issued, (b) the aggregate amount of receipts from taxes imposed to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, which the corporate authorities estimate will be set aside for the payment of the proportionate amount of debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as required by Section 12 of the State Revenue Sharing Act, and (c) any notes and the interest thereon, theretofore or thereafter issued, and such taxes levied for general corporate purposes when collected shall be applied, first, to the payment of any such warrant or notes and the interest thereon, the amount estimated to be required to satisfy debt service and pension or retirement obligations as set forth in Section 12 of the State Revenue Sharing Act, and then to the reimbursement of the working cash fund as hereinafter provided. Upon the receipt by the county treasurer of any taxes, or other monies, in anticipation of the collection or receipt whereof monies of the county working cash fund have been so transferred for disbursement, such fund must immediately be reimbursed therefrom until the full amount so transferred has been re-transferred to such fund. Unless the taxes and other monies so received and applied to the reimbursement of the working cash fund, before the close of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the last tax penalty date fall due, are sufficient to effect a complete reimbursement of such fund for any monies transferred therefrom in anticipation of the collection or receipt of such taxes, or other monies, the working cash fund must be reimbursed for the amount of the deficiency therein from any other revenues accruing to the general corporate fund, and the county board shall provide for the immediate reimbursement of the amount of any such deficiency in its next resolution termed the annual appropriations bill.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1475.)

55 ILCS 5/6-29005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-29005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-29005)
    Sec. 6-29005. Transfer and investment of monies. Monies may be transferred from the county working cash fund to the general corporate fund or special tax funds only upon the authority of the county board, which shall from time to time by separate resolution direct the county treasurer to make transfers of such sums as may be required for the purposes authorized by this Division. Every such resolution must set forth (a) the taxes or other monies in anticipation of the collection or receipt of which such transfer is to be made and from which the working cash fund is to be reimbursed, (b) the entire amount of taxes extended or which the county board estimates will be extended or received, for any year in anticipation of the collection of all or part of which such transfer is to be made, (c) the aggregate amount of warrants or notes theretofore issued in anticipation of the collection of such taxes together with the amount of interest accrued or which the county board estimates will accrue, thereon (d) the aggregate amount of notes theretofore issued in anticipation of the collection of such taxes, together with the amount of the interest accrued or which the county board estimates will accrue thereon, (e) the amount of monies which the county board estimates will be earned by the county clerk and the county collector, respectively, as fees or commissions for extending or collecting taxes for any year, in anticipation of the receipt of all or part of which such transfer is to be made, (f) the aggregate amount of receipts from taxes imposed to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, which the corporate authorities estimate will be set aside for the payment of the proportionate amount of debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as required by Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State Revenue Sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, and (g) the aggregate amount of monies theretofore transferred from the working cash fund to the general corporate fund and special tax funds in anticipation of the collection of such taxes or the receipt of such other monies to be derived from fees or commissions.
    The amount which any such resolution directs the county treasurer to transfer, in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied or to be received for any year, together with (a) the aggregate amount of such anticipation tax warrants and notes theretofore drawn against such taxes (b) the amount of the interest accrued or estimated to accrue on such warrants and notes, (c) the amount estimated to be required to satisfy debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as set forth in Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State revenue sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, and (d) the aggregate amount of such transfers theretofore made in anticipation of the collection of such taxes, may not exceed 90% of the actual or estimated amount of such taxes extended or to be extended or to be received, as set forth in the resolution. The amount which any such resolution directs the county treasurer so to transfer, in anticipation of the receipt of any monies to be derived from fees or commissions, together with the aggregate amount theretofore transferred in anticipation of the receipt of any such monies, may not exceed the total amount which it is so estimated will be received from those sources. To the extent that at any time monies are available in the working cash fund they shall be transferred to the general corporate fund and disbursed for the payment of salaries and other corporate expenses so as to avoid, whenever possible, the issuance of anticipation tax warrants or notes.
    Temporarily idle monies in the working cash fund may be invested as directed by the county board, and the interest earnings on such investments may, at the option of the board, be either transferred permanently to the general corporate or special tax funds or both or be allowed to remain in the working cash fund. If such interest earnings remain in the working cash fund they will serve to increase the balance of the working cash fund available for loans.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-29006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-29006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-29006)
    Sec. 6-29006. Violations. Any member of the county board of any county to which this Division applies, or any other person holding any other office, trust or employment under such county, who wilfully violates this Division shall be guilty of a business offense, and shall be fined not to exceed $10,000, and shall forfeit his right to his office, trust or employment and shall be removed therefrom. Any such member or other person is liable for any sum that is unlawfully diverted from the county working cash fund, or otherwise used, to be recovered by the county or by any taxpayer in the name and for the benefit of the county, in an appropriate action. Such a taxpayer must, however, file a bond for all costs, and be liable for all costs taxed against the county in suit, and judgment shall be rendered accordingly. The remedies provided by this Section are in addition to and not exclusive of any other remedy.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-29007

    (55 ILCS 5/6-29007) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-29007)
    Sec. 6-29007. Abatement or abolishment of fund. If any county which has created a working cash fund under this Division abates or abolishes that fund, that county may not again create such a working cash fund until at least 10 years have elapsed after the date that fund was abated or abolished.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-30

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-30 heading)
Division 6-30. State Disbursements to Counties

55 ILCS 5/6-30001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-30001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-30001)
    Sec. 6-30001. Subtitle. This Division shall be subtitled the "State Disbursements to Counties Law".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-30002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-30002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-30002)
    Sec. 6-30002. Disbursement to county treasurer for distribution to appropriate recipient. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, any State funds disbursed by the State, or federal funds authorized to be disbursed by the State, to any county official of a county with a population of less than 2,000,000, or to any county department, agency program or entity of a such county shall be disbursed only to the county treasurer of such county for distribution by the county treasurer to the appropriate county recipient. This Division shall not apply to funds disbursed by a regional superintendent of schools, a regional educational service center, or the Department of Human Services with respect to its functions pertaining to mental health and developmental disabilities.
(Source: P.A. 89-262, eff. 8-10-95; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-31

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-31 heading)
Division 6-31. Audits

55 ILCS 5/6-31001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-31001)
    Sec. 6-31001. Subtitle. This Division shall be subtitled the "County Auditing Law".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-31002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-31002)
    Sec. 6-31002. Definitions. As used in this Division, unless the context otherwise requires:
    1. "Comptroller" means the Comptroller of the State of Illinois;
    2. "accountant" or "accountants" means and includes all persons authorized to practice public accounting under the laws of this State;
    3. "funds and accounts" means all funds of a county derived from property taxes and all funds and accounts derived from sources other than property taxes, including the receipts and expenditures of the fee earnings of each county fee officer;
    4. "audit report" means the written report of the accountant or accountants and all appended statements and schedules relating thereto, presenting or recording the findings of an examination or audit of the financial transactions, affairs and condition of a county;
    5. "population" means the number of persons residing in a county according to the last preceding federal decennial census.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-31003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-31003)
    Sec. 6-31003. Annual audits and reports. The county board of each county shall cause an audit of all of the funds and accounts of the county to be made annually by an accountant or accountants chosen by the county board or by an accountant or accountants retained by the Comptroller, as hereinafter provided. In addition, each county shall file with the Comptroller a financial report containing information required by the Comptroller. Such financial report shall be on a form so designed by the Comptroller as not to require professional accounting services for its preparation. All audits and reports to be filed with the Comptroller under this Section must be submitted electronically and the Comptroller must post the audits and reports on the Internet no later than 45 days after they are received. If the county provides the Comptroller's Office with sufficient evidence that the audit or report cannot be filed electronically, the Comptroller may waive this requirement. The Comptroller must also post a list of counties that are not in compliance with the reporting requirements set forth in this Section.
    Any financial report under this Section shall include the name of the purchasing agent who oversees all competitively bid contracts. If there is no purchasing agent, the name of the person responsible for oversight of all competitively bid contracts shall be listed.
    The audit shall commence as soon as possible after the close of each fiscal year and shall be completed within 180 days after the close of such fiscal year, unless an extension of time is granted by the Comptroller in writing. Such extension of time shall not exceed 60 days. When the accountant or accountants have completed the audit a full report thereof shall be made and not less than 2 copies of each audit report shall be submitted to the county board. Each audit report shall be signed by the accountant making the audit and shall include only financial information, findings and conclusions that are adequately supported by evidence in the auditor's working papers to demonstrate or prove, when called upon, the basis for the matters reported and their correctness and reasonableness. In connection with this, each county board shall retain the right of inspection of the auditor's working papers and shall make them available to the Comptroller, or his designee, upon request.
    Within 60 days of receipt of an audit report, each county board shall file one copy of each audit report and each financial report with the Comptroller and any comment or explanation that the county board may desire to make concerning such audit report may be attached thereto. An audit report which fails to meet the requirements of this Division shall be rejected by the Comptroller and returned to the county board for corrective action. One copy of each such report shall be filed with the county clerk of the county so audited.
    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 counties of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 99-459, eff. 8-25-15.)

55 ILCS 5/6-31004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-31004)
    Sec. 6-31004. Overdue reports.
    (a) In the event the required reports for a county are not filed with the Comptroller in accordance with Section 6-31003 within 180 days after the close of the fiscal year of the county, the Comptroller shall notify the county board in writing that the reports are due, and may also grant an extension of time of up to 60 days for the filing of the reports. In the event the required reports are not filed within the time specified in such written notice, the Comptroller shall cause the audit to be made and the audit report prepared by an accountant or accountants.
    (b) The Comptroller may decline to order an audit and the preparation of an audit report if an initial examination of the books and records of the governmental unit indicates that the books and records of the governmental unit are inadequate or unavailable due to the passage of time or the occurrence of a natural disaster.
    (c) The State Comptroller may grant extensions for delinquent audits or reports. The Comptroller may charge a county a fee for a delinquent audit or report of $5 per day for the first 15 days past due, $10 per day for 16 through 30 days past due, $15 per day for 31 through 45 days past due, and $20 per day for the 46th day and every day thereafter. These amounts may be reduced at the Comptroller's discretion. All fees collected under this subsection (c) shall be deposited into the Comptroller's Administrative Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-922, eff. 8-15-14; 99-459, eff. 8-25-15.)

55 ILCS 5/6-31005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-31005)
    Sec. 6-31005. Funds managed by county officials. In addition to any other audit required by this Division, the County Board shall cause an audit to be made of all funds and accounts under the management or control of a county official as soon as possible after such official leaves office for any reason. The audit shall be filed with the county board not later than 180 days after the official leaves office. The audit shall be conducted and the audit report shall be prepared and filed with the Chairman of the County Board by a person lawfully qualified to practice public accounting as regulated by "An Act to regulate the practice of public accounting and to repeal certain acts therein named", approved July 22, 1943 as amended.
    As used in this Section, "county official" means any elected county officer or any officer appointed by the county board who is charged with the management or control of any county funds; and "audit" means a post facto examination of books, documents, records, and other evidence relating to the obligation, receipt, expenditure or use of public funds of the county, including governmental operations relating to such obligations, receipt, expenditure or use.
(Source: P.A. 99-459, eff. 8-25-15.)

55 ILCS 5/6-31006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-31006)
    Sec. 6-31006. Audit report. The audit report shall contain statements that are in conformity with generally accepted public accounting principles and shall set forth, insofar as possible, the financial position and the results of financial operations for each fund, account and office of the county government. The audit report shall also include the professional opinion of the accountant or accountants with respect to the financial status and operations or, if an opinion cannot be expressed, a declaration that such accountant is unable to express such opinion and an explanation of the reasons he cannot do so. Each audit report shall include the certification of the accountant or accountants making the audit that the audit has been performed in compliance with generally accepted auditing standards. Each audit report filed with the Comptroller shall be accompanied by a copy of each official statement or other offering of materials prepared in connection with the issuance of indebtedness of the county since the filing of the last audit report.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-424.)

55 ILCS 5/6-31008

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31008) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-31008)
    Sec. 6-31008. Expenses of audit. The expenses of conducting the audit and making the required audit report or financial statement for each county, whether ordered by the county board or the Comptroller, shall be paid by the county and the county board shall make provisions for such payment. If the audit is made by an accountant or accountants retained by the Comptroller, the county, through the county board, shall pay to the Comptroller reasonable compensation and expenses to reimburse him for the cost of making such audit. Moneys paid to the Comptroller pursuant to the preceding sentence shall be deposited into the Comptroller's Audit Expense Revolving Fund.
    Such expenses shall be paid from the general corporate fund of the county.
    Contracts for the performance of audits required by this Division may be entered into without competitive bidding.
(Source: P.A. 88-280.)

55 ILCS 5/6-31009

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31009) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-31009)
    Sec. 6-31009. Public records. All audit reports and financial statements are public records and shall be open to public inspection. The clerk of the county board shall furnish a copy of the audit report or financial statement to any person making a request and paying the fee therefor. The fee shall be set by the county board and shall not exceed $15.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-31010

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31010) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-31010)
    Sec. 6-31010. Construction. The provisions of this Division shall not be construed to relieve any officer of any duty otherwise required of him by law with relation to the auditing, management, collection or disbursement of public funds. Failure of the county board to comply with any of the provisions of this Division shall not affect the legality of any taxes levied by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-31011

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31011) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-31011)
    Sec. 6-31011. Audit committee. The corporate authorities of a county may establish an audit committee, and may appoint members of the corporate authority or other appropriate officers to the committee, to review audit reports prepared under this Division and any other financial reports and documents, including management letters prepared by or on behalf of the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-31012

    (55 ILCS 5/6-31012)
    Sec. 6-31012. Audit report disclosure. Each fiscal year, within 60 days of the close of an audit under this Division, the auditor conducting the audit of all of the funds and accounts of a county shall do each of the following:
        (1) Provide a copy of any management letter and a
    
copy of any audited financial statements to each member of the county board. If the county maintains an Internet website, the county board shall post this information to its website.
        (2) Present the information from the audit to the
    
county board either in person or by a live phone or web connection during a public meeting.
(Source: P.A. 98-738, eff. 1-1-15.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-32

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-32 heading)
DIVISION 6-32. EMERGENCY DISASTER FUND

55 ILCS 5/6-32005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-32005)
    Sec. 6-32005. Establishment of Fund. The county board may, by a majority vote of all of its members, establish an Emergency Disaster Fund ("the Fund") for the county. Moneys may be appropriated from the county's general revenues to the Fund in the county's annual budget or annual appropriation bill. Interest earned from the investment of moneys in the Fund may be transferred to the county's general fund. Moneys held in the Fund shall at no time exceed 0.2% of the total equalized assessed valuation of all property in the county subject to taxation by the county.
(Source: P.A. 88-387.)

55 ILCS 5/6-32010

    (55 ILCS 5/6-32010)
    Sec. 6-32010. Expenditures from Fund.
    (a) Moneys in the Fund may be used to pay the county's expenses incurred in an emergency within the county declared by the Governor. Moneys in the Fund also may be used to pay the county's extraordinary expenses in an emergency declared by a majority vote of all the members of the county board. Moneys in the Fund shall not be used to pay the county's routine expenses.
    (b) No moneys shall be expended from the Fund except by a majority vote of all the members of the county board.
(Source: P.A. 88-387.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-33

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-33 heading)
DIVISION 6-33. BONDS FOR
FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT FACILITIES

55 ILCS 5/6-33005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-33005)
    Sec. 6-33005. County over 3,000,000.
    (a) Any county with a population over 3,000,000 may borrow money and in evidence of that borrowing issue bonds or notes for the purpose of paying costs of constructing, acquiring, equipping, repairing, and renovating any buildings or other improvements to land of a forest preserve district located within the county or providing equipment for the district, as the county and the district may agree, or for the purpose of lending money to the district to pay those costs. The bonds or notes shall mature within 30 years of their issuance.
    (b) The county may enter into leases, installment sale contracts, or loan agreements with the forest preserve district pertaining to those buildings, improvements, or equipment. The terms of any lease, installment sale contract, or loan agreements may provide for payments to the county sufficient to provide amounts to pay when due all principal and interest on the bonds or notes issued by the county for that purpose. The bonds or notes of the county may be made payable from amounts received from the forest preserve district or may be general obligations of the county, or both, as the board of commissioners of the county shall determine in its ordinance authorizing the bonds or notes.
(Source: P.A. 88-503; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-34

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-34 heading)
DIVISION 6-34. REPORT OF RTA OCCUPATION TAXES
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

55 ILCS 5/6-34000

    (55 ILCS 5/6-34000)
    Sec. 6-34000. Report on funds received under the Regional Transportation Authority Act. If the Board of the Regional Transportation Authority adopts an ordinance under Section 4.03 of the Regional Transportation Authority Act imposing a retailers' occupation tax and a service occupation tax at the rate of 0.75% in the counties of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will, then the County Boards of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties shall each report to the General Assembly and the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability by March 1 of the year following the adoption of the ordinance and March 1 of each year thereafter. That report shall include the total amounts received by the County under subsection (n) of Section 4.03 of the Regional Transportation Authority Act and the expenditures and obligations of the County using those funds during the previous calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 95-906, eff. 8-26-08.)