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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/5-2007

    (55 ILCS 5/5-2007) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-2007)
    Sec. 5-2007. Election; form of proposition; validation. Where, in any county prior to March 13, 1961, a majority of the legal voters voting on the proposition to issue county bonds and voting to levy an additional annual tax for the payment thereof in excess of the statutory limit of 12 1/2 per $100 valuation of taxable property and in excess of all taxes levied by said county for general county purposes without a referendum and in addition to and in excess of all other taxes authorized or permitted to be levied by said county within the constitutional limit of 75 per $100 valuation of taxable property in said county, have voted for bonds and additional tax in excess of statutory limit of 12 1/2 per $100 valuation at a referendum and held for such purpose, and notice of such election contained a statement of the proposition to be voted upon, and the proposition was substantially in the form as set out by statute, such referendum is hereby validated in all respects, notwithstanding that the proposition stated the statutory limit of 12 1/2 per $100 valuation instead of such statutory limit as reduced by the applicable provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-3

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-3 heading)
Division 5-3. Contracts in General

55 ILCS 5/5-3001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-3001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-3001)
    Sec. 5-3001. Deeds and conveyances; validation. All deeds, grants and conveyances heretofore made, and duly acknowledged and recorded as other deeds, conveying any lands, tenements or hereditaments to any county or to the inhabitants of any county, or to the county commissioners, county board, or to the governor, or any other officer or person or persons, by whatever form of conveyance, for the use and benefit of any county, shall be good and valid, to all intents and purposes, to vest in such county, in fee simple, or otherwise, all such right, title, interest an estate as the grantor or grantors in any such deed or conveyance had, at the time of the execution thereof, in the land conveyed and intended thereby to be conveyed.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-3002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-3002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-3002)
    Sec. 5-3002. Contractual rights of county; suits. All notes, bonds, bills, contracts, covenants, agreements or writings, made or to be made, whereby any person is or shall be bound to the People of the State of Illinois, or to any county or the inhabitants thereof, or to the county commissioners, or the county board, or to the governor, or any other officer or person, in whatever form, for the payment of money, or any debt or duty, or the performance of any matter or thing to or for the use of any county, shall be as valid and effectual, to all intents and purposes, to vest in such county all the rights, interest and actions which would be vested in any individual, if any such contract had been made directly to him. Suits may be commenced, sued and prosecuted thereon in the name of the county, as is provided herein, or in the name of the officer or person to whom they are made, to the use of the county, as fully and effectually, to all intents and purposes, as any person may or can upon like notes, bills, bonds, contracts, agreements or writings made to him.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-4

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-4 heading)
Division 5-4. Contracts for Heat and Electricity -
Counties over 500,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/5-4001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-4001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-4001)
    Sec. 5-4001. Contracts with municipality. In any county of 500,000 population or over having a public building or buildings owned by said county, adjacent or contiguous to a public building or buildings belonging to any municipality within such county, such county and municipal corporation may contract with each other, and they are hereby empowered to sell and deliver, one to the other, heat or electricity from the plant or plants located in the building or buildings of one for use in such building or buildings of the other, and it shall not be necessary to advertise for bids before entering into contracts hereunder: Provided, however, that a saving over previous expenditures must thereby be secured to either or both.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-5

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-5 heading)
Division 5-5. Contracts for Police Protection

55 ILCS 5/5-5001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-5001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-5001)
    Sec. 5-5001. Police protection in townships outside incorporated municipalities. The county board of any county may contract, with advice and consent of the sheriff in the county in which the request for contract services is made, based upon a determination of law enforcement needs of the area in which contract services are sought, with any township in the county to furnish police protection outside of any incorporated municipality in the township.
(Source: P.A. 91-633, eff. 12-1-99.)