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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-95-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-3)
    Sec. 11-95-3. If the corporate authorities of a municipality specified in Section 11-95-2 determine that the power to establish, conduct, and maintain a recreation system shall be exercised by a recreation board, the corporate authorities, by resolution or ordinance, shall establish a recreation board in the municipality. This board shall possess all of the powers and be subject to all of the responsibilities of the corporate authorities under this Division 95. When established, the board shall consist of 3, 5, 7, or 9 persons, as the corporate authorities may determine, to be appointed by the mayor or president of the municipality with the consent of the corporate authorities. The board shall serve without compensation.
    Where the board is composed of 3 members their term of office shall be 3 years, and where composed of 5, 7, or 9 members, 5 years, or until their successors are appointed and have qualified, except that the members of the board first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. If a vacancy occurs in the office of any board member, the mayor or president shall appoint a successor to serve for the unexpired term.
(Source: P.A. 87-1197.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-4)
    Sec. 11-95-4. Any school board or park board may join with any municipality in conducting and maintaining a recreation system.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-5)
    Sec. 11-95-5. A recreation board or other authority in which is vested the power to establish, conduct, and maintain playgrounds and recreation centers pursuant to this Division 95, may accept any grant or legacy of real estate or any gift or legacy of money or other personal property or any donation, the principal or income of which is to be applied for either temporary or permanent use for recreation purposes. But if the acceptance thereof for recreation purposes will subject the municipality to expense for improvements, maintenance, or renewal, the acceptance shall be subject to the approval of the corporate authorities of the municipality.
    Money received for recreation purposes, unless otherwise provided by the terms of the gift or legacy, shall be deposited with the municipal treasurer to the account of the recreation board or other specified authority. This money may be withdrawn and paid out in the same manner as money appropriated for recreation purposes.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-6)
    Sec. 11-95-6. Subject to the adoption of a proposition therefor at a municipal election, the corporate authorities of a municipality may provide that the bonds of the municipality may be issued, in the manner provided by law for the issuance of bonds for other purposes, for the purpose of acquiring land or buildings for recreation areas, and for the equipment thereof.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-7)
    Sec. 11-95-7. Whenever a petition signed by at least 10% of the electors of a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 is filed with the municipal clerk the municipal clerk shall certify the question of the establishment, maintenance, and conduct of a recreation system for submission to the electors at an election in accordance with the general election law. The petition shall request the corporate authorities of the municipality to establish, maintain, and conduct a supervised recreation system and to levy an annual tax for the establishment, conduct, and maintenance thereof. The petition shall designate the minimum tax to be levied except that in no case shall the tax be more than 0.09% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality.
    The corporate authorities may accumulate funds from the proceeds of such tax for the purpose of building, repairs and improvements for recreation purposes in excess of current requirements for such purposes but subject to the limitation set herein.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-8)
    Sec. 11-95-8. The corporate authorities of any municipality adopting this proposition shall thereafter levy and collect, annually, a tax of not less than the minimum set out in the specified petition nor more than the maximum specified in Section 11-95-7. If, however, the corporate authorities desire to levy a tax in excess of .09% but not in excess of .20% of value for such purposes, the corporate authorities may, by ordinance, stating the tax rate desired, cause a proposition for an assent thereto to be submitted to the voters of the municipality. The proposition shall be certified by the clerk for submission by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor thereof, the corporate authorities may thereafter levy a tax for recreation purposes at the authorized increased rate. This tax shall be in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1, and shall be exclusive of all other taxes which the municipality may levy and collect.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-9)
    Sec. 11-95-9. The expense of the establishment, maintenance, and conduct of recreation facilities and programs shall be paid out of taxes or out of money received as, or realized from gifts received for recreation purposes. The expenditures shall be made under the direction of the recreation board upon warrants drawn upon the municipal treasury.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-10)
    Sec. 11-95-10. All playgrounds, recreation centers, recreation systems, and swimming pools which were provided, established, maintained and conducted under "An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conduct and maintenance of public playgrounds and recreation centers in and by cities, towns and villages of less than one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants," approved June 24, 1921, as amended, and which were being maintained and conducted immediately prior to January 1, 1942, shall be treated as properly provided and established under this Division 95 and may be continued to be maintained and conducted under this Division 95.
    The corporate authorities of all municipalities whose electors have approved the levy of an annual tax for the conduct and maintenance of a supervised recreation system under the specified Act may, by ordinance or resolution, and without referendum, increase the maximum rate at which it levies taxes for recreation system purposes to .09% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality, applicable on August 3, 1967.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-11)
    Sec. 11-95-11. Whenever the greater portion of the area of a city, village or incorporated town lies within the boundaries of a single Park District, and the population of such city, village or incorporated town constitutes a majority of the population of the Park District, and the city, village or incorporated town levies and collects a tax for recreation purposes, the functions of the Recreation Commission may be merged with and relinquished to the Park District in the manner following: The governing board of the city, village or incorporated town shall adopt an ordinance by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the members thereof. The ordinance shall set forth the intent and desire of the city, village or incorporated town to relinquish and turn over to the Park District the function of planning, establishing and maintaining the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the city, village or incorporated town and to relinquish any and all powers which it may have to levy and collect a tax known as "The Recreation Tax". The clerk of the city, village or incorporated town shall mail a certified copy of the ordinance to the Park District. If the Park Commissioners of the Park District see fit, they may adopt an ordinance, by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the members. This ordinance shall provide that the Park District assumes the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the city and the Park District will levy and collect a tax at a rate not to exceed that levied by the city, village or incorporated town, but that tax may not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in such District for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreational programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers.
    Six months from the date of the adoption of the Ordinance by the Park District, the District shall assume the functions previously performed by the city, village or incorporated town through its recreation commission, or other board or commission designated by the city, village or incorporated town. Thereafter the Park District may levy and collect a tax of not to exceed that rate previously levied by the city, village or incorporated town for recreation purposes, but the rate of tax may not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in such district for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreation programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers and which tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the District. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of the State of Illinois. The tax to be levied under this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this Code or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. Whenever the tax levied under this Section shall be levied in addition to the tax levied under Section 5-2 of "The Park District Code", the tax levied under this Section shall be levied and extended only upon that property located within the boundaries of the city, village or incorporated town, which lies within the boundaries of the park district.
    Six months from date of adoption of the ordinance by the District, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District any and all funds and tax monies in its possession on that date, received by it from the "Recreation Tax". From time to time thereafter, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District all such recreation funds and tax monies as received from levies adopted prior to the effective date of the merger. The funds shall be paid to the treasurer of the Park District and kept in a fund known as the "Recreational Program Fund."
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-12)
    Sec. 11-95-12. Whenever a Park District contains, within the boundaries of the district, the greater portion of the area of a city, village or incorporated town, and the population of the city, village or incorporated town constitutes a majority of the population of the Park District, and the city, village or incorporated town levies and collects a tax for recreation purposes, the functions of the Recreation Commission may be merged with, and assumed by, the Park District in the manner following:
    The Park Commissioners shall adopt an ordinance by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the commissioners. The ordinance shall set forth the intent of the Park District to assume the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the Park District, and to levy and collect a tax for such purposes, at a rate not to exceed that levied by the city, village or incorporated town, which rate shall not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of all taxable property in such district. The Secretary of the Park District shall mail a certified copy of the ordinance to the city, village or incorporated town. If the governing board of the city, village or incorporated town sees fit, they may adopt an ordinance, by a vote of not less than 2/3 of its members. This ordinance shall state that the city, village or incorporated town relinquishes any and all control and management of the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within its boundaries to the Park District together with relinquishing its tax levy for recreation purposes.
    Six months from the date of adoption of such an ordinance by the city, village or incorporated town, the Park District shall assume the functions previously performed by the city, village or incorporated town through its recreation commission, or other board or commission designated by the city, village or incorporated town. Thereafter the Park District may levy and collect a tax of not to exceed that rate previously levied by the city, village or incorporated town for recreation purposes, but the rate of the tax may not exceed .05%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in the district. The tax funds shall be used for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreation programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers. The tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the District. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of the State of Illinois. The tax to be levied under this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this Code or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    Six months from the date of adoption of the ordinance by the city, village or incorporated town, it shall turn over to the Park District any and all recreation funds and tax monies in its possession on that date, received by it from the "Recreation Tax". From time to time thereafter, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District all such recreation funds and tax monies received from levies adopted prior to the effective date of the merger. The funds shall be paid to the treasurer of the Park District and kept in a fund to be known as the "Recreational Program Fund".
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-13)
    Sec. 11-95-13. The corporate authorities of a municipality specified in Section 11-95-2 and a recreation board specified in Section 11-95-3 are authorized to establish, maintain and manage recreational programs for persons with disabilities, including both persons with mental disabilities and persons with physical disabilities, to provide transportation for persons with disabilities to and from such programs, to provide for such examination of participants in such programs as may be deemed necessary, to charge fees for participating in such programs, the fee charged for non-residents of such municipality need not be the same as the fees charged the residents of the municipality, and to charge fees for transportation furnished to participants.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-14)
    Sec. 11-95-14. The corporate authorities of any 2 or more municipalities specified in Section 11-95-2 and any 2 or more recreation boards specified in Section 11-95-3, or any combination thereof, are authorized to take any action jointly relating to recreational programs for persons with disabilities that could be taken individually and to enter into agreements with other such recreation boards, corporate authorities and park districts or any combination thereof, for the purpose of providing for the establishment, maintenance and management of joint recreational programs for persons with disabilities of all the participating districts and municipal areas, including provisions for transportation of participants, procedures for approval of budgets, authorization of expenditures and sharing of expenses, location of recreational areas in the area of any of the participating districts and municipalities, acquisition of real estate by gift, legacy, grant, or purchase, employment of a director and other professional workers for such program who may be employed by one participating district, municipality or board which shall be reimbursed on a mutually agreed basis by the other municipalities, districts and boards that are parties to the joint agreement, authorization for one municipality, board or district to supply professional workers for a joint program conducted in another municipality or district and to provide other requirements for operation of such joint program as may be desirable. The corporate authorities of any municipality that is a party to a joint agreement entered into under this Section may levy and collect a tax, in the manner provided by law for the levy and collection of other municipal taxes in the municipality but in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1 or levied as limited by any provision of a special charter under which the municipality is incorporated, at not to exceed .04% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the municipality for the purpose of funding that municipality's share of the expenses for providing the programs under that joint agreement. However, no tax may be levied pursuant to this Section in any area in which a tax is levied under Section 5-8 of the Park District Code.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 96

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 96 heading)
DIVISION 96. JOINT PROPERTY OF
MUNICIPALITIES AND PARK DISTRICTS

65 ILCS 5/11-96-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-96-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-96-1)
    Sec. 11-96-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may control the property of the corporation and may provide for joint ownership with any one or more park districts of real and personal property used for park purposes by such park district or districts. In case of joint ownership, the terms of the agreement shall be fair, just and equitable to all parties and shall be set forth in a written agreement entered into by the corporate authorities of each participating district and municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-96-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-96-5)
    Sec. 11-96-5. Municipal and park district tax.
    (a) If property within a municipality also lies within a park district and the same property is being taxed for park or recreation purposes by both the municipality and the park district, then the corporate authorities of the municipality may adopt an ordinance or resolution to pay all or part of the park district tax for the property according to subsection (b). If the corporate authorities of a municipality adopt a resolution or ordinance under this Section, then the corporate authorities shall certify the action to the county clerk.
    (b) Before the county clerk extends the tax levy of the park district, the corporate authorities of the municipality may order the municipal treasurer to pay a specified amount into a special abatement fund held by the county treasurer. The county clerk shall then abate the park district tax extension on the property within the municipality by the amount in the abatement fund by apportioning the abatement amount for each parcel of property according to the assessed value as equalized by the board of review and Department of Revenue. The county treasurer shall then pay the money in the abatement fund to the park district. If the amount in the abatement fund is more than the amount of the current tax levy extended on the property, then the county treasurer shall return the surplus amount to the municipal treasurer.
    (c) For the purposes of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, the amount of the extension abatement shall continue to be included in the park district's aggregate extension base.
    (d) The municipal tax and abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years.
(Source: P.A. 91-885, eff. 7-6-00.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 97

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 97 heading)
DIVISION 97. PLEASURE DRIVEWAYS

65 ILCS 5/11-97-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-1)
    Sec. 11-97-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, may designate by ordinance the whole or any part of not to exceed 2 streets, roads, avenues, boulevards, or highways, under their jurisdiction, as public driveways, to be used for pleasure driving only, and to improve and maintain the same, and also to lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve and maintain not more than 2 roads, streets, or avenues, and designate them as pleasure driveways to be used for pleasure driving only. But these powers can only be exercised when the corporate authorities are petitioned to do so by the owners of more than two-thirds of the frontage of land fronting upon a proposed pleasure driveway.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-97-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-2)
    Sec. 11-97-2. The corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, may lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve and maintain one or more driveways from the corporate limits of the municipality to parks owned by the municipality outside its corporate limits. The cost of these driveways may be paid out of any fund in the municipal treasury, acquired under the authority of law for park purposes. The corporate authorities may acquire the land necessary for this purpose by purchase, legacy or gift, or in case the land cannot be so acquired, they may acquire it by condemnation in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-97-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-3)
    Sec. 11-97-3. Pleasure driveways specified in Section 11-97-1 may be laid out, extended, and improved under the provisions of Article 9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-97-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-4)
    Sec. 11-97-4. The corporate authorities, by ordinance, may regulate, restrain, and control the speed of travel upon these pleasure driveways, may prescribe the kind of vehicles that shall be allowed thereon, and in all things may regulate, restrain, and control the use of these pleasure driveways. The corporate authorities may exclude therefrom funeral processions, hearses, and traffic teams and vehicles, so as to free these pleasure driveways from all business traffic or objectionable travel and make them pleasure driveways for pleasure driving only. They may prescribe in that ordinance such fines or penalties for the violation thereof as they are allowed by law to prescribe for the violation of other ordinances.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 98

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 98 heading)
DIVISION 98. PARKS IN CITIES AND VILLAGES
OF LESS THAN 50,000

65 ILCS 5/11-98-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-1)
    Sec. 11-98-1. The corporate authorities of each city and village with a population of less than 85,000, whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, may purchase, establish, and maintain public parks for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the municipality. For that purpose, the corporate authorities may levy a tax not to exceed .075%, or the rate limit in effect on September 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, annually on all taxable property embraced in the municipality for the current year. This tax shall be levied and collected in the manner provided by law for the levy and collection of other municipal taxes in the municipality.
    If the inhabitants of a specified municipality with a population of 500 or more so determine, as provided by Section 11-98-2, this annual tax may be levied in that municipality in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1, and in addition to taxes levied as limited by any provision of a special charter under which the municipality is now incorporated.
    The corporate authorities have the power to lease such a public park for the purpose of holding county fairs therein.
    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. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-98-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-2)
    Sec. 11-98-2. In any city or village with a population of 500 or more but less than 50,000, upon a petition signed by electors of the municipality equal in number to 1% of the number of votes cast at the last preceding general municipal election but in no case fewer than 100 electors, the municipal clerk of the municipality shall certify for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law, a proposition to levy additional taxes for park purposes as provided by Section 11-98-1.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an annual tax of not
 exceeding .......% on all taxable
 property  within  the  city (or        YES
 village) be  levied in addition
 to taxes  for  general purposes    --------------------------
 as authorized by  Section 8-3-1
 of the Illinois Municipal Code,         NO
 for the  purpose of maintaining
 a park in the ....?
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    If a majority of the electors voting upon the proposition vote in favor thereof, the specified tax shall be levied and collected as provided by Section 11-98-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-98-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-3)
    Sec. 11-98-3. Any specified municipality which heretofore has authorized or hereafter may authorize the levy of the tax provided for by Section 11-98-1 or by "An Act to authorize certain cities and villages to establish and maintain public parks by taxation and to lease the same to county fairs," approved May 13, 1907, as amended, at a time when the population of the municipality was less than 50,000, may continue the levy annually at one-half of the rate approved by the referendum required under Section 2 of that Act or at the rate provided under Section 11-98-1, notwithstanding that after that approval the population of the municipality has increased to 50,000 or more.
    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. 76-1235.)

65 ILCS 5/11-98-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-4)
    Sec. 11-98-4. Any city or village a majority of whose electors voting thereon have voted in favor of a proposition to levy an additional tax for park purposes as provided in "An Act to authorize certain cities and villages to establish and maintain public parks by taxation and to lease the same to county fairs," approved May 13, 1907, as amended, shall continue to levy and collect the additional tax thereby approved as provided by and at the rate authorized in Section 11-98-1 without submitting the proposition specified in Section 11-98-2 to the electors for approval.
    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. 76-1235.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 99

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 99 heading)
DIVISION 99. PARKS AND BOULEVARDS IN CITIES FROM 5,000 TO 100,000

65 ILCS 5/11-99-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-1)
    Sec. 11-99-1. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-99-3, the city council in every city with a population of not less than 5,000 nor more than 100,000, whether incorporated under the general law or special charter, has the power, by ordinance, to levy annually a tax not to exceed .03% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property within the corporate limits of the city for the current year. This tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the other general taxes for that city are levied and collected. When collected, the money from this tax shall be placed in a separate fund to be used only for the purpose of purchasing land for parks and boulevards in and around the city, and for the purpose of opening, improving, and maintaining these parks and boulevards. This annual park and boulevard tax shall be levied in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1 and in addition to the taxes as limited by any provision of any special charter under which the city is now incorporated.
    An amount not to exceed 20% of this special fund may be expended for the purpose of providing music in city-owned parks during the months of May, June, July, August, and September in each year.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-99-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-2)
    Sec. 11-99-2. Where a boulevard and park association incorporated under the general law is doing the work provided for under Section 11-99-1, the proceeds of the specified tax may be transferred to that association for the purposes specified in that section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-99-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-3)
    Sec. 11-99-3. No city is authorized to levy or collect the tax provided for by Section 11-99-1 until the question of that levy has been certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the city at an election in accordance with the general election law and authorized by a majority of the votes cast on the question.
    However, in any city whose electors have authorized the levy of a tax under "An Act to provide for the assessment and collection of a general tax by cities for parks and boulevard purposes," approved June 17, 1893, as amended, that tax may be continued to be levied under Sections 11-99-1 through 11-99-3 without submitting the question of its levy to the electors for approval.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 100

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 100 heading)
DIVISION 100. PARKS IN CITIES OF LESS THAN
15,000 INHABITANTS

65 ILCS 5/11-100-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-100-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-100-1)
    Sec. 11-100-1. Every city with a population not exceeding 15,000 has the power to acquire by purchase, or otherwise, land in or within 4 miles of the corporate limits of the city for the purpose of providing public parks for the use of the city's inhabitants. It may enclose, improve, and maintain such a public park and regulate its use by ordinance. However, no money shall be expended for the purchase of any land for the designated purpose until the question whether the money shall be so expended has been certified by the clerk and submitted to a vote of the electors of the city at an election in accordance with the general election law, and has received the approval of a majority of the votes cast on the question.
    But any city whose electors have approved the question of the expenditure of money for the purchase of land for the designated purpose under "An Act to enable certain cities to provide and maintain public parks for the use of the inhabitants thereof," approved April 24, 1899, as amended, may continue to expend money for the designated purpose without submitting the question to the electors for approval under Sections 11-100-1 and 11-100-2.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-100-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-100-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-100-2)
    Sec. 11-100-2. A city specified in Section 11-100-1 may borrow money and levy and collect a general tax for the purpose of providing public parks for the use of the city's inhabitants or for the purpose of enclosing, improving, and maintaining them in the same manner as for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining water works under the laws of this state. It may appropriate money for these purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 101

 
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AIRPORTS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 101

 
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DIVISION 101. AIRPORTS - GENERAL AUTHORITY

65 ILCS 5/11-101-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-101-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-101-1)
    Sec. 11-101-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may establish and maintain public airports either within or without the corporate limits of the municipality and provide for the safe approach thereto and take-off therefrom by aircraft; may construct, reconstruct, expand and improve landing fields, landing strips, hangars, terminal buildings and other structures and may provide any terminal facilities for such airports; may acquire by gift, grant, lease, purchase, condemnation or otherwise any private property or property devoted to any public use or rights or easements therein for any of the purposes specified in this section; may contract for the removal or relocation of all buildings, railways, mains, pipes, conduits, wires, poles, and all other structures, facilities and equipment which may interfere with the location, expansion or improvement of any public airport, or with the safe approach thereto or takeoff therefrom by aircraft, and may assume any obligation and pay any expense incidental thereto; may operate any public airport and may charge and collect rents, rates or other compensation for any use thereof or for any service rendered by the municipality in the operation thereof, provided that, subject to the capacity thereof, the landing field and landing strips shall be available to any person, without unjust or unreasonable discrimination as to services and charges, for landing and take-off by any aircraft; may let to, or enter into any operating agreement with, any person for operation and maintenance of any public airport, but all such leases and operating agreements shall provide that, subject to the capacity thereof, the landing field and landing strips shall be available to any person, without unjust or unreasonable discrimination as to services and charges, for landing and take-off by any air craft; may let to any person, or grant concessions or privileges in, any land adjoining the landing field or any building or structure on such land for the shelter, servicing, manufacturing and repair of aircraft, aircraft parts and accessories, for receiving and discharging passengers and cargo, and for the accommodation of the public at such airport; may regulate the use of such airports, the navigation of aircraft over such airports and the approach of aircraft and their take-off from such airports. This section is subject to the provisions of the Illinois Aeronautics Act, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-101-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-101-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-101-2)
    Sec. 11-101-2. Whenever the corporate authorities of any municipality have established an airport outside the corporate limits of the municipality and have determined that it is essential to the proper and safe construction and maintenance of such airport to vacate any roads, highways, streets, alleys, or parts thereof in unincorporated territory lying within the airport area or any enlargement thereof, and have determined that the public interest will be subserved by such vacation, they may vacate such roads, highways, streets, alleys, or parts thereof, by an ordinance. Provided however, that such municipality shall have first acquired the land on both sides of such roads, highways, streets, alleys, or parts thereof; provided, also, that in the case of a road, highway, street or alley or part thereof, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, the consent of the Department shall be obtained before the ordinance shall become effective. Such ordinance shall be passed by the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of all aldermen, trustees or commissioners authorized by law to be elected. Such vacation shall be effective upon passage of the ordinance and recording of a certified copy thereof with the recorder of the county within which the roads, highways, streets, alleys, or parts thereof are situated.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 102

 
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DIVISION 102. AIRPORTS FOR MUNICIPALITIES OF
500,000 OR MORE

65 ILCS 5/11-102-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-102-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-102-1)
    Sec. 11-102-1. Every municipality with a population of 500,000 or more may establish and maintain public airports, upon (1) any land either within or outside the corporate limits of the municipality, (2) any public waters of the State of Illinois within the limits or jurisdiction of or bordering on the municipality, (3) any submerged land under such public waters, and (4) any artificial or reclaimed land which before the artificial making or reclamation thereof constituted a portion of the submerged land under such public waters.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)