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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 16

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 16 heading)
HEALTH REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 16

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 16 heading)
DIVISION 16. HEALTH BOARDS - GENERAL

65 ILCS 5/11-16-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-16-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-16-1)
    Sec. 11-16-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for and maintain a board of health, consisting of more than one person, and to prescribe its powers and duties, except where a municipality has adopted the provisions of Division 17.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 17

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 17 heading)
DIVISION 17. HEALTH BOARDS IN MUNICIPALITIES OF
FROM 100,000 TO 200,000

65 ILCS 5/11-17-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-1)
    Sec. 11-17-1. When authorized in the manner provided by Section 11-17-2 the corporate authorities of each municipality with a population of more than 100,000 and less than 200,000 shall establish and maintain a public health board for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the municipality and shall levy annually a tax of not to exceed .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all taxable property in the municipality. In those municipalities in which a public health board has been established under this Division 17 before July 24, 1967, the corporate authorities shall levy annually a tax not exceeding .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all taxable property in the municipality. The tax levied under this Section shall be levied and collected in like manner as are the general taxes of the collecting municipality, and the money so collected shall be known as the public health board fund. The tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which the municipality is now, or may be hereafter, authorized to levy upon the property within the municipality, and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided in Section 8-3-1.
    If the municipality is situated within any county or multiple-county health department for whose benefit a tax is levied under "An Act in relation to the establishment and maintenance of county and multiple-county public health departments", approved July 9, 1943, as now or hereafter amended, the county clerk shall reduce and abate from the tax levied by the authority of this Division 17 a rate which would produce an amount equal to the amount of the tax accruing to the municipality under the above-named Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-2)
    Sec. 11-17-2. When 100 electors of any municipality specified in Section 11-17-1 present a petition to the clerk of the municipality asking that an annual tax be levied for the establishment and maintenance of a public health board in the municipality, the municipal clerk shall certify the proposition for submission to the voters of the municipality at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the municipality of....            YES
establish and maintain a public health  ----------------------
board and levy an annual tax therefor?       NO
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    If a majority of the electors voting upon the question are in favor of the proposition, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall proceed as provided in Section 11-17-1. Thereafter, the corporate authorities shall include in the annual appropriation ordinance an appropriation from the public health board fund of such amount as may be necessary to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities of the public health board.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-3)
    Sec. 11-17-3. When it has been decided to establish and maintain a public health board under this Division 17, the mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, shall appoint a board of 5 directors, 2 of whom are duly licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Illinois and have been in the actual practice of their profession, and the other 3 of whom are citizens of the municipality. The directors shall be chosen with reference to their special fitness for that office.
    One of the directors shall be appointed to hold office for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years, and one for 5 years from the first day of July following their appointments. At the expiration of the term of any director, the mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, shall appoint a successor, or reappoint that director, who shall hold office for 5 years and until his successor is appointed and has qualified. A majority of the directors, with the consent of the mayor or president and the corporate authorities, may remove any director for misconduct or neglect of duty.
    Vacancies in the board of directors, however occasioned, shall be filled in like manner as original appointments. No director shall receive compensation for serving as a director. No director shall be interested in a private capacity, either directly or indirectly, in the purchase or sale of any supplies for the public health board.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-4)
    Sec. 11-17-4. Immediately after their appointment, the directors shall meet and organize by electing one of their number as president and one as secretary and by electing such other officers as they may deem necessary. They shall adopt such by-laws, rules, and regulations for their own guidance and for the government of the public health board as may be expedient and not inconsistent with this Division 17 or with the ordinances of the municipality. They have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected to the credit of the public health board fund. All money received for the public health board shall be deposited in the municipal treasury to the credit of the public health board fund and shall not be used for any other purpose. The money shall be drawn upon by the proper municipal officer upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the board of directors.
    The board has the power to appoint suitable assistants and other employees and fix their compensation, and to remove such appointees. The board, in general, shall carry out the spirit and intent of this Division 17 in establishing and maintaining a public health board. In a city which has adopted or hereafter adopts Division 1 of Article 10, all appointments and all removals of assistants or other employees shall be made pursuant to the provisions of that Division 1 of Article 10 and not otherwise, except that persons may be employed temporarily until persons ranked upon the register under Division 1 of Article 10 for positions or offices which are held under Division 1 of Article 10 are available for service. Persons so appointed for temporary service shall hold their positions as temporary appointees under Division 1 of Article 10.
    Each officer and employee of the public health board is an officer or employee, as the case may be, of the municipality in which the public health board is established.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-5)
    Sec. 11-17-5. The public health board may initiate and maintain activities for the promotion of maternal child health, industrial hygiene, mental health, sanitary housing, public health education, and shall have the right to inspect and regulate all food and milk products kept or offered for sale within the jurisdiction of the board; may prevent and suppress contagious diseases, and may initiate and maintain programs or activities which from time to time may become necessary or proper for the promotion of public health within the jurisdiction of the board.
(Source: P.A. 76-649.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-6)
    Sec. 11-17-6. The public health board may accept gifts or gratuities of any kind, and may use such gifts or gratuities for any of the purposes authorized by this Division 17.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-7)
    Sec. 11-17-7. The board of directors may lease or acquire and take title in the name of public health board to such real estate as may be reasonably necessary for the housing and the proper functioning of any and all divisions of such health department and may make exchanges of real estate and may maintain, repair, remodel, or improve the same when in the judgment of the board of directors such exchanges, repairs, remodeling or improvements are reasonably necessary. Such leasing, acquisition, exchanges, maintenance, repairs, remodeling and improvements may be made with monies of the public health board fund.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-8)
    Sec. 11-17-8. Rules and regulations adopted or enacted into an ordinance in conformity with Section 11-17-5 shall be enforced in the same manner as municipal ordinances. Any person who violates any of these rules and regulations is guilty of a petty offense and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10, nor more than $100, for each offense. Each day a violation continues is a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-9)
    Sec. 11-17-9. When the board of directors of any public health board established and maintained under this Division 17 makes a written recommendation to the corporate authorities for the discontinuance of the public health board, stating in their recommendation the reasons therefor, or when at least 20% of the electors of the municipality, as shown by the last general municipal election, present a petition to the corporate authorities asking for the discontinuance of the public health board, the corporate authorities may pass an ordinance providing for the discontinuance of the board.
    This ordinance shall be certified by the local clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality at an election in accordance with the general election law. The ordinance shall be effective only if approved by a majority of those voting upon the question.
    The methods of discontinuance provided by this section and Section 11-17-10 are exclusive.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-10)
    Sec. 11-17-10. The question shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the public health board of
 the  city  (or  village  or                YES
 incorporated town, as the case may be)  ---------------------
 of.... as provided in  ordinance           NO
 No..... be discontinued?
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(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-11)
    Sec. 11-17-11. When any ordinance specified in Section 11-17-9 has been so ratified, the corporate authorities, after discharging all financial obligations of the public health board, by appropriate ordinance may transfer any money then in the public health board fund into the general fund of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-12)
    Sec. 11-17-12. Any public health board established and maintained under "An Act to authorize cities and villages of more than 100,000 and less than 200,000 inhabitants to establish and maintain public health boards and to levy an annual tax therefor," approved March 4, 1937, as amended, which was in existence immediately prior to January 1, 1942 shall be treated as properly established under this Division 17 and shall be continued to be maintained under this Division 17 unless it is discontinued as provided in this Division 17. All cities and villages whose electors have approved the levy of an annual tax for a public health board under that Act may continue to levy the tax under this Division 17 without submitting the question of its levy to the electors for approval. The directors, assistants, or other employees appointed under that Act who were in office or employed immediately prior to January 1, 1942 shall continue in their offices and employments under this Division 17 until the respective terms for which they were elected or appointed have expired, subject to the applicable provisions of this Code or other Illinois statutes as to removal.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 18

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 18 heading)
DIVISION 18. COMMUNITY NURSES IN MUNICIPALITIES OF FROM 5,000 TO 100,000

65 ILCS 5/11-18-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-18-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-18-1)
    Sec. 11-18-1. When a municipality with a population of more than 5,000 and less than 100,000 has adopted this Division 18 in the manner provided by Section 11-18-3, the mayor or president shall appoint, upon the recommendation of the municipal board of health, one or more registered nurses, to be known as community nurses. These nurses shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them by the health officer of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-18-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-18-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-18-2)
    Sec. 11-18-2. A municipality which adopts this Division 18 may levy, annually, a tax of not more than .0075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein, for the current year, to provide revenue for the salaries of and expenses incident to the performance of the duties of the community nurses. This tax shall be in addition to all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in that municipality and shall be in addition to the taxes authorized to be levied for general purposes under Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-18-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-18-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-18-3)
    Sec. 11-18-3. Whenever at least 100 electors of a specified municipality present a petition to the municipal clerk, asking that the question of the adoption of this Division 18 be submitted to the electors of the municipality the question shall be certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the city (or village or
 incorporated town) of............        YES
 adopt Division 18  of  Article  11
 of  the  Illinois  Municipal  Code    -----------------------
 providing for community nurses in
 certain municipalities and permit
 a  tax  of  not  to  exceed .0075%        NO
 therefor?
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    If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the adoption of this Division 18, such division is adopted and in force thereafter in that municipality.
(Source: P.A. 81-1535.)

65 ILCS 5/11-18-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-18-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-18-4)
    Sec. 11-18-4. Any municipality which has heretofore adopted "An Act providing for community nurses in certain cities, villages and incorporated towns, and permitting a tax therefor," approved June 30, 1925, as amended, shall be treated as having adopted this Division 18. The registered nurses appointed to act as community nurses under that Act, who were so acting immediately prior to January 1, 1942, shall continue to so act under this Division 18.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19 heading)
DIVISION 19. DISPOSAL OF REFUSE, GARBAGE AND ASHES

65 ILCS 5/11-19-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-1)
    Sec. 11-19-1. Contracts.
    (a) Any city, village or incorporated town may make contracts with any other city, village, or incorporated town or with any person, corporation, or county, or any agency created by intergovernmental agreement, for more than one year and not exceeding 30 years relating to the collection and final disposition, or relating solely to either the collection or final disposition of garbage, refuse and ashes. A municipality may contract with private industry to operate a designated facility for the disposal, treatment or recycling of solid waste, and may enter into contracts with private firms or local governments for the delivery of waste to such facility. In regard to a contract involving a garbage, refuse, or garbage and refuse incineration facility, the 30 year contract limitation imposed by this Section shall be computed so that the 30 years shall not begin to run until the date on which the facility actually begins accepting garbage or refuse. The payments required in regard to any contract entered into under this Division 19 shall not be regarded as indebtedness of the city, village, or incorporated town, as the case may be, for the purpose of any debt limitation imposed by any law.
    (a-5) If a municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000 located in a county as defined in the Solid Waste and Recycling Program Act has never awarded a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste from non-residential locations, then the municipality may not award a franchise unless:
        (1) the municipality provides prior written notice
    
to all haulers licensed to provide waste hauling service in that municipality of the municipality's intent to issue a request for proposal under this Section;
        (2) the municipality adopts an ordinance requiring
    
each licensed hauler, for a period of no less than 36 continuous months commencing on the first day of the month following the effective date of such ordinance, to report every 6 months to the municipality the number of non-residential locations served by the hauler in the municipality and the number of non-residential locations contracting with the hauler for the recyclable materials collection service pursuant to Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act; and
        (3) the report to the municipality required under
    
paragraph (2) of this subsection (a-5) for the final 6 months of that 36-month period establishes that less than 50% of the non-residential locations in the municipality contract for recyclable material collection services pursuant to Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act.
    All such reports shall be filed with the municipality by the hauler on or before the last day of the month following the end of the 6-month reporting period. Within 15 days after the last day for licensed haulers to file such reports, the municipality shall post on its website: (i) the information provided by each hauler pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection (a-5), without identifying the hauler; and (ii) the aggregate number of non-residential locations served by all licensed haulers in the municipality and the aggregate number of non-residential locations contracting with all licensed haulers in the municipality for the recyclable materials collection service under Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act.
    (a-10) Beginning at the conclusion of the 36-month reporting period and thereafter, and upon written request of the municipality, each licensed hauler shall, for every 6-month period, report to the municipality (i) the number of non-residential locations served by the hauler in the municipality and the number of non-residential locations contracting with the hauler for the recyclable materials collection service pursuant to Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act, (ii) an estimate of the quantity of recyclable materials, in tons, collected by the hauler in the municipality from non-residential locations contracting with the hauler for recyclable materials collection service pursuant to Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act, and (iii) an estimate of the quantity of municipal waste, in tons, collected by the hauler in the municipality from those non-residential locations. All reports for that 6-month period shall be filed with the municipality by the hauler on or before the last day of the month following the end of the 6-month reporting period. Within 15 days after the last day for licensed haulers to file such reports, the municipality shall post on its website: (i) the information provided by each hauler pursuant to this subsection (a-10), without identifying the hauler; and (ii) the aggregate number of non-residential locations served by all licensed haulers in the municipality and the aggregate number of non-residential locations contracting with all licensed haulers in the municipality for the recyclable materials collection service under Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act.
    A municipality subject to subsection (a-5) of this Section may not award a franchise unless 2 consecutive 6-month reports determine that less than 50% of the non-residential locations within the municipality contract for recyclable material collection service pursuant to Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act.
    (b) If a municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000 has never awarded a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste from non-residential locations, then that municipality may not award such a franchise without issuing a request for proposal. The municipality may not issue a request for proposal without first: (i) holding at least one public hearing seeking comment on the advisability of issuing a request for proposal and awarding a franchise; (ii) providing at least 30 days' written notice of the hearing, delivered by first class mail to all private entities that provide non-residential waste collection services within the municipality that the municipality is able to identify through its records; and (iii) providing at least 30 days' public notice of the hearing.
    After issuing a request for proposal, the municipality may not award a franchise without first: (i) allowing at least 30 days for proposals to be submitted to the municipality; (ii) holding at least one public hearing after the receipt of proposals on whether to award a franchise to a proposed franchisee; and (iii) providing at least 30 days' public notice of the hearing. At the public hearing, the municipality must disclose and discuss the proposed franchise fee or calculation formula of such franchise fee that it will receive under the proposed franchise.
    (b-5) If no request for proposal is issued within 120 days after the initial public hearing required in subsection (b), then the municipality must hold another hearing as outlined in subsection (b).
    (b-10) If a municipality has not awarded a franchise within 210 days after the date that a request for proposal is issued pursuant to subsection (b), then the municipality must adhere to all of the requirements set forth in subsections (b) and (b-5).
    (b-15) The franchise fee and any other fees, taxes, or charges imposed by the municipality in connection with a franchise for the collection of waste from non-residential locations must be used exclusively for costs associated with administering the franchise program.
    (c) If a municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000 has never awarded a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste from non-residential locations, then a private entity may not begin providing waste collection services to non-residential locations under a franchise agreement with that municipality at any time before the date that is 15 months after the date the ordinance or resolution approving the award of the franchise is adopted.
    (d) For purposes of this Section, "waste" means garbage, refuse, or ashes as defined in Section 11-19-2.
    (e) A home rule unit may not award a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste in a manner contrary to the provisions of this Section. 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 units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 98-1079, eff. 8-26-14.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-2)
    Sec. 11-19-2. As used in this Division 19, the words "garbage", "refuse", and "ashes" have the following meanings: (1) "Garbage". Wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food; wastes from the handling, storage and sale of produce. (2) "Refuse". Combustible trash, including, but not limited to, paper, cartons, boxes, barrels, wood, excelsior, tree branches, yard trimmings, wood furniture, bedding; noncombustible trash, including, but not limited to, metals, tin cans, metal furniture, dirt, small quantities of rock and pieces of concrete, glass, crockery, other mineral waste; street rubbish, including, but not limited to, street sweepings, dirt, leaves, catch-basin dirt, contents of litter receptacles, but refuse does not mean earth and wastes from building operations, nor shall it include solid wastes resulting from industrial processes and manufacturing operations such as food processing wastes, boiler-house cinders, lumber, scraps and shavings. (3) "Ashes". Residue from fires used for cooking and for heating buildings.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-3)
    Sec. 11-19-3. Whenever a city, village or incorporated town makes a contract that is authorized by this Division 19, the corporate authorities shall include in the annual appropriation ordinance for each fiscal year, an appropriation of a sum of money sufficient to pay the amount which, by the terms of the contract, is to become due and payable during the current fiscal year.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-4)
    Sec. 11-19-4. The corporate authorities of each city, village and incorporated town, whether organized under the general law or special charter, with a population of less than 500,000, may establish and maintain systems or plants, by contract or by direct provision, for the collection and disposal, treatment or recycling or solely for the collection or solely for the disposal, treatment or recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes in the city, village or incorporated town and for this purpose may levy a tax. In municipalities with a population of less than 25,001, the tax rate may not exceed .20% 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, on all of the taxable property in the city or village for the current year. In municipalities with a population of more than 25,000 the tax rate may not exceed .10% or the rate limit in effect on July 24, 1969, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue on all of the taxable property in the city or village for the current year. The annual garbage tax shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates, insofar as they are applicable to cities, villages and incorporated towns of less than 500,000 population, may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
    The corporate authorities may, in addition to the levy of a garbage tax, finance the establishment and maintenance of systems or plants, by contract or by direct provision, for the collection and disposal, treatment or recycling or solely for the collection or solely for the disposal, treatment or recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes by service charges to be collected from persons, firms and corporations receiving service. Such service charges shall be established as can reasonably be expected to yield revenues not in excess of contract obligations and the costs of operation, maintenance, and an adequate depreciation fund. If a city, village or incorporated town assesses a service charge, the schedule of charges shall be adopted by ordinance, and a copy of the schedule shall be furnished to each customer.
(Source: P.A. 84-963.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-5)
    Sec. 11-19-5. Every city, village or incorporated town may provide such method or methods as shall be approved by the corporate authorities for the disposition of garbage, refuse and ashes. Any municipality may provide by ordinance that such method or methods shall be the exclusive method or methods for the disposition of garbage, refuse and ashes to be allowed within that municipality. Such ordinance may be enacted notwithstanding the fact that competition may be displaced or that such ordinance may have an anti-competitive effect. Such methods may include, but need not be limited to land fill, feeding of garbage to hogs, incineration, reduction to fertilizer, or otherwise. Salvage and fertilizer or other matter or things of value may be sold and the proceeds used for the operation of the system. Material that is intended or collected to be recycled is not garbage, refuse or ashes.
(Source: P.A. 84-794.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-6)
    Sec. 11-19-6. Any city, village or incorporated town may exercise the powers granted by this Division 19 individually or jointly and cooperatively with any other one or more than one city, village or incorporated town or one or more than one county provided the conditions under which the powers are exercised are not in conflict with Sections 11-19-7 through 11-19-10.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-7)
    Sec. 11-19-7. When the corporate authorities of 2 or more cities, villages, or incorporated towns each declare by ordinance that it is in the best interests of such cities, villages, or incorporated towns to join with each other or with any one or more than one county in the collection and disposal or solely in the collection or solely in the disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes, they shall cause a contract to be prepared which shall set forth: (a) Whether the cities, villages or incorporated towns shall participate in a joint garbage department to be operated as an inter-municipal function; or whether the cities, villages or incorporated towns shall enter into a contract or contracts with a private party or parties for the collection and disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes; (b) The financial responsibilities and contributions of the respective cities, villages and incorporated towns and counties; (c) The personnel responsibilities and contributions of the respective cities, villages and incorporated towns and counties; (d) Whether the financing shall be by service charges to be collected from persons, firms, and corporations receiving service, by tax levies, or both; (e) The term of the contract which shall be not less than one year nor more than 30 years: Provided, such contract may be modified from time to time as conditions may warrant, may be extended for periods not exceeding 30 years, may be opened to admit additional cities, villages, incorporated towns or counties and may be changed to permit the withdrawal of any participant on such conditions as shall be agreed to by all of the participants; (f) If the contracting parties so desire, an undertaking that they will provide by ordinance, license, contract or other means that the methods of disposal employed within any municipality with more than 130,000 but less than 2,000,000 population, or within any municipality which is a signatory to a plan providing for the management of solid waste generated by more than one municipality or county, shall be the exclusive methods of disposal to be allowed within their respective jurisdictions, notwithstanding the fact that competition may be displaced or that such ordinance or agreement may have an anti-competitive effect; and (g) Such other provisions as shall be deemed necessary to effectuate a workable system of collection and disposal or solely of collection or solely of disposal of garbage, refuse, and ashes.
    The corporate authorities of any city, village, or incorporated town and the governing body of any county entering into any such joint exercise of powers shall appoint a committee of no more than 3 of its own members to make continuing studies of the operations of such joint exercise of powers. This committee shall also meet as necessary with the committees appointed by the other contracting parties and all of such committees shall together constitute a joint committee on garbage and refuse disposal. Such joint committee shall make recommendations necessary for the improvement of the garbage, refuse and ashes collection and disposal services or collection service or disposal service alone as the case may be, and shall prepare such rules and regulations as it may from time to time deem necessary. The corporate authorities may adopt such rules and regulations by ordinance and may provide penalties for the violation thereof. The committee chosen by each of the contracting parties shall have a single vote in all activities of the joint committee.
(Source: P.A. 84-963.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-8)
    Sec. 11-19-8. If a city, village or incorporated town exercises the powers granted by this Division 19 jointly and cooperatively with another city, village or incorporated town or county and it is agreed pursuant to the provisions of Section 11-19-7 that there shall be a joint garbage department to be operated as an intermunicipal function, employees assigned to such department shall nevertheless be considered employees of the appropriate individual city, village or incorporated town. The administrative head or superintendent of any such joint department shall be an employee of and shall be appointed by the mayor or president of the largest city, village or incorporated town participating in the joint department, but such appointment shall be subject to confirmation by the joint committee on operations provided for in Section 11-19-7. Any rights, privileges or benefits, civil service status, pensions or otherwise, existing or hereinafter created, appertaining to any municipal employee assigned to any joint garbage department shall continue to exist as rights, privileges or benefits without regard to such assignment and as if this amendatory act of 1957 had not been adopted.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-9)
    Sec. 11-19-9. Except as otherwise provided in Section 11-19-10, whenever a city, village or incorporated town exercises the powers granted by this Division 19 jointly and cooperatively with any other city, village or incorporated town or county, all proceeds of tax levies, service charges, sales or other income shall be placed in the treasury of the city, village or incorporated town levying the tax or assessing the service charge or making the sale, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-10)
    Sec. 11-19-10. Every city, village, and incorporated town may acquire by purchase, gift or condemnation any real property within or without the corporate limits of such city, village or incorporated town for the purpose of providing facilities for the disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes. In all cases where property is acquired or sought to be acquired by condemnation, the procedure shall be, as nearly as may be, like that provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act. In any village containing a population of less than 15,000 where the property sought to be acquired is to be used for a refuse derived fuel system and for industrial development that will utilize steam and electricity derived from such system, such property may be acquired pursuant to the "quick-take" procedures prescribed in Section 7-103 of such Code (now Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act) if such procedures are commenced on or before June 30, 1987. As used herein, "refuse derived fuel system" means a facility designed to convert refuse and other waste materials into steam and electricity to be used for industrial development and other commercial purposes.
    If a city, village or incorporated town joins with one or more than one other city, village or incorporated town or county in the exercise of the powers granted by this section, (a) any real property purchased shall be taken in the names of the contracting cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties, if any; (b) in case of condemnation, the city, village or incorporated town in which the real property lies, or the city, village or incorporated town nearest to the area of the real property to be condemned, shall institute condemnation proceedings; Provided, (1) any real property so acquired shall be held in trust by such city, village or incorporated town for the benefit of the contracting cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties, all of which shall bear the expense of condemnation according to agreement; (2) when real property acquired by condemnation is no longer used for joint disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes, it shall be sold by the city, village or incorporated town in whose name it is held and the proceeds shall be distributed to the contracting cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties as their interests shall appear. Any improvements existing on real property jointly acquired by purchase, gift or condemnation for garbage, refuse and ashes disposal purposes which cannot be used for such purposes may be disposed of in such manner as is mutually agreeable to the cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties involved.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.1 heading)
DIVISION 19.1. AIR CONTAMINATION CONTROL

65 ILCS 5/11-19.1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.1-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.1-11)
    Sec. 11-19.1-11. For the purposes of lessening or preventing the discharge of air contaminants, the corporate authorities of a city, village or incorporated town may prescribe by ordinance for the regulation of (1) the design and installation of accessory or appurtenant parts and equipment of buildings and structures and uses of land connected with the emission of air contaminants, (2) the operation or use of equipment and appliances emitting air contaminants, (3) the conduct or carrying on of uses of land which causes the emission into the atmosphere of air contaminants, and (4) the abatement of an operation, activity or use causing air contamination. For the purposes of this Section, "air contaminant" means and includes but is not limited to the following: dust, soot, mist, smoke, fumes, fly ash, vapor, corrosive gas or other discharge and any other air borne material or substance that is offensive, nauseous, irritating or noxious to humans or other animal life.
    The corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town may make contracts providing for a program of joint air contamination control within the jurisdiction of the contracting parties and providing terms and conditions that are not in conflict with this Section with the corporate authorities of any one or more of the following:
        (a) any other city, village or incorporated town;
        (b) one or more counties; or
        (c) adjoining areas of another State.
    The corporate authorities of each city, village or incorporated town desiring to so contract shall appoint a committee of no more than 3 of its own members to negotiate the terms and conditions of the proposed contract which shall be subject to approval by those corporate authorities. The rules and regulations for air contamination control established pursuant to the terms and conditions of such approved contract shall be adopted by ordinance by each contracting city, village or incorporated town.
    Whenever the corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town enter a contract that is authorized by this Section they shall include in the annual appropriation ordinance for each fiscal year, an appropriation of a sum of money sufficient to pay the amount which, by the terms of the contract, is to become due and payable from that city, village or incorporated town during the current fiscal year.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1340.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.2 heading)
DIVISION 19.2. SANITATION CODE VIOLATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-1)
    Sec. 11-19.2-1. Definitions. As used in this Division, unless the context requires otherwise:
    (a) "Code" means any municipal ordinance that pertains to or regulates: sanitation practices; forestry practices; the attachment of bills or notices to public property; the definition, identification and abatement of public nuisances; and the accumulation, disposal and transportation of garbage, refuse and other forms of solid waste in a municipality.
    (b) "Sanitation inspector" means a municipal employee authorized to issue citations for code violations and to conduct inspections of public or private real property in a municipality to determine if code violations exist.
    (c) "Property owner" means the legal or beneficial owner of an improved or unimproved parcel of real estate.
    (d) "Hearing officer" means a person other than a sanitation inspector or law enforcement officer having the following powers and duties:
        (1) to preside at an administrative hearing called to
    
determine whether or not a code violation exists;
        (2) to hear testimony and accept evidence from the
    
sanitation inspector, the respondent and all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
        (3) to preserve and authenticate the record of the
    
hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing;
        (4) to issue and sign a written finding, decision and
    
order stating whether a code violation exists; and
        (5) to impose penalties consistent with applicable
    
code provisions and to assess costs reasonably related to instituting the proceeding upon finding the respondent liable for the charged violation, provided, however, that in no event shall the hearing officer have the authority to impose a penalty of incarceration.
    (e) "Respondent" means a property owner, waste hauler or other person charged with liability for an alleged code violation and the person to whom the notice of violation is directed.
    (f) "Solid waste" means demolition materials, food and industrial processing wastes, garden trash, land cleaning wastes, mixed refuse, non-combustible refuse, rubbish, and trash as those terms are defined in the Solid Waste Disposal District Act.
    (g) "Waste hauler" means any person owning or controlling any vehicle used to carry or transport garbage, refuse or other forms of solid waste.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11.19.2-2)
    Sec. 11-19.2-2. Code hearing unit. The corporate authorities of any municipality having a population of 100,000 or more inhabitants may establish by ordinance a code hearing unit within an existing code enforcement agency or as a separate and independent agency in the municipal government. The function of the code hearing unit is to expedite the prosecution and correction of code violations in the manner set forth in this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-3)
    Sec. 11-19.2-3. Hearing procedures not exclusive. In any municipality where this Division is adopted, this Division shall not preclude the municipality from using other methods to enforce the provisions of its Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-4)
    Sec. 11-19.2-4. Instituting code hearing proceedings. When a sanitation inspector observes or otherwise discovers a code violation, he shall note the violation on a violation notice and report form, indicating the name and address of the respondent, if known, the name, address and State vehicle registration number of the waste hauler who deposited the waste, if applicable, a citation to the specific code provision or provisions alleged to have been violated, a description of the circumstances present that constitute the alleged violation, the date and time the violation was observed, the names of witnesses to the violation, and the address of the location or property where the violation is observed.
    The violation notice and report form shall contain a file number and a hearing date noted by the sanitation inspector in the blank spaces provided for that purpose on the form. The violation notice and report form shall state that failure to appear at the hearing on the date indicated may result in a determination of liability for the cited violation and the imposition of fines and assessment of costs as provided by the applicable municipal ordinance. The violation notice and report form shall also state that upon a determination of liability and the exhaustion or failure to exhaust procedures for judicial review, any unpaid fines or costs imposed will constitute a debt due and owing the municipality.
    A copy of the violation notice and report form shall be served upon the respondent either personally or by first class mail, postage prepaid, and sent to the address of the respondent. If the municipality has an ordinance requiring all or certain property owners to register with the municipality, service may be made on the respondent property owner by mailing the violation notice and report to the owner's address registered with the municipality. If the name of the respondent property owner cannot be ascertained or if service on such respondent cannot be made by mail, service may be made on the respondent property owner by posting a copy of the violation notice and report form in a prominent place upon the property where the violation is found, not less than 10 days before the hearing is scheduled.
(Source: P.A. 97-1088, eff. 8-24-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-5) (was 65 ILCS 5/19.2-5)
    Sec. 11-19.2-5. Subpoenas - Defaults. At any time prior to the hearing date the hearing officer assigned to hear the case may, at the request of the sanitation inspector or the attorney for the municipality, or the respondent or his attorney, issue subpoenas directing witnesses to appear and give testimony at the hearing. If on the date set for hearing the respondent or his attorney fails to appear, the hearing officer may find the respondent in default and shall proceed with the hearing and accept evidence relating to the existence of a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

65 ILCS 5/19.2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/19.2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-5)
    Sec. 19.2-5. (Renumbered).
(Source: Renumbered by P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-6)
    Sec. 11-19.2-6. Representation at code hearings. The case for the municipality may be presented by the sanitation inspector, by any other municipal employee or by an attorney designated by the municipality. However, in no event shall the case for the municipality be presented by an employee of the code hearing unit. The case for the respondent may be presented by the respondent, his attorney, or any other agent or representative.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-7)
    Sec. 11-19.2-7. Hearing - Evidence. The hearing officer shall preside at the hearing, shall hear testimony and accept any evidence relevant to the existence or non-existence of a code violation upon the property indicated. The sanitation inspector's signed violation notice and report form shall be prima facie evidence of the existence of the code violation described therein. The strict rules of evidence applicable to judicial proceedings shall not apply to hearings authorized under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-8)
    Sec. 11-19.2-8. Findings, Decision, and Order. At the conclusion of the hearing the hearing officer shall make a determination on the basis of the evidence presented at the hearing whether or not a code violation exists. The determination shall be in writing and shall be designated as the findings, decision and order. The findings, decision and order shall include the hearing officer's findings of fact, a decision whether or not a code violation exists based upon the findings of fact, and an order, imposing a fine or other penalty, directing the respondent to correct the violation, or dismissing the case in the event the violation is not proved. If the hearing officer determines that the respondent is liable for the cited violation, the hearing officer shall enter an order imposing sanctions that are provided in the code for the violations proved, including the imposition of fines and recovery of the costs of the proceedings, which costs shall be enforced in like manner as the enforcement of fines and penalties. A copy of the findings, decision and order shall be served by personal service or by any method provided for service of the violation notice and report form pursuant to Section 11-19.2-4. Payment of any penalty, fine or costs of the proceedings and the disposition of such money shall be in the same manner as set forth in this Code, unless the corporate authorities establishing a code hearing unit by ordinance provide otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-9)
    Sec. 11-19.2-9. Administrative review. The findings, decision and order of the hearing officer shall be subject to review in the circuit court of the county where the municipality is located, and the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereto, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto are adopted and shall apply to and govern every action for the judicial review of the final findings, decision and order of a hearing officer under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-10)
    Sec. 11-19.2-10. Sanctions appropriate to owner - property. The order to correct a code violation and the sanctions imposed by a municipality against a respondent property owner as the result of a finding of a code violation under this Division shall attach to the property as well as the owner of the property, so that the finding of a code violation against one owner cannot be avoided by conveying or transferring the property to another owner. Any subsequent transferee or owner of property takes subject to the findings, decision and order of a hearing officer under this Division if a notice consisting of a copy of the order to correct a code violation and imposing any sanctions and costs, if applicable, and a description of the real estate affected sufficient for the identification thereof, has been filed in the office of the Recorder or the office of the Registrar of Titles in the county in which such real estate is located by the municipality prior to the transfer or conveyance to the subsequent transferee or owner.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-11)
    Sec. 11-19.2-11. (a) A person who contracts with the federal government or any of its agencies, including without limitation the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to care for vacant residential real estate shall be responsible for maintaining the property to prevent and correct municipal health and sanitation code violations.
    (b) A person who violates this Section shall be subject to the findings, decision and order of the hearing officer as provided in this Division.
    (c) A person who intentionally violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $501 and not more than $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-12)
    Sec. 11-19.2-12. (a) Any fine, other sanction or costs imposed, or part of any fine, other sanction or costs imposed remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review procedures under the Administrative Review Law shall be a debt due and owing the municipality and, as such, may be collected in accordance with applicable law. Any subsequent owner or transferee of property takes subject to this debt if a notice has been filed pursuant to Section 11-19.2-10.
    (b) After expiration of the period within which judicial review under the Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of the code violation, the municipality may commence a proceeding in the circuit court of the county where the municipality is located for purposes of obtaining a judgment on the findings, decision and order. Nothing in this Section shall prevent a municipality from consolidating multiple findings, decisions and orders against a person in such a proceeding. Upon commencement of the action, the municipality shall file a certified copy of the findings, decision and order, which shall be accompanied by a certification that recites facts sufficient to show that the findings, decision and order was issued in accordance with this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance. Service of the summons and a copy of the petition may be by any method provided by Section 2-203 of the Code of Civil Procedure or by certified mail, return receipt requested, provided that the total amount of fines, other sanctions and costs imposed by the findings, decision and order does not exceed $5,000. If the court is satisfied that the findings, decision and order was entered in accordance with the requirements of this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance, and that the respondent had an opportunity for a hearing under this Division and for judicial review as provided in this Division:
        (1) the court shall render judgment in favor of the
    
municipality and against the respondent for the amount indicated in the findings, decision and order, plus court costs. Such judgment shall have the same effect and may be enforced in the same manner as other judgments for the recovery of money; and
        (2) the court may also issue such other orders or
    
injunctions or both requested by the municipality to enforce the order of the hearing officer to correct a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-13)
    Sec. 11-19.2-13. Adoption of Division by municipality. Any municipality establishing a code hearing unit by ordinance under this Division may adopt such other provisions as are necessary and proper to carry into effect the powers granted and the purposes stated herein.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 20

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 20 heading)
DIVISION 20. FOOD, WATER, DISEASE, OTHER
REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-20-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-1)
    Sec. 11-20-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may establish and regulate markets and markethouses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-2)
    Sec. 11-20-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the sale of all beverages and food for human consumption except the wholesale sale of alcoholic beverages and except as provided in "An Act relating to the sale of bread", approved July 9, 1959, as heretofore and hereafter amended. The corporate authorities may locate and regulate the places where and the manner in which any beverage or food for human consumption is sold and also may prescribe the loaf-weight and quality of bread.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-3)
    Sec. 11-20-3. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for and regulate the inspection of all food for human consumption and tobacco.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-4)
    Sec. 11-20-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the cleansing and purification of waters, watercourses, and canals, and, when necessary to prevent or abate a nuisance, may provide for the drainage and filling of ponds on private property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-5)
    Sec. 11-20-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may do all acts and make all regulations which may be necessary or expedient for the promotion of health or the suppression of diseases, including the regulation of plumbing and the fixtures, materials, design and installation methods of plumbing systems subject to the provisions of the plumbing code promulgated under Section 35 of the "Illinois Plumbing License Law", approved July 13, 1953, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-333.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-6)
    Sec. 11-20-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the destruction of weeds at the expense of the owners of the premises on which the weeds are growing.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-7)
    Sec. 11-20-7. Cutting and removal of neglected weeds, grass, trees, and bushes.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the removal of nuisance greenery from any parcel of private property within the municipality if the owners of that parcel, after reasonable notice, refuse or neglect to remove the nuisance greenery. The municipality may collect, from the owners of that parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section:
    "Removal of nuisance greenery" or "removal activities" means the cutting of weeds or grass, the trimming of trees or bushes, and the removal of nuisance bushes or trees.
    "Removal cost" means the total cost of the removal activity.
    (d) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (d), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 95-183, eff. 8-14-07; 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-8)
    Sec. 11-20-8. Pest extermination; liens.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide pest-control activities on any parcel of private property in the municipality if, after reasonable notice, the owners of that parcel refuse or neglect to prevent the ingress of pests to their property or to exterminate pests on their property. The municipality may collect, from the owners of the underlying parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section:
    "Pests" means undesirable arthropods (including certain insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and related organisms), wood infesting organisms, rats, mice, and other obnoxious undesirable animals, but does not include a feral cat, a "companion animal" as that term is defined in the Humane Care for Animals Act (510 ILCS 70/), "animals" as that term is defined in the Illinois Diseased Animals Act (510 ILCS 50/), or animals protected by the Wildlife Code (520 ILCS 5/).
    "Pest-control activity" means the extermination of pests or the prevention of the ingress of pests.
    "Removal cost" means the total cost of the pest-control activity.
    (d) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (d), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-9)
    Sec. 11-20-9. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prohibit the running at large of horses, asses, mules, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, geese, and dogs, and may impose a tax on dogs.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-10)
    Sec. 11-20-10. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the construction, repair, and use of cesspools, cisterns, hydrants, pumps, culverts, drains, and sewers and may regulate the covering or sealing of wells or cisterns.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-10.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-10.5)
    Sec. 11-20-10.5. Boil order; notification of certified local public health department required. If a municipality, or any department or agency of the municipality, issues a boil order, then the municipality must notify any certified local public health department that serves an area subject to the boil order as soon as is practical, but no later than 2 hours after issuing the order. In addition to the initial notice, the municipality must provide, to any affected certified local public health department, a written notification within 24 hours after issuing the boil order. The written notification must include the estimated duration of the order or warning and the geographic area covered by the order or warning.
(Source: P.A. 93-1020, eff. 8-24-04.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-11)
    Sec. 11-20-11. The corporate authorities of each municipality may adopt reasonable regulations for the control and eradication of a fungus disease of elms caused by Graphium ulmi, commonly known as Dutch elm disease or elm blight, and of other plant diseases.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3168.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-12)
    Sec. 11-20-12. Removal of infected trees.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the treatment or removal of elm trees infected with Dutch elm disease or ash trees infected with the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) from any parcel of private property within the municipality if the owners of that parcel, after reasonable notice, refuse or neglect to treat or remove the infected trees. The municipality may collect, from the owners of the parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section, "removal cost" means the total cost of the removal of the infected trees. "Treatment" means the administration, by environmentally sensitive processes and methods, of products and materials proven by academic research to protect elm and ash trees from an invasive disease in order to prevent or reverse the damage and preserve the trees.
    (d) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (d), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-13)
    Sec. 11-20-13. Removal of garbage, debris, and graffiti.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the removal of garbage, debris, and graffiti from any parcel of private property within the municipality if the owner of that parcel, after reasonable notice, refuses or neglects to remove the garbage, debris, and graffiti. The municipality may collect, from the owner of the parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) This amendatory Act of 1973 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    (d) For the purpose of this Section, "removal cost" means the total cost of the removal of garbage and debris. The term "removal cost" does not include any cost associated with the removal of graffiti.
    (e) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (e), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-14)
    Sec. 11-20-14. Companion dogs; restaurants. Notwithstanding any other prohibition to the contrary, a municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or more may, by ordinance, authorize the presence of companion dogs in outdoor areas of restaurants where food is served, if the ordinance provides for adequate controls to ensure compliance with the Illinois Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act, the Sanitary Food Preparation Act, and any other applicable statutes and ordinances. An ordinance enacted under this Section shall provide that: (i) no companion dog shall be present in the interior of any restaurant or in any area where food is prepared; and (ii) the restaurant shall have the right to refuse to serve the owner of a companion dog if the owner fails to exercise reasonable control over the companion dog or the companion dog is otherwise behaving in a manner that compromises or threatens to compromise the health or safety of any person present in the restaurant, including, but not limited to, violations and potential violations of any applicable health code or other statute or ordinance. An ordinance enacted under this Section may also provide for a permitting process to authorize individual restaurants to permit dogs as provided in this Section and to charge applicants and authorized restaurants a reasonable permit fee as the ordinance may establish.
    For the purposes of this Section, "companion dog" means a dog other than a service dog assisting a person with a disability.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-15)
    Sec. 11-20-15. Lien for removal costs.
    (a) If the municipality incurs a removal cost under Section 11-20-7, 11-20-8, 11-20-12, or 11-20-13 with respect to any underlying parcel, then that cost is a lien upon that underlying parcel. This lien is superior to all other liens and encumbrances, except tax liens and as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this Section.
    (b) To perfect a lien under this Section, the municipality must, within one year after the removal cost is incurred, file notice of lien in the office of the recorder in the county in which the underlying parcel is located or, if the underlying parcel is registered under the Torrens system, in the office of the Registrar of Titles of that county. The notice must consist of a sworn statement setting out:
        (1) a description of the underlying parcel that
    
sufficiently identifies the parcel;
        (2) the amount of the removal cost; and
        (3) the date or dates when the removal cost was
    
incurred by the municipality.
    If, for any one parcel, the municipality engaged in any removal activity on more than one occasion during the course of one year, then the municipality may combine any or all of the costs of each of those activities into a single notice of lien.
    (c) A lien under this Section is not valid as to: (i) any purchaser whose rights in and to the underlying parcel arose after the removal activity but before the filing of the notice of lien; or (ii) any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor whose rights in and to the underlying parcel arose before the filing of the notice of lien.
    (d) The removal cost is not a lien on the underlying parcel unless a notice is personally served on, or sent by certified mail to, the person to whom was sent the tax bill for the general taxes on the property for the taxable year immediately preceding the removal activities. The notice must be delivered or sent after the removal activities have been performed, and it must: (i) state the substance of this Section and the substance of any ordinance of the municipality implementing this Section; (ii) identify the underlying parcel, by common description; and (iii) describe the removal activity.
    (e) A lien under this Section may be enforced by proceedings to foreclose as in case of mortgages or mechanics' liens. An action to foreclose a lien under this Section must be commenced within 2 years after the date of filing notice of lien.
    (f) Any person who performs a removal activity by the authority of the municipality may, in his or her own name, file a lien and foreclose on that lien in the same manner as a municipality under this Section.
    (g) A failure to file a foreclosure action does not, in any way, affect the validity of the lien against the underlying parcel.
    (h) Upon payment of the lien cost by the owner of the underlying parcel after notice of lien has been filed, the municipality (or its agent under subsection (f)) shall release the lien, and the release may be filed of record by the owner at his or her sole expense as in the case of filing notice of lien.
    (i) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Lien cost" means the removal cost and the filing costs for any notice of lien under subsection (b).
    "Removal activity" means any activity for which a removal cost was incurred.
    "Removal cost" means a removal cost as defined under Section 11-20-7, 11-20-8, 11-20-12, or 11-20-13.
    "Underlying parcel" means a parcel of private property upon which a removal activity was performed.
    "Year" means a 365-day period.
    (j) This Section applies only to liens filed after August 14, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-462).
    (k) This Section shall not apply to a lien filed pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1.
(Source: P.A. 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-15.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-15.1)
    Sec. 11-20-15.1. Lien for costs of removal, securing, and enclosing on abandoned residential property.
    (a) If the municipality elects to incur a removal cost pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, or subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or a securing or enclosing cost pursuant to Section 11-31-1.01 with respect to an abandoned residential property, then that cost is a lien upon the underlying parcel of that abandoned residential property. This lien is superior to all other liens and encumbrances, except tax liens and as otherwise provided in this Section.
    (b) To perfect a lien under this Section, the municipality must, within one year after the cost is incurred for the activity, file notice of the lien in the office of the recorder in the county in which the abandoned residential property is located or, if the abandoned residential property is registered under the Torrens system, in the office of the Registrar of Titles of that county, a sworn statement setting out:
        (1) a description of the abandoned residential
    
property that sufficiently identifies the parcel;
        (2) the amount of the cost of the activity;
        (3) the date or dates when the cost for the activity
    
was incurred by the municipality; and
        (4) a statement that the lien has been filed pursuant
    
to subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01, as applicable.
    If, for any abandoned residential property, the municipality engaged in any activity on more than one occasion during the course of one year, then the municipality may combine any or all of the costs of each of those activities into a single notice of lien.
    (c) To enforce a lien pursuant to this Section, the municipality must maintain contemporaneous records that include, at a minimum: (i) a dated statement of finding by the municipality that the property for which the work is to be performed has become abandoned residential property, which shall include (1) the date when the property was first known or observed to be unoccupied by any lawful occupant or occupants, (2) a description of the actions taken by the municipality to contact the legal owner or owners of the property identified on the recorded mortgage, or, if known, any agent of the owner or owners, including the dates such actions were taken, and (3) a statement that no contacts were made with the legal owner or owners or their agents as a result of such actions, (ii) a dated certification by an authorized official of the municipality of the necessity and specific nature of the work to be performed, (iii) a copy of the agreement with the person or entity performing the work that includes the legal name of the person or entity, the rate or rates to be charged for performing the work, and an estimate of the total cost of the work to be performed, (iv) detailed invoices and payment vouchers for all payments made by the municipality for such work, and (v) a statement as to whether the work was engaged through a competitive bidding process, and if so, a copy of all proposals submitted by the bidders for such work.
    (d) A lien under this Section shall be enforceable exclusively at the hearing for confirmation of sale of the abandoned residential property that is held pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 15-1508 of the Code of Civil Procedure and shall be limited to a claim of interest in the proceeds of the sale and subject to the requirements of this Section. Any mortgagee who holds a mortgage on the property, or any beneficiary or trustee who holds a deed of trust on the property, may contest the lien or the amount of the lien at any time during the foreclosure proceeding upon motion and notice in accordance with court rules applicable to motions generally. Grounds for forfeiture of the lien or the superior status of the lien granted by subsection (a) of this Section shall include, but not be limited to, a finding by the court that: (i) the municipality has not complied with subsection (b) or (c) of this Section, (ii) the scope of the work was not reasonable under the circumstances, (iii) the work exceeded the authorization for the work to be performed under subsection (a) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (a) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (a) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (a) of Section 11-20-13, or subsection (a) of Section 11-31-1.01, as applicable, or (iv) the cost of the services rendered or materials provided was not commercially reasonable. Forfeiture of the superior status of the lien otherwise granted by this Section shall not constitute a forfeiture of the lien as a subordinate lien.
    (e) Upon payment of the amount of a lien filed under this Section by the mortgagee, servicer, owner, or any other person, the municipality shall release the lien, and the release may be filed of record by the person making such payment at the person's sole expense as in the case of filing notice of lien.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, a municipality may not file a lien pursuant to this Section for activities performed pursuant to Section 11-20-7, Section 11-20-8, Section 11-20-12, Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01, if: (i) the mortgagee or servicer of the abandoned residential property has provided notice to the municipality that the mortgagee or servicer has performed or will perform the remedial actions specified in the notice that the municipality otherwise might perform pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01, provided that the remedial actions specified in the notice have been performed or are performed or initiated in good faith within 30 days of such notice; or (ii) the municipality has provided notice to the mortgagee or servicer of a problem with the property requiring the remedial actions specified in the notice that the municipality otherwise would perform pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01, and the mortgagee or servicer has performed or performs or initiates in good faith the remedial actions specified in the notice within 30 days of such notice.
    (g) This Section and subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01 shall apply only to activities performed, costs incurred, and liens filed after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
    (h) For the purposes of this Section and subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01:
    "Abandoned residential property" means any type of permanent residential dwelling unit, including detached single family structures, and townhouses, condominium units and multifamily rental apartments covering the entire property, and manufactured homes treated under Illinois law as real estate and not as personal property, that has been unoccupied by any lawful occupant or occupants for at least 90 days, and for which after such 90 day period, the municipality has made good faith efforts to contact the legal owner or owners of the property identified on the recorded mortgage, or, if known, any agent of the owner or owners, and no contact has been made. A property for which the municipality has been given notice of the order of confirmation of sale pursuant to subsection (b-10) of Section 15-1508 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall not be deemed to be an abandoned residential property for the purposes of subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, and Section 11-31-1.01 of this Code.
    "MERS program" means the nationwide Mortgage Electronic Registration System approved by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae that has been created by the mortgage banking industry with the mission of registering every mortgage loan in the United States to lawfully make information concerning each residential mortgage loan and the property securing it available by Internet access to mortgage originators, servicers, warehouse lenders, wholesale lenders, retail lenders, document custodians, settlement agents, title companies, insurers, investors, county recorders, units of local government, and consumers.
    (i) Any entity or person who performs a removal, securing, or enclosing activity pursuant to the authority of a municipality under subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01, may, in its, his, or her own name, file a lien pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section and appear in a foreclosure action on that lien pursuant to subsection (d) of this Section in the place of the municipality, provided that the municipality shall remain subject to subsection (c) of this Section, and such party shall be subject to all of the provisions in this Section as if such party were the municipality.
    (i-5) All amounts received by the municipality for costs incurred pursuant to this Section for which the municipality has been reimbursed under Section 7.31 of the Illinois Housing Development Act shall be remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund.
    (j) If prior to subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, and subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13 becoming inoperative a lien is filed pursuant to any of those subsections, then the lien shall remain in full force and effect after the subsections have become inoperative, subject to all of the provisions of this Section. If prior to the repeal of Section 11-31-1.01 a lien is filed pursuant to Section 11-31-1.01, then the lien shall remain in full force and effect after the repeal of Section 11-31-1.01, subject to all of the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 3-1-10; 96-1419, eff. 10-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-16)
    Sec. 11-20-16. Retail food establishments.
    (a) A municipality in a county having a population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants must regulate and inspect retail food establishments in the municipality. A municipality must regulate and inspect retail food establishments in accordance with applicable federal and State laws pertaining to the operation of retail food establishments including but not limited to the Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act, the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Sanitary Food Preparation Act, the regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health, and local ordinances and regulations. This subsection shall not apply to a municipality that is served by a certified local health department other than a county certified local health department.
    A home rule unit may not regulate retail food establishments in a less restrictive manner than as provided in this Section. This Section is a limitation of home rule powers under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of the powers and functions exercised by the State.
    (b) A municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with a county that provides for the county's certified local health department to perform any or all inspection functions for the municipality. The municipality must pay the county's reasonable costs. A municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with a local health district, as defined in Section 11 of the Public Health District Act and that serves the entire municipality, to regulate and inspect retail food establishments for the municipality. An intergovernmental agreement shall not preclude a municipality or local health district from continuing to license retail food establishments within its jurisdiction.
    (b-5) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this Section, a retail food establishment that presents a low relative risk of causing foodborne illness according to the criteria set forth in 77 Ill. Adm. Code Part 615 and is located in a municipality having a population of 2,000,000 or more shall either (1) receive one inspection every 2 years; or (2) if required by the local health department, submit one self-inspection report every 2 years. A local health department under this subsection must develop the self-inspection form and an evaluation and enforcement plan for the self-inspection program and submit the form and plan to the Department of Public Health for approval before they may be used. The evaluation plan must provide for oversight and evaluation of the self-inspection program. The Department of Public Health may adopt rules setting standards for local health departments' evaluation and enforcement plans. The Department of Public Health and a local health department under this Section may adopt rules to enforce this Section, including the imposition of civil money penalties and administrative penalties.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section, "retail food establishment" includes a food service establishment, a temporary food service establishment, and a retail food store as defined in the Food Service Sanitation Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code Part 750, and the Retail Food Store Sanitation Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code Part 760.
(Source: P.A. 98-193, eff. 8-6-13; 99-458, eff. 8-24-15.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 21

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 21 heading)
DIVISION 21. PUBLIC COMFORT STATIONS
IN MUNICIPALITIES OF LESS THAN 100,000

65 ILCS 5/11-21-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-1)
    Sec. 11-21-1. The corporate authorities of every municipality with a population of less than 100,000 may provide for the establishment, equipment, and maintenance of public comfort stations.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 555.)

65 ILCS 5/11-21-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-2)
    Sec. 11-21-2. "Public comfort station" means an institution where waiting rooms, rest rooms, toilet rooms for men and women, lavatories, check rooms, drinking water, and similar facilities are freely available for the convenience of the public. In addition, it may contain living quarters for attendants.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-21-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-3)
    Sec. 11-21-3. In establishing, equipping, and maintaining public comfort stations the municipality specified in Section 11-21-1 may construct, purchase, lease, or accept donations of ground sites, buildings, rooms, and the necessary equipment, and may employ necessary attendants.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-21-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-4)
    Sec. 11-21-4. A tax of not to exceed .0333% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on the assessed value of all taxable property within each municipality, which has established a public comfort station, shall be assessed, levied, and collected by the municipality in the manner provided for the assessment, levy, and collection of other taxes for corporate purposes. The tax authorized by this Section is in addition to taxes for general corporate purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1. The proceeds of this tax shall be kept in a separate fund and shall be used for the establishment, equipment, and maintenance of public comfort stations and for no other purpose.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-280; 86-1028.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 Div 21.5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 Div 21.5 heading)
DIVISION 21.5. LOCAL EMERGENCY ENERGY PLANS

65 ILCS 5/11-21.5-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21.5-5)
    Sec. 11-21.5-5. Local emergency energy plans.
    (a) Any municipality, including a home rule municipality, may, by ordinance, require any electric utility (i) that serves more than 1,000,000 customers in Illinois and (ii) that is operating within the corporate limits of the municipality to adopt and to provide the municipality with a local emergency energy plan. For the purposes of this Section, (i) "local emergency energy plan" or "plan" means a planned course of action developed by the electric utility that is implemented when the demand for electricity exceeds, or is at significant risk of exceeding, the supply of electricity available to the electric utility and (ii) "local emergency energy plan ordinance" means an ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities of the municipality under this Section that requires local emergency energy plans.
    (b) A local emergency energy plan must include the following information:
        (1) the circumstances that would require the
    
implementation of the plan;
        (2) the levels or stages of the plan;
        (3) the approximate geographic limits of each outage
    
area provided for in the plan;
        (4) the approximate number of customers within each
    
outage area provided for in the plan;
        (5) any police facilities, fire stations, hospitals,
    
nursing homes, schools, day care centers, senior citizens centers, community health centers, blood banks, dialysis centers, community mental health centers, correctional facilities, stormwater and wastewater treatment or pumping facilities, water-pumping stations, buildings in excess of 80 feet in height that have been identified by the municipality, and persons on life support systems that are known to the electric utility that could be affected by controlled rotating interruptions of electric service under the plan; and
        (6) the anticipated sequence and duration of
    
intentional interruptions of electric service to each outage area under the plan.
    (c) A local emergency energy plan ordinance may require that, when an electric utility determines it is necessary to implement a controlled rotating interruption of electric service because the demand for electricity exceeds, or is at significant risk of exceeding, the supply of electricity available to the electric utility, the electric utility notify a designated municipal officer that the electric utility will be implementing its local emergency energy plan. The notification shall be made pursuant to a procedure approved by the municipality after consultation with the electric utility.
    (d) After providing the notice required in subsection (c), an electric utility shall reasonably and separately advise designated municipal officials before it implements each level or stage of the plan, which shall include (i) a request for emergency help from neighboring utilities, (ii) a declaration of a control area emergency, and (iii) a public appeal for voluntary curtailment of electricity use.
    (e) The electric utility must give a separate notice to a designated municipal official immediately after it determines that there will be a controlled rotating interruption of electric service under the local emergency energy plan. The notification must include (i) the areas in which service will be interrupted, (ii) the sequence and estimated duration of the service outage for each area, (iii) the affected feeders, and (iv) the number of affected customers in each area. Whenever practical, the notification shall be made at least 2 hours before the time of the outages. If the electric utility is aware that controlled rotating interruptions may be required, the notification may not be made less than 30 minutes before the outages.
    (f) A local emergency energy plan ordinance may provide civil penalties for violations of its provisions. The penalties must be permitted under the Illinois Municipal Code.
    (g) The notifications required by this Section are in addition to the notification requirements of any applicable franchise agreement or ordinance and to the notification requirements of any applicable federal or State law, rule, and regulation.
    (h) Except for any penalties or remedies that may be provided in a local emergency energy plan ordinance, in this Act, or in rules adopted by the Illinois Commerce Commission, nothing in this Section shall be construed to impose liability for or prevent a utility from taking any actions that are necessary at any time, in any order, and with or without notice that are required to preserve the integrity of the electric utility's electrical system and interconnected network.
    (i) Nothing in this Section, a local emergency energy plan ordinance, or a local emergency energy plan creates any duty of a municipality to any person or entity. No municipality may be subject to any claim or cause of action arising, directly or indirectly, from its decision to adopt or to refrain from adopting a local emergency energy plan ordinance. No municipality may be subject to any claim or cause of action arising, directly or indirectly, from any act or omission under the terms of or information provided in a local emergency energy plan filed under a local emergency energy plan ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02; 93-293, eff. 7-22-03.)