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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-42-8a

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-8a) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-42-8a)
    Sec. 11-42-8a. The provisions of Section 14 of the "Mobile Home Park Act", approved September 8, 1971, as amended, are incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof to the same extent as if such provisions were included herein.
(Source: P.A. 85-565.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-8b

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-8b) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-42-8b)
    Sec. 11-42-8b. For the purposes of Section 11-42-8a, "trailer coach park" shall include, in its meaning, "trailer park" and "camp accommodating persons in house trailers"; and "trailer coach" shall include, in its meaning, "house trailer."
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 59.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-42-9)
    Sec. 11-42-9. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prohibit any offensive or unwholesome business or establishment within the municipality and within the distance of one mile beyond the municipal limits.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-42-10)
    Sec. 11-42-10. The corporate authorities of each municipality may compel the owner of any grocery, cellar, soap or tallow chandlery, tannery, stable, pigsty, privy, sewer, or other unwholesome or nauseous house or place, to cleanse, abate, or remove the same, and to regulate the location thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-10.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-10.1)
    Sec. 11-42-10.1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may license or regulate businesses operating as a public accommodation that permit the consumption of alcoholic liquor on the business premises and that are not licensed under the Liquor Control Act of 1934. For purposes of this Section, "public accommodation" means a refreshment, entertainment, or recreation facility of any kind, whether licensed or not, whose goods, services, facilities, privileges, or advantages are extended, offered, sold, or otherwise made available to the public.
(Source: P.A. 92-696, eff. 7-19-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-10.2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-10.2)
    Sec. 11-42-10.2. Regulation and licensure; adult entertainment facility.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality having a population of less than 750,000 may license or regulate any business (i) that is operating as an adult entertainment facility; (ii) that permits the consumption of alcoholic liquor on the business premises; and (iii) that is not licensed under the Liquor Control Act of 1934.
    (b) For purposes of this Section, "adult entertainment facility" means that term as it is defined in Section 11-5-1.5.
(Source: P.A. 94-401, eff. 8-2-05.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-42-11)
    Sec. 11-42-11. Community antenna television systems; satellite transmitted television programming.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may license, franchise and tax the business of operating a community antenna television system as hereinafter defined. In municipalities with less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, the corporate authorities may, under the limited circumstances set forth in this Section, own (or lease as lessee) and operate a community antenna television system; provided that a municipality may not acquire, construct, own, or operate a community antenna television system for the use or benefit of private consumers or users, and may not charge a fee for that consumption or use, unless the proposition to acquire, construct, own, or operate a cable antenna television system has been submitted to and approved by the electors of the municipality in accordance with subsection (f). Before acquiring, constructing, or commencing operation of a community antenna television system, the municipality shall comply with the following:
        (1) Give written notice to the owner or operator of
    
any other community antenna television system franchised to serve all or any portion of the territorial area to be served by the municipality's community antenna television system, specifying the date, time, and place at which the municipality shall conduct public hearings to consider and determine whether the municipality should acquire, construct, or commence operation of a community antenna television system. The public hearings shall be conducted at least 14 days after this notice is given.
        (2) Publish a notice of the hearing in 2 or more
    
newspapers published in the county, city, village, incorporated town, or town, as the case may be. If there is no such newspaper, then notice shall be published in any 2 or more newspapers published in the county and having a general circulation throughout the community. The public hearings shall be conducted at least 14 days after this notice is given.
        (3) Conduct a public hearing to determine the means
    
by which construction, maintenance, and operation of the system will be financed, including whether the use of tax revenues or other fees will be required.
    (b) The words "community antenna television system" shall mean any facility which is constructed in whole or in part in, on, under or over any highway or other public place and which is operated to perform for hire the service of receiving and amplifying the signals broadcast by one or more television stations and redistributing such signals by wire, cable or other means to members of the public who subscribe to such service; except that such definition shall not include (i) any system which serves fewer than fifty subscribers, or (ii) any system which serves only the residents of one or more apartment dwellings under common ownership, control or management, and commercial establishments located on the premises of such dwellings.
    (c) The authority hereby granted does not include authority to license, franchise or tax telephone companies subject to jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission or the Federal Communications Commission in connection with the furnishing of circuits, wires, cables, and other facilities to the operator of a community antenna television system.
    (c-1) Each franchise entered into by a municipality and a community antenna television system shall include the customer service and privacy standards and protections contained in Article XXII of the Public Utilities Act. A franchise may not contain different penalties or consumer service and privacy standards and protections. Each franchise entered into by a municipality and a community antenna television system before June 30, 2007 (the effective date of Public Act 95-9) shall be amended by this Section to incorporate the penalty provisions and customer service and privacy standards and protections contained in Article XXII of the Public Utilities Act.
    The corporate authorities of each municipality may, in the course of franchising such community antenna television system, grant to such franchisee the authority and the right and permission to use all public streets, rights of way, alleys, ways for public service facilities, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, or other public grounds, in which such municipality may have an interest, for the construction, installation, operation, maintenance, alteration, addition, extension or improvement of a community antenna television system.
    Any charge imposed by a community antenna television system franchised pursuant to this Section for the raising or removal of cables or lines to permit passage on, to or from a street shall not exceed the reasonable costs of work reasonably necessary to safely permit such passage. Pursuant to subsections (h) and (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, the General Assembly declares the regulation of charges which may be imposed by community antenna television systems for the raising or removal of cables or lines to permit passage on, to or from streets is a power or function to be exercised exclusively by the State and not to be exercised or performed concurrently with the State by any unit of local government, including any home rule unit.
    The municipality may, upon written request by the franchisee of a community antenna television system, exercise its right of eminent domain solely for the purpose of granting an easement right no greater than 8 feet in width, extending no greater than 8 feet from any lot line for the purpose of extending cable across any parcel of property in the manner provided by the law of eminent domain, provided, however, such franchisee deposits with the municipality sufficient security to pay all costs incurred by the municipality in the exercise of its right of eminent domain.
    (d) The General Assembly finds and declares that satellite-transmitted television programming should be available to those who desire to subscribe to such programming and that decoding devices should be obtainable at reasonable prices by those who are unable to obtain satellite-transmitted television programming through duly franchised community antenna television systems.
    In any instance in which a person is unable to obtain satellite-transmitted television programming through a duly franchised community antenna television system either because the municipality and county in which such person resides has not granted a franchise to operate and maintain a community antenna television system, or because the duly franchised community antenna television system operator does not make cable television services available to such person, any programming company that delivers satellite-transmitted television programming in scrambled or encrypted form shall ensure that devices for description of such programming are made available to such person, through the local community antenna television operator or directly, for purchase or lease at prices reasonably related to the cost of manufacture and distribution of such devices.
    (e) The General Assembly finds and declares that, in order to ensure that community antenna television services are provided in an orderly, competitive and economically sound manner, the best interests of the public will be served by the establishment of certain minimum standards and procedures for the granting of additional cable television franchises.
    Subject to the provisions of this subsection, the authority granted under subsection (a) hereof shall include the authority to license, franchise and tax more than one cable operator to provide community antenna television services within the corporate limits of a single franchising authority. For purposes of this subsection (e), the term:
        (i) "Existing cable television franchise" means a
    
community antenna television franchise granted by a municipality which is in use at the time such municipality receives an application or request by another cable operator for a franchise to provide cable antenna television services within all or any portion of the territorial area which is or may be served under the existing cable television franchise.
        (ii) "Additional cable television franchise" means a
    
franchise pursuant to which community antenna television services may be provided within the territorial areas, or any portion thereof, which may be served under an existing cable television franchise.
        (iii) "Franchising Authority" is defined as that term
    
is defined under Section 602(9) of the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, Public Law 98-549, but does not include any municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or more.
        (iv) "Cable operator" is defined as that term is
    
defined under Section 602(4) of the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, Public Law 98-549.
    Before granting an additional cable television franchise, the franchising authority shall:
        (1) Give written notice to the owner or operator of
    
any other community antenna television system franchised to serve all or any portion of the territorial area to be served by such additional cable television franchise, identifying the applicant for such additional franchise and specifying the date, time and place at which the franchising authority shall conduct public hearings to consider and determine whether such additional cable television franchise should be granted.
        (2) Conduct a public hearing to determine the public
    
need for such additional cable television franchise, the capacity of public rights-of-way to accommodate such additional community antenna television services, the potential disruption to existing users of public rights-of-way to be used by such additional franchise applicant to complete construction and to provide cable television services within the proposed franchise area, the long term economic impact of such additional cable television system within the community, and such other factors as the franchising authority shall deem appropriate.
        (3) Determine, based upon the foregoing factors,
    
whether it is in the best interest of the municipality to grant such additional cable television franchise.
        (4) If the franchising authority shall determine that
    
it is in the best interest of the municipality to do so, it may grant the additional cable television franchise. Except as provided in paragraph (5) of this subsection (e), no such additional cable television franchise shall be granted under terms or conditions more favorable or less burdensome to the applicant than those required under the existing cable television franchise, including but not limited to terms and conditions pertaining to the territorial extent of the franchise, system design, technical performance standards, construction schedules, performance bonds, standards for construction and installation of cable television facilities, service to subscribers, public educational and governmental access channels and programming, production assistance, liability and indemnification, and franchise fees.
        (5) Unless the existing cable television franchise
    
provides that any additional cable television franchise shall be subject to the same terms or substantially equivalent terms and conditions as those of the existing cable television franchise, the franchising authority may grant an additional cable television franchise under different terms and conditions than those of the existing franchise, in which event the franchising authority shall enter into good faith negotiations with the existing franchisee and shall, within 120 days after the effective date of the additional cable television franchise, modify the existing cable television franchise in a manner and to the extent necessary to ensure that neither the existing cable television franchise nor the additional cable television franchise, each considered in its entirety, provides a competitive advantage over the other, provided that prior to modifying the existing cable television franchise, the franchising authority shall have conducted a public hearing to consider the proposed modification. No modification in the terms and conditions of the existing cable television franchise shall oblige the existing cable television franchisee (1) to make any additional payment to the franchising authority, including the payment of any additional franchise fee, (2) to engage in any additional construction of the existing cable television system or, (3) to modify the specifications or design of the existing cable television system; and the inclusion of the factors identified in items (2) and (3) shall not be considered in determining whether either franchise considered in its entirety, has a competitive advantage over the other except to the extent that the additional franchisee provides additional video or data services or the equipment or facilities necessary to generate and or carry such service. No modification in the terms and conditions of the existing cable television franchise shall be made if the existing cable television franchisee elects to continue to operate under all terms and conditions of the existing franchise.
        If within the 120 day period the franchising
    
authority and the existing cable television franchisee are unable to reach agreement on modifications to the existing cable television franchise, then the franchising authority shall modify the existing cable television franchise, effective 45 days thereafter, in a manner, and only to the extent, that the terms and conditions of the existing cable television franchise shall no longer impose any duty or obligation on the existing franchisee which is not also imposed under the additional cable television franchise; however, if by the modification the existing cable television franchisee is relieved of duties or obligations not imposed under the additional cable television franchise, then within the same 45 days and following a public hearing concerning modification of the additional cable television franchise within that 45 day period, the franchising authority shall modify the additional cable television franchise to the extent necessary to insure that neither the existing cable television franchise nor the additional cable television franchise, each considered in its entirety, shall have a competitive advantage over the other.
    No municipality shall be subject to suit for damages based upon the municipality's determination to grant or its refusal to grant an additional cable television franchise, provided that a public hearing as herein provided has been held and the franchising authority has determined that it is in the best interest of the municipality to grant or refuse to grant such additional franchise, as the case may be.
    It is declared to be the law of this State, pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, that the establishment of minimum standards and procedures for the granting of additional cable television franchises by municipalities with a population less than 1,000,000 as provided in this subsection (e) is an exclusive State power and function that may not be exercised concurrently by a home rule unit.
    (f) No municipality may acquire, construct, own, or operate a community antenna television system unless the corporate authorities adopt an ordinance. The ordinance must set forth the action proposed; describe the plant, equipment, and property to be acquired or constructed; and specifically describe the manner in which the construction, acquisition, and operation of the system will be financed.
    The ordinance may not take effect until the question of acquiring, construction, owning, or operating a community antenna television system has been submitted to the electors of the municipality at a regular election and approved by a majority of the electors voting on the question. The corporate authorities must certify the question to the proper election authority, which must submit the question at an election in accordance with the Election Code.
    The question must be submitted in substantially the following form:
        Shall the ordinance authorizing the municipality to
    
(insert action authorized by ordinance) take effect?
The votes must be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    If a majority of electors voting on the question vote in the affirmative, the ordinance shall take effect.
    Not more than 30 or less than 15 days before the date of the referendum, the municipal clerk must publish the ordinance at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality or, if no newspaper is published in the municipality, in one or more newspapers of general circulation within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 95-9, eff. 6-30-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-11.05

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-11.05)
    Sec. 11-42-11.05. Municipal franchise fee or service provider fee review; requests for information.
    (a) If pursuant to its franchise agreement with a community antenna television system (CATV) operator, a municipality imposes a franchise fee authorized by 47 U.S.C. 542 or if a community antenna television system (CATV) operator providing cable or video service in that municipality is required to pay the service provider fees imposed by the Cable and Video Competition Law of 2007, then the municipality may conduct an audit of that CATV operator's franchise fees or service provider fees derived from the provision of cable and video services to subscribers within the franchise area to determine whether the amount of franchise fees or service provider fees paid by that CATV operator to the municipality was accurate. Any audit conducted under this subsection (a) shall determine, for a period of not more than 4 years after the date the franchise fees or service provider fees were due, any overpayment or underpayment to the municipality by the CATV operator, and the amount due to the municipality or CATV operator is limited to the net difference.
    (b) Not more than once every 2 years, a municipality or its agent that is authorized to perform an audit as set forth in subsection (a) of this Section may, subject to the limitations and protections stated in the Local Government Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Act, request information from the CATV operator in the format maintained by the CATV operator in the ordinary course of its business that the municipality reasonably requires in order to perform an audit under subsection (a). The information that may be requested by the municipality includes without limitation the following:
        (1) in an electronic format used by the CATV operator
    
in the ordinary course of its business, the database used by the CATV operator to determine the amount of the franchise fee or service provider fee due to the municipality; and
        (2) in a format used by the CATV operator in the
    
ordinary course of its business, summary data, as needed by the municipality, to determine the CATV operator's franchise fees or service provider fees derived from the provision of cable and video services to subscribers within the CATV operator's franchise area.
    (c) The CATV operator must provide the information requested under subsection (b) within:
        (1) 60 days after the receipt of the request if the
    
population of the requesting municipality is 500,000 or less; or
        (2) 90 days after the receipt of the request if the
    
population of the requesting municipality exceeds 500,000.
    The time in which a CATV operator must provide the information requested under subsection (b) may be extended by written agreement between the municipality or its agent and the CATV operator.
    (c-5) The municipality or its agent must provide an initial report of its audit findings to the CATV operator no later than 90 days after the information set forth in subsection (b) of this Section has been provided by the CATV operator. This 90-day timeline may be extended one time by written agreement between the municipality or its agents and the CATV operator. However, in no event shall an extension of time exceed 90 days. This initial report of audit findings shall detail the basis of its findings and provide, but not be limited to, the following information: (i) any overpayments of franchise fees or service provider fees, (ii) any underpayments of franchise fees or service provider fees, (iii) the complete list of all addresses within the corporate limits of the municipality for which the audit is being conducted, (iv) all municipal addresses that should be included in the CATV operator's database and attributable to that municipality for determination of franchise fees or service provider fees, and (v) addresses that should not be included in the CATV operator's database and addresses that are not attributable to that municipality for determination of franchise fees or service provider fees. Generally accepted auditing standards shall be utilized by the municipality and its agents in its review of information provided by the CATV operator.
    (c-10) In the event that the municipality or its agent does not provide the initial report of the audit findings to the CATV operator with the timeframes set forth in subsection (c-5) of this Section, then the audit shall be deemed completed and to have conclusively found that there was no overpayment or underpayment by the CATV operator for the audit period. Further, the municipality may not thereafter commence or conduct any such audit for the same audit period or for any part of that same audit period.
    (d) If an audit by the municipality or its agents finds an error by the CATV operator in the amount of the franchise fees or service provider fees paid by the CATV operator to the municipality, then the municipality shall notify the CATV operator of the error. Any such notice must be given to the CATV operator by the municipality or its agent within 90 days after the municipality or its agent discovers the error, and no later than 4 years after the date the franchise fee or service provider fee was due. Upon such a notice, the CATV operator must submit a written response within 60 days after receipt of the notice stating that the CATV operator has corrected the error on a prospective basis or stating the reason that the error is inapplicable or inaccurate. The municipality or its agent then has 60 days after the receipt of the CATV operator's response to review and contest the conclusion of the CATV operator. No legal proceeding to collect a deficiency or overpayment based upon an alleged error shall be commenced unless within 180 days after the municipality's notification of the error to the CATV operator the parties are unable to agree on the disposition of the audit findings.
    Any legal proceeding to collect a deficiency as set forth in this subsection (d) shall be filed in the appropriate circuit court.
    (e) No CATV operator is liable for any error in past franchise fee or service provider fee payments that was unknown by the CATV operator prior to the audit process unless (i) the error was due to negligence on the part of the CATV operator in the collection or processing of required data and (ii) the municipality had not failed to respond in writing in a timely manner to any written request of the CATV operator to review and correct information used by the CATV operator to calculate the appropriate franchise fees or service provider fees if a diligent review of such information by the municipality reasonably could have been expected to discover such error.
    (f) All account specific information provided by a CATV operator under this Section may be used only for the purpose of an audit conducted under this Section and the enforcement of any franchise fee or service provider fee delinquent claim. All such information must be held in strict confidence by the municipality and its agents and may not be disclosed to the public under the Freedom of Information Act or under any other similar statutes allowing for or requiring public disclosure.
    (f-5) All contracts by and between a municipality and a third party for the purposes of conducting an audit as contemplated in this Article shall be disclosed to the public under the Freedom of Information Act or under similar statutes allowing for or requiring public disclosure.
    (g) For the purposes of this Section, "CATV operator" means a person or entity that provides cable and video services under a franchise agreement with a municipality pursuant to Section 11-42-11 of the Municipal Code and a holder authorized under Section 21-401 of the Cable and Video Competition Law of 2007 as consistent with Section 21-901 of that Law.
    (h) This Section does not apply to any action that was commenced, to any complaint that was filed, or to any audit that was commenced before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. This Section also does not apply to any franchise agreement that was entered into before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
    (h-5) The audit procedures set forth in this Section shall be the exclusive audit procedures for: (i) any franchise agreement entered into, amended, or renewed on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly; and (ii) any franchise fee or service provider fee audit of a CATV operator commenced on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
    (i) The provisions of this Section shall not be construed as diminishing or replacing any civil remedy available to a municipality, taxpayer, or tax collector.
    (j) If a contingent fee is paid to an auditor, then the payment must be based upon the net difference of the complete audit.
    (k) A municipality shall provide to each CATV operator an updated complete list of addresses within the corporate limits of the municipality annually. In addition, the municipality shall provide a CATV operator the updated address list within 90 days after the date of a written request by the CATV operator.
    As a prerequisite to performing an audit of a CATV operator's franchise fees or service provider fees derived from the provision of cable and video services to subscribers within the franchise area, a municipality shall provide to a CATV operator the complete list of addresses within the corporate limits of the municipality for each calendar year subject to the audit. If an address is not included in the list or if no list is provided, the CATV operator shall be held harmless for any franchise fee underpayments, including penalty and interest, from situsing errors if it used a reasonable methodology to assign the address or addresses to a municipality.
    An address list provided by a municipality to a CATV operator shall be maintained as confidential by the CATV operator and shall only be used by the CATV operator for the purposes of determining the situs of any franchise fee or service provider fee. Any situs issues identified by a CATV provider as a result of the provision of an address list by a municipality to the CATV operator shall first be confirmed in writing to the municipality by the CATV operator prior to the CATV operator making any situs change that may result in a change of allocation of a franchise fee or service provider fee to the municipality.
    (l) This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
    (m) This Section does not apply to any municipality having a population of more than 1,000,000.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 6-29-15; 100-945, eff. 8-17-18.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-11.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-11.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-42-11.1)
    Sec. 11-42-11.1. (a) In any instance in which a municipality has (i) granted a franchise to any community antenna television company or (ii) decided for the municipality itself to construct, operate or maintain a cable television system within a designated area, no property owner, condominium association, managing agent, lessee or other person in possession or control of any residential building located within the designated area shall forbid or prevent any occupant, tenant or lessee of any such building from receiving cable television service from such franchisee or municipality, nor demand or accept payment from any such occupant, tenant or lessee in any form as a condition of permitting the installation of cable television facilities or the maintenance of cable television service in any such building or any portion thereof occupied or leased by such occupant, tenant or lessee, nor shall any such property owner, condominium association, managing agent, lessee or other person discriminate in rental charges or otherwise against any occupant, tenant or lessee receiving cable service; provided, however, that the owner of such building may require, in exchange and as compensation for permitting the installation of cable television facilities within and upon such building, the payment of just compensation by the cable television franchisee which provides such cable television service, said sum to be determined in accordance with the provisions of subparagraphs (c) and (d) hereof, and provided further that the cable television franchisee installing such cable television facilities shall agree to indemnify the owner of such building for any damage caused by the installation, operation or removal of such cable television facilities and service.
    No community antenna television company shall install cable television facilities within a residential building pursuant to this subparagraph (a) unless an occupant, tenant or lessee of such residential building requests the delivery of cable television services. In any instance in which a request for service is made by more than 3 occupants, tenants or lessees of a residential building, the community antenna television company may install cable television facilities throughout the building in a manner which enables the community antenna television company to provide cable television services to occupants, tenants or lessees of other residential units without requiring the installation of additional cable television facilities other than within the residential units occupied by such other occupants, tenants or lessees.
    (b) In any instance in which a municipality has (i) granted a franchise to any community antenna television company or (ii) decided for the municipality itself to construct, operate or maintain a cable television system within a designated area, no property owner, condominium association, managing agent, lessee or other person in possession and control of any improved or unimproved real estate located within such designated area shall forbid or prevent such cable television franchisee or municipality from entering upon such real estate for the purpose of and in connection with the construction or installation of such cable television system and cable television facilities, nor shall any such property owner, condominium association, managing agent, lessee or other person in possession or control of such real estate forbid or prevent such cable television franchisee or municipality from constructing or installing upon, beneath or over such real estate, including any buildings or other structures located thereon, hardware, cable, equipment, materials or other cable television facilities utilized by such cable franchisee or municipality in the construction and installation of such cable television system; provided, however, that the owner of any such real estate may require, in exchange and as compensation for permitting the construction or installation of cable television facilities upon, beneath or over such real estate, the payment of just compensation by the cable television franchisee which provides such cable television service, said sum to be determined in accordance with the provisions of subparagraphs (c) and (d) hereof, and provided further that the cable television franchisee constructing or installing such cable television facilities shall agree to indemnify the owner of such real estate for any damage caused by the installation, operation or removal of such cable television facilities and service.
    (c) In any instance in which the owner of a residential building or the owner of improved or unimproved real estate intends to require the payment of just compensation in excess of $1 in exchange for permitting the installation of cable television facilities in and upon such building, or upon, beneath or over such real estate, the owner shall serve written notice thereof upon the cable television franchisee. Any such notice shall be served within 20 days of the date on which such owner is notified of the cable television franchisee's intention to construct or install cable television facilities in and upon such building, or upon, beneath or over such real estate. Unless timely notice as herein provided is given by the owner to the cable television franchisee, it will be conclusively presumed that the owner of any such building or real estate does not claim or intend to require a payment of more than $1 in exchange and as just compensation for permitting the installation of cable television facilities within and upon such building, or upon, beneath or over such real estate. In any instance in which a cable television franchisee intends to install cable television facilities as herein provided, written notice of such intention shall be sent by the cable television franchisee to the property owner or to such person, association or managing agent as shall have been appointed or otherwise designated to manage or operate the property. Such notice shall include the address of the property, the name of the cable television franchisee, and information as to the time within which the owner may give notice, demand payment as just compensation and initiate legal proceedings as provided in this subparagraph (c) and subparagraph (d). In any instance in which a community antenna television company intends to install cable television facilities within a residential building containing 12 or more residential units or upon, beneath, or over real estate that is used as a site for 12 or more manufactured housing units, 12 or more mobile homes, or a combination of 12 or more manufactured housing units and mobile homes, the written notice shall further provide that the property owner may require that the community antenna television company submit to the owner written plans identifying the manner in which cable television facilities are to be installed, including the proposed location of coaxial cable. Approval of such plans by the property owner shall not be unreasonably withheld and such owners' consent to and approval of such plans shall be presumed unless, within 30 days after receipt thereof, or in the case of a condominium association, 90 days after receipt thereof, the property owner identifies in writing the specific manner in which such plans deviate from generally accepted construction or safety standards, and unless the property owner contemporaneously submits an alternative construction plan providing for the installation of cable television facilities in an economically feasible manner. The community antenna television company may proceed with the plans originally submitted if an alternative plan is not submitted by the property owner within 30 days, or in the case of a condominium association, 90 days, or if an alternative plan submitted by the property owner fails to comply with generally accepted construction and safety standards or does not provide for the installation of cable television facilities in an economically feasible manner. For purposes of this subsection, "mobile home" and "manufactured housing unit" have the same meaning as in the Illinois Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Safety Act.
    (d) Any owner of a residential building described in subparagraph (a), and any owner of improved or unimproved real estate described in subparagraph (b), who shall have given timely written notice to the cable television franchisee as provided in subparagraph (c), may assert a claim for just compensation in excess of $1 for permitting the installation of cable television facilities within and upon such building, or upon, beneath or over such real estate. Within 30 days after notice has been given in accordance with subparagraph (c), the owner shall advise the cable television franchisee in writing of the amount claimed as just compensation. If within 60 days after the receipt of the owner's claim, the cable television franchisee has not agreed to pay the amount claimed or some other amount acceptable to the owner, the owner may bring suit to enforce such claim for just compensation in any court of competent jurisdiction and, upon timely demand, may require that the amount of just compensation be determined by a jury. Any such action shall be commenced within 6 months of the notice given by the cable television franchisee pursuant to subparagraph (c) hereof. In any action brought to determine such amount, the owner may submit evidence of a decrease in the fair market value of the property occasioned by the installation or location of the cable on the property, that the owner has a specific alternative use for the space occupied by cable television facilities, the loss of which will result in a monetary loss to the owner, or that installation of cable television facilities within and upon such building or upon, beneath or over such real estate otherwise substantially interferes with the use and occupancy of such building to an extent which causes a decrease in the fair market value of such building or real estate.
    (e) Neither the giving of a notice by the owner under subparagraph (c), nor the assertion of a specific claim, nor the initiation of legal action to enforce such claim, as provided under subparagraph (d), shall delay or impair the right of the cable television franchisee to construct or install cable television facilities and maintain cable television services within or upon any building described in subparagraph (a) or upon, beneath or over real estate described in subparagraph (b).
    (f) Notwithstanding the foregoing, no community antenna television company or municipality shall enter upon any real estate or rights of way in the possession or control of any public utility, railroad or owner or operator of an oil, petroleum product, chemical or gas pipeline to install or remove cable television facilities or to provide underground maintenance or repair services with respect thereto, prior to delivery to the public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator of written notice of intent to enter, install, maintain, or remove. For the purposes of this subsection (f), and only in the case of real estate or rights-of-way in possession of or in control of a railroad, the right to enter upon includes the installation, construction, operation, repair, maintenance, or removal of wire, cable, fiber, conduit, or related facilities that are at, above, or below grade and that cross the real estate or rights-of-way in a manner that runs generally perpendicular to the railroad tracks or railroad right-of-way. For the purposes of this subsection (f), and only in the case of real estate or rights-of-way in possession of or in the control of a railroad, the right to enter upon does not apply to wire, cable, fiber, conduit, or related facilities that run along, within, and generally parallel to, but do not cross, the railroad tracks or railroad right-of-way. No entry shall be made until at least 30 days after receipt of such written notice. Such written notice, which shall be delivered to the registered agent of such public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator shall include the following information:
        (i) The date of the proposed installation,
    
maintenance, repair, or removal and projected length of time required to complete such installation, maintenance, repair or removal;
        (ii) The manner and method of, and the detailed
    
design and construction plans that conform to the applicable published and publicly available American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association standards and the published and publicly available standards for the appropriate railroad for, such installation, maintenance, repair, or removal;
        (iii) The location of the proposed entry and path of
    
cable television facilities proposed to be placed, repaired, maintained or removed upon the real estate or right of way;
        (iv) The written agreement of the community antenna
    
television company to indemnify and hold harmless such public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator from the costs of any damages directly or indirectly caused by the installation, maintenance, repair, operation, or removal of cable television facilities. Upon request of the public utility, railroad, or owner or operator of an oil, petroleum product, chemical or gas pipeline, the community antenna television company shall provide proof that it has purchased and will maintain a policy or policies of insurance in amounts sufficient to provide coverage for personal injury and property damage losses caused by or resulting from the installation, maintenance, repair, or removal of cable television facilities. The written agreement shall provide that the community antenna television company shall maintain such policies of insurance in full force and effect as long as cable television facilities remain on the real estate or right of way; and
        (v) A statement, based upon information available to
    
the community antenna television company, confirming that the proposed installation, maintenance, repair, or removal does not create a dangerous condition or threaten public or employee safety and will not adversely impact railroad operations or disrupt vital transportation services.
    For purposes of this subsection (f), and only in the case of real estate or rights-of-way in possession of or in control of a railroad, "community antenna television company" includes a holder, cable operator, or broadband service provider, as those terms are defined in Section 21-201 of the Public Utilities Act.
    Within 30 days of receipt of the written prior notice of entry the public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator shall investigate and determine whether or not the proposed entry and installation or repair, maintenance, or removal would create a dangerous condition threatening the safety of the public or the safety of its employees or threatening to cause an interruption of the furnishing of vital transportation, utility or pipeline services and upon so finding shall so notify the community antenna television company or municipality of such decision in writing. Initial determination of the existence of such a dangerous condition or interruption of services shall be made by the public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator whose real estate or right of way is involved. In the event that the community antenna television company or municipality disagrees with such determination, a determination of whether such entry and installation, maintenance, repair, or removal would create such a dangerous condition or interrupt services shall, upon application of the community antenna television company, be made by the Illinois Commerce Commission Transportation Division in accordance with the Commission's Rail Safety Program. An initial written determination of a public utility, railroad, or pipeline owner or operator timely made and transmitted to the community antenna television company or municipality, in the absence of a determination by the Illinois Commerce Commission Transportation Division, in accordance with the Commission's Rail Safety Program, or a court of competent jurisdiction finding to the contrary, bars the entry of the community antenna television company or municipality upon the real estate or right of way for any purpose.
    Any public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator may assert a written claim against any community antenna television company for just compensation within 30 days after written notice has been given in accordance with this subparagraph (f). If, within 60 days after the receipt of such claim for compensation, the community antenna television company has not agreed to the amount claimed or some other amount acceptable to the public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator, the public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator may bring suit to enforce such claim for just compensation in any court of competent jurisdiction and, upon timely demand, may require that the amount of just compensation be determined by a jury. Any such action shall be commenced within 6 months of the notice provided for in this subparagraph (f). In any action brought to determine such just compensation, the public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator may submit such evidence as may be relevant to the issue of just compensation. Neither the assertion of a claim for compensation nor the initiation of legal action to enforce such claim shall delay or impair the right of the community antenna television company to construct or install cable television facilities upon any real estate or rights of way of any public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator.
    To the extent that the public utility, railroad, or owner or operator of an oil, petroleum product, chemical or gas pipeline deems it appropriate to supervise, monitor or otherwise assist the community antenna television company in connection with the installation, maintenance, repair or removal of cable television facilities upon such real estate or rights of way, the community antenna television company shall reimburse the public utility, railroad or owner or operator of an oil, petroleum product, chemical or gas pipeline for costs reasonable and actually incurred in connection therewith.
    The provisions of this subparagraph (f) shall not be applicable to any easements, rights of way or ways for public service facilities in which public utilities, other than railroads, have any interest pursuant to "An Act to revise the law in relation to plats", approved March 21, 1874, as amended, and all ordinances enacted pursuant thereto. Such easements, rights of way and ways for public service facilities are hereby declared to be apportionable and upon written request by a community antenna television company, public utilities shall make such easements, rights of way and ways for public service facilities available for the construction, maintenance, repair or removal of cable television facilities provided that such construction, maintenance, repair or removal does not create a dangerous condition threatening the safety of the public or the safety of such public utility employees or threatening to cause an interruption of the furnishing of vital utility service. Initial determination of the existence of such a dangerous condition or interruption of services shall be made by the public utility whose easement, right of way or way for public service facility is involved. In the event the community antenna television company or municipality disagrees with such determination, a determination of whether such construction, maintenance, repair or removal would create such a dangerous condition or threaten to interrupt vital utility services, shall be made by a court of competent jurisdiction upon the application of such community antenna television company.
    If a municipality notifies or a municipality requires a developer to notify a public utility before or after issuing a permit or other authorization for the construction of residential buildings, then the municipality or developer shall, at the same time, similarly notify any community antenna television system franchised by or within that municipality.
    In addition to such other notices as may be required by this subparagraph (f), a community antenna television company or municipality shall not enter upon the real estate or rights of way of any public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator for the purposes of above-ground maintenance or repair of its television cable facilities without giving 96 hours prior written notice to the registered agent of the public utility, railroad or pipeline owner or operator involved, or in the case of a public utility, notice may be given through the statewide one-call notice system provided for by General Order of the Illinois Commerce Commission or, if in Chicago, through the system known as the Chicago Utility Alert Network.
(Source: P.A. 100-251, eff. 8-22-17.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-11.2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-11.2)
    Sec. 11-42-11.2. Cable and video competition.
    (a) A person or entity seeking to provide cable service or video service in this State after June 30, 2007 (the effective date of Public Act 95-9) shall either (1) obtain a State-issued authorization pursuant to Section 21-401 of the Public Utilities Act; (2) obtain authorization pursuant to Section 11-42-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code; or (3) obtain authorization pursuant to Section 5-1095 of the Counties Code. All providers offering or providing cable or video service in this State shall have authorization pursuant to either (i) the Cable and Video Competition Law of 2007; (ii) Section 11-42-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code; or (iii) Section 5-1095 of the Counties Code.
    (b) A person or entity seeking to provide cable service or video service in this State after June 30, 2007 (the effective date of Public Act 95-9) shall not use the public rights-of-way for the installation or construction of facilities for the provision of cable service or video service or offer cable service or video service until it has (i) obtained a State-issued authorization to offer or provide cable or video service under Section 21-401 of the Public Utilities Act; (ii) obtained authorization under Section 11-42-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code; or (iii) obtained authorization under Section 5-1095 of the Counties Code. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a local unit of government from granting a permit to a person or entity for the use of the public rights-of-way to install or construct facilities to provide cable service or video service, at its sole discretion. No unit of local government shall be liable for denial or delay of a permit prior to the issuance of a State-issued authorization.
    (c) For the purposes of subsection (e) of Section 11-42-11 of this Code, a State-issued authorization under Article XXI of the Public Utilities Act shall be considered substantially equivalent in terms and conditions as an existing cable provider.
    (d) Nothing in Article XXI of the Public Utilities Act shall constitute a basis for modification of an existing cable franchise or an injunction against or for the recovery of damages from a municipality pursuant to Section 11-42-11 because of an application for or the issuance of a State-issued authorization under that Article XXI.
(Source: P.A. 95-9, eff. 6-30-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-42-12)
    Sec. 11-42-12. The corporate authorities of each municipality may license and regulate parking garages, lots and ramps. They may require that the owner of a parking garage, lot or ramp post a bond in an amount established by ordinance to assure the payment of any damages to vehicles while under the control of a parking garage, lot or ramp. The words "parking garages, lots and ramps" as herein used do not include private parking garages, lots and ramps operated for the sole use of the owner, his employees, agents, and customers.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 515.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-42-13)
    Sec. 11-42-13. The corporate authorities of each municipality may require that an "arborist or tree expert", as defined in this Section, be registered by the municipality to do business within that municipality. As used in this Section, "arborist or tree expert" means any person who, for profit, diagnoses the condition of shade or ornamental trees and shrubs and recommends or supervises the treatment of any such trees, or in any manner treats any such trees, by feeding or fertilizing, or by pruning, trimming, bracing, treating cavities or other methods. However no municipality may charge a fee for such registration. Any person acting within the scope of his or her employment with any public utility shall be exempt from such registration. Any municipality which requires such registration may exempt from such registration any person acting within the scope of his or her employment with the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 85-854.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-42-14)
    Sec. 11-42-14. Landscape waste. The corporate authorities of a municipality may register certain persons in the landscape maintenance business or in the business of generating landscape waste as defined in the Environmental Protection Act. No municipality may, however, charge a fee for that registration.
    A municipality that requires registration may exempt any person acting within the scope of his or her employment with the municipality.
    A person acting within the scope of his or her employment with a public utility and a person who is an "applicator for hire" as defined in the Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act are exempt from this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1470.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-15)
    Sec. 11-42-15. Wind energy systems. For electric generating wind devices other than those with a nameplate generating capacity of less than 100 kilowatts that are used primarily by an end user, a municipality may prohibit any electric generating wind device from locating within its corporate limits, provided that the regulation is not inconsistent with another municipality's zoning regulation. This Section shall apply only to electric generating wind devices permitted after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 98-204, eff. 8-9-13.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-16)
    Sec. 11-42-16. Household goods recycling bins.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any municipality may by ordinance require that all household goods recycling bins have a permanent, written, printed label affixed to the bin that is prominently displayed and includes the following: (1) the name, address, and contact information of the person or entity owning, operating, or maintaining that bin; and (2) whether the person or entity owning, operating, or maintaining the bin is a not for profit entity or a for profit entity.
    (b) As used in this Section:
    "Household goods recycling bin" or "bin" means a container or receptacle held out to the public as a place for people to discard clothes, shoes, books, and other recyclable items until they are taken away for resale, re-use, recycling, or redistribution by the person or entity that owns, operates, or maintains the bin.
    "Not for profit entity" means any entity that is officially recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt entity described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or any successor provision of federal tax law).
(Source: P.A. 98-1116, eff. 1-1-15.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 42.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 42.1 heading)
DIVISION 42.1. PUBLIC CONTRACTS

65 ILCS 5/11-42.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-42.1-1)
    Sec. 11-42.1-1. (a) Except as provided otherwise in this Section, a municipality may not enter into a contract or agreement with an individual or other entity that is delinquent in the payment of any tax administered by the Department of Revenue unless the individual or other entity is contesting, in accordance with the procedures established by the appropriate revenue Act, its liability for the tax or the amount of tax. Before awarding a contract, the municipality shall obtain a statement under oath from the individual or entity that no such taxes are delinquent. Making a false statement is a Class A misdemeanor. In addition, making a false statement voids the contract and allows the municipality to recover all amounts paid to the individual or entity under the contract in a civil action. A municipality may not regulate contracts with individuals or entities that are delinquent in payment of such taxes in a manner inconsistent with 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 municipalities of powers and functions exercised by the State.
    (b) For purposes of this Section, a person or other entity shall not be considered delinquent in the payment of a tax if the person or entity (1) has entered into an agreement with the Department of Revenue for the payment of all such taxes that are due and (2) is in compliance with the agreement. In that case, the sworn statement required by subsection (a) shall state those facts.
    (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), a municipality may enter into a contract with an individual or other entity that is delinquent in the payment of a tax if the contracting authority for the municipality determines that:
        (1) the contract is for goods or services vital to
    
the public health, safety, or welfare; and
        (2) the municipality is unable to acquire the goods
    
or services at a comparable price and of comparable quality from other sources.
(Source: P.A. 86-1039.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 43

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 43 heading)
GENERAL ASSISTANCE

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 43

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 43 heading)
DIVISION 43. GENERAL ASSISTANCE TAX
AND ADMINISTRATION

65 ILCS 5/11-43-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-43-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-43-1)
    Sec. 11-43-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may levy taxes for and provide general assistance for persons in need thereof as provided in "The Illinois Public Aid Code" as now or hereafter amended, in municipalities of 500,000 or more inhabitants. The administration of general assistance in any such municipality, including the expenditure of the proceeds of taxes levied and to be levied by the municipality for such purpose, shall be vested in the county department of public aid of the county in which such municipality is located, as provided in "The Illinois Public Aid Code". Any taxes levied or to be levied for such purpose in such municipalities may also be used for the payment of warrants issued against and in anticipation of such taxes and accrued interest thereon and for the payment of the cost of administering such assistance.
(Source: P.A. 77-880.)

65 ILCS 5/11-43-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-43-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-43-2)
    Sec. 11-43-2. Taxes levied by any municipality having a population of 500,000 or more for general assistance for persons in need thereof as provided in The Illinois Public Aid Code, as now or hereafter amended, for each fiscal year shall not exceed the rate of .10% upon the value of all property therein as that property is equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. Nor shall the rate produce in excess of the amount needed in that municipality for general assistance for persons in need thereof.
    All money received from these taxes and moneys collected or recovered by or in behalf of the municipality under The Illinois Public Aid Code shall be used exclusively for the furnishing of general assistance within the municipality; for the payment of administrative costs thereof; and for the payment of warrants issued against and in anticipation of the general assistance taxes, and accrued interest thereon. Until January 1, 1974, the treasurer of the municipality, shall pay all moneys received from general assistance taxes and all the moneys collected or recovered by or in behalf of the municipality under The Illinois Public Aid Code into the special fund in the county treasury established pursuant to Section 12-21.14 of that Code. After December 31, 1973, but not later than June 30, 1979, the treasurer of the municipality shall pay all moneys received from general assistance taxes and collections or recoveries directly into the Special Purposes Trust Fund (now known as the DHS Special Purposes Trust Fund) established by Section 12-10 of The Illinois Public Aid Code. After June 30, 1979, moneys and funds designated by this Section shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund as reimbursement for appropriated funds disbursed.
    Upon the filing with the county clerk of a certified copy of an ordinance levying such taxes, the county clerk shall extend the taxes upon the books of the collector of state and county taxes within that municipality in the manner provided in Section 8-3-1 for the extension of municipal taxes.
(Source: P.A. 99-933, eff. 1-27-17.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 44

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 44 heading)
BOATS AND HARBORS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 44

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 44 heading)
DIVISION 44. BOATS AND HARBOR CONTROL

65 ILCS 5/11-44-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-1)
    Sec. 11-44-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate public and private water-landing places, wharves, docks, canals, slips, and levees.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-44-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-2)
    Sec. 11-44-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the anchorage and landing of all water craft and their cargoes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-44-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-3)
    Sec. 11-44-3. The corporate authorities of each municipality may license, regulate, and prohibit water craft used about the harbor, or within the jurisdiction.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-44-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-4)
    Sec. 11-44-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may fix the rate of wharfage and dockage.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-44-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-5)
    Sec. 11-44-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may collect wharfage and dockage from all water craft using any public landing place, wharf, dock, or levee.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-44-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-6)
    Sec. 11-44-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the use of harbors, towing of vessels, and the opening and passing of bridges.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-44-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-7)
    Sec. 11-44-7. The corporate authorities of each municipality may appoint harbor masters and define their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-44-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-8)
    Sec. 11-44-8. The powers conferred by Sections 11-44-1 through 11-44-7 shall be exercised in a manner not inconsistent with the provisions of the "Boat Registration and Safety Act", as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 45

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 45 heading)
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 45

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 45 heading)
DIVISION 45. MUNICIPAL BAND
AND PERFORMING ARTS

65 ILCS 5/11-45-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-1)
    Sec. 11-45-1. Whenever a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 is authorized as provided in this Division 45, the municipality may levy each year a tax not exceeding .04% of the value of the taxable property within the municipality, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, or both.
    This authority shall be initiated by a petition signed by electors equal in number to 5% of the number of votes cast at the last preceding regular municipal election. The petition shall be filed with the municipal clerk and shall request that the question set forth in Section 11-45-2 be submitted to the electors.
    However, municipalities authorized to levy this tax on July 1, 1967 shall have a rate limitation of .04% or the rate limitation in effect on that date whichever is greater.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-2)
    Sec. 11-45-2. When such a petition is filed, the municipal clerk shall certify the question for submission by the proper election authority to the electors at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall  a  tax  not  exceeding
 ......%  be  levied  each year
 on all taxable property in the         YES
 ....... of ...... for the
 purpose  of  providing a fund for
 the  maintenance or employment      -------------------------
 of  a municipal band for
 musical  purposes and/or for
 the maintenance, and conduct of        NO
 programs  in  the  performing
 arts?
--------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-3)
    Sec. 11-45-3. The levy shall be authorized if a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the levy. The corporate authorities shall then levy a tax sufficient to maintain or employ such a band or to provide for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, or both, but not exceeding .04% of the value of the taxable property within the municipality, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, and not exceeding the amount stated in the petition. This annual tax shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    Except as provided in Section 11-45-4, all funds derived from this levy shall be expended as provided in Section 11-45-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon the rate of tax may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-4)
    Sec. 11-45-4. Whenever a 2 year period has elapsed during which a municipal band or performing arts activities have not functioned and during the last year of which the tax authorized by this Division 45 has not been levied, the municipal authorities may pass an ordinance transferring the unobligated balance in the band tax fund to the general corporate fund.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-5)
    Sec. 11-45-5. A petition signed by electors equal in number to 5% of the number of votes cast at the last preceding regular municipal election may be filed at any time with the corporate authorities requesting that the following question be submitted to the electors, to wit: "Shall the power to levy a tax for the purpose of providing a fund for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts be continued?" The municipal clerk shall certify this question for submission by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast on the question are opposed to such continuation, no further levy for that purpose shall be made.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-6)
    Sec. 11-45-6. Any municipality which, immediately prior to January 1, 1942, had authority as provided in "An Act in relation to the employment or maintaining of musical bands by municipalities," approved June 26, 1925, as amended, to levy an annual tax for the purpose of providing a fund for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes, may continue to levy the tax for that purpose under this Division 45 without submitting the question of its levy to the electors for approval, unless the electors vote to cancel the power to levy that tax. The corporate authorities may, by ordinance or resolution, cause a portion of the tax to be used to maintain and conduct programs in the performing arts providing it does not exceed .05% of the value of the taxable property within the municipality, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-7)
    Sec. 11-45-7. In any municipality which has a population of more than 100,000 and not more than 200,000, which municipality is authorized to levy the tax authorized in this Division 45, the mayor of such municipality shall, with the approval of the city council, proceed to appoint a commission of 5 persons chosen from the citizens at large with reference to their fitness for such office; and/or in any municipality with a population of less than 500,000 which levies a "Recreation Tax" under Division 95 of the Municipal Code, the corporate authorities may designate the Recreation Board as the commission to conduct and maintain a municipal band and/or programs in the performing arts.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-8)
    Sec. 11-45-8. The commissioners provided for in Section 11-45-7 in the specified municipalities shall hold office, one 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 October, 1947. The mayor shall designate for the original appointees what term is to be served by each commissioner at the time of appointment. Thereafter the mayor shall, prior to the first day of October each year, appoint one commissioner to serve for a term of 5 years and until his successor is appointed. The mayor may, by and with the consent of the city council, remove any commissioner for misconduct or neglect of duty. No commissioner appointed hereunder, shall be interested in any supplies or contract with the commission, and no commissioner shall receive any compensation for services as such.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-9)
    Sec. 11-45-9. Vacancies in such office of commissioner occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, shall be filled in like manner as original appointments, such appointments to be for the unexpired term.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-10)
    Sec. 11-45-10. Such commissioners shall, at the beginning of their term of office and annually thereafter, meet and organize. The commissioner having one year to serve shall act as chairman; the commissioner having 2 years to serve shall be vice-chairman and shall act in the absence of the chairman. The commissioners shall appoint one of their number secretary. The commissioners may make and adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations for their own guidance and for the carrying out of their duties, as may be expedient not inconsistent with the provision of this Division 45. They shall have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, and for the construction, purchase or lease and maintenance of a band-shell or similar structure, referred to hereinafter, for the presentation of concerts or such programs as may be presented by them. All money received for such municipal band and/or performing arts shall be deposited in the treasury of such specified municipality to the credit of the municipal band and/or performing arts fund and shall be kept separate and apart from other moneys of such municipality. Such fund may be drawn upon by the properly authenticated vouchers of the commission. The commissioners shall each year, prior to the enactment of the annual appropriation ordinance, submit to the city council a certificate indicating the estimated expenses for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts. The city council shall levy a tax for such amount, provided the amount shall not exceed the limitation fixed in the referendum which adopted the provisions of this Division 45.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-11)
    Sec. 11-45-11. Whenever the commissioners appointed and acting under the provisions of this Division 45 determine to erect a band-shell or similar structure for the presentation of concerts or programs in the performing arts as may be presented by them, or to purchase a site for same, or to repair, remodel or improve an existing structure, or to build an addition thereto, or to furnish necessary equipment therefor, or to do any or all of these things, or to purchase a building and site, and necessary equipment for the building, or to provide or accumulate a fund for the erection of a new building or structure, the purchase of such building of an addition thereto, or to pay for a site for the building or structure, or to purchase necessary equipment for such, or to do any or all of these things, the commissioners have the following power:
    In case a new band-shell or a structure for the performing arts is to be erected, or an existing structure is to be remodeled, repaired, improved, or an addition thereto erected, or the grounds adjacent thereto are to be prepared for seating, lighting, sound and general improvements or necessary equipment therefor purchased, or any or all of such things are to be done, the commissioners shall cause a plan for such band-shell or structure, or for the remodeling, repairing or improving of such band-shell or structure, and the grounds adjacent thereto, or the purchase of necessary equipment therefor to be prepared, and an estimate made of the cost. If a site is to be provided for the same, they shall also cause an estimate to be made of the cost of such site. If necessary equipment is to be provided, the commissioners shall cause an estimate to be made of the cost of such equipment. They may then determine the term of years over which they shall spread the collection of the cost of such band-shell or structure, or the remodeling, repairing or improving of an existing structure, or the erection of an addition thereto, or site, or equipment or any or all of these things, not exceeding 20 years, and shall make a record of their proceedings. The commissioners shall transmit a copy of the record of their proceedings to the city council for its approval. If the city council approves the action of the band commission or the band and performing arts commission or the recreation board if designated, it may, by ordinance, provide that the bonds of the city be issued for the payment of the cost, so estimated as aforesaid, of the structure, or other repairs or equipment herein referred to, in which event the ordinance shall also state the time or times when such bonds, and the interest thereon shall become payable. The whole of the principal of such bonds and the interest thereon, shall be payable within 20 years and interest on such bonds shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract. Such interest may be made payable at such times as the ordinance may prescribe. However, the total tax which may be levied hereunder for municipal band and/or performing arts purposes, including the retirement of the bonds herein, shall not exceed the total which may be authorized by the referendum providing for the levy of a tax as set out in Section 11-45-2. If the city council adopts such an ordinance, the band commission or the band and performing arts commission or the recreation board if designated, shall set aside from the fund each year, a sum sufficient to pay the principal and interest on such bonds. In addition, however, any surplus remaining in the fund at the end of any year after paying the principal and interest on such bonds, and after paying other expenses for maintaining and employing a municipal band and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, may be applied to the retirement of such bonds. If, however, the city council shall not provide that bonds of the city be issued as and for the purposes aforesaid, but shall otherwise approve the action of the commission, then the commission shall divide the total cost of the building, improvements or equipment as they shall determine, to spread the collection thereof, and shall certify the amount to the city council each year during the term over which the commissioners shall have determined to spread the collection of the cost of such building, improvements or equipment, or any or all of these things.
    The commission may receive any gifts tendered to be applied on the cost of such building, improvements or equipment.
    The city council on receiving the last mentioned certificate shall, in its next annual appropriation ordinance, include the amount so certified and shall, for the amount levy and collect a tax to pay the same. The total amount thus levied, including costs of such building, remodeling or equipment, shall not exceed the total which may be authorized by the referendum provided for in Section 11-45-2. However, any surplus remaining in the fund at the end of any year after setting aside funds for such purposes and after paying other expenses for maintaining and employing a municipal band and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, may be applied to the fund being accumulated for such building, improvements or equipment.
    Such commissioners shall have authority to enter into contracts to carry out the purposes of this Division 45 and to take title to any property acquired by it for municipal band purposes and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts by the name of "The Municipal Band Commission of the City/Village of ...., Illinois" or "The Municipal Band and Performing Arts Commission of the City/Village of ...., Illinois" or if designated according to Section 45-7, "The Recreation Board of the City/Village of ...., Illinois".
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-12)
    Sec. 11-45-12. The commissioners shall determine when they will proceed with the purchase of a building or site, or with the erection of a band-shell or similar structure, or with the remodeling, repairing and equipment, or any other proceeding permitted hereunder. They may proceed at once or determine to wait and allow the fund to accumulate. If the commissioners determine to let the fund accumulate, they shall invest the money in interest paying securities such as are authorized by law for the investment of public funds, thereto remain until the same is needed for proceeding hereunder. The commissioners may contract for the expenditure of such funds for the purposes herein designated and may apply the proceeds of the tax and bonds issued hereunder, toward payment therefor.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-13)
    Sec. 11-45-13. When the commissioners determine to commence the construction of a band-shell, or performing arts structure, or to proceed as herein otherwise authorized, they may adopt the plans therefor and provide estimates of the costs thereof, and shall advertise for bids for the completion of the program and shall let the contract or contracts for the same to the lowest and best responsible bidder or bidders, and may require from such bidders such security for the performance of the bids as the commissioners may determine.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-14)
    Sec. 11-45-14. The commissioners, after such band-shell or performing arts structure has been erected, may levy a tax from year to year for such amount as they deem necessary for the maintenance of such structure and surrounding grounds. However, the total amount levied for all of the purposes referred to in these Sections 11-45-7 through 11-45-16 shall not exceed the total which may be authorized by the referendum provided for in Section 11-45-2.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-15)
    Sec. 11-45-15. The commissioners may, by agreement with the proper officials of any park or school district in which the municipality may be included, erect such structure on the property of such park or school district after leasing such grounds upon a nominal rental basis, the structure so erected to remain the property of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 45.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 45.1 heading)
DIVISION 45.1. CULTURAL CENTERS

65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45.1-1)
    Sec. 11-45.1-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may establish cultural centers within the municipality. Such cultural centers may be devoted to the exhibition of works of art, the conduct of programs of music and the performing arts, the establishment of museums, the exhibition of historical objects, the presentation of dramatic productions, and other exhibitions and performances enhancing the cultural and intellectual level of the community.
(Source: P.A. 76-211.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45.1-2)
    Sec. 11-45.1-2. For the purpose of establishing such cultural centers, the corporate authorities may acquire all necessary real and personal property by purchase, lease, gift or eminent domain. They may lease portions of a cultural center to any not-for-profit organization engaged in activities within the purview of cultural centers established under this division. The terms and periods of such lease shall be those deemed appropriate by the corporate authorities, provided that no lease may exceed 5 years. The corporate authorities may also lease up to 25% of the floor area of any cultural center to persons, organizations or corporations engaged in noncultural activities, for the purpose of rendering auxiliary services. Such as food dispensing, automobile parking, sale of books, records or publications, and other necessary activities convenient for the use of the cultural centers by the public.
(Source: P.A. 76-211.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45.1-3)
    Sec. 11-45.1-3. The corporate authorities may expend corporate funds for the purpose of acquiring, maintaining and operating cultural centers, including but not limited to compensation of employees and payment of operating expenses. The corporate authorities may issue revenue bonds pursuant to ordinance adopted for such purpose. Such bonds shall be payable solely from the revenues to be derived from the operation of the cultural center. Such bonds shall mature at a time not exceeding 40 years from their respective dates of issue and shall be in such form, carry such registration privileges, be executed in such manner, be offered for sale in such manner, and be payable at such place or places and under such conditions and terms as may be provided in the ordinance or in any subsequent ordinance adopted pursuant hereto for the purpose of refunding or refinancing any bonds issued hereunder. The holder or holders of such bonds may bring suit to compel the municipality to perform any covenant or duty created by the ordinance authorizing their issuance. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract.
    The corporate authorities may receive gifts and donations for the purpose of acquiring, operating and maintaining a cultural center and may enter into contractual arrangements with any public body, private corporation or foundation for the purpose of receiving such grants or gifts. The corporate authorities may acquire and operate one or more buildings or one or more sites as cultural centers pursuant to the powers herein granted.
    The foregoing provisions and powers may be administered by such special commission, board, department, or bureau of the municipality or by any existing commission, board, department or bureau of the municipality, as may be provided by ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45.1-4)
    Sec. 11-45.1-4. Any municipality may levy a tax annually not to exceed .25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the municipality for the purpose of acquiring, operating and maintaining a cultural center, provided that no such tax shall be levied in any such municipality until the question of levying the tax has first been submitted to the electors of that municipality at any election, and the tax has been approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon. Such question shall be certified by the municipal clerk and submitted by the proper election authority. If a majority of the electors of the municipality voting thereon vote for the levy of the tax, the municipality is authorized to levy and collect the tax. This tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which that municipality is now or hereafter may be authorized to levy on the taxable property within the municipality and shall be in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized to be levied, as provided by Section 8-3-1 of this Code. This tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for that municipality.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489; 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45.1-5)
    Sec. 11-45.1-5. For the purpose of acquiring and constructing a cultural center as provided in this division, or for the equipping of any such cultural center, any municipality may borrow money and issue its negotiable bonds thereon, pledging the full faith and credit of the municipality. Such bonds shall bear interest at not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, but no such bonds shall be issued unless the proposition to issue the bonds is first submitted to the electors of the municipality and approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon. The municipal clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election authority who shall submit the proposition to a vote of the electors. The form of such proposition shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 8-4-2 of this Code.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45.1-6)
    Sec. 11-45.1-6. If any provision of this Division or application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this Act which can be given effect without the invalid application or provision. To this end the provisions of this division are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 76-211.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 46

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 46 heading)
DIVISION 46. ART COMMISSIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-46-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-1)
    Sec. 11-46-1. Whenever the city council of any city deems it advisable, they may provide by ordinance for the creation of a commission to be known as the art commission of that city.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-2)
    Sec. 11-46-2. Each art commission shall consist of the mayor of the city by virtue of his office and 6 other members to be appointed by the mayor. Three of these 6 members shall be appointed from one or more of the professions of painting, sculpture, architecture, and landscape gardening, but none of the 3 other members shall be appointed from these enumerated professions.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-3)
    Sec. 11-46-3. The 3 members of the commission required to be appointed from among the professions enumerated in Section 11-46-2 shall be appointed in the first instance for one, 2, and 3 year terms of office respectively, as the mayor may determine. The other appointed members of the commission also shall be appointed in the first instance for one, 2 and 3 year terms of office respectively. After the expiration of these first terms of office of all of the appointed members respectively, their successors shall be appointed for a term of 3 years in each case. All appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term.
    In case a vacancy occurs in the commission for any reason the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the mayor. All appointees shall hold their offices for their respective terms and until their successors are appointed and have qualified.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-4)
    Sec. 11-46-4. The commission shall serve without compensation, and shall elect a president and a secretary from its own members, whose terms of office shall be for one year, and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
    The commission shall have power to adopt its own rules of procedure. Four commissioners shall constitute a quorum.
    The city council shall provide suitable offices for the commission and shall make annual appropriations for the payment of the commission's expenses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-5)
    Sec. 11-46-5. Hereafter no work of art shall be erected or placed in, over, or upon or allowed to be extended into, over, or upon any street, alley, avenue, square, common, boulevard, park, grounds used for school or other public purposes, municipal building, school building, or other public building or public place under the control of the city, or any department or officer thereof, unless the work of art, or a design thereof, together with a statement of the proposed location of the work of art first has been submitted to and approved by the commission. The commission, when they deem it proper, may also require a complete model of the proposed work of art to be submitted. The term "work of art" as used in this connection shall apply to and include all paintings, mural decorations, stained glass, statues, bas reliefs, sculptures, monuments, ornaments, fountains, arches, ornamental gateways, or other structures of a permanent character intended for ornament or commemoration. No existing work of art in the possession of the city, or in any park, or school building, or on any boulevard, public ground or school ground, shall be removed relocated, or altered in any way without a similar approval of the commission, except as provided in Section 11-46-7.
    The commission shall act in this same capacity and shall have these same powers (1) in respect to designs of buildings, bridges, approaches, gates, fences, lamps, or other structures to be erected upon land belonging to and occupied by the city, or in any park, public ground, or boulevard under the jurisdiction of the city, and (2) in respect of the lines, grades, and platting of public ways and grounds, and (3) in respect of the arches, bridges, structures, and approaches which will be the property of any corporation or private individual, and which are to be extended over or upon any street, avenue, highway, boulevard, park, or other public place belonging to or under the jurisdiction of the city, and the commission's approval shall be required for every such structure which is hereafter contracted for, erected, or altered. But in case any such structure, not including works of art, which is hereafter contracted for, erected, or altered at a total expense not exceeding $200,000, the approval of the art commission shall not be required if the city council so directs.
    The commission may offer advice or suggestions to the owners of private property in relation to the beautification of their property. Any person, who is about to erect any building or make any improvement, may submit the plans and designs thereof to the art commission for advice and suggestions. The art commission may receive and act upon the complaints and suggestions of citizens or voluntary associations having such objects and purposes in view as are specified in this section.
    The commission shall record its proceedings and make a report thereof in writing annually to the mayor of the city.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-6)
    Sec. 11-46-6. If the art commission, except as provided in Section 11-46-7, fails to decide upon any matter submitted to it within 60 days after the matter is submitted, its decision is unnecessary.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-7)
    Sec. 11-46-7. In case the removal or relocation of any existing work of art or other matter, which under Section 11-46-5 is within the control of the art commission, is deemed necessary by those having the power to order such a removal or relocation, the commission shall approve or disapprove of the proposed removal or relocation within 48 hours after it is notified thereof. In case the commission fails to act within this 48 hour period, it shall be deemed to have approved of the removal or relocation.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 47

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 47 heading)
DIVISION 47. PROMOTION OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH

65 ILCS 5/11-47-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-47-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-47-1)
    Sec. 11-47-1. The several cities, incorporated towns and villages acting through their constituted authorities may encourage and promote historical research within their respective jurisdictions by making reasonable appropriations for the publication of the proceedings of and such papers and other documents of historic interest as may be furnished by any historic or other society engaged in historic research, and for ascertaining and marking the location of ancient forts, villages, missions, military encampments, habitations of aborigines and other places of historic interest, and to provide for the manner in which and the purposes for which such appropriations shall be expended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-47-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-47-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-47-2)
    Sec. 11-47-2. The authorities of such cities, incorporated towns and villages having so undertaken the publication of such proceedings, papers and documents, may cause the same to be printed or published in book or pamphlet form and may provide for the sale thereof at such prices as in their judgment will reimburse the cost of publication.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 48

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 48 heading)
DIVISION 48. PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL
DOCUMENTS

65 ILCS 5/11-48-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48-1)
    Sec. 11-48-1. The city council or board of trustees of every city, incorporated town or village may, by order or resolution authorize and direct to be transferred to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the State Archives or to the State University Library at Urbana, Illinois, or to any historical society duly incorporated and located within their respective counties, such official papers, drawings, maps, writings and records of every description as may be deemed of historic interest or value, and as may be in the custody of any officer of such county, city, incorporated town or village. Accurate copies of the same when so transferred shall be substituted for the original when in the judgment of such city council or board of trustees the same may be deemed necessary.
(Source: P.A. 100-120, eff. 8-18-17.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48-2)
    Sec. 11-48-2. The officer or officers having the custody of such papers, drawings, maps, writings and records shall permit search to be made at all reasonable hours and under their supervision for such as may be deemed of historic interest, and whenever so directed by the city council or board of trustees of such city, incorporated town or village in the manner prescribed in Section 11-48-1 to deliver the same to the trustee, directors or librarian or other officer of the library or society designated by the city council or board of trustees, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48-3)
    Sec. 11-48-3. The city council and board of trustees of the several cities, incorporated towns and villages in this state may make reasonable appropriations from their respective revenues for the purpose of carrying the provisions of this Division 48 into effect.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 48.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 48.2 heading)
DIVISION 48.2. PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL
AND OTHER SPECIAL AREAS

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-1)
    Sec. 11-48.2-1. It is hereby found and declared that in all municipalities the movements and shifts of population and the changes in residential, commercial, and industrial use and customs threaten with disappearance areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art and other objects having special historical, community, or aesthetic interest or value and whose preservation and continued utilization are necessary and desirable to sound community planning for such municipalities and to the welfare of the residents thereof. The granting to such municipalities of the powers herein provided is directed to such ends, and the use of such rights and powers for the preservation and continued utilization of such property is hereby declared to be a public use essential to the public interest.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 957.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-1A

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-1A) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-1A)
    Sec. 11-48.2-1A. (1) The development rights of a landmark site are the rights granted under applicable local law respecting the permissible bulk and size of improvements erected thereon. Development rights may be calculated in accordance with such factors as lot area, floor area, floor area ratios, height limitations, or any other criteria set forth under local law for this purpose.
    (2) A preservation restriction is a right, whether or not stated in the form of a restriction, easement, covenant or condition, in any deed, will or other instrument executed by or on behalf of the owner of the land or in any order of taking, appropriate to the preservation of areas, places, buildings or structures to forbid or limit acts of demolition, alteration, use or other acts detrimental to the preservation of the areas, places, buildings or structures in accordance with the purposes of the Division. Preservation restrictions shall not be unenforceable on account of lack of privity of estate or contract, or of lack of benefit to particular land or on account of the benefit being assignable or being assigned.
    (3) A transfer of development rights is the transfer from a landmark site of all or a portion of the development rights applicable thereto, subject to such controls as are necessary to secure the purposes of this Division. The transfer of development rights pursuant to sound community planning standards and the other requirements of this Division is hereby declared to be in accordance with municipal health, safety and welfare because it furthers the more efficient utilization of urban space at a time when this objective is made urgent by the shrinking land base of urban areas, the increasing incidence of large-scale, comprehensive development in such areas, the evolution of building technology and similar factors.
    (4) A development rights bank is a reserve into which may be deposited development rights associated with publicly and privately-owned landmark sites. Corporate authorities or their designees shall be authorized to accept for deposit within the bank gifts, donations, bequests or other transfers of development rights from the owners of said sites, and shall be authorized to deposit therein development rights associated with (i) the sites of municipally-owned landmarks and (ii) the sites of privately-owned landmarks in respect of which the municipality has acquired a preservation restriction through eminent domain or purchase. All transfers of development rights from the development rights bank shall be subject to the requirements of Sections 11-76-1 through 11-76-6 of the Municipal Code of Illinois, and all receipts arising from the transfers shall be deposited in a special municipal account to be applied against expenditures necessitated by the municipal landmarks program.
    (5) The term, public easement, shall have the same meaning and effects herein as it has in Article IX, Section 3 of the Illinois Constitution of 1870 and Article IX, Section 4(c) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970. This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 77-1372.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-2)
    Sec. 11-48.2-2. The corporate authorities in all municipalities shall have the power to provide for official landmark designation by ordinance of areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art and other objects having a special historical, community, or aesthetic interest or value; and in connection with such areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art or other objects so designated by ordinance, whether owned or controlled privately or by any public body, to provide special conditions, to impose regulations governing construction, alteration, demolition and use, and to adopt other additional measures appropriate for their preservation, protection, enhancement, rehabilitation, reconstruction, perpetuation, or use, which additional measures may include, but are not limited to, (a) the making of leases and subleases (either as lessee or lessor of any such property) for such periods and upon such terms as the municipality shall deem appropriate; (b) inducing, by contract or other consideration, the creation of covenants or restrictions binding the land; (c) the acquisition by purchase or eminent domain of a fee or lesser interest, including a preservation restriction, in property so designated; the deposit, as appropriate, in a development rights bank of the development rights associated with said property; and the reconstruction, operation or transfer by the municipality of any such property so acquired or the transfer of any development rights so acquired, all in accordance with such procedures and subject to such conditions as are reasonable and appropriate to carrying out the purposes of this Division; (d) appropriate and reasonable control of the use or appearance of adjacent and immediately surrounding private property within public view; (e) acquisition by eminent domain or by other contract or conveyance of immediately surrounding private property, or any part thereof or interest therein, the alteration or clearance of which is important for the proper preservation, reconstruction or use of the designated property; (f) cooperative relations, including gifts, contracts and conveyances appropriate to the purposes of this Division, by and between the municipality and any other governmental body or agency and by and between the municipality and not-for-profit organizations which have as one of their objects the preservation or enhancement of areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art or other objects of special historical, community or aesthetic interest or value; (g) acceptance and administration by the municipality of funds or property transferred on trust to the municipality by an individual, corporation or other governmental or private entity for the purpose of aiding, either in general or in connection with some specific designated property, the preservation or enhancement of areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art or other objects designed by law under the provisions hereof; (h) issuance of interest bearing revenue bonds, pursuant to ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities, payable from the revenues to be derived from the operation of any one or more areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art or other objects designated by ordinance and acquired by the municipality under the provisions hereof, such bonds to mature at a time not exceeding 50 years from their respective dates of issue and to be in such form, carry such registration privileges, be executed in such manner, be offered for sale in such manner and be payable at such place or places and under such conditions and terms as may be provided in the ordinance or in any subsequent ordinance adopted pursuant hereto for the purpose of refunding or refinancing any bonds issued hereunder; and the holder or holders of any such bonds may by mandamus, injunction or other civil action compel the municipality to perform any covenant or duty created by the ordinance authorizing their issuance; and (i) establishment of procedures authorizing owners of designated property to transfer development rights in such amount and subject to such conditions as are appropriate to secure the purposes of this Division.
    Any such special conditions, regulations, or other measures, shall, if adopted in the exercise of the police power, be reasonable and appropriate to the preservation, protection, enhancement, rehabilitation, reconstruction, perpetuation, or use of such areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art, or other objects so designated by law, or, if constituting a taking of private property, shall provide for due and just compensation. This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-3)
    Sec. 11-48.2-3. The foregoing purposes and powers may be administered by such special commission, board, department or bureau of the municipality or by such one or more existing commissions, boards, departments or bureaus of the municipality, or by any combination thereof or division of functions thereamong, as may be provided by ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities, and the words "the municipality" as used in reference to the administration of this division include any commission, board, department, bureau, officer, or other agency of the municipality given any such administrative powers by ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2420.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-4)
    Sec. 11-48.2-4. No action taken by the municipality under this section directing a private owner to do or refrain from doing any specific thing, or refusing to permit a private owner to do some specific thing he desires to do, in connection with property designated by ordinance hereunder, shall be taken by the municipality except after due notice to such owner and opportunity for him to be heard at a public hearing, and if such action is taken by administrative decision as defined in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure, it shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law and all amendments and modifications thereof and rules adopted pursuant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-5)
    Sec. 11-48.2-5. The denial of an application for a building demolition permit by reason of the operation of this Division, or the denial of an application for a building permit to add to, modify or remove a portion of any building by reason of the operation of this Division, or the imposition of any regulation solely by reason of the provisions of this Division which requires, directly or indirectly, an alteration or cessation in the use to which the interior space in any building is put, or which requires any addition or modification in or to any building, or which requires any unusual or extraordinary provisions for upkeep and maintenance of any building, shall not constitute a taking or damage for a public use of such property for which just compensation shall be ascertained and paid, unless the denial of a permit application or imposition of a regulation, as the case may be, deprives the owner of all reasonable beneficial use or return.
(Source: P.A. 81-560.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-6)
    Sec. 11-48.2-6. Any encumbrances or restrictions imposed upon designated property pursuant to subsections (a)-(i) of Section 11-48.2-2 of this Division shall be deemed public easements, and any depreciation occasioned by such encumbrances or restrictions shall be deducted in the valuation of such property. This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 77-1372.)