Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-52-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52-1)
    Sec. 11-52-1. Public graveyards, not under the control of any corporation sole, organization or society, and located within the limits of cities, villages, or incorporated towns, shall and may be controlled or vacated by the corporate authorities of such city, village, or incorporated town in such manner as such authorities deem proper.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-52-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52-2)
    Sec. 11-52-2. The corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town may accept a conveyance from any person, corporation, association or society of any property within the limits of the city, village or incorporated town, or within one mile of the corporate limits of the city, village or incorporated town, which has been or is used as a public graveyard or burial ground. After the acceptance of any such conveyance the property conveyed shall be under the control, management, maintenance and ownership of the city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 52.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 52.1 heading)
DIVISION 52.1. REGULATION AND ESTABLISHMENT
OF CEMETERIES

65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52.1-1)
    Sec. 11-52.1-1. Any city or village may establish and maintain cemeteries, within and without its corporate limits, and acquire lands therefor, by condemnation or otherwise, and may lay out lots of convenient size for families, and may sell lots for family burying ground, or to individuals for burial purposes.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 832.)

65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52.1-2)
    Sec. 11-52.1-2. Any city or village owning or controlling a municipal cemetery lying within or without, or partly within or without, the corporate limits of such city or village, shall have the power to appoint by the mayor or president, with the advice and consent of the city council or board of trustees, a board of 3 persons who shall be known as the cemetery board of managers. Such managers shall hold their office for a period of 2 years or until their successors are appointed. Such board of managers may receive in trust from the proprietors or owners of any lot in the cemetery, or any person interested in the maintenance of the cemetery, any gift or legacy of any money or property, either real, personal or mixed, which may be donated to the board of managers for the use and maintenance of the lot or cemetery. The board of managers may convert property donated into money and invest the same in such manner as shall be provided by ordinance of the city or village and apply the income therefrom perpetually for the care of the cemetery lot or the care and maintenance of the cemetery, as shall be specified in the gift or legacy and as may be provided by ordinance of the city or village.
    Every gift or legacy for any of the purposes mentioned in this section, made to a cemetery by its name, having a board of managers, appointed as provided herein, shall vest in such board of managers and take effect to all intents and purposes as if made to such board, and shall not fail merely because such cemetery is not incorporated.
    The board of managers shall, as soon as may be convenient after appointment, meet and organize by selecting one of their number to be president and another of their number to be clerk of such board, and also to select a treasurer of such board, who may or may not be one of their number. The treasurer, before entering upon his duties as such, shall execute a bond to the People of the State of Illinois for the use of the board of managers, in a penal sum not less than double the value of the money or property coming into his hands as such treasurer, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties and for the faithful accounting for all property which, by virtue of his office, comes into his possession. The bond shall be in such form and with such sureties as may be approved by the city council or board of trustees appointing the board of managers, to be approved and preserved in the same manner as is the bond of the treasurer of such city or village.
    The board treasurer shall have the custody of all money and property received in trust by the board of managers, and shall pay out the same only upon the written order of the board, signed by at least 2 of them, and he shall keep permanent books of record of all such trust funds and of all receipts and disbursements thereof, and for what purposes received and disbursed. The treasurer shall annually make a written report to the board of managers, under oath, showing balances, receipts and disbursements, including a statement showing the amount and principal of trust funds on hand and how invested. This report shall be audited by the board, and if found correct, shall be transmitted to the city council or board of trustees, at the same time that the treasurer of the city or village is required by law to make his report, and shall be approved and preserved in the same manner, if found to be correct.
    The clerk of the board of managers shall keep, in a book provided for such purpose, a permanent record of the proceedings of the board, signed by the president and attested by the clerk, and shall also keep a permanent record of the several trust funds, from what sources received, the amounts thereof, and for what uses and purposes, respectively. The clerk shall annually, at the time of transmitting the treasurer's report to the city council or board of trustees, make a written report, under oath, to the city council or board of trustees, stating therein, substantially the same matter required to be reported by the treasurer of the board. The clerk's report, if found to be correct, shall be approved and preserved by the city council or board of trustees. The city council or board of trustees shall have the power to remove from office any or all of the board of managers or the treasurer, for non-performance of duties or for misappropriation or wrongful use of the funds or property, and to require a just and proper accounting for the same.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52.1-3)
    Sec. 11-52.1-3. Two or more cities, villages and townships may jointly unite in establishing and maintaining cemeteries within and without their territory or corporate limits, and acquire lands therefor in common, by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, and may lay out lots of convenient size for families, and may sell lots for family burying ground or to individuals for burial purposes.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 832.)

65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52.1-4)
    Sec. 11-52.1-4. Whenever any money or other property has been or may hereafter be given or bequeathed to the board of managers of any municipal cemetery owned or controlled by any city or village for the purpose of maintaining any lot in the cemetery, or for the purpose of maintaining the cemetery, as provided in this Division 52.1, the municipal authorities may by ordinance provide for the appointment of any corporation authorized to do trust business as trustee of such money or property, in place of the treasurer of the board of managers. The corporate trustee so appointed shall have the same powers, authority and duties with regard to the administration of the trust funds as are provided herein for the treasurer of the board of managers except that it shall not be required to execute a bond and may charge for its services as trustee such amounts as may be agreed upon from time to time with the municipal authorities. The corporate trustee so appointed shall have the power to invest the trust funds in any investment authorized by the law of Illinois as proper fiduciary investments. The trustee, however, may retain any property given or bequeathed to it in trust even though such property may not be a legal investment under the laws of Illinois.
    The board of managers may from time to time establish the minimum amount which will be received by gift or legacy for the use and maintenance of any lot in the cemetery, subject to the approval by the municipal authorities.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 52.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 52.2 heading)
DIVISION 52.2. PERPETUAL CEMETERY TRUSTS

65 ILCS 5/11-52.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52.2-1)
    Sec. 11-52.2-1. If the city council or board of trustees of any city, incorporated town or village, having the management and control of any public graveyard or public cemetery, elects to receive and hold money, funds and property in perpetual trust pursuant to the provisions of this Division 52.2, it shall provide by ordinance for the appointment of a board of managers, of such public graveyard or cemetery, and prescribe the duties, and the term of office of the members of the board. The board shall consist of not less than 3 or more than 5 persons, and the term of office of each of its members shall be not less than 3 or more than 5 years. The members of the board shall be appointed by the mayor or president with the advice and consent of the city council or board of trustees. The members of the board of managers shall hold office for the term prescribed by the ordinance and until their successors are appointed, and the ordinance shall make provisions so that the term of office of all of the members of the board shall not expire at the same time.
    The board of managers, as soon as may be convenient after appointment, shall meet and organize by selecting one of their number to be president and another of their number to be clerk of such board and also to elect a treasurer of such board, who may or may not be a member of the board, and who before entering upon his duties as such shall execute a bond to the People of the State of Illinois for the use of the board of managers in a penal sum of not less than double the value of such money or funds coming into his hands as such treasurer, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties and for the faithful accounting for all money or funds which by virtue of his office comes into his possession, and to be in such form and with such securities as may be prescribed and approved by the city council or board of trustees appointing the board of managers, to be approved and preserved in the same manner as is the bond of the treasurer of such city, incorporated town or village.
    Any person may give, donate or bequeath any sum of money or any funds, securities, or property of any kind to the board of managers, in perpetual trust, for the maintenance, care, repair, upkeep or ornamentation of such cemetery, or any lot or lots, or grave or graves in such cemetery, specified in the instrument making such gift, donation or legacy. The board of managers are hereby authorized and empowered to receive and hold in perpetual trust, any such money, securities, funds and property so given, donated or bequeathed to it in trust. The board of managers shall have the right to convert the property into money, and shall invest the proceeds thereof and the money so given, donated, and bequeathed to it, in such manner as shall be provided by the ordinance. The principal of such trust fund shall be kept intact, and perpetually invested, and the income thereof, shall be perpetually applied for the purposes specified, in the instrument making such gift, donation or legacy and for no other purpose.
    The treasurer of the board shall have the custody of all money and property received in trust by the board of managers and shall pay out the same only upon the written order of the board, signed by the president and clerk thereof. The treasurer shall keep permanent books of record of all such trust funds and all receipts and disbursements thereof, and for what purposes received and disbursed, and shall annually make a written report to the board of managers, under oath, showing balances, receipts and disbursements, including a statement showing the amount and principal of trust funds on hand and how invested. The report shall be audited by the board and if found correct, shall be transmitted to the city council or board of trustees, at the same time that the treasurer of the city, incorporated town, or village is required by law to make his report, and to be approved and preserved in the same manner, if found to be correct.
    The clerk of the board of managers shall keep, in a book provided for such purposes, a permanent record of the proceedings of the board, signed by the president and attested by the clerk, and shall also keep a permanent record of the several trust funds from what sources received, the amounts thereof, and for what uses and purposes, respectively. The treasurer shall annually, at the time of transmitting the treasurer's report to the city council or board of trustees, make a written report, under oath, to the city council or board of trustees, stating therein, substantially the same matter required to be reported by the treasurer of the board. The report, if found correct, shall be approved and preserved by the city council or board of trustees.
    The city council or board of trustees shall have the power to remove from office any or all of the board of managers or the treasurer for non-performance of duties or for misappropriation or wrongful use of the funds or property and to require a just and proper accounting for the same.
    The board of managers shall have the care, charge, management, and control of such cemetery, under the supervision of the city council or board of trustees.
    The trust funds, gifts and legacies mentioned in this section and the income arising therefrom shall be exempt from taxation, and from the operation of all laws of mortmain and the laws against perpetuities and accumulations.
    Any such trust executed to cemetery by its name shall vest in the board of managers and take effect to all intents and purposes as if executed to such board.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 53

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 53 heading)
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 53

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 53 heading)
DIVISION 53. INSPECTION AND USE
OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES