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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-5-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-6)
    Sec. 11-5-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prohibit cruelty to animals.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-7)
    Sec. 11-5-7. The corporate authorities of each municipality may license and regulate and establish standards for the operation of ambulances. The corporate authorities of each municipality may either contract for the operation of or operate ambulances as a municipal service and may make reasonable charges therefor and, in addition, may levy a tax for such purpose not to exceed .015% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the municipality if the question of such tax has been submitted to the electors of the municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. The corporate authorities of any municipality which has approved by referendum a tax of not to exceed .015% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the municipality, may cause to be submitted to the electors of the municipality the question of increasing the said tax to not to exceed .25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the municipality. The corporate authorities of any municipality which has not approved by referendum a tax of not to exceed .015% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the municipality, may cause to be submitted to the electors of the municipality the question of adopting a tax at a rate not to exceed .25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in the municipality. Such question shall be certified by the clerk and submitted by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law. The tax authorized in this Section shall be in addition to and in excess of the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes by Section 8-3-1 of this Code.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1972 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-7.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-7.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-7.1)
    Sec. 11-5-7.1. The corporate authorities of any municipality which: (1) has a population between 10,000 and 45,000 and lies within 2 counties with respective populations between 400,000 and 575,000 and between 900,000 and 1,000,000; or (2) has a population between 9,000 and 25,000 and lies within a single county with a population between 400,000 and 575,000, may levy an annual tax at a rate not exceeding .095% of the value, as equalized and assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein, for the purpose of providing ambulance services pursuant to an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with any other unit of local government. However, no tax may be levied pursuant to this Section with respect to any property which is subject to any other tax levied for the purpose of providing ambulance services.
(Source: P.A. 92-662, eff. 7-16-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-7.2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-7.2)
    Sec. 11-5-7.2. Emergency medical services outside corporate limits. A municipality may choose to provide emergency medical services on property outside its corporate limits. The corporate authorities of each municipality may fix, charge, and collect emergency medical service fees not exceeding the actual cost of the service for all emergency medical services rendered by the municipality against persons, businesses, and other entities that are not residents of the municipality. An additional charge may be levied to reimburse the municipality for extraordinary expenses of materials used in rendering the services. Nothing in this Section shall impact any agreement entered into by a municipality and persons, businesses, and other entities that are not residents of the municipality. Nothing in this Section shall require a municipality to supply any emergency medical services on property located outside the corporate limits of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 93-304, eff. 7-23-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-8)
    Sec. 11-5-8. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate mobile homes, house trailers or similar portable structures used or so constructed as to permit their being used as a dwelling place for one or more persons. The corporate authorities may also locate or prohibit such structures which are not within the confines of a mobile home park as authorized by law. This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 77-1849.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-9)
    Sec. 11-5-9. Truants. The corporate authorities of any municipality may adopt ordinances to regulate truants within its jurisdiction. These ordinances may include a graduated fine schedule for repeat violations, which may not exceed $100, or community service, or both, for violators 13 years of age or older and may provide for enforcement by citation or through administrative hearings as determined by ordinance. If the violator is under 13 years of age, the parent or custodian of the violator is subject to the fine or community service, or both. As used in this Section, "truants" means persons who are within the definition of "truant" in Section 26-2a of the School Code. Local officials or authorities that enforce, prosecute, or adjudicate municipal ordinances adopted under this Section or that work with school districts to address truancy problems are designated as (i) part of the juvenile justice system, established by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, and (ii) "juvenile authorities" within the definition set forth in subsection (a)(6.5) of Section 10-6 of the Illinois School Student Record Act. Because truancy is a gateway to crime and one of the most powerful predictors of juvenile delinquent behavior, a school district may disclose education records relating to attendance to juvenile authorities if the school district determines that the disclosure will enhance the juvenile justice system's ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records are released. Enforcement of a municipal ordinance adopted under this Section is pre-adjudicatory because it helps minors avoid adjudicatory hearings under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. A school district may make a disclosure authorized under this Section only if the juvenile authority certifies in writing to the school district that the information will not be disclosed, without prior written consent of the parent or custodian of the student, to any other individual or entity, except as otherwise provided under State law. A home rule unit may not regulate truants in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of the powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 94-1011, eff. 7-7-06; 95-1016, eff. 6-1-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-10)
    Sec. 11-5-10. Sound devices. The corporate authorities of a municipality may, by ordinance, regulate sound devices. For the purposes of this Section, "sound devices" means any radio, tape recorder, cassette player, or any other device for receiving broadcast sound or reproducing recorded sound.
(Source: P.A. 97-115, eff. 1-1-12.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.1 heading)
DIVISION 5.1. COORDINATOR OF FEDERAL AND STATE AID

65 ILCS 5/11-5.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.1-1)
    Sec. 11-5.1-1. The corporate authorities of any city, village, or incorporated town may create the office of Coordinator of Federal and State Aid reporting to the corporate authorities and assisting the corporate authorities with development programs for which State or Federal funds are or may be available and in the application for such funds. Any corporate authorities choosing to establish such an office may provide for the compensation and expenses of the person appointed as coordinator and such additional office space as the board finds necessary.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3223.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.2 heading)
DIVISION 5.2. GRANTS TO COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES

65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.2-1)
    Sec. 11-5.2-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may make grants to Community Action Agencies which serve residents within the municipality from funds received by the municipality pursuant to the "State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972". Community Action Agencies are defined as in Part A of Title II of the Federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 80-863.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.2-2)
    Sec. 11-5.2-2. The corporate authorities of any municipality may provide for the establishment or maintenance, or may enter into contractual agreements with other townships, municipalities or counties for the establishment or maintenance of youth service bureaus, or may enter into contractual agreements with established youth service bureaus, public or private, serving the general area of the municipality. Such agreements shall be written and shall provide for services to residents of the municipality under 18 years of age, but agencies providing such services to adults in addition to youths may qualify as youth service bureaus. "Youth service bureau" means any public or private agency providing, or arranging for the provision of, assistance to persons referred to such bureau by law enforcement officials, court agencies and other agencies and individuals with the intention of diverting such persons from formal processes of the court. However, this Section shall not be construed to amend, modify or have any effect on the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, as amended. For the purposes of this Section, corporate authorities are authorized to expend moneys not appropriated for other purposes, including funds made available from the federal "State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972". This Section shall not constitute a limitation on or a prohibition of the exercise of powers of a home rule municipality.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.2-3)
    Sec. 11-5.2-3. The corporate authorities of a municipality annually may appropriate funds to private nonprofit organizations for the purpose of providing services to runaway or homeless youths and their families. Such services may include temporary shelter, food, clothing, medical care, transportation, individual and family counseling, and any other service necessary to provide adequate temporary, protective care for runaway or homeless youths, and to reunite the youths with their parents or guardians. For the purposes of this Section, "runaway or homeless youth" means a person under the age of 18 years who is absent from his legal residence without the consent of his parent or legal guardian, or who is without a place of shelter where supervision and care are available.
(Source: P.A. 83-1284.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.2-4)
    Sec. 11-5.2-4. The corporate authorities of any municipality may enter into cooperative agreements with any other governmental entity or any nonprofit community service association with respect to the expenditure of municipal funds, or funds made available to the municipality under the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972, in order to provide senior centers, transportation and social services for the poor and aged.
(Source: P.A. 84-832.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.3 heading)
DIVISION 5.3. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEMS

65 ILCS 5/11-5.3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.3-1)
    Sec. 11-5.3-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may exercise the powers granted to municipalities under the Emergency Telephone System Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-978.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 6

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 6 heading)
FIRE PROTECTION

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 6

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 6 heading)
DIVISION 6. FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND PROTECTION

65 ILCS 5/11-6-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-1)
    Sec. 11-6-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide and operate fire stations, and all material and equipment that is needed for the prevention and extinguishment of fires, and may enter into contracts or agreements with other municipalities and fire protection districts for mutual aid consisting of furnishing equipment and man power from and to such other municipalities and fire protection districts.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-1.1)
    Sec. 11-6-1.1. Firefighting services outside corporate limits. A municipality may choose to provide firefighting services to property outside its corporate limits. The corporate authorities of each municipality may fix, charge, and collect firefighting service fees not exceeding the actual cost of the service for all firefighting services rendered by the municipality against persons, businesses, and other entities that are not residents of the municipality. An additional charge may be levied to reimburse the municipality for extraordinary expenses of materials used in rendering the services. Nothing in this Section shall impact any agreement entered into by a municipality and persons, businesses, and other entities that are not residents of the municipality. Nothing in this Section shall require a municipality to supply any firefighting services to property located outside the corporate limits of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 93-304, eff. 7-23-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-2)
    Sec. 11-6-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may contract with fire protection districts organized under "An Act to create Fire Protection Districts," approved July 8, 1927, as now or hereafter amended, which are adjacent to the municipality, for the furnishing of fire protection service for property located within the districts but outside the limits of the municipality, and may supply fire protection service to the owners of property which lies outside the limits of the municipality and may set up by ordinance a scale of charges therefor. The corporate authorities of any municipality shall provide fire protection service for public school buildings situated outside the municipality in accordance with Section 16-10 of "The School Code".
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-3)
    Sec. 11-6-3. The corporate authorities of a municipality may contract with the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities or the Board of Regents of Regency Universities to provide fire protection to any university under the jurisdiction of the respective Board and located, in whole or in part, within the municipality. Such contract shall be as specified by Section 9 of "An Act to provide for the management, operation, control and maintenance of the State Colleges and Universities System", approved July 2, 1951, as heretofore or hereafter amended, or paragraph (j) of Section 8 of "An Act providing for the management, operation, control and maintenance of the Regency Universities System", approved May 11, 1967, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 76-825.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-4)
    Sec. 11-6-4. The corporate authorities of any municipality may contract with the board of any public community college district to reimburse the municipality for any additional costs for fire protection service, including equipment, apparatus, or firemen occasioned by the presence of any public community college building within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 82-622.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-5)
    Sec. 11-6-5. Reimbursement for specialized rescue services. The corporate authorities of a municipality that operates a fire department may fix, charge, and collect reasonable fees for specialized rescue services provided by the department. The total amount collected may not exceed the reasonable cost of providing those specialized rescue services and may not, in any event, exceed $125 per hour per vehicle and $35 per hour per firefighter. The fee may be charged to any of the following parties, but only after there has been a finding of fault against that party by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Illinois Department of Labor:
        (a) the owner of the property on which the
    
specialized rescue services occurred;
        (b) any person involved in an activity that caused or
    
contributed to the emergency;
        (c) an individual who is rescued during the emergency
    
and his or her employer if the person was acting in furtherance of the employer's interests;
        (d) in cases involving the recovery of property, any
    
person having control or custody of the property at the time of the emergency.
    For the purposes of this Section, the term "specialized rescue services" includes, but is not limited to, structural collapse, tactical rescue, high angle rescue, underwater rescue and recovery, confined space rescue, below grade rescue, and trench rescue.
(Source: P.A. 95-497, eff. 1-1-08.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-6)
    Sec. 11-6-6. Technical rescue services. The corporate authorities of a municipality that operates a fire department may fix, charge, and collect reasonable fees for technical rescue services provided by the department. The total amount collected may not exceed the reasonable cost of providing the technical rescue services and may include charges for personnel and equipment costs.
(Source: P.A. 95-867, eff. 1-1-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-7)
    Sec. 11-6-7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-322, eff. 8-12-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-8)
    Sec. 11-6-8. Notification of sale of or changes to private or semi-private water systems.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "private water system" and "semi-private water system" shall have the meanings ascribed to them in subsection (a) of Section 9 of the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act.
    (b) A municipality that provides and operates fire stations or otherwise provides firefighting services shall receive notice of the sale of a private water system or semi-private water system from the individuals or entities selling and purchasing the water system. The notice to the municipality shall include the status and capacity of the water system and the ability of the water system to be used for fire protection.
    (c) A municipality that provides and operates fire stations or otherwise provides firefighting services shall also receive notice from the owner of a private water system or semi-private water system if there are any changes to the water system that would affect fire protection services to areas served by the water system.
(Source: P.A. 99-487, eff. 11-20-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-9)
    Sec. 11-6-9. Purchase of tires under joint purchasing authority.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Vehicle" has the meaning provided in Section 1-146 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    "Volunteer firefighter" means a firefighter who does not receive monetary compensation for his or her services to a municipal fire department.
    (b) If authorized by the fire chief of the fire department, any regularly enrolled volunteer firefighter may purchase 4 vehicle tires every 3 years through his or her fire department's or municipality's contract to purchase vehicle tires under Section 2 of the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act. The authorization must be in writing and on the fire department's letterhead, and must include the volunteer firefighter's name, the license plate number of the vehicle for the authorized purchase, and must reference the fire department's or municipality's joint purchasing agreement.
    (c) The fire department or municipality shall alone be responsible for documenting how many tires each volunteer firefighter purchases during the specified periods under this Section.
    (d) The firefighter shall pay for any tires, and any related taxes, purchased under this Section.
    (e) Purchase of tires under this Section are not considered tax exempt.
    (f) This Section applies to contracts first solicited under Section 4 of the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-471, eff. 9-8-17.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-10)
    Sec. 11-6-10. Reimbursement of volunteer fire protection assistance.
    (a) Municipalities may fix, charge, and collect fees not exceeding the reasonable cost of the service for all services rendered by a volunteer municipal fire department or a volunteer firefighter of any municipal fire department for persons, businesses, and other entities who are not residents of the municipality.
    (b) The charge for any fees under subsection (a) shall be computed at a rate not to exceed $250 per hour and not to exceed $70 per hour per firefighter responding to a call for assistance. An additional charge may be levied to reimburse the district for extraordinary expenses of materials used in rendering such services. No charge shall be made for services for which the total amount would be less than $50.
    (c) All revenue from the fees assessed pursuant to this Section shall be deposited into the general fund of the municipality.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall allow a fee to be fixed, charged, or collected that is not allowed under any contract that a fire department has entered into with another entity, including, but not limited to, a fire protection district.
(Source: P.A. 99-770, eff. 8-12-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 7

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 7 heading)
DIVISION 7. FIRE PROTECTION TAX--CITIES AND VILLAGES OF LESS THAN 500,000

65 ILCS 5/11-7-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-7-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-7-1)
    Sec. 11-7-1. The corporate authorities of any city or village containing less than 500,000 inhabitants may levy, annually, a tax not to exceed .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein, to provide revenue for the purpose of fire protection in the municipality. However, municipalities authorized to levy this tax on July 1, 1967 shall have a rate limit of .15%, or the limit in effect on July 31, 1969, whichever is greater. This tax shall be in addition to and in excess of all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in that municipality and shall be in addition to and in excess of the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)