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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-55-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-55-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-55-1)
    Sec. 11-55-1. The right to tax the games or devices described in "An Act to provide for the taxation and licensing of certain coin-operated amusement devices and to prescribe penalties for the violation thereof", approved July 7, 1953, as heretofore and hereafter amended, is not exclusive with the State of Illinois, but municipalities of the State of Illinois may impose taxes or license fees on such games and devices as described in said Act of 1953 and may regulate or control the operation of the same within such municipalities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-55-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-55-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-55-2)
    Sec. 11-55-2. No municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000, including a home rule unit, may increase the fee for a license to own or operate a vending machine or to dispense goods or services therefrom unless notice of a public hearing on the matter has been given and such hearing has been held. The amount of the increase annually shall not exceed the greater of (i) $25, (ii) the amount of the fee multiplied by 5%, or (iii) the amount of the fee multiplied by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for all items published by the United States Department of Labor during the 12-month calendar year preceding the year in which the fee is increased. Notice of the proposed increase shall be mailed at least 30 days before the hearing to the last known address of each person currently holding such a license. It is declared to be the law of this State, pursuant to paragraph (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, that this Section is a denial of the power of certain home rule units to increase vending machine license fees without complying with the requirements of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-967, eff. 6-30-06.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 56

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 56 heading)
OIL AND GAS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 56

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 56 heading)
DIVISION 56. OIL AND GAS PERMITS

65 ILCS 5/11-56-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-56-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-56-1)
    Sec. 11-56-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may grant permits to mine oil or gas, under such restrictions as will protect public and private property and insure proper remuneration for such grants.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 57

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 57 heading)
RAILROAD SAFETY

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 57

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 57 heading)
DIVISION 57. GENERAL RAILROAD
SAFETY REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-57-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-57-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-57-1)
    Sec. 11-57-1. The corporate authorities may compel railroad companies to raise or lower their tracks to conform to any grade which, at any time, is established by a municipality. Where the tracks run lengthwise of any street or alley, the companies shall keep their tracks on a level with the street surface, so that the tracks may be crossed at any place on that street or alley.
    The corporate authorities may compel railroad companies to make, open, and repair ditches, drains, sewers, and culverts along and under their tracks, so that water cannot stand on their property, and so that the natural drainage of adjacent property is not impeded.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 58

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 58 heading)
DIVISION 58. RAILROAD GRADE SEPARATION TAX

65 ILCS 5/11-58-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-58-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-58-1)
    Sec. 11-58-1. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-58-3, the corporate authorities of any municipality with a population of less than 500,000 have the power to levy and collect a tax to provide for the payment of the costs imposed by law upon the municipality for grade separations whenever, in the manner provided by law, (1) separation of the grade of the roadbed and tracks of any railroad from the grade of any public street or other public place has been found to be required for public safety, necessity, and convenience, and (2) a plan for a grade separation has been adopted and the proportion of the costs of the grade separation to be paid by the municipality has been prescribed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-58-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-58-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-58-2)
    Sec. 11-58-2. The corporate authorities of such a municipality shall exercise the power conferred by this Division 58 by passing an ordinance which (1) shall set forth the estimated total sum required to pay the prescribed proportion of the total costs of grade separations, together with all interest charges, and all other costs incident and necessary to the levying and collecting of the tax and of the payment by the municipality of its proportion of the costs of grade separations, (2) shall describe the general plan and nature of the grade separations and set forth the railroads and the public streets, or other public places, to be affected thereby, and (3) shall provide for levying and collecting a direct annual tax for not exceeding 10 successive years, sufficient to create a fund to pay in annual installments, the total sum so estimated and set forth in the ordinance. However, this tax shall not exceed in any one year the rate of .50% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property within the municipality. This tax shall be levied and collected with and in like manner as the general tax in the municipality and shall be known as the grade separation tax.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-58-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-58-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-58-3)
    Sec. 11-58-3. No such tax shall be levied or collected by such a municipality unless the electors of the municipality have approved an ordinance providing therefor as provided in Section 2 of "An Act to enable cities, villages and incorporated towns having less than two hundred thousand inhabitants, to provide for defraying whatever portion may be imposed upon them by law of the costs and expenses of separation of the grades of railroads and of public streets and public places, and to provide for a direct annual tax therefor," approved June 17, 1929, as amended, or until the question of the adoption of the ordinance specified in Section 11-58-2 has been certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality at any election in the municipality designated in the ordinance and in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an ordinance of the City
(Village or Incorporated Town, as the
case may be) of .... passed on the
.... day of .... providing for the              YES
levy of a tax of ....% each year
for the term of .... years on all
taxable property in the city for the
purpose of providing a fund to pay           -----------------
the proportion imposed by law upon
the city of the costs of separating
the grades of the roadbed and tracks
of the .... Railroad Company from
public streets and public places in             NO
the city (village or incorporated
town), specified in the ordinance,
be approved?
--------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-58-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-58-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-58-4)
    Sec. 11-58-4. The levy of such a grade separation tax is authorized if the majority of the votes cast on the specified proposition are in favor thereof. The county clerk thereafter shall extend the tax upon the books of the collector of taxes in each of the years of the term specified in the ordinance in the manner provided by law for the extension of the taxes of the municipality, whether or not the tax in each of those years is included in the municipality's annual tax levy ordinance, as that tax levy ordinance is passed by the corporate authorities of the municipality and certified to the county clerk. This annual tax shall be exclusive of and in addition to the aggregate amount of taxes authorized by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-58-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-58-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-58-5)
    Sec. 11-58-5. The tax levied and collected as provided in this Division 58 shall be deposited in a special municipal fund to be used solely for the purpose of paying the proportion that is lawfully imposed upon the municipality, of the costs of the grade separations designated and described in the specified ordinance. Lawful changes and alterations in the plans of these grade separations incidental and necessary thereto and lawful changes in the costs thereof shall in no way prevent the levy and collection of the tax or the payment of the proportion of the costs lawfully imposed upon the municipality out of the tax so levied and collected.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-58-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-58-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-58-6)
    Sec. 11-58-6. If at any time during the making of such grade separations, it appears to the satisfaction of the corporate authorities of the municipality, that the total sum of the tax authorized by the specified ordinance to be levied and collected will be insufficient to pay the proportion of the costs lawfully imposed upon the municipality, of those grade separations, the corporate authorities have the power, by ordinance, to set forth the total sum of the estimated deficiency and to provide for levying and collecting a direct annual tax, for not exceeding 5 successive years, sufficient to create a fund to pay, in annual installments, the estimated deficiency. However, this supplemental tax shall not exceed in any one year the rate of 1.25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the municipality.
    The ordinance levying and collecting this supplemental tax, except as provided in this Section, shall be subject to all the conditions and limitations imposed by this Division 58 upon any original ordinance levying and collecting a grade separation tax. Before this supplemental tax shall be authorized, the supplemental ordinance shall be submitted to and approved by the electors of the municipality in the manner provided for in Section 11-58-3, unless the supplemental ordinance has been heretofore submitted to and approved by the electors of the municipality in the manner provided for in Section 2 of "An Act to enable cities, villages and incorporated towns having less than two hundred thousand inhabitants, to provide for defraying whatever portion may be imposed upon them by law of the costs and expenses of separation of the grades of railroads and of public streets and public places, and to provide for a direct annual tax therefor," approved June 17, 1929, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-58-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-58-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-58-7)
    Sec. 11-58-7. The word "costs", as used in this Division 58 means sums paid by way of compensation to any property owner for the actual taking or damaging of his property, and attorney's fees and court costs incurred as a result of, or incident to, any grade separation covered by this Division 58.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 59

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 59 heading)
CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 59

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 59 heading)
DIVISION 59. CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT
IN CASE OF ENEMY ATTACK

65 ILCS 5/11-59-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-59-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-59-1)
    Sec. 11-59-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the continuity of the administrative and legislative functions of the municipality in the event of attack upon the United States.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 60

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 60 heading)
GENERAL POWERS - LICENSING AND NUISANCES

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 60

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 60 heading)
DIVISION 60. ISSUING LICENSES
AND ABATING NUISANCES

65 ILCS 5/11-60-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-60-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-60-1)
    Sec. 11-60-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may fix the amount, terms, and manner of issuing and revoking licenses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-60-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-60-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-60-2)
    Sec. 11-60-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may define, prevent, and abate nuisances.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 61

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 61 heading)
PUBLIC WORKS, BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY
EMINENT DOMAIN AND PUBLIC WORKS - GENERAL

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 61

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 61 heading)
DIVISION 61. GENERAL EMINENT DOMAIN POWER
AND POWER TO PURCHASE ON CONTRACT

65 ILCS 5/11-61-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-61-1)
    Sec. 11-61-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may exercise the right of eminent domain by condemnation proceedings in conformity with the provisions of the constitution and statutes of the State of Illinois for the acquirement of property useful, advantageous or desirable for municipal purposes or public welfare including property in unincorporated areas outside of but adjacent and contiguous to the municipality where required for street or highway purposes by the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2425.)

65 ILCS 5/11-61-1.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-1.5)
    Sec. 11-61-1.5. Acquiring property by gift, legacy, or grant. Every municipality has the power to acquire by gift, legacy, or grant any real estate or personal property, or rights therein, for purposes authorized under this Code as its governing body may deem proper, whether the land or personal property is located within or outside the municipal boundaries. This Section applies to gifts, legacies, and grants acquired before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 92-102, eff. 1-1-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-61-1a

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-1a) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-61-1a)
    Sec. 11-61-1a. Any municipality with a population of over 500,000 may utilize the quick-take procedures if such procedures are commenced on or before January 1, 1990, for exercising the power of eminent domain under Section 7-103 of the Code of Civil Procedure (now Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act) for the purpose of constructing or extending rapid transit lines within the area bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of East Jackson Boulevard and South Michigan Avenue in the City of Chicago, running South on South Michigan Avenue to East Pershing Road, then West on East Pershing Road and West Pershing Road to South Ashland Avenue, then South on South Ashland Avenue to West Garfield Boulevard, then West on West Garfield Boulevard and West 55th Street to South Pulaski Road, then South on South Pulaski Road to West 63rd Street, then West on West 63rd Street to South Central Avenue, then North on South Central Avenue to West 55th Street, then East on West 55th Street to South Cicero Avenue, then North on South Cicero Avenue to West 47th Street, then East on West 47th Street to South Kedzie Avenue, then North on South Kedzie Avenue to West Cermak Road, then East on West Cermak Road to South Halsted Street, then North on South Halsted Street to West Jackson Boulevard, then East on West Jackson Boulevard and East Jackson Boulevard to the place of beginning.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-61-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-61-2)
    Sec. 11-61-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may vacate, lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve streets, alleys, avenues, sidewalks, wharves, parks, and public grounds; and for these purposes or uses to take real property or portions thereof belonging to the taking municipality, or to counties, school districts, boards of education, sanitary districts or sanitary district trustees, forest preserve districts or forest preserve district commissioners, and park districts or park commissioners, even though the property is already devoted to a public use, when the taking will not materially impair or interfere with the use already existing and will not be detrimental to the public.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-61-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-61-3)
    Sec. 11-61-3. The corporate authorities of each municipality having a population of less than 1,000,000 inhabitants shall have the express power to purchase or lease either real estate or personal property for public purposes through contracts which provide for the consideration for such purchase or lease to be paid through installments to be made at stated intervals during a certain period of time, but, in no case, shall such contracts provide for the consideration to be paid during a period of time in excess of 20 years nor shall such contracts provide for the payment of interest at a rate of more than that permitted in "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as amended. The indebtedness incurred under this Section when aggregated with existing indebtedness may not exceed the debt limits provided in Division 5 of Article 8 of this Code.
    The amendatory Acts of 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 91-493, eff. 8-13-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-61-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-4)
    Sec. 11-61-4. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, any power granted under this Code to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 62

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 62 heading)
PUBLIC BUILDINGS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 62

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 62 heading)
DIVISION 62. GENERAL POWER TO ERECT
AND CARE FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS

65 ILCS 5/11-62-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-62-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-62-1)
    Sec. 11-62-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the erection and care of all public buildings necessary for the use of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 62.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 62.1 heading)
DIVISION 62.1. PROVIDING FOR COURT ROOMS

65 ILCS 5/11-62.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-62.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-62.1-1)
    Sec. 11-62.1-1. Any municipality may set aside and maintain space in its public buildings or may obtain space and maintain such space in privately owned buildings for court room and office use by the circuit court of the county in which the municipality is located and may supply all maintenance employees and supplies needed to maintain such court room and office space and to assist the court in any way the court deems fit in conducting its business. The appearance and furnishings of the court rooms thus established shall meet reasonable minimum standards as prescribed by the Supreme Court of Illinois. Such standards shall be substantially the same as those generally accepted in court rooms as to general furnishings, arrangement of bench, tables and chairs, cleanliness, convenience to litigants, decorations, lighting and other matters relating to the physical appearance of the court room.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 837.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 63

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 63 heading)
DIVISION 63. COMMUNITY BUILDINGS AND
GYMNASIUMS

65 ILCS 5/11-63-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-1)
    Sec. 11-63-1. Subject to the provisions of this Division 63, the corporate authorities of any municipality having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants may establish, equip, maintain and operate a community building or buildings which may include a gymnasium to be connected thereto and may levy annually a tax of .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all of the taxable property in the municipality for these purposes. This tax shall be in addition to all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in that municipality and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-2)
    Sec. 11-63-2. The corporate authorities of any municipality specified in Section 11-63-1 may not exercise the authorities granted by Section 11-63-1 until the question of establishing, equipping, maintaining and operating a community building or buildings and the levying of an annual tax therefor in the amount specified by Section 11-63-1 is submitted to the electors of such municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question.
    Whenever a petition signed by the electors of any specified municipality equal in number to 5% or more of the total number of votes cast at the last preceding regular municipal election, is filed with the municipal clerk of any such municipality requesting the establishment, equipment, operation and maintenance of a community building or buildings and the levy of an annual tax therefor, the question shall be certified by the clerk and submitted to the municipal electors.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall the corporate authorities
of (here insert name of                     YES
municipality).... establish, equip,
maintain and operate a community        ----------------------
building or buildings and levy
annually a tax of ....% for these           NO
purposes?
--------------------------------------------------------------
    If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the proposition, the corporate authorities shall have the authority granted to them by Section 11-63-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-3)
    Sec. 11-63-3. Any municipality which votes favorably upon the proposition stated in Section 11-63-2 may also issue bonds, as herein provided, for the acquisition or construction, or both, of such property, either real or personal, or both, as may be necessary to establish, equip, operate and maintain a community building or buildings.
    Whenever a petition, signed by the electors of any municipality specified in Section 11-63-1, equal in number to 5% or more of the total number of votes cast at the last preceding regular municipal election, is filed with the municipal clerk of any such municipality requesting the submission of the proposition to authorize the issuance of bonds for the acquisition or construction, or both, of property, either real or personal, or both, to establish, equip, operate and maintain a community building or buildings, the municipal clerk shall certify the proposition for submission to the municipal electors at an election in accordance with the general election law. The corporate authorities by ordinance shall, (1) designate the election at which the question shall be submitted, and (2) designate the amount of bonds to be issued, This question may be submitted at the same time as the question stated in Section 11-63-2.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds for community
 building purposes to the amount           YES
 of $.... be issued by the city       ------------------------
 (or village or incorporated               NO
 town, as the case may be) of ....?
--------------------------------------------------------------
    If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the proposition, the corporate authorities shall issue general obligation bonds of the municipality, not exceeding the amount authorized at the election. The bonds shall mature not more than 20 years after the date of their issuance, shall be in denominations of $100, or any multiple thereof, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall be sold at not less than par, all in such manner as the corporate authorities may determine. The corporate authorities, in the manner and at the time provided by law, shall provide by ordinance for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the maturing principal and interest on the bonds. Such tax shall not be included within any tax rate limitation, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and be in excess thereof, and it shall be the duty of the recording officer of any such municipality to file a certified copy of any such ordinance with the county clerk of each county in which any portion of such municipality is situated and it shall be the duty of such county clerk to extend taxes against all of the taxable property of such municipality situated in the county in amounts sufficient to pay the principal of and interest upon any such bonds as the same becomes due without limitation as to rate or amount.
    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 5/11-63-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-4)
    Sec. 11-63-4. Whenever the proposition stated in Section 11-63-2 has been adopted by any municipality specified in Section 11-63-1, the corporate authorities may assume the management of any community building or buildings or may vest the management of the community building or buildings in the playground and recreation board, or may, by ordinance, create a special board therefor. Such special board, if created, shall consist of 3 directors appointed by the mayor or president with the approval of the corporate authorities. The first appointees shall hold office for terms of one, 2 and 3 years, respectively, as determined by lot, beginning July 1st following their appointment. Annually thereafter, prior to July 1st, a director shall be appointed in like manner for a term of 3 years. All directors shall hold office until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner as original appointments. The mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, may remove any director for misconduct in office or neglect of duty. If a special board is created as herein provided, the directors shall within 10 days meet and organize, one member shall be elected chairman and one member shall be elected clerk of the board.
    No person connected with the management of any community building at any time, either directly or indirectly, shall be interested in any contract for the purchase or sale of any supplies or materials used in the construction, repair, operation or maintenance of any community building. No director or person serving in a similar capacity shall receive compensation for his services.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-5)
    Sec. 11-63-5. The corporate authorities may acquire a site or sites for a community building or buildings by condemnation in the name of the municipality in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-6)
    Sec. 11-63-6. The corporate authorities may dedicate and set apart for the use of any community building any land or building which is owned or leased by the municipality and which is not dedicated or devoted to another and inconsistent public use and may make appropriations from the general corporate funds for any of the purposes provided by this Division 63.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-7)
    Sec. 11-63-7. The managing authority may accept any gift of real or personal property, but if the acceptance will subject the municipality to expense, or is subject to a condition, it shall be subject to approval by the corporate authorities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-8)
    Sec. 11-63-8. Any 2 or more contiguous municipalities, which have voted to establish a community building or buildings, may jointly establish, equip, operate and maintain the same. Any school board or park board, if otherwise authorized, may join with any municipality in the establishment, equipment, operation and maintenance of a community building or buildings. In any case of joint management, the terms shall be fixed by agreement of the corporate authorities thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-9)
    Sec. 11-63-9. Any community building may be dedicated to the soldiers and sailors of the municipality in such manner as the managing authority determines, or in the event that 50% or more of the cost of the building is paid for by donations or legacies, it may be dedicated in accordance with the terms, if any, of the instrument by which the donation or legacy is made.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-10)
    Sec. 11-63-10. Subject to the rules of the corporate authorities, or the board to which the management has been delegated, each community building and its facilities shall be available for the use and benefit of the municipal inhabitants for recreational and educational purposes. Such corporate authorities or board may charge reasonable admission or use fees and may permit the use of a community building and its facilities temporarily, for any reasonable and legitimate private use, on such terms as may be reasonable and proper. When 50% or more of the cost of the building has been paid for from donations or legacies for the purpose of paying part of the cost of the building or all the cost, the use of the building shall be free and no admission or use fees shall be charged, and the words "reasonable and legitimate" as used in the prior portion of this section shall not authorize a use permit for a valuable consideration. No private use shall be permitted which unduly restricts the public use of the building and its facilities. Private permittees may charge admission fees, except where 50% or more of the cost of the building has been paid for from donations or legacies for the purpose of paying part of or all of the cost of the building.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-11)
    Sec. 11-63-11. If the management of the community building or buildings has been vested by the corporate authorities in the playground and recreation board, or in a special board, as authorized by Section 11-63-4, such board shall make a full report of receipts and expenditures to the corporate authorities within 30 days after the close of each fiscal year and shall, at least 10 days prior to the passage of the municipal appropriation ordinance and tax levy ordinance, report and certify to the corporate authorities an itemization of the amount of money required for the ensuing year, for community building purposes. The treasurer of the municipality shall be treasurer of all funds provided by this Division 63 and he shall pay out the same only upon written order of a majority of the playground and recreation board or special board, if created, whenever the management of any community building or buildings is vested in any such playground and recreation board or any such special board.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 64

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 64 heading)
DIVISION 64. BONDS FOR MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS

65 ILCS 5/11-64-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-64-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-64-1)
    Sec. 11-64-1. Any municipality with a population of less than 500,000 may issue bonds for the purpose of constructing, acquiring, purchasing, improving, repairing or equipping a municipal hall or halls or any other municipal building or buildings used for any municipal purpose, including the acquisition of a site or sites therefor. The bonds shall be issued subject to the provisions of Sections 8-4-1, 8-4-2 and 11-64-2. These bonds may be issued in an amount which, including the existing municipal indebtedness, does not exceed the constitutional limitation as to debt, notwithstanding any legislative debt limitation to the contrary.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-64-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-64-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-64-2)
    Sec. 11-64-2. A certified copy of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the bonds provided for in Section 11-64-1 shall be filed with the county clerk in each county in which any portion of the issuing municipality is situated. Each such county clerk shall annually extend taxes against all of the taxable property contained in the municipality or in that portion thereof which is situated in his county at a rate sufficient to pay the maturing principal and interest of these bonds. This rate shall be extended against all of the taxable property of that municipality in addition to all other taxes now or hereafter authorized to be levied by that municipality.
    If any part of the tax liability created under this section is discharged from other sources, the corporate authorities of that municipality shall not apply any of the tax money collected under the provisions of this section to any object or purpose other than the discharge of the principal and interest on these bonds. The money so collected shall be held in the municipal treasury as a special fund for that purpose until the entire liability of that municipality upon these bonds is fully discharged. Before any part of the municipal revenue or income from any other source is applied in discharge of the interest or principal of these bonds, the municipal treasurer, comptroller, or other custodian of the funds of the municipality shall publish a statement setting forth fully the amount of funds so taken from other sources, and from what source and fund taken. This statement shall be published in like manner as is required for the publication of city ordinances before they become effective.
    Any officer who uses any of the tax money so collected for any other purpose than that authorized by the provisions of this section shall be liable to prosecution for diverting public funds from the uses to which they have been appropriated or set apart.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 65

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 65 heading)
DIVISION 65. MUNICIPAL CONVENTION HALLS

65 ILCS 5/11-65-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-1)
    Sec. 11-65-1. In this Division 65, unless the context otherwise requires;
        (1) "Municipal convention hall" means a
    
municipally-owned building or auditorium with all necessary adjuncts thereto, including but not limited to hotels, restaurants, and gift shops, that is used, licensed, or leased for definite short periods of time for assemblages of people. "Municipal convention hall" also means a building or auditorium with all necessary adjuncts thereto that will become municipally-owned at a date certain.
        (2) "Municipal convention hall purposes" means the
    
municipal corporate purposes defined and designated in this Division 65.
    The objects and purposes defined and set forth in this Division 65 are municipal corporate objects and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 92-774, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-2)
    Sec. 11-65-2. Every municipality that has a population exceeding 40,000; and every municipality with a population of 12,500 or more but less than 25,000 that (i) is located in a county with a population of 250,000 or more but less than 260,000 and (ii) does not levy a property tax; has the power to acquire, construct, manage, control, maintain, and operate within its corporate limits a municipal convention hall or halls.
(Source: P.A. 91-682, eff. 1-26-00; 92-774, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-3)
    Sec. 11-65-3. Every such municipality may acquire by dedication, gift, lease, contract, purchase, or condemnation all property and rights, necessary or proper, within the corporate limits of the municipality, for municipal convention hall purposes, and for these purposes may (1) appropriate money, (2) levy and collect taxes, (3) borrow money on the credit of the municipality, and (4) issue bonds therefor.
    In all cases where property is acquired or sought to be acquired by condemnation, the procedure shall be, as nearly as may be, like that provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-4)
    Sec. 11-65-4. All appropriations and bond issues for the use of such a municipal convention hall shall be made by the corporate authorities in the manner provided by law. All warrants upon which any portion of these funds are to be paid out shall bear the signature of such officials as may be designated by the corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 92-774, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-5)
    Sec. 11-65-5. The corporate authorities, in the manner and at the time provided by law, shall provide by ordinance for the collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the interest on bonds issued under this Division 65 as it falls due, and also to pay the principal thereof as it falls due, unless the bonds are to be payable from sources other than a tax levy.
    Except that the corporate authorities of any municipality A) with a population of 12,500 or more but less than 25,000 that i) is located in a county with a population of 250,000 or more but less than 260,000 and ii) does not levy a property tax; or B) with a population between 40,000 and 75,000 shall not levy a property tax for purposes of this Division 65.
(Source: P.A. 91-682, eff. 1-26-00; 92-774, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-6)
    Sec. 11-65-6. Every such municipality referenced in Section 11-65-2 has the power under this Division 65 to contract for the management of all or any portion of the municipal convention hall, including, but not limited to, long-term multi-year contracts and to license or lease all or any part of the municipal convention hall to assemblages for definite short periods of time, upon such terms and compensation as may be prescribed by the corporate authorities or as may be determined by ordinances, rules, or regulations passed or prescribed by the corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 92-774, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-7)
    Sec. 11-65-7. The corporate authorities, under rules and regulations prescribed by a general ordinance, and not otherwise, may provide for granting the free use of such a municipal convention hall to the inhabitants of the municipality, or to local bodies or organizations existing within the municipality, for civic, patriotic, educational, charitable, or political purposes and also for historic celebrations, free amusements, concerts, entertainments, lectures and discussions.
(Source: P.A. 92-774, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-8)
    Sec. 11-65-8. The corporate authorities from time to time may establish by ordinance all needful rules and regulations for the management and control of such a municipal convention hall. All these ordinances, for the violation of which fines are imposed shall be published in the same manner and form as is required for other ordinances of the municipality, and these ordinances may be printed in book or pamphlet form in such manner as the corporate authorities shall direct. Rules established by these ordinances shall be brought to the notice of the public by being posted in conspicuous places in the municipal convention hall. When these ordinances are printed in book or pamphlet form, and purport to be published by authority of the corporate authorities, the book or pamphlet shall be received in all courts as evidence of the contents of these ordinances, and of the passage and publication thereof as of the dates therein mentioned, without further proof.
(Source: P.A. 92-774, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-9)
    Sec. 11-65-9. Every municipality owning and operating such a municipal convention hall shall keep books of account for the municipal convention hall separate and distinct from other municipal accounts and in such manner as to show the true and complete financial standing and results of the municipal ownership and operation. These accounts shall be so kept as to show: (1) the actual cost to the municipality of maintenance, extension, and improvement, (2) all operating expenses of every description, (3) if water or other service is furnished for the use of the municipal convention hall without charge, as nearly as possible, the value of that service, and also the value of any use or service rendered by the municipal convention hall to the municipality without charge, (4) reasonable allowances for interest, depreciation, and insurance, and (5) estimates of the amount of taxes that would be chargeable against the property if owned by a private corporation. The corporate authorities shall publish a report annually showing the financial results, in the form specified in this section, of the municipal ownership and operation in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality.
    The accounts of the convention hall shall be examined at least once a year by a licensed Certified Public Accountant permitted to perform audits under the Illinois Public Accounting Act who shall report to the corporate authorities the results of his examination. This accountant shall be selected as the corporate authorities may direct, and he shall receive for his services such compensation, to be paid out of the revenue from the municipal convention hall, as the corporate authorities may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-10)
    Sec. 11-65-10. Public-facilities corporations authorized.
    (a) Each municipality referenced in Section 11-65-2 is authorized to incorporate a public-facilities corporation to exercise, as business agent of the municipality, the powers of the municipality set forth in Section 11-65-2, Section 11-65-6, and Section 11-65-7, and also the power of the municipality to acquire by dedication, gift, lease, contract, or purchase all property and rights, necessary or proper, within the corporate limits of the municipality, for municipal convention hall purposes.
    (b) In this Division 65, unless the context otherwise requires, a "public-facilities corporation" means an Illinois not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is charitable and civic, organized solely for the purpose of (i) acquiring a site or sites appropriate for a municipal convention hall; (ii) constructing, building, and equipping thereon a municipal convention hall; and (iii) collecting the revenues therefrom, entirely without profit to the public-facilities corporation, its officers, or directors. A public-facilities corporation shall assist the municipality it serves in the municipality's essential governmental purposes.
    (c) The municipality shall retain control of the public-facilities corporation by means of the municipality's expressed legal right, set forth in the articles of incorporation of the public-facilities corporation, to appoint, remove, and replace the members of the board of directors of the public-facilities corporation. The directors and officers of the public-facilities corporation shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses that are incurred on behalf of the public-facilities corporation. Upon retirement or redemption of any bonds or other debt instruments issued by the public-facilities corporation in connection with the development of the municipal convention hall, the legal title to the municipal convention hall shall be transferred to the municipality without any further consideration by or on behalf of the municipality.
    (d) The municipality may designate a public-facilities corporation to include a facility that operates for the benefit of multiple units of local government through a management board created by a duly executed intergovernmental cooperation agreement and ratified by each duly elected board.
(Source: P.A. 98-109, eff. 7-25-13.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-15)
    Sec. 11-65-15. Exemption from use and occupation taxes. No tax is imposed under the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, or the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act upon the use or sale of tangible personal property sold to a public-facilities corporation for purposes of constructing or furnishing a municipal convention hall.
(Source: P.A. 95-672, eff. 10-11-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-20)
    Sec. 11-65-20. Exemptions from property taxation. All real property and the municipal convention hall owned by the public-facilities corporation is exempt from property taxation.
(Source: P.A. 95-672, eff. 10-11-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-25

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-25)
    Sec. 11-65-25. Tax exemptions for existing public-facilities corporations. If, before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, a municipality has incorporated a public-facilities corporation and the public-facilities corporation complies with the requirements set forth in Section 11-65-10, then, for all purposes:
        (1) No tax is imposed under the Use Tax Act, the
    
Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, or the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act upon the use or sale of tangible personal property sold to a public-facilities corporation for purposes of constructing or furnishing a municipal convention hall; and
        (2) all real property and the municipal convention
    
hall owned by the public-facilities corporation is exempt from property taxation.
(Source: P.A. 95-672, eff. 10-11-07.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 66

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 66 heading)
DIVISION 66. COLISEUMS IN CITIES AND VILLAGES
OF LESS THAN 500,000

65 ILCS 5/11-66-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-1)
    Sec. 11-66-1. Every city and village with a population of less than 500,000 in the manner provided in this Division 66, may establish and maintain a municipal coliseum to be used for general educational and amusement purposes for the benefit of its inhabitants. For this purpose, the corporate authorities may levy a tax not to exceed .25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all the taxable property of the municipality, for the establishment of such a coliseum, and thereafter may annually levy a tax not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all the taxable property of the municipality, for the maintenance thereof. Those taxes shall be levied and collected in like manner as other taxes of the municipality are levied and collected for municipal purposes. This tax when collected shall be paid to the municipal treasurer and shall be designated as the municipal coliseum fund. This tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which the municipality is now or may be hereafter authorized to levy and collect, and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-2)
    Sec. 11-66-2. Whenever 100 or more electors of a specified municipality present a written petition to the municipal clerk asking that an annual tax be levied for the establishment and maintenance of a municipal coliseum in the municipality, the municipal clerk shall certify the proposition for submission to the electors of the municipality at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an annual tax be levied
for the establishment and               YES
maintenance of a municipal         ---------------------------
coliseum in the city (or                NO
village) of ....?
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(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-3)
    Sec. 11-66-3. If a majority of all votes cast at the election are in favor of the tax levy for a municipal coliseum, the corporate authorities, in the next annual tax levy, shall include a tax not to exceed .25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all the taxable property of the municipality for the establishment of a municipal coliseum in the municipality, and thereafter may annually levy a tax not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all the taxable property of the municipality, for the maintenance thereof and for the payment for the use of any money loaned or advanced to the municipality for the purpose of buying a site and building the municipal coliseum, and for the repayment of any money so loaned or advanced. Payment for the use of money so loaned or advanced shall be in such form and manner as the board of directors may determine, and the amount so paid shall not exceed 5% annually on any money so loaned or advanced. The corporate authorities of such a municipality, when real estate owned by the municipality is not necessary for any other municipal purpose, may authorize the use of the real estate for the municipal coliseum.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-1028.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-4)
    Sec. 11-66-4. Whenever a one year period has elapsed after which a municipal coliseum has been sold by the municipality and during which the tax authorized by this Division 66 has not been levied, the municipal authorities may pass an ordinance transferring the unobligated balance in the municipal coliseum fund to the general corporate fund.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-5)
    Sec. 11-66-5. Whenever a specified municipality decides to establish and maintain a municipal coliseum, the mayor or president of the municipality, with the approval of the corporate authorities, shall appoint a board of 3 directors. None of the directors shall hold any other office with the government of the municipality, and all of them shall be citizens of the municipality and chosen with reference to their special fitness for the office. The first board of directors shall hold office, one for one year, one for 2 years, and the third for 3 years, from and after the first day of July following their appointment. At their first regular meeting after their appointment they shall cast lots for the respective terms. Annually thereafter, before the first of July of each year, the mayor or president shall appoint one director to take the place of the retiring director. These subsequent appointees shall hold office for a period of 3 years. All directors shall hold office until their respective successors are appointed. The mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, may remove any director for misconduct in office or neglect of duty. Vacancies in the board of directors, however occasioned, shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in like manner as original appointments.
    No director at any time, either directly or indirectly, shall be interested in any contract with the board or in the purchase or sale of any supplies or materials used in the building or maintenance of the municipal coliseum. No director shall receive compensation for his services as director.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-6)
    Sec. 11-66-6. These directors shall meet immediately after their appointment and organize by the election of one of their members as president and one as secretary. The president and secretary shall have the duties usually performed by such officers of similar boards. After the organization the board of directors shall make and adopt such by-laws, rules, and regulations for their own guidance, for the transaction of the business of the board, and for the management of the municipal coliseum as they may deem expedient. These by-laws, rules and regulations shall not be inconsistent with this Division 66. Subject to the approval of the corporate authorities, the board of directors may build, erect, construct, and equip a municipal coliseum for the uses designated in this Division 66, and may purchase or lease such real estate, and perform all such acts as may be reasonably necessary to accomplish that purpose. The board shall have exclusive care, custody, and management of the municipal coliseum after it is constructed, and the exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected to the credit of the municipal coliseum fund. No money shall be drawn by the board from the municipal treasurer, except upon order of the board and upon checks or vouchers drawn upon the municipal treasurer, and signed by the president and secretary of the board.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)