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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-66-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-7)
    Sec. 11-66-7. Subject to the approval of the corporate authorities, the board of directors, for the purpose of assisting in establishing a municipal coliseum, has the power to borrow money on the coliseum property, and to issue bonds secured by mortgage or deed of trust on that property. These bonds shall mature on or before 20 years from the date of their issuance, and shall draw interest at a rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually. The board may negotiate and sell these bonds at not less than par and accrued interest. These bonds and all interest coupons attached thereto may be executed by the board, and the mortgage or deed of trust securing them shall be executed by the municipality through its proper officers. All proceeds arising from these bonds shall be paid to the municipal treasurer, and by him deposited to the credit of the municipal coliseum fund, and the proceeds shall be used only for the establishment of such a municipal coliseum. Out of the annual tax levy the board of directors shall provide a sinking fund for the retirement of these bonds when they become due.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts. Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-8)
    Sec. 11-66-8. The board of directors of a municipal coliseum shall make a full report of receipts and expenditures to the corporate authorities annually on or before July first of each year, and annually, prior to the passage of the annual appropriation ordinance and tax levy ordinance by the corporate authorities, shall report and certify to the corporate authorities the amount of money appropriated by them for the ensuing year, and the items thereof, and the amount of money necessary to be raised by taxation for the maintenance of the municipal coliseum.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-9)
    Sec. 11-66-9. Every municipal coliseum shall be for the free use and benefit of the inhabitants of the municipality wherein the coliseum is established, for lectures, concerts, public assemblies, other general educational purposes, and for the purpose of maintaining free amusements and entertainments. All of these uses shall be subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as the board of directors may adopt in order to render the use of the property of the greatest benefit to the greatest number. The board of directors has the power to temporarily lease the coliseum, when not in use for public purposes, for any reasonable and legitimate private use, on such terms as they may prescribe. When so temporarily leased, an admission fee may be charged by the lessees. All rentals received shall be paid to the municipal treasurer, and by him deposited to the credit of the municipal coliseum fund.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-10)
    Sec. 11-66-10. The board of directors, with the approval of the corporate authorities may acquire a site for a municipal coliseum by condemnation in the name of the municipality. Any proceeding to condemn for this purpose shall be maintained and conducted 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 5/11-66-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-11)
    Sec. 11-66-11. All municipal coliseums established and maintained under "An Act to enable cities and villages having a population not to exceed five hundred thousand (500,000), to establish and maintain public and municipal coliseums," approved June 27, 1913, as amended, which were in existence immediately prior to January 1, 1942, shall be treated as properly established under this Division 66 and may be continued to be maintained under this Division 66. All cities and villages whose electors have approved the levy of an annual tax for a public municipal coliseum under that Act may continue to levy the tax under this Division 66 without submitting the question of its levy to the electors for approval.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 67

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 67 heading)
DIVISION 67. COLISEUMS IN MUNICIPALITIES OF
75,000 OR LESS

65 ILCS 5/11-67-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-1)
    Sec. 11-67-1. Subject to a referendum vote, any municipality having a population of 75,000 or less, may acquire, construct, manage, control, maintain, and operate within its corporate limits a municipal coliseum with all necessary adjuncts thereto.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-2)
    Sec. 11-67-2. Whenever, in a specified municipality not less than 5% of the electors voting at the last preceding general municipal election petition the municipal clerk for the submission to a referendum vote the proposition of establishing and maintaining a municipal coliseum, the municipal clerk shall certify the proposition for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the city (or village or            YES
incorporated town) of .... establish    ----------------------
and maintain a municipal coliseum?           NO
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    If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor thereof, a municipal coliseum shall be established and maintained in that municipality.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-3)
    Sec. 11-67-3. Every such municipality has the power 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 coliseum purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-4)
    Sec. 11-67-4. Every such municipality has the power to levy and collect taxes for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a municipal coliseum. However, any tax levied to establish and maintain such a coliseum shall not exceed .025% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within that municipality.
    These taxes shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes under Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-5)
    Sec. 11-67-5. Every such municipality has the power to borrow money on the credit of the municipality and to issue bonds, in the manner provided by law, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a municipal coliseum. But no issue of bonds shall be valid unless the proposition of issuing the bonds is first certified by the municipal clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality and is approved by a majority of those voting on the proposition. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall bonds for the purpose of
establishing and maintaining a                   YES
municipal coliseum, in the amount            -----------------
of $....(insert amount), be issued               NO
by the ....(insert name of municipality)?
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    Each year after bonds are issued under this Division 67 and until all bonds so issued are retired, there shall be included in and added to the taxes levied for municipal purposes, a direct annual tax for an amount sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues on each bond so issued, and also to pay the principal of these bonds at par value, as the bonds respectively fall due. Any tax levied to pay off any bond issue hereafter approved shall not exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, upon the taxable property within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489; 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-6)
    Sec. 11-67-6. Every such municipality which establishes and owns a municipal coliseum has the power to license or lease all or any part of the coliseum 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: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-7)
    Sec. 11-67-7. The corporate authorities may provide for granting the free use of such a municipal coliseum 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: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-8)
    Sec. 11-67-8. 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 coliseum. 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 coliseum. When these ordinances are printed in book or pamphlet form, and purport to be published by authority of the corporate authorities of a designated municipality, 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 date therein mentioned, without further proof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)