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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-69-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-69-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-69-1)
    Sec. 11-69-1. Whenever the territories of any 2 or more municipalities in the State of Illinois comprise the same or partly the same territory, the municipalities concerned have the power jointly to purchase land and to construct buildings and all necessary appurtenances within their common corporate limits, and to own, operate, and maintain the land and buildings jointly with one another, for their joint municipal purposes, on terms and conditions to be agreed upon by the municipalities. Such municipalities have the power to exercise the right of eminent domain by condemnation proceedings in conformity with the provisions of the constitution and statutes of the state for the acquirement of property, advantageous or desirable for joint municipal purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-69-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-69-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-69-2)
    Sec. 11-69-2. The purpose of Section 11-69-1 is for the benefit of municipalities with common territory and whose building needs can be most efficiently and economically handled by joint buildings for the several municipalities. Section 11-69-1 shall be liberally construed to give effect to these purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 70

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 70 heading)
DIVISION 70. TAX FOR RESTORATION OF PUBLIC
BUILDINGS DAMAGED BY STORM OR FIRE

65 ILCS 5/11-70-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-70-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-70-1)
    Sec. 11-70-1. In any municipality, whether incorporated under general law or special charter, in which the municipal hall, or any municipal jail or police station, fire department house, or public library is destroyed or seriously impaired by storm or fire, the corporate authorities, in order to rebuild or restore any such building, thus destroyed or seriously impaired, may levy an annual tax for not exceeding 10 successive years of not exceeding .08333% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all of the taxable property in the municipality. This tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the general taxes of that municipality and shall be known as the public building restoration fund tax. This tax shall not be included in the aggregate amount of taxes as limited by Section 8-3-1, or by any provision of any special charter under which such a municipality is now operating.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rates in municipalities of less than 1,000,000 population may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-70-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-70-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-70-2)
    Sec. 11-70-2. Whenever the corporate authorities of any municipality designated in Section 11-70-1 decides to rebuild or restore any of the specified buildings, it shall make provision therefor by an ordinance. This ordinance shall also state the number of years, not exceeding 10, that this annual public building restoration fund tax shall be levied, and the per cent, not exceeding .08333 on all of the taxable property in the municipality. This tax shall be included in the annual appropriation and tax levy ordinances of such a municipality for the years that it can be levied under the provisions of this section and Section 11-70-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rates in municipalities of less than 1,000,000 population may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-1236.)

65 ILCS 5/11-70-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-70-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-70-3)
    Sec. 11-70-3. All money received from this public building restoration fund tax shall be deposited in the municipal treasury to the credit of that fund. All money so received shall be kept separate and apart from other money of the municipality, and shall not be used or paid out for any other purpose than that of paying the cost of rebuilding or restoring the specified public buildings destroyed or seriously impaired by storm or fire, until all of the costs have been discharged. If the money so received can not be used annually to pay the cost but accumulates, the corporate authorities may invest this money in good interest-paying securities, until the money is needed for the payment of the costs of the rebuilding or restoration.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2685.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 71

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 71 heading)
PARKING FACILITIES

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 71

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 71 heading)
DIVISION 71. OFF-STREET PARKING

65 ILCS 5/11-71-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-1)
    Sec. 11-71-1. Any municipality is hereby authorized to:
        (a) Acquire by purchase or otherwise, own, construct,
    
equip, manage, control, erect, improve, extend, maintain and operate motor vehicle parking lot or lots, garage or garages constructed on, above and/or below ground level, public off-street parking facilities for motor vehicles, parking meters, and any other revenue producing facilities, hereafter referred to as parking facilities, necessary or incidental to the regulation, control and parking of motor vehicles, as the corporate authorities may from time to time find the necessity therefor exists, and for that purpose may acquire property of any and every kind or description, whether real, personal or mixed, by gift, purchase or otherwise. Any municipality which has provided or does provide for the creation of a plan commission under Division 12 of this Article 11 shall submit to and receive the approval of the plan commission before establishing or operating any such parking facilities;
        (b) Maintain, improve, extend and operate any such
    
parking facilities and charge for the use thereof;
        (c) Enter into contracts dealing in any manner with
    
the objects and purposes of this Division 71, including the leasing of space on, or in connection with, parking meters for advertising purposes. Any contract for such advertising shall prohibit any interference with traffic control, shall prohibit placing any advertising sign or device on parking meters that exceeds the dimensions of 8 by 12 inches and shall contain such other provisions as the corporate authorities deem necessary in the public interest. All revenues derived from any such contract shall be used exclusively for traffic regulation and maintenance of streets within the municipality;
        (d) Acquire sites, buildings and facilities by gift,
    
lease, contract, purchase or condemnation under power of eminent domain, and pledge the revenues thereof for the payment of any revenue bonds issued for such purpose as provided in this Division 71. In all cases where property or rights are 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, and the fee or such lesser interest in land may be acquired as the municipality may deem necessary;
        (e) Finance the acquisition, construction,
    
maintenance and/or operation of such parking facilities by means of general tax funds, special assessments, special taxation, revenue bonds, parking fees, special charges, rents or by any combination of such methods; and
        (f) Borrow money and issue and sell revenue bonds in
    
such amount or amounts as the corporate authorities may determine for the purpose of acquiring, completing, erecting, constructing, equipping, improving, extending, maintaining or operating any or all of its parking facilities, and refund and refinance the same from time to time as often as it shall be advantageous and to the public interest to do so.
    If any part of the financing of the acquisition and/or construction of such parking facilities is done by means of special assessments or special taxation, the provisions of Division 2 of Article 9 of this Code shall be followed with respect to the special assessments or special taxation for such purpose.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-2)
    Sec. 11-71-2. All bonds issued under authority of this Division 71 shall bear interest at not more than the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum and may be sold by the corporate authorities in such manner as they deem best in the public interest. However, such bonds shall be sold at such price that the interest cost of the proceeds therefrom will not exceed the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum, based on the average maturity of such bonds, and computed according to standard tables of bond values. Such bonds shall be payable solely and only from the revenues to be derived from the operation of any or all of its parking facilities and shall be secured by a pledge of the revenues of any or all of its parking facilities, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-71-1.
    Such bonds when issued shall have all the qualities of negotiable instruments under the Law Merchant and the Uniform Commercial Code. Such bonds may bear such date or dates and may mature at such time or times, not exceeding 30 years from their date or dates, and may be in such form, carry such registration privilege, may be payable at such place or places, may be subject to such terms of redemption, prior to maturity, with or without premium, as so stated on the face of the bond, and contain such terms and covenants, all as may be provided by ordinance authorizing the issuance of such bonds. Such bonds shall be executed by such officers as the corporate authorities shall designate in the ordinance. Any bonds bearing the signatures of officers in office at the date of signing thereof shall be valid and binding for all purposes, notwithstanding that before delivery thereof any or all such persons whose signatures appear thereon shall cease to be such officers.
    Each such bond shall state upon its face that it is payable solely and only from the proceeds derived from the operation of the parking facility or facilities, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-71-1, and shall state upon its face that it does not constitute an obligation of the municipality within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation or provision.
    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.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-3)
    Sec. 11-71-3. The corporate authorities of any such municipality availing of the provisions of this Division 71, other than that concerning advertising on parking meters, shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the contemplated project and refer to plans and specifications therefor, which shall be placed on file in the office of the clerk of such municipality, and which shall be open for the inspection of the public. Such ordinance shall state the estimated cost of such project, and the method or methods of financing such project and the amount or proportion of cost of such project to be financed by each of such methods. If part or all of such project is to be financed by means of revenue bonds, the ordinance also shall fix the amount of the revenue bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity or maturities, the interest rate, and all details in respect thereof and shall contain such covenants and restrictions as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the corporate authorities. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such ordinance shall contain such provisions as may be determined by the corporate authorities as to:
    (a) The issuance of additional revenue bonds that may thereafter be issued payable from the revenues derived from the operation of any such parking facilities and for the payment of the principal and interest upon such bonds;
    (b) The regulation as to the use of any such parking facilities to assure the maximum use or occupancy thereof;
    (c) The kind and amount of insurance to be carried, including use and occupancy insurance, the cost of which shall be payable only from the revenues to be derived from the project;
    (d) Operation, maintenance, management, accounting and auditing, and the keeping of records, reports and audits of any such parking facilities;
    (e) The obligation of the municipality to maintain the project in good condition and to operate the same in an economical and efficient manner;
    (f) Such other provisions as may be deemed necessary or desirable to assure a successful and profitable operation of the project and prompt payment of principal of and interest upon any revenue bonds so authorized.
    If any part of such project is to be financed by means of special assessments or special taxation, any ordinances or other procedures required under Division 2 of Article 9 of this Code shall be adopted and followed.
    After the ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having general circulation in such municipality, or if there be no such newspaper published in such municipality, then the ordinance should be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in such municipality, and shall become effective 10 days after publication or posting thereof.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2256.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-4)
    Sec. 11-71-4. Whenever bonds are issued as provided by this Division 71, it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities to establish charges and fees for the use of any such parking facilities sufficient at all times to pay maintenance and operation costs, and principal of and interest upon such bonds, and all revenues derived from the operation thereof shall be set aside as a separate fund and account and used only as hereinafter provided, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-71-1.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-5)
    Sec. 11-71-5. Whenever revenue bonds are issued under this Division 71, the revenues derived from the operation of the project, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-71-1, shall be set aside as collected and be deposited in a separate fund, separate and apart from all other funds of such municipality, and be used in paying the cost of maintenance and operation, paying the principal of and interest upon the bonds of such municipality, issued under this Division 71, and for the transfer of any surplus amounts annually to the general corporate fund of any such municipality only when and in the manner permitted and authorized in accordance with the covenants and provisions and terms of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of any such bonds under the provisions of this Division 71.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-6)
    Sec. 11-71-6. The provisions of this Division 71 and of any ordinance or other proceeding authorizing the issuance of bonds under this Division 71 shall constitute a contract with the holders of such bonds, and any holder of a bond or bonds, or any of the coupons of any bond or bonds of such municipality, issued under this Division 71, may either by an ordinary civil action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, enforce and compel the performance of all duties required by this Division 71, including the making and collecting of sufficient charges and fees for service and use thereof, and the application of income and revenue thereof.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-7)
    Sec. 11-71-7. The corporate authorities of any municipality are hereby granted authority to make all reasonable rules and regulations not in conflict with the laws of this state or the ordinances of such municipality regarding the management and control and use of any such parking facility or facilities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-8)
    Sec. 11-71-8. The corporate authorities of any such municipality availing of the provisions of this Division 71 are hereby given the authority to lease all or any part of any such parking facilities, and to fix and collect the rentals therefor, and to fix, charge and collect rentals, fees and charges to be paid for the use of the whole or any part of any such parking facilities, and to make contracts for the operation and management of the same, and to provide for the use, management and operation of such lots through lease or by its own employees, or otherwise. However, other than for surface parking lots, no lease for the operation or management of any such parking facilities shall be made for more than one year except to the highest and best bidder after notice requesting bids shall have been given by at least one publication in some newspaper of general circulation published in such municipality, such publication to be made once each week for at least 2 weeks before the date of receiving bids therefor. All income and revenue derived from any such lease or contract shall be deposited in a separate account and used solely and only for the purpose of maintaining and operating the project, and paying the principal of and interest on any revenue bonds issued pursuant to ordinance under the provisions of this Division 71. Further any contract or obligation involving the borrowing of money for such purposes, incurred by any such municipality in the maintenance and operation of any such parking facilities shall be payable solely and only from the revenues derived from the operation of the project.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2256.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-9)
    Sec. 11-71-9. Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-71-1, this Division 71 shall not be construed as authorizing any municipality to engage in any proprietary activity at or with any such parking facilities other than the parking of motor vehicles.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-10)
    Sec. 11-71-10. In addition to the other powers granted in this Division, the corporate authorities may lease the space over any municipally owned parking lot to any person, firm or corporation if the corporate authorities first determine by resolution that such lease is in the best public interest and stating the reasons therefor. Such lease shall be granted by an ordinance and shall not exceed 99 years in length.
    The lease shall specify the purpose for which the leased space may be used. If the purpose is to erect in the space a building or other structure attached to the lot, the lease shall contain a reasonably accurate description of the building to be erected and of the manner in which it shall be imposed upon or around the lot. In such case, the lease shall provide for use by the lessee of such areas of the surface of such lot as may be essential for the support of the building or other structure to be erected as well as for the connection of essential public or private utilities to such building or structure.
    Any building erected in the space leased shall be operated, as far as is practicable, separately from the parking lot owned by the municipality.
    Such lease shall be signed in the name of the municipality by the mayor or president and shall be attested by the municipal clerk under the corporate seal. The lease shall also be executed by the lessee in such manner as may be necessary to bind him. After being so executed, the lease shall be duly acknowledged and thereupon shall be recorded in the office of the recorder of the county in which is located the land involved in the lease.
    If, in the judgment of the corporate authorities, the public interest requires that any building erected in the leased space be removed so that a street, alley, or public place may be restored to its original condition, the lessor municipality may condemn the lessee's interest in the leased space by proceeding in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act. After payment of such damages as may be fixed in the condemnation proceedings, the municipality may remove all buildings or other structures from the leased space and restore the buildings adjoining the leased space to their original condition.
    Any building or other structure erected above a municipally owned parking lot shall be subject to all property taxes levied on private property within the same taxing authorities unless such building or structure is wholly owned by the municipality and wholly used for governmental purposes.
    No provision of this section shall be construed to abrogate or vary the terms of any mortgage in effect upon the effective date of this amendatory act of 1961 relative to the use of any such parking lot.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-11)
    Sec. 11-71-11. This Division 71 shall not be construed as authorizing any municipality having a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants to make any expenditure under this Division 71 except from revenue bonds as above provided or from revenues derived from the operation of parking facilities. Formerly # 11-71-10. Renumbered and amended by act approved Aug. 24, 1965. L.1965, p. 3387.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3387.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-12)
    Sec. 11-71-12. In addition to the other powers granted under this Division 71, the corporate authorities of any municipality may, by ordinance, provide for the issuance of its general obligation bonds for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, equipping, and improving motor vehicle parking lots or garages constructed on, above or below ground level or at all such levels, public off-street parking facilities for motor vehicles and other parking facilities necessary or incidental to the regulation, control and parking of motor vehicles. Such facilities may be constructed or located in other public buildings or structures. Such bonds may be used to finance in whole or in part such improvements.
    Bonds issued pursuant to this Section must be payable within 20 years and the interest on such bonds may not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract. The interest may be made payable at such times (annually or semi-annually) as the ordinance prescribes. Before or at the time of issuance of bonds under this Section, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall provide, by ordinance, for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within the municipality in an amount sufficient to meet the principal and interest of the bonds as they mature, which tax shall be in addition to that otherwise authorized to be levied and collected for corporate purposes. The corporate authorities of the municipality, in determining the costs of such improvements, may include the estimated costs of issuance of such bonds, engineering, inspection, fiscal and legal expenses, and interest which it estimates will accrue during construction period and for 6 months thereafter on money that is borrowed or money that is estimated will be borrowed.
    No bonds may be issued or tax levied under this Section until the question whether such bonds should be issued and such tax levied has been certified by the municipal clerk and submitted to the qualified electors of the municipality at an election in accordance with the general election law and unless a majority of those voting on the proposition approve the issuance of bonds and levy of tax. When providing by ordinance for the bond issue and tax levy, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall also order the submission of the question to the electors.
    If the proposition for issuance of bonds under this Section has been approved, such bonds shall be issued in accordance with Division 4 of Article 8 of this Act.
    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/Art 11 prec Div 72

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 72 heading)
TREES AND FORESTRY

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 72

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 72 heading)
DIVISION 72. PLANTING OF TREES

65 ILCS 5/11-72-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-72-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-72-1)
    Sec. 11-72-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may plant trees upon the streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 73

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 73 heading)
DIVISION 73. FORESTRY PROGRAM AND TAX

65 ILCS 5/11-73-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-73-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-73-1)
    Sec. 11-73-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may levy, annually, a tax of not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein, for the current year, to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a long term forestry program for the propagation and preservation of community trees and for the removal of dead or diseased trees in the municipality. This tax shall be in addition to all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in the 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 5/11-73-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-73-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-73-2)
    Sec. 11-73-2. This Division 73 shall not be in force in any municipality until the question of its adoption is submitted to the electors of the municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. The municipal clerk shall certify the question to the proper election authority shall submit the question at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall Division 73 of the
Illinois Municipal Code permitting
municipalities to levy an additional              YES
annual tax of not to exceed 0.05%
for the establishment and maintenance         ----------------
of a long term forestry program
for the propagation and preservation               NO
of community trees and for the removal
of dead or diseased trees be adopted?
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    If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of adopting this Division 73, the Division is adopted. It shall be in force in the adopting municipality for the purpose of the fiscal years succeeding the year in which the election is held.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 73.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 73.1 heading)
DIVISION 73.1. MUNICIPAL AND JOINT MUNICIPAL TREE PLANTING PROGRAMS

65 ILCS 5/11-73.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-73.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-73.1-1)
    Sec. 11-73.1-1. The following terms whenever used or referred to in this Division shall have the following meanings unless the context requires otherwise:
    (1) "Governing body" means, with respect to a municipality, the council, city council, board of trustees, or other corporate authority of the municipality which exercises the general governmental powers of such municipality.
    (2) "Municipality" means a city, village or incorporated town in the State of Illinois which establishes a municipal tree planting program.
    (3) "Long-term contract" means an agreement with a duration of 10 years or less.
    (4) "Municipal tree planting program" means a plan established by a municipality which provides for the planting of trees on property located within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 83-1466.)

65 ILCS 5/11-73.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-73.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-73.1-2)
    Sec. 11-73.1-2. Municipal tree planting programs. Any municipality may by ordinance establish a tree planting program. Any municipality or any 2 or more municipalities, contiguous or noncontiguous, may by ordinance adopted by the governing body of each municipality enter into long term contracts with a vendor of trees for the purchase and delivery of such trees as may be necessary and appropriate for, and consistent with, an established tree planting program.
(Source: P.A. 83-1466.)