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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 80

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 80 heading)
STREETS AND PUBLIC WAYS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 80

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 80 heading)
DIVISION 80. GENERAL POWERS OVER
STREETS AND PUBLIC WAYS

65 ILCS 5/11-80-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-1)
    Sec. 11-80-1. All provisions of this Code relating to the control of streets, alleys, sidewalks and all other public ways are subject to the provisions of "The Illinois Vehicle Code", as now and hereafter amended, and the Illinois Highway Code, as now and hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-2)
    Sec. 11-80-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the use of the streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-2a

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-2a) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-2a)
    Sec. 11-80-2a. In areas zoned for residential use, the corporate authorities may restrict part of each street for "residents parking only".
(Source: P.A. 79-545.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-3)
    Sec. 11-80-3. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prevent and remove encroachments or obstructions upon the streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-4)
    Sec. 11-80-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the lighting of streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-5)
    Sec. 11-80-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all of the aldermen, trustees or commissioners elected therein, may levy and collect annually, in addition to all other taxes now authorized by law, a tax of not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property in the municipality, to be used exclusively for the purpose of lighting streets. The tax authorized by this Section is in addition to taxes for general corporate purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing tax rate limitation, insofar as it is applicable to municipalities of less than 500,000 population, may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-280.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-6)
    Sec. 11-80-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the cleaning of streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-7)
    Sec. 11-80-7. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the openings in streets and other municipal property for the laying, building, repairing, and removing of gas or water mains and pipes, or sewers, tunnels, and drains and may erect gas lights.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-8)
    Sec. 11-80-8. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the use of the space over the streets, alleys, other municipal property, and public places of the city, and upon payment of proper compensation, to be fixed by ordinance, may permit the use of the space more than 12 feet above the level of such streets, alleys, property or places, except for purely private uses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-9)
    Sec. 11-80-9. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prevent and regulate all amusements and activities having a tendency to annoy or endanger persons or property on the sidewalks, streets, and other municipal property. However, no municipality may prohibit a charitable organization, as defined in Section 2 of the Charitable Games Act, from soliciting for charitable purposes, including solicitations taking place on public roadways from passing motorists, if all of the following requirements are met.
        (1) The persons to be engaged in the solicitation are
    
law enforcement personnel, firefighters, or other persons employed to protect the public safety of a local agency, and that are soliciting solely in an area that is within the service area of that local agency.
        (2) The charitable organization files an application
    
with the municipality having jurisdiction over the location or locations where the solicitation is to occur. The application shall be filed not later than 10 business days before the date that the solicitation is to begin and shall include all of the following:
            (A) The date or dates and times of day when the
        
solicitation is to occur.
            (B) The location or locations where the
        
solicitation is to occur along with a list of 3 alternate locations listed in order of preference.
            (C) The manner and conditions under which the
        
solicitation is to occur.
            (D) Proof of a valid liability insurance policy
        
in the amount of at least $1,000,000 insuring the charity or local agency against bodily injury and property damage arising out of or in connection with the solicitation.
    The municipality shall approve the application within 5 business days after the filing date of the application, but may impose reasonable conditions in writing that are consistent with the intent of this Section and are based on articulated public safety concerns. If the municipality determines that the applicant's location cannot be permitted due to significant safety concerns, such as high traffic volumes, poor geometrics, construction, maintenance operations, or past accident history, then the municipality may deny the application for that location and must approve one of the 3 alternate locations following the order of preference submitted by the applicant on the alternate location list. By acting under this Section, a local agency does not waive or limit any immunity from liability provided by any other provision of law.
    For purposes of this Section, "local agency" means a municipality, special district, fire district, joint powers of authority, or other political subdivision of the State of Illinois.
    A home rule unit may not regulate a charitable organization in a manner that is inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-692, eff. 6-15-12; 98-134, eff. 8-2-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-10)
    Sec. 11-80-10. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prevent the depositing of ashes, offal, dirt, garbage, or any other offensive matter in, and to prevent injury to streets, alleys, or other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-11)
    Sec. 11-80-11. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for and regulate cross-walks, curbs, and gutters. However, after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1973, all new curbs which are provided for by any municipality, and all existing curbs which are a part of any reconstruction, within any block which is contiguous to any highway and in which more than 50% of the territory is devoted to or zoned for business, commercial or industrial use shall comply with this Section. In order to enable persons using wheelchairs to travel freely and without assistance, at each cross-walk a ramp with non-slip surface shall be built into the curb so that the sidewalk and street blend to a common level. Such ramp shall conform to the standards adopted by the Capital Development Board in accordance with the Environmental Barriers Act. Where because of surrounding buildings or other restrictions it is impossible to conform the slope with this requirement, the ramp shall contain a slope with as shallow a rise as possible under the circumstances. In all ramps there shall be a gradual rounding at the bottom of the slope.
(Source: P.A. 86-447.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-12)
    Sec. 11-80-12. The corporate authorities of each municipality may authorize the construction of and may regulate mills, mill-races, and feeders on, through, or across the streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-13)
    Sec. 11-80-13. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the use of sidewalks, the construction, repair, and use of openings in sidewalks, and all vaults and structures thereon and thereunder, including telephone booths, and may require the owner or occupant of any premises to keep the sidewalks abutting the premises free from snow and other obstructions.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2430.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-14)
    Sec. 11-80-14. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prevent the use of streets, sidewalks, and public property for signs, sign posts, awnings, awning posts, telegraph poles, watering places, racks, posting handbills and advertisements.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-15)
    Sec. 11-80-15. Street advertising; adult entertainment advertising.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may license street advertising by means of billboards, sign boards, and signs and may regulate the character and control the location of billboards, sign boards, and signs upon vacant property and upon buildings.
    (b) The corporate authorities of each municipality may further regulate the character and control the location of adult entertainment advertising placed on billboards, sign boards, and signs upon vacant property and upon buildings that are within 1,000 feet of the property boundaries of schools, day care centers, cemeteries, public parks, and places of religious worship.
    For the purposes of this subsection, "adult entertainment" means entertainment provided by an adult bookstore, striptease club, or pornographic movie theater whose business is the commercial sale, dissemination, or distribution of sexually explicit materials, shows, or other exhibitions.
(Source: P.A. 89-605, eff. 8-2-96.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-16)
    Sec. 11-80-16. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prohibit the exhibition or carrying of banners, signs, placards, advertisements, or handbills on the sidewalks, streets, or other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-17)
    Sec. 11-80-17. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prevent the flying of flags, banners, or signs across streets or from houses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-18

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-18)
    Sec. 11-80-18. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the numbering of buildings and lots. No change in the numbering of buildings and lots shall be effective until 30 days after the election authorities having jurisdiction in the area in which such numbering is changed and the post office branch serving that area have been notified by the corporate authority initiating such action of the change in writing by certified or registered mail.
(Source: P.A. 80-398.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-19

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-19)
    Sec. 11-80-19. The corporate authorities of each municipality may name originally and then may change the name of any street, avenue, alley, or other public place. No change in the name of any street, avenue, alley or other public place shall be effective until 30 days after the election authorities having jurisdiction in the area in which the name of the public place is changed and the post office branch serving that area have been notified by the corporate authority initiating such action of the change in writing by certified or registered mail.
(Source: P.A. 80-398.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-20)
    Sec. 11-80-20. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate traffic and sales upon the streets, sidewalks, public places, and municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-21

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-21) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-21)
    Sec. 11-80-21. The corporate authorities by condemnation or otherwise may extend any street or alley over or across, or may construct any sewer under any railroad track, or through the right-of-way or land of any railroad company. Where no compensation is made to the railroad company, however, the municipality shall restore the railroad track, right-of-way, or land so that its usefulness will not be impaired more than is reasonably necessary.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-23

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-23) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-23)
    Sec. 11-80-23. The corporate authorities of each municipality may employ and fix the compensation of persons to serve as school crossing guards, on a part-time basis, by directing traffic and protecting children crossing the streets in going to and from school. The corporate authorities of any municipality may pay such compensation from general corporate funds or may levy, annually, in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000 a special tax for that purpose of not to exceed .02% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in that municipality. Such a tax is in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 81

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 81 heading)
DIVISION 81. STREET AND BRIDGE TAX

65 ILCS 5/11-81-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-81-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-81-1)
    Sec. 11-81-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality, whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, which includes wholly within its corporate limits a township or townships, or a road district, may levy, annually, a tax for street and bridge purposes of not to exceed .06% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in any township or road district lying wholly within the limits of that municipality. But if, in the opinion of three-fourths of the members elected to the city council or board of trustees of such a municipality, a greater levy for bridge and street purposes is needed, an additional levy may be made of any sum not exceeding .04% of such taxable property. Municipalities having a higher limitation than .10% for street and bridge purposes on July 1, 1967 may continue to levy such higher rate.
    The street and bridge tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to: (1) any tax that such a municipality is now authorized to levy for street or bridge purposes, and (2) the tax that such a municipality is now authorized to levy upon all property within the municipality, and (3) the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-81-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-81-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-81-2)
    Sec. 11-81-2. The city council of any city and the board of trustees of any village or incorporated town, whether organized under the general law or special charter, which does not correspond to the description set out in Section 11-81-1, may annually levy a tax for street and bridge purposes at a rate of not to exceed .06% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, and may by a three-fourths vote of the members elected to such city council or board of trustees levy an additional tax for street and bridge purposes at a rate of not to exceed .04% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of taxable property within such city, village or incorporated town. Municipalities having a higher limitation than .10% for street and bridge purposes on July 1, 1967 may continue to levy such higher rate. However, if any city, village or incorporated town levying such tax for street and bridge purposes is situated as a whole or in part within any road district in which a tax for road and bridge purposes has also been levied under the authority of Section 6-501 of the "Illinois Highway Code" as the same may from time to time be amended, the county clerk shall as to the taxable property lying within such city, village or incorporated town, reduce and abate from such street and bridge tax levied by the authority of this Section 11-81-2 a rate equivalent to the amount of all road district road and bridge taxes accruing to such city, village or incorporated town in accordance with the provisions of Section 6-507 of the "Illinois Highway Code" as the same may from time to time be amended.
    Such street and bridge tax authorized by this Section 11-81-2 shall be in addition to any tax any such city, village or incorporated town is now authorized to levy for street or bridge purposes and shall be in addition to the tax that such city, village or incorporated town is now authorized to levy upon the aggregate valuation of all property within such city, village or incorporated town, 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/Art. 11 Div. 82

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 82 heading)
DIVISION 82. COST OF OILING STREETS

65 ILCS 5/11-82-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-82-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-82-1)
    Sec. 11-82-1. The corporate authorities of any city or village with a population of less than 20,000 may, for the purpose of oiling the streets or public highways within the corporate limits of the city or village, direct the payment of the costs thereof out of any money in the municipal treasury not otherwise appropriated.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 83

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 83 heading)
DIVISION 83. RESURFACING STREETS BY SPECIAL
ASSESSMENT

65 ILCS 5/11-83-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-83-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-83-1)
    Sec. 11-83-1. In addition to all other means or methods authorized by law for the repair, maintenance, resurfacing, or reconstruction of street pavements, any municipality, by ordinance, may provide for the resurfacing of streets paved by macadam, brick, granite, blocks, asphalt, cement, or other type of pavement, when that pavement becomes disintegrated at the surface or by reason of wear, usage, or lapse of time becomes otherwise inadequate, defective, or imperfect. The municipality, by that ordinance, may provide for the payment of the whole or any part of the cost of the resurfacing of those streets (1) by special taxation of the lots or parcels of land fronting upon those streets, or (2) by special assessment upon the property benefited by the improvement of those streets through the resurfacing, or (3) by apportioning the cost of the resurfacing so that part of the cost will be paid by special assessment upon the property benefited and part of it by appropriation from the fund accumulated through the vehicle tax levied in accordance with the statute for purposes of street and alley improvement or repair.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-83-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-83-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-83-2)
    Sec. 11-83-2. The corporate authorities of any municipality may, of their own motion, pass ordinances providing for the resurfacing of streets as specified in Section 11-83-1, and for the nature, character, and locality, and description thereof. Upon the passage of an ordinance so providing, all proceedings thereafter to be had for the levy and collection of special assessments to defray the cost thereof shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article 9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 84

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 84 heading)
DIVISION 84. SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR

65 ILCS 5/11-84-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-1)
    Sec. 11-84-1. In addition to any other manner authorized by law, any municipality, by ordinance, may provide for the construction and repair of sidewalks therein, along or upon any streets or part of streets therein. The corporate authorities, by that ordinance, may provide for the payment of the whole or any part of the cost thereof by special taxation of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching upon the line where such a sidewalk is ordered. This special taxation may be either by levying the whole or any part of the cost thereof upon each of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching upon the line of the sidewalk, pro rata, according to their respective values. The values of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land shall be determined by the last preceding assessment thereof for the purpose of state and county taxation. Or the whole or any part of the cost thereof may be levied upon such lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land in proportion to their frontage upon such sidewalk, or in proportion to their superficial area, as may be provided by ordinance ordering the laying down of the sidewalk. In case the ordinance only requires a part of the cost of the sidewalk to be paid by a special tax as provided in this section, the residue of the cost shall be paid out of any fund of the municipality raised by general taxation upon the property in the municipality and not otherwise appropriated. Such a municipality, by one and the same ordinance, may provide for the construction or repair of sidewalks under this article on 2 or more streets, or parts of streets, or on one or both sides of any street or streets, whenever the sidewalks are so connected, or otherwise related, as to constitute a single system of improvement. A duplicate copy of the ordinance, duly certified by law, shall be delivered by the clerk of the municipality to the recorder of deeds of each county in which any part of the property is located not less than 30 days before commencement of any construction by the municipality as specified hereinafter in this Division 84. Each recorder shall record the copy and keep it as part of the permanent records of the office of such recorder. Such special taxes are a lien upon the property against which they are charged from the date upon which a copy of said ordinance is filed or recorded, which lien is discharged when the tax has been paid or the property has been sold pursuant to Section 11-84-5 of this Act.
    When the tax has been fully paid, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall execute and record, in the recorder's office of the county in which the land is located, a release of the lien of the taxes so paid, and shall deliver a copy of the release to the owner of the property.
(Source: P.A. 85-1252.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-2)
    Sec. 11-84-2. Such an ordinance shall define the location of the proposed sidewalk or the sidewalk to be repaired with reasonable certainty, shall prescribe its width, the materials of which it is to be constructed and the manner of its construction, and may provide that the materials and construction shall be under the supervision of and subject to the approval of an officer or board of officers of the municipality to be designated in the ordinance.
    The ordinance shall require all owners of lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching the line of a proposed sidewalk to construct or repair a sidewalk in front of or touching upon their respective lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land in accordance with the specifications of the ordinance, within 30 days after the mailing of notice of the passage of the ordinance, addressed to the party who last paid the general taxes on the respective lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels. In default thereof the municipality may furnish the materials and construct or repair the sidewalk in accordance with the ordinance, or may enter into a contract for the furnishing of the materials and the construction or repair of the sidewalk as hereinafter provided in this Division 84. The cost of such part thereof as may be fixed in the ordinance may be collected as hereinafter provided in this Division 84. The municipality may issue vouchers bearing not to exceed 6% interest annually in payment of these sidewalks, payable solely out of the special tax provided for in this Division 84 when the tax is collected.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-3)
    Sec. 11-84-3. Such an ordinance may provide that a bill of the costs of the sidewalk, showing the cost of the construction or repair and supervision thereof, shall be made by the officer or board designated by the ordinance to take charge of the construction or repair of the sidewalk, together with a list of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching upon the line of the sidewalk, the names of the parties who last paid the general taxes on the respective lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels and the frontage, superficial area, or assessed value as specified in Section 11-84-1, according as the ordinance may provide for the levy of the cost by the frontage, superficial area or assessed value.
    Thereupon, if the owner of any lot, block, tract, or parcel of land has failed or refused to construct or repair his portion of the sidewalk in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance, the specified officer or board shall proceed to prepare a special tax list against those lots, blocks, tracts or parcels of land in front of or touching upon which the sidewalk has not been constructed or repaired, ascertaining by computation the amount of special taxes and the annual installments thereof to be charged against each of those lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land on account of the construction or repair of the sidewalk, according to the rule fixed for the levy of that special tax by the ordinance.
    This special tax list shall be filed in the office of the specified officer or board, and this officer or board shall thereupon issue warrants directed to the municipal collector, or to such officer as may be designated in the ordinance, for the collection of the amount of special tax so ascertained and appearing from this special tax list to be due from the respective lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching upon the line of the sidewalk. However, the aggregate amount of each special tax shall be divided into 5 annual installments of equal amounts, except that all fractional amounts shall be added to the first installment, so as to leave the remaining installments equal in amount and each a multiple of $100.
    The first installment shall be due and payable on the second day of January next after the date of the first voucher issued on account of the work done, and the second installment one year thereafter, and so on annually until all installments are paid. The specified officer or board shall file in the office of the municipal collector, or such officer as may be designated to collect the tax, a certificate, signed by the officer or secretary of the board preparing the tax list, of the date of the first voucher and of the amount thereof within 30 days after the issuance thereof.
    All the installments shall bear interest as provided in this section until paid, at the rate of not to exceed 6% annually. Interest on assessments shall begin to run from the date of the first voucher issued on account of work done. The interest on each installment shall be payable as follows: On the second day of January next succeeding the date of the first voucher as certified, the interest accrued up to date on all unpaid installments shall be due and payable and it shall be collected with the installment. Thereafter the interest on all unpaid installments shall be payable annually and be due and payable at the same time as the installment maturing in that year and be collected therewith.
    In all cases the municipal collector, or the officer designated to collect the tax, whenever payment is made of any installment, shall collect all interest that is due up to the date of that payment, whether the payment is made at or after maturity. Any person may at any time pay the whole assessment against any lot, block, tract or parcel of land, or any installment thereof, with interest as provided in this section up to the date of payment. The municipal collector, or the officer designated to collect the tax, shall proceed to collect the warrants by mailing a written notice to the address of the party who last paid the general taxes on the respective lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land in the list, that the tax list is in his possession for collection. All money so collected shall be immediately paid over by that officer to the municipal treasurer of that municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-4)
    Sec. 11-84-4. Upon failure to collect the special tax as hereinbefore provided in this Division 84, the municipal collector, or the officer designated to collect the tax on or before the first day of August in each year, shall make a written report of this special tax to such general officer of the county as may be authorized by law to apply for judgment against and sell lands for taxes due the county or state. This report shall also contain an enumeration of (1) all the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land upon which this special tax remains unpaid, (2) the names of the respective owners thereof, so far as the names are known to the collecting officer, (3) the amount due and unpaid upon each lot, block, tract, or parcel and (4) a copy of the ordinance ordering the construction of the sidewalk. This report shall be accompanied by the oath of the officer that the list is a correct return of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land on which the special tax levied by authority of the municipality for the cost or partial cost, as the case may be, of the sidewalk specified in that ordinance remains due and unpaid, and that the amounts therein stated as due and unpaid, have not been collected, nor any part thereof. This report, when so made, is prima facie evidence that all the forms and requirements of the law in relation to making that return have been complied with, and that the special tax, as mentioned in the report, is due and unpaid.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-5)
    Sec. 11-84-5. When the specified general officer of the county receives such a report, he shall at once proceed to obtain judgment against the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land enumerated therein for the special tax remaining due and unpaid, in the same manner as may be provided by law for obtaining judgment against land for taxes due and unpaid to the county and state, and in the same manner shall proceed to sell the same for the special tax due and unpaid. In obtaining this judgment, and making this sale, the specified officer shall be governed by the general revenue laws of Illinois, except when otherwise provided in this Division 84. The general revenue laws shall also apply to the execution of certificates of sales and deeds, and to the force and effect of these sales and deeds. All other laws in relation to the enforcement and collection of taxes, and redemption from tax sales, shall apply to proceedings to collect this special tax, except as otherwise provided in this Division 84.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-6)
    Sec. 11-84-6. Whenever payment of the cost of such sidewalk is required to be made in part by special tax and in part out of any general fund of the municipality, and the owner of a lot, block, tract, or parcel of land constructs or repairs the sidewalk in accordance with the ordinance for its construction or repair the officer or board directed by the ordinance to superintend the construction or repair thereof shall thereupon have issued to that owner, an order on the municipal treasurer for the cost of the construction or repair of the sidewalk, less the amount of special tax chargeable to the lot, block, tract, or parcel of land of that owner on the line of which the sidewalk has been so constructed or repaired.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-7)
    Sec. 11-84-7. Except as herein otherwise provided for municipalities of more than 500,000 population, all contracts for the construction or repair of sidewalks as provided in this Division 84, when the expense thereof exceeds $1,500, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder in the following manner: Notice shall be given by the officer or board designated in the ordinance to take charge of the construction or repair and supervision of a sidewalk, by advertisement at least twice, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the day of opening the bids, that bids will be received for the construction or repair of that sidewalk in accordance with the ordinance therefor, in one or more newspapers published within the municipality, or if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. The notice shall state the time of opening the bids. All bids offered shall be accompanied by cash or a check payable to the order of the officer or board having charge of the improvement, and certified by a responsible bank, for an amount which shall not be less than 10% of the aggregate of the bid. All contracts shall be approved by the officer, or the presiding officer of the board, having the supervision of the construction or repair of that sidewalk.
    In municipalities of more than 500,000 population, the letting of contracts for the construction or repair of sidewalks as provided in this Division 84 shall be governed by the provisions of Division 10 of Article 8.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-8)
    Sec. 11-84-8. If a special tax for the construction or repair of a sidewalk is annulled by the corporate authorities or set aside by any court, a new ordinance may be passed and a new tax may be made and returned. This power to pass a new ordinance providing for a new tax exists only when (1) the prior ordinance was passed under "An Act to provide additional means for the construction of sidewalks in cities, towns and villages," approved April 15, 1875, as amended, or under this Division 84, and (2) when the prior ordinance was merely defective but not void.
    The proceedings therefor shall be the same as in the first instance, and all parties in interest shall have like rights and like powers in relation to any subsequent tax as are hereby given in relation to the first tax. No special tax shall be levied for work already done under a prior ordinance, unless it appears that the work was done in good faith, by the municipality, or under contract duly let and executed, pursuant to an ordinance providing that the sidewalk should be paid for by special tax.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 85

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 85 heading)
DIVISION 85. CERTAIN JOINT MUNICIPAL AND
TOWNSHIP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

65 ILCS 5/11-85-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-85-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-85-1)
    Sec. 11-85-1. Municipalities lying within one or more townships, or whose boundaries are coextensive with the boundaries of a township, have the power to enter into a contract with any township within which the municipality lies, or with any township lying immediately contiguous to the municipality, and such township has the power to enter into a contract with such municipality, for the construction of any public improvement consisting of the construction of any bridge, subway, elevated way, or viaduct which may lie partly within the municipality, and partly outside the municipality and within the township, or consisting of the improvement of the roadway of any highway or street upon and along which runs the line of the corporate limits of the municipality, so that the improvement as proposed would lie partly within the municipality and partly within the township, in the manner authorized in this Division 85.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-85-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-85-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-85-2)
    Sec. 11-85-2. The corporate authorities of such municipality and the commissioner of highways in and for such township, in the manner they agree upon, shall procure (1) detailed plans and specifications of the proposed improvement, (2) a detailed estimate of the cost thereof prepared by a competent engineer, showing the total estimated cost of the improvement, and (3) separate estimates from that engineer of the portions thereof within and without the municipality. As soon as the corporate authorities both of the municipality and of the township approve the plans, specifications, and estimates as a basis for the letting of a contract for the improvement, and as soon as the proportions of the cost thereof are agreed upon by the corporate authorities of the municipality and township, they may proceed jointly to let a contract therefor as provided in this section.
    This contract shall be let only upon competitive bidding, in the manner provided for the letting of contracts by municipalities for the constructing of local improvements under the provisions of Article 9, except that (1) the advertising for bids for the construction of the proposed improvement shall be authorized and made by the corporate authorities of both the municipality and the township, (2) bids for the construction shall be received by those corporate authorities jointly at the time and place agreed upon and stated in the notice for bids, and (3) no contract shall be let except by the approval of the corporate authorities of both the municipality and the township. All contracts shall be signed and executed by the officials of the municipality and of the township who may be vested generally, by law or ordinance, with the duty of the execution of contracts, for and in behalf of the respective bodies, and all bonds for the performance of a contract shall be made payable to those corporate bodies jointly.
    All consents, agreements, and approvals provided for in this Division 85 shall be by writing and when hereby required to be made or given by a municipality, shall be made or given by a resolution of the corporate authorities of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-85-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-85-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-85-3)
    Sec. 11-85-3. If a municipality desires to pay its proportion of the cost of such an improvement by a special assessment or a special tax upon the property within the municipality benefited by the improvement, either before or after the letting of the contract as provided by Section 11-85-2, it may pass an ordinance providing for the improvement and that the cost thereof shall be paid by a special tax or a special assessment, to be levied upon the municipality and upon the property within the municipality specially benefited by the improvement. The proceedings thereafter for the levy of that special assessment or special tax, and the collection thereof, shall conform to the provisions of Article 9, in so far as the provisions of Article 9 are applicable. It shall be no defense in any proceedings to levy a special assessment or a special tax hereunder that the special assessment or special tax is levied for work previously performed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-85-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-85-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-85-4)
    Sec. 11-85-4. A municipality participating in the construction of an improvement specified in this Division 85 has jurisdiction over the part thereof lying within the corporate limits of the municipality. The participating township has jurisdiction over that part of the improvement lying outside the municipality and within the township. The municipality and the township may repair, maintain, or reconstruct the portions of the improvement within their respective jurisdictions in the manner provided by law in cases of similar improvements lying wholly within their respective jurisdictions. But nothing contained in this section affects any power otherwise given by law to either the municipality or the township to expend money in the repair, maintenance, or reconstruction of the entire improvement or any part thereof.
    Although parts of the improvements are under separate jurisdictions, the municipality and the township interested may enter into contracts with each other providing for the repair, maintenance, and upkeep, including lighting, of the improvement, apportioning the cost thereof and providing the method of that repair, maintenance, and upkeep, as may be agreed upon between them.
    A township may surrender its jurisdiction over such an improvement to the municipality jointly interested, by agreement made between the corporate authorities of both the municipality and the township. The municipality thus assuming that jurisdiction thereafter shall be chargeable with the repair, maintenance, and upkeep of the part of the improvement so turned over, and may exercise its police powers thereover in like manner as if the improvement lay entirely within the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 86

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 86 heading)
DIVISION 86. MUNICIPAL AND PARK RELATIONSHIP
CONCERNING STREETS

65 ILCS 5/11-86-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-86-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-86-1)
    Sec. 11-86-1. Any city, incorporated town or village may construct and maintain an elevated way in or upon any street, and construct and maintain all necessary approaches, inclines and superstructures, and may by ordinance authorize any commission or board having jurisdiction of a public park or parks to take over, maintain and control any street or way, incline, approach or superstructure therein upon terms fixed by such ordinance.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-86-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-86-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-86-2)
    Sec. 11-86-2. Any city, incorporated town or village may by ordinance duly passed grant to any commission or board having jurisdiction over parks and boulevards the right to take and improve by means of surface or elevated ways for vehicles and pedestrians a street or streets not more than one mile in length in any one instance, and for that purpose to construct, maintain and control all approaches, inclines and superstructures convenient or necessary for the purpose aforesaid.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-86-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-86-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-86-3)
    Sec. 11-86-3. Where any park is located wholly within any city, the city council of such city shall have power by ordinance to extend streets through such park as the needs of the public shall demand. Such needs to be determined by the park commissioners having control thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-86-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-86-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-86-4)
    Sec. 11-86-4. If the street designated in Section 11-86-3 is to be used only for boulevard purposes, it may be extended through such park at the grade of other roadways to be crossed by such street so to be extended within such park in the discretion of the park commissioners having control thereof. If such street is to be used for general traffic purposes, it shall be depressed below the street level within such park, as the park commissioners, having control thereof, shall direct. The cost of the construction and maintenance of such depression shall be borne by the city. No such street or streets shall be extended through any park in any city without the consent and express direction of the park commissioners having control of such park.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 87

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 87 heading)
DIVISION 87. RE-LOCATING WATER COURSES

65 ILCS 5/11-87-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-87-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-87-1)
    Sec. 11-87-1. Whenever in the judgment of the corporate authorities of any city or village it becomes necessary to change or re-locate the channel, course, or bed of any natural or artificial water course or stream within the corporate limits of the city or village, in order to properly lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve the streets, alleys, avenues, and sidewalks, or any of them in any part of the city or village, the corporate authorities are hereby vested with the power to provide by ordinance for the laying out, establishing, opening, altering, widening, extending, grading, paving, or otherwise improving those streets, alleys, avenues, and sidewalks, or any of them in any such part of the city or village, and by the same ordinance to provide for the changing or re-locating of the channel, course, or bed of any such water course or stream within the corporate limits of the city or village. The entire improvement provided for by such an ordinance shall constitute a local improvement, the cost of which may be paid for by special assessment, by special taxation of contiguous property, or by general taxation, or otherwise, as the corporate authorities by ordinance shall direct, and in providing for such an improvement they may proceed in accordance with the provisions of Article 9.
    In case the corporate authorities re-locate any such channel or water course, the title of the State of Illinois in and to any land artificially made or reclaimed within the corporate limits of any city or village, which prior to the re-location was, but after the re-location is no longer a part of the channel, course, or bed of the natural or artificial water course or stream, shall vest in fee simple absolute, without further act or deed, in the city or village which so re-locates that channel, course, or bed. The State of Illinois shall take the same title and to the same extent in territory in metes and bounds in and to the channel course or bed of the watercourse or stream, after its re-location by the city or village, as it had in the channel course or bed of the watercourse or stream, before its re-location.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-87-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-87-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-87-2)
    Sec. 11-87-2. For the purpose of this Division 87, a water course or stream shall be construed to include all banks, beds, and waters connected with, adjacent, and leading to the watercourse, or stream.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-87-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-87-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-87-3)
    Sec. 11-87-3. Whenever any portion within the corporate limits of a city or village of a fork, branch, arm, canal, or slip terminating within the city or village of any natural or artificial watercourse or stream, or a fork, branch, arm, canal, or slip communicating therewith, has been declared non-navigable by the Congress of the United States of America, or the United States of America has surrendered, relinquished, or abandoned jurisdiction of such a portion thereof as a navigable body of water, and in the judgment of the corporate authorities of the city or village it becomes necessary to fill in all or any part of a portion of such a watercourse or stream in order to properly lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve streets, avenues, or alleys, or any of them, in any part of the city or village, without the construction of a bridge over or along such a watercourse or stream, the corporate authorities have the power to provide by ordinance for the laying out, establishing, opening, altering, widening, extending, grading, paving, or otherwise improving such streets, avenues, and alleys, or any of them, in that part of the city or village and by the same ordinance to provide for the filling in of the channel, course, or bed of a part or all of any portion of such a watercourse or stream within the corporate limits of the city or village.
    By this ordinance the corporate authorities may provide for taking by eminent domain of so much of the specified portion of such a watercourse or stream as the city or village requires for the purposes of any such street, avenue, or alley and of the rights in such a watercourse or stream of all owners of land adjoining the specified portion of such a watercourse or stream. The entire improvement provided for by this ordinance shall constitute a local improvement, the cost of which may be paid for by special assessment or special taxation of contiguous property or by general taxation, or otherwise, as the corporate authorities shall direct by ordinance. In providing for such an improvement the corporate authorities may proceed in accordance with the provisions of Article 9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-87-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-87-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-87-4)
    Sec. 11-87-4. The rights, powers, and authority granted in the preceding sections of this Division 87 shall be subject to the provisions of Section 18 of "An Act in relation to the regulation of the rivers, lakes and streams of the State of Illinois," approved June 10, 1911, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-87-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-87-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-87-5)
    Sec. 11-87-5. Whenever any city or village has changed, altered, or relocated or provides by ordinance to change, alter, or relocate the channel, course, or bed of any natural or artificial watercourse or stream, within the corporate limits of the city or village, and provides by ordinance to lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, construct, or otherwise improve streets, alleys, avenues, sidewalks, viaducts, subway tunnels, or any of them, and any such improvement consists of or requires the taking or damaging of property within one-half mile of any part of the channel, course, or bed of such a natural or artificial course or stream as changed or provided by ordinance to be changed, altered, or relocated, the corporate authorities of the city or village may acquire by condemnation, all property that may be required to enable them to make the improvement.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 88

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 88 heading)
DIVISION 88. GRANT TO PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

65 ILCS 5/11-88-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-88-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-88-1)
    Sec. 11-88-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may grant to any political subdivision, municipal corporation or public authority of this state with authority to construct and operate transportation facilities, the right to construct and operate any facilities for local transportation within the municipality and to use the streets and other public places therefor. Such right may be granted for any duration of time and may be exclusive, subject to unexpired franchise ordinances, but shall not be exclusive of the public right in any of the streets and public places. Such grant shall not be effective unless and until it is adopted or approved by a majority of the electors of the municipality voting upon the proposition, and if such grant is by ordinance prescribing terms, conditions and limitations, it shall not be effective unless and until such ordinance is accepted in writing by the grantee and such acceptance is filed with the municipal clerk. Such ordinance may be submitted for approval or adoption at the same election at which any act may be adopted to create any political subdivision, municipal corporation or public authority for transportation of persons or property. The municipal clerk shall promptly certify such ordinance and proposition for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law. It shall not be necessary to print such ordinance in full in the notice of election or on the ballot, but the notice and ballot shall briefly indicate the nature of the ordinance setting out its title and date of passage. After any ordinance prescribing the terms, conditions and limitations of such grant becomes effective, extensions and additions to such local transportation facilities may be authorized by ordinance with or without provision for referendum. After any ordinance prescribing the terms, conditions and limitations of such grant becomes effective, in cities of 500,000 or more population, amendments thereto may be made by ordinance, subject to acceptance in writing by the grantee, as herein provided, without provision for referendum. Such amendments shall not impair the security of any indebtedness of the grantee.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 89

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 89 heading)
DIVISION 89. TERMINABLE LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
PERMITS

65 ILCS 5/11-89-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-89-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-89-1)
    Sec. 11-89-1. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-89-2, every municipality may grant consent, permission, and authority to construct, reconstruct, and maintain and operate street railways, railroads and public utility motor vehicles, or a unified local transportation system comprising both street railways and railroads and which may also comprise public utility motor vehicle lines and any other local public utility transportation facilities in, over, across, along, under, or upon streets, alleys, subways, public ways or public grounds in the municipality, the major portion of which street railways, railroads, public utility motor vehicles, and other local public utility transportation facilities is or is to be located within, or the major portion of the service of which is or is to be supplied to the inhabitants of the municipality, without limiting or fixing any time for the duration of the grant, but reserving to the municipality the right or option to purchase and take over the local transportation properties of the grantee provided for in the grant at the time or times and at the price and upon the terms to be stated or provided for in the grant.
    The grant may also provide that the grantee, if so required by the municipality, shall sell, assign, transfer, and convey to any other corporation designated as permittee for the purpose the optional properties at such time or times and at such price and upon such terms as may be stated or provided for in the grant.
    Every such grant shall be known as a "terminable permit." The grantee therein, its successors and assigns have the right to construct, reconstruct, and maintain and operate the optioned properties until the municipality or its permittee has purchased and taken over those properties.
    In addition to the provisions as to purchase by the municipality or its permittee, a terminable permit may contain any other terms and conditions not contrary to or inconsistent with this Division 89 or with the lawful exercise of the power of the state to regulate public utilities. These other terms and conditions may include, but are not limited to reasonable provisions for specified extensions and additions to lines and facilities, the retirement of investment by amortization or otherwise, or for compensation for the use of a public property computed either by some proportion of the receipts from the operation of the property of the grantee, or otherwise. The circuit court may enforce the provisions of this paragraph by means of injunction, mandamus, or other appropriate proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/11-89-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-89-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-89-2)
    Sec. 11-89-2. No ordinance of any municipality granting a terminable permit shall become effective until a proposition to approve the ordinance has been submitted to the electors of the municipality and has been approved by a majority of the electors voting upon the proposition. Every such ordinance shall order such submission and shall designate the election at which the proposition is to be submitted. The municipal clerk shall promptly certify such proposition for submission.
    The proposition need not include the ordinance in full but shall indicate the nature of the ordinance, and shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the ordinance passed by the
city council (or board of trustees)
of (name of municipality) on (insert           YES
date), entitled ...., which
granted a terminable permit to (here        ------------------
insert the name of the grantee) to
construct, maintain, and operate a              NO
transportation system upon the terms and
conditions therein stated, be approved?
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(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-89-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-89-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-89-3)
    Sec. 11-89-3. The term "railroads" as used in this Division 89 does not include a railroad constituting or used as a part of a trunk line railroad system operated as a common carrier of freight and passengers.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 90

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 90 heading)
DIVISION 90. STREET RAILWAYS

65 ILCS 5/11-90-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-90-1)
    Sec. 11-90-1. Upon compliance with Section 11-90-2, and with "An Act in regard to street railroads, and to repeal certain acts herein referred to," approved March 7, 1899, as amended, the corporate authorities of each municipality may permit, regulate, or prohibit the locating, constructing, or laying a track of any street railway in any street, alley, or public place.
    Permission under this section shall not be granted for a longer time than for 20 years, except as provided in Sections 11-90-3 and 11-90-4 and Division 89 of this Article 11.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-90-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-90-2)
    Sec. 11-90-2. The corporate authorities shall not grant the use of or the right to lay tracks in any street of the municipality to any railroad or street railway corporation except upon the petition of the owners of record of the land representing more than one-half of the frontage of the street, or so much thereof as is sought to be used for railroad or street railway purposes. Whenever the street or part thereof sought to be used is more than one mile in extent, no petition of landowners shall be valid unless the petition shall be signed by the owners of record of the land representing more than one-half of the frontage of each mile and of the fraction of a mile, measuring from the initial point specified in the petition, of the street or of the part thereof sought to be used for railroad or street railway purposes. However, the corporate authorities, without any petition of landowners, may grant the right to lay, maintain and also to operate railroad or street railway tracks, in, upon, or along any street, alley, or public place of the municipality in which the tracks are already laid at the time of making the grant. Also the corporate authorities, without any petition of landowners, may grant the use of or the right to lay tracks in any tunnel or subway beneath the surface of any street, alley, or public place.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-90-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-90-3)
    Sec. 11-90-3. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-90-4, every municipality may grant permission for a term longer than 20 years, but not exceeding 40 years, for locating, constructing, reconstructing, maintaining, operating, and laying tracks of any street railway in any street, alley, or public place in the municipality. However, this section has no application to a grant of a terminable permit expressly authorized by any law of this state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-90-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-90-4)
    Sec. 11-90-4. No ordinance of any municipality granting permission under Section 11-90-3 for a term longer than 20 years shall become operative until a proposition to approve the ordinance has been submitted to the electors of the municipality and has been approved by a majority of the electors voting upon the proposition. Every such ordinance shall order such submission and shall designate the election at which the proposition is to be submitted in accordance with the general election law. The municipal clerk shall promptly certify such proposition to the proper election officials for submission.
    The proposition need not include the ordinance in full but which shall indicate the nature of the ordinance, and shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the ordinance passed by the
city council (or board of trustees,
etc.) of (name of municipality) on
(insert date), entitled                      YES
...., which granted permission for a
term of .... years to (here insert
the name of the grantee) to locate,      ---------------------
construct, reconstruct, maintain,
operate, and lay tracks, of (here
insert the name of the grantee) in           NO
certain streets, alleys, and public
places upon the terms and conditions
therein stated, be approved?
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(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-90-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-5)
    Sec. 11-90-5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-147, eff. 7-16-99. Repealed internally, eff. 9-30-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-90-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-6)
    Sec. 11-90-6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-147, eff. 7-16-99. Repealed internally, eff. 9-30-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-90-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-7)
    Sec. 11-90-7. Continuation of certain powers derived from the Capital City Railroad Relocation Authority.
    (a) All of the statutory powers and duties that the Capital City Railroad Relocation Authority had to implement the agreements that it entered into for Useable Segment 3 (including but not limited to the power to acquire property exchanged by the railroads for the railroad right-of-way acquired by the Authority and to sell, transfer, exchange, or assign property as it deems appropriate), which were transferred to the City of Springfield under Section 11-90-5 of this Code, shall continue in effect and may be exercised by the City of Springfield until the City has completed the transactions it was required to perform under Section 11-90-5, but only for the implementation of, and subject to, those agreements.
    (b) Once the City of Springfield has completed the transactions required to perform the agreements referred to in subsection (a), its powers and duties under this Section are terminated.
    (c) All otherwise lawful actions taken before the effective date of this Section in reliance on or pursuant to Section 11-90-5 or 11-90-6 of this Code by any officer or agency of State government or of the City of Springfield or by any other person or entity are hereby validated.
    (d) This Section applies to all claims, civil actions, and proceedings arising out of actions taken in reliance on or pursuant to Section 11-90-5 or 11-90-6 of this Code that are pending on or filed on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 91-786, eff. 6-9-00.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91 heading)
DIVISION 91. VACATING OF STREETS AND ALLEYS

65 ILCS 5/11-91-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91-1)
    Sec. 11-91-1. Whenever the corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated by special act or under any general law, determine that the public interest will be subserved by vacating any street or alley, or part thereof, within their jurisdiction in any incorporated area, they may vacate that street or alley, or part thereof, by an ordinance. The ordinance shall provide the legal description or permanent index number of the particular parcel or parcels of property acquiring title to the vacated property. But this ordinance shall be passed by the affirmative vote of at least three-fourths of the aldermen, trustees or commissioners then holding office. This vote shall be taken by ayes and noes and entered on the records of the corporate authorities.
    No ordinance shall be passed vacating any street or alley under a municipality's jurisdiction and within an unincorporated area without notice thereof and a hearing thereon. At least 15 days prior to such a hearing, notice of its time, place and subject matter shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the unincorporated area which the street or alley proposed for vacation serves. At the hearing all interested persons shall be heard concerning the proposal for vacation.
    The ordinance may provide that it shall not become effective until the owners of all property or the owner or owners of a particular parcel or parcels of property abutting upon the street or alley, or part thereof so vacated, shall pay compensation in an amount which, in the judgment of the corporate authorities, shall be the fair market value of the property acquired or of the benefits which will accrue to them by reason of that vacation, and if there are any public service facilities in such street or alley, or part thereof, the ordinance shall also reserve to the municipality or to the public utility, as the case may be, owning such facilities, such property, rights of way and easements as, in the judgment of the corporate authorities, are necessary or desirable for continuing public service by means of those facilities and for the maintenance, renewal and reconstruction thereof. If the ordinance provides that only the owner or owners of one particular parcel of abutting property shall make payment, then the owner or owners of the particular parcel shall acquire title to the entire vacated street or alley, or the part thereof vacated.
    The determination of the corporate authorities that the nature and extent of the public use or public interest to be subserved in such as to warrant the vacation of any street or alley, or part thereof, is conclusive, and the passage of such an ordinance is sufficient evidence of that determination, whether so recited in the ordinance or not. The relief to the public from further burden and responsibility of maintaining any street or alley, or part thereof, constitutes a public use or public interest authorizing the vacation.
    When property is damaged by the vacation or closing of any street or alley, the damage shall be ascertained and paid as provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 93-383, eff. 7-25-03; 93-703, eff. 7-9-04.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91-2)
    Sec. 11-91-2. Except in cases where the deed, or other instrument, dedicating a street or alley, or part thereof, has expressly provided for a specific devolution of the title thereto upon the abandonment or vacation thereof, whenever any street or alley, or any part thereof, is vacated under or by virtue of any ordinance of any municipality, the title to the land included within the street or alley, or part thereof, so vacated, vests in the then owners of the land abutting thereon, in the same proportions and to the same extent, as though the street or alley has been dedicated by a common law plat (as distinguished from a statutory plat) and as though the fee of the street or alley had been acquired by the owners as a part of the land abutting on the street or alley.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91.1 heading)
DIVISION 91.1. PERSONS DISPLACED BY FEDERAL AID SYSTEM OF STREETS AND
HIGHWAYS

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-1)
    Sec. 11-91.1-1. The municipality is authorized to pay, as part of the cost of construction of any project on the federal aid system of streets and highways, to a person displaced by said highway project the actual reasonable expenses in moving said person, his family, his business, or his farm operation, including the moving of personal property. The allowable expenses for transportation shall not exceed the cost of moving 50 miles from the point from which such person, family, business or farm is being displaced.
    The municipality is authorized to adopt rules and regulations as may be determined necessary to implement the payments as authorized by this section.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-2)
    Sec. 11-91.1-2. In lieu of the actual moving expenses heretofore authorized to be paid, the municipality may pay any person displaced, from a dwelling, who elects to accept such payment, a moving expense allowance determined according to a schedule to be established by the municipality, not to exceed $200, and a further dislocation allowance of $100.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-3)
    Sec. 11-91.1-3. In lieu of the actual moving expenses heretofore authorized to be paid, the municipality may pay any person who moves or discontinues his business or farm operation, who elects to accept such payment, a fixed relocation payment in an amount equal to the average annual net earnings of the business or the farm operation, or $5,000, whichever is the lesser. In the case of a business, no payment shall be made unless the municipality is satisfied that the business (1) cannot be relocated without a substantial loss of its existing patronage, and (2) is not part of a commercial enterprise having at least one other establishment not being acquired for highway purposes which is engaged in the same or similar business. The term "average annual net earnings" means one-half of any net earnings of the business or farm operation, before Federal, State and local income taxes, during the two taxable years immediately preceding the taxable year in which such business or farm operation moves from the real property being acquired for such project, and includes any compensation paid by the business or farm operation to the owner, his spouse or his dependents during such two year period.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-4)
    Sec. 11-91.1-4. In addition to the amounts heretofore authorized to be paid by the municipality, the municipality may, as a part of the cost of construction, make a payment to the owner of real property acquired for a Federal Aid highway project which is improved by a single, two or three family dwelling actually owned and occupied by the owner for not less than one year prior to the initiation of negotiations for the acquisition of such property, an amount which, when added to the acquisition payment, equals the average price required for a comparable dwelling determined in accordance with standards established by the municipality to be a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling adequate to accommodate the displaced owner, reasonably accessible to public services and places of employment and available on the private market. Such payment shall not exceed the sum of $5,000, and shall be made only to a displaced owner who purchases and occupies a dwelling that meets the standards established by the municipality within one year subsequent to the date on which he is required to move from the dwelling acquired for the highway project. Any individual or family not eligible to receive such payment, who is displaced from any dwelling which dwelling was actually and lawfully occupied by such individual and family for not less than ninety days prior to the initiation of negotiations for acquisition of such property, may be paid by the municipality an amount necessary to enable such individual or family to lease or rent for a period not to exceed two years, or to make the down payment on the purchase of a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling of standards adequate to accommodate such individual or family in areas not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities. Such payment shall not exceed the sum of $1,500.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-5)
    Sec. 11-91.1-5. In addition to the amounts heretofore authorized to be paid, the municipality may reimburse the owner of real property acquired for a Federal Aid highway project the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred for (1) recording fees, transfer taxes, and similar expenses incidental to conveying such property; and (2) penalty costs for prepayment of any mortgages entered into in good faith encumbering such real property, if such mortgage is on record or has been filed for record under applicable State law on the date of final approval by the Department of Transportation of the location of such highway project.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-6)
    Sec. 11-91.1-6. Nothing contained in this amendatory Act creates in any proceedings brought under the power of eminent domain any element of damages not in existence as of the date of enactment of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91.2 heading)
DIVISION 91.2. JURISDICTION OVER ROADS BY AGREEMENT

65 ILCS 5/11-91.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.2-1)
    Sec. 11-91.2-1. A county or the State may surrender its jurisdiction over the right-of-way and improvements of all or part of a county or State highway, street or road to a municipality by agreement made between the corporate authorities of the municipality and the county board or the Illinois Department of Transportation, as the case may be. The agreement shall provide that the right-of-way and improvements continue to be used as a road, street or highway and that the municipality be chargeable with the repair, maintenance and upkeep of the right-of-way and improvements. The municipality may exercise its police powers over the right-of-way and improvements in like manner as if the right-of-way and improvements lay entirely within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 85-1421.)