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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 92

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 92 heading)
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 92

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 92 heading)
DIVISION 92. HARBORS FOR RECREATIONAL USE

65 ILCS 5/11-92-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-1)
    Sec. 11-92-1. "Harbor", as used in this Division 92 includes harbors, marinas, slips, docks, piers, breakwaters, and all buildings, structures, facilities, connections, equipment, parking areas and all other improvements for use in connection therewith.
    "Public water" has the same meaning as ascribed to that term in Section 18 of "An Act in relation to the regulation of rivers, lakes and streams of the State of Illinois", approved June 10, 1911, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
    "Artificially made or reclaimed land" includes all land which formerly was submerged under the public waters of the state, the title to which is in the state, and which has been artificially made or reclaimed in whole or in part.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-2)
    Sec. 11-92-2. Any city or village of less than 500,000 population bordering upon any public waters has the power to acquire, construct, replace, enlarge, improve, maintain and operate a harbor for recreational use and benefit of the public anywhere within the jurisdiction of the city or village, or in, over, and upon public waters bordering thereon, subject to the approval of the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Illinois and approval of the proper officials of the United States Government.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-3)
    Sec. 11-92-3. The city or village, to carry out the purposes of this Division 92, has all the rights and powers over its harbor as it does over its other property, and its rights and powers include but are not limited to the following:
    (a) To furnish complete harbor facilities and services, including but not limited to: launching, mooring, docking, storing, and repairing facilities and services; parking facilities for motor vehicles and boat trailers; and roads for access to the harbor.
    (b) To acquire by gift, legacy, grant, purchase, lease, or by condemnation in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act, and property necessary or appropriate for the purposes of this Division 92, including riparian rights, within or without the city or village.
    (c) To use, occupy and reclaim submerged land under the public waters of the State and artificially made or reclaimed land anywhere within the jurisdiction of the city or village, or in, over, and upon bordering public waters.
    (d) To acquire property by agreeing on a boundary line in accordance with the procedures set forth in Sections 11-123-8 and 11-123-9.
    (e) To locate and establish dock, shore and harbor lines.
    (f) To license, regulate, and control the use and operation of the harbor, including the operation of all waterborne vessels in the harbor and within 1000 feet of the outer limits of the harbor, or otherwise within the jurisdiction of the city or village, except that such city or village shall not forbid the full and free use by the public of all navigable waters, as provided by federal law.
    (g) To charge and collect fees for all facilities and services, and compensation for materials furnished.
    (h) To appoint harbor masters and other personnel, defining their duties and authority.
    (i) To enter into contracts and leases of every kind, dealing in any manner with the objects and purposes of this Division 92, upon such terms and conditions as the city or village determines.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-4)
    Sec. 11-92-4. The city or village shall submit its plan for any construction to be undertaken under this Division 92 for approval to: (a) the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Illinois, and to (b) the proper officials of the United States Government.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-5)
    Sec. 11-92-5. All right, title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to submerged lands, naturally and artificially made or reclaimed lands, both within the boundaries of the harbor and adjoining its outer or water side, are hereby vested in the city or village for harbor and other public purposes, and the same shall be under the jurisdiction of the city or village. The harbor, and all real and personal property connected therewith, owned and operated by a city or village under the provisions of this Division 92, are exempt from taxation.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-6)
    Sec. 11-92-6. The city or village has power to borrow money by issuing its bonds in anticipation of its revenue from such harbor or from any buildings, structures or facilities to accomplish any of the purposes of this Division 92 and to refund such bonds. Such bonds shall be authorized by ordinance and may be issued in one or more series, and bear dates of maturity at such time or times not to exceed 40 years from their respective dates, bear interest at such rates not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually, be in such denominations, be in such form either coupon or registered, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment at such place, be subject to such terms of redemption with or without premium, and may be registerable as to principal or as to both principal and interest as the ordinance may provide.
    The bonds are negotiable instruments. The bonds shall be sold at a price so that the interest cost of the proceeds thereof shall not exceed 7% per annum, payable semi-annually, computed to maturity according to standard tables of bond values, and shall be sold in such manner and at such time as the city or village shall determine.
    Pending the preparation or execution of definitive bonds, interim receipts or certificates or temporary bonds may be delivered to the purchasers or pledgees of these bonds. These bonds bearing the signature of officers in office on the date of the signing thereof shall be valid and binding obligations notwithstanding that before delivery thereof and payment therefor any or all of the persons whose signatures appear thereon cease to be such officers.
    No holder of any bond issued under this law shall ever have the right to compel any exercise of taxing power of the city or village to pay the bond or interest thereon. Each bond issued under this Division 92 is payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the harbor and facilities. The bond shall not in any event constitute a debt of the city or village within any statutory or constitutional limitations, and this shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond.
    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 5/11-92-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-7)
    Sec. 11-92-7. The corporate authorities of any city or village availing under this Division 92 shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the harbor and facilities thereof, or relating thereto, to be constructed, enlarged, improved, operated and maintained as a harbor for the use and benefit of the public, and refer to the general plans and specifications therefor prepared for that purpose. These plans and specifications shall be open to the inspection of the public. Any such ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of the harbor or facilities thereof, or relating thereto, and shall fix the maximum amount of revenue bonds proposed to be issued therefor. This amount shall not exceed the estimated cost of the harbor and facilities, including engineering, legal and other expenses, together with interest cost to a date 12 months subsequent to the estimated date of completion. Such ordinance may contain such covenants which shall be part of the contract between the city or village and the holders of such bonds and the trustee, if any, for the bondholders having such rights and duties as may be provided therein for the enforcement and protection of such covenants as may be deemed necessary and advisable as to:
    (a) The issuance of additional bonds that may thereafter be issued payable from the revenues derived from the operation of such harbor or buildings, structures and facilities, and for the payment of the principal and interest on such bonds;
    (b) The regulations as to the use of any such harbor and facilities to assure the efficient use and occupancy thereof;
    (c) Kind and amount of insurance to be carried, including use and occupancy insurance, cost of which shall be payable only from the revenues derived from the harbor and facilities;
    (d) Operation, maintenance, management, accounting and auditing, employment of harbor engineers and consultants, and keeping of records, reports and audits of any such harbor and facilities;
    (e) The obligation of the city or village to maintain the harbor and facilities in good condition and to operate same in an economical and efficient manner;
    (f) Providing for setting aside any sinking funds, reserve funds, depreciation funds and such other special funds as may be found needful and the regulation and disposition thereof;
    (g) Providing for the setting aside of a sinking fund into which shall be payable from the revenues of such harbor and facilities from month to month as such revenues are collected such sums as will be sufficient to pay the accruing interest and retire the bonds at maturity;
    (h) Agreeing to fix and collect fees and rents and other charges for the use of such harbor or facilities, sufficient together with other available money to produce revenue adequate to pay the bonds at maturity and accruing interest and reserves therefor, and sufficient to pay cost of maintenance, operation and depreciation thereof in such order of priority as shall be provided by the ordinance authorizing the bonds;
    (i) Fixing procedure by which the terms of any contract with the holders of the bonds may be amended, the amount of bonds the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which consent may be given;
    (j) Providing the procedure for refunding such bonds;
    (k) Providing whether and to what extent and upon what terms and conditions, if any, the holder of bonds or coupons issued under such ordinance, or the trustee, if any, therefor may by action, mandamus, injunction or other proceedings, enforce or compel the performance of all duties required by this Division 92, including the fixing, maintaining and collecting of such fees, rates or other charges for the use of the harbor or other facilities, or for any service rendered by the city or village in the operation thereof as will be sufficient, together with other available money, to pay the principal of and interest upon these revenue bonds as they become due and reserves therefor and sufficient to pay the cost of maintenance and operation and depreciation of the harbor and facilities in the order of priority as provided in the ordinance authorizing the bonds and application of the income and revenue thereof;
    (m) Such other covenants as may be deemed necessary or desirable to assure a successful and profitable operation of the harbor and facilities, and prompt payment of the principal of and interest upon the bonds so authorized.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-8)
    Sec. 11-92-8. The corporate authorities may enter into a trust agreement to secure payment of the bonds issued under the provisions of Section 11-92-7.
    After the ordinance has been adopted, it shall within 10 days after its passage be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the city or village, or, if there is no such newspaper, then in a newspaper having a general circulation in the county wherein such city or village, or the greater or greatest portion in area of the city or village, lies.
    The publication of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the submission to the electors of the question of acquiring and operating or constructing and operating a harbor project and issuing bonds for such project; (2) the time in which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    If no petition is filed with the municipal clerk within 30 days after the publication of the ordinance, the ordinance shall be in effect.
    However, if within 30 days after the publication of the ordinance a petition is filed with the clerk of the city or village signed by electors of the city or village numbering 10% or more of the number of registered voters in the city or village, asking that the question of acquiring and operating or constructing and operating such harbor project and the issuance of the bonds for the harbor project be submitted to the electors of the city or village, the municipal clerk shall certify that question for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the City (or Village)           YES
of .... issue  revenue               -------------------------
bonds for acquiring (or
constructing) a harbor?                   NO
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    If a majority of the electors voting upon that question vote in favor of the issuance of the bonds, the ordinance shall be in effect, otherwise the ordinance shall not become effective.
(Source: P.A. 87-767.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-9)
    Sec. 11-92-9. Whenever revenue bonds are issued and outstanding under this Division 92, the entire revenue received from the operation of the harbor or facilities thereof or relating thereto shall be deposited in a separate fund which shall be used only in paying the principal and interest of these revenue bonds and reserves therefor and the cost of maintenance, operation and depreciation of the harbor and facilities in such order of priority as shall be provided by the respective ordinances authorizing revenue bonds. However, no priority accorded by such an ordinance may be impaired by a subsequent ordinance authorizing revenue bonds unless specifically so permitted by a covenant of the kind authorized to be included in an ordinance by Section 11-92-7. Such revenue in excess of requirements for payment of principal of and interest upon these bonds and reserves and for payment of cost of maintenance, operation and depreciation of the harbor and facilities may be used for rehabilitation of the harbor and facilities, necessary reconstruction and expansion, construction of new facilities or for retirement of any outstanding bonds issued for harbor purposes. After all such bonds have been paid, such revenues may be transferred to the general corporate fund of the city or village and may be used for the maintenance, operation, repair and development of the harbor or facilities or for any corporate purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-10)
    Sec. 11-92-10. The city or village has the power to secure grants and loan, or either, from the United States Government, or any agency thereof, for financing the planning, establishment and construction, enlargement and improvement of any harbor or any part thereof, authorized by this law. For such purposes it may issue and sell or pledge to the United States Government, or any agency thereof, all or any part of the revenue bonds authorized under this law, and execute contracts and documents and do all things that may be required by the United States Government, or any agency thereof, provided that such contracts and documents do not conflict with the provisions of any ordinance authorizing and securing the payment of outstanding bonds of the city or village theretofore issued that are payable from the revenues derived from the operation of the harbor or facilities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-11)
    Sec. 11-92-11. The state and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns and other municipal corporations, political subdivisions and public bodies, and public officers of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on a banking business, all insurance companies, insurance associations and other persons carrying on an insurance business, and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds, including refunding bonds, issued pursuant to this law, it being the purpose of this section to authorize the investment in such bonds of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers. Nothing contained in this section may be construed as relieving any person, firm, or corporation from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities for purchase or investment.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 93

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 93 heading)
DIVISION 93. POWER TO ACQUIRE PIERS
AND BEACHES

65 ILCS 5/11-93-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-93-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-93-1)
    Sec. 11-93-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may acquire by eminent domain private lands bordering upon public or navigable waters, useful or desirable for bathing beaches and recreation piers.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 94

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 94 heading)
DIVISION 94. SWIMMING POOL, ARTIFICIAL ICE SKATING
RINK AND GOLF COURSE REVENUE BONDS

65 ILCS 5/11-94-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-1)
    Sec. 11-94-1. Any municipality with a population of less than 500,000 has the power to construct or acquire and purchase or improve and operate natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks and golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, borrow money and as evidence thereof to issue its bonds payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility, or any combination of said facilities, as the case may be. These bonds may be issued in such amounts as may be necessary to provide sufficient funds to pay all the cost of the construction or acquisition and purchase or improvement of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, including engineering, legal, and other expenses, together with interest on the bonds to a date 6 months subsequent to the estimated date of completion. In addition such bonds may be issued for the purpose of paying or refunding any unpaid obligations which are payable from the revenues of any of said facilities referred to above or any combination thereof. The bonds are negotiable instruments and shall be executed by the mayor or president, and the municipal clerk.
    In case an officer whose signature appears on the bonds, or coupons attached thereto, ceases to hold his office before the delivery of the bonds, his signature, nevertheless, shall be as valid and sufficient for all purposes as if he had remained in office until the bonds were delivered.
    A municipality has the power to acquire by purchase, gift, or condemnation, property necessary or appropriate for the purpose of exercising the powers granted by this Section.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 79-437.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-1.1)
    Sec. 11-94-1.1. Whenever there are unpaid obligations previously issued which are payable solely from the revenue of any existing recreational facility, the unpaid obligations may be refunded by the issue and exchange therefor of revenue bonds, to be issued under this Division, with the consent of the respective holders of the unpaid obligations. The holders of revenue bonds issued under this Division, whether (1) for refunding or (2) for construction, acquisition, purchase or improvement, or both, have the same rights and privileges with respect to payment and there is no distinction between revenue bonds issued for the two purposes unless it is specifically provided in the ordinance authorizing the issuance of bonds that the bonds, or such ones thereof as may be specified, issued for such construction, acquisition, purchase or improvement, shall, to the extent and in the manner prescribed, be subordinated and be junior in standing, with respect to the payment of principal and interest and the security thereof, to such other bonds payable from the revenue of the facility or facilities specified in such ordinance. Whenever any unpaid obligations previously issued which are payable solely from the revenue or any facility or facilities under this Division are refunded, the unpaid obligations shall be surrendered and exchanged for revenue bonds of a total principal amount which shall not be more but may be less than the principal amount of the obligations exchanged and the interest thereon to the date of exchange. If any outstanding bonds issued under the provisions of this Division 94 are to be paid or refunded the ordinance shall state the means of paying or refunding such bonds.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 79-437.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-2)
    Sec. 11-94-2. Whenever the corporate authorities of a specified municipality determine to construct or acquire and purchase or improve natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any combination of said facilities and to issue bonds under this Division 94 to pay the cost or purchase price thereof, the corporate authorities shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the contemplated project and refer to plans and specifications therefor when the project is to be constructed. These plans and specifications shall be filed in the office of the municipal clerk and shall be open for inspection by the public.
    This ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of the project, determine the period of usefulness thereof, fix the amount of revenue bonds to be issued, the maturities thereof, the interest rate, which shall 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% annually, payable annually or semi-annually and all the details in connection with the bonds. However, from the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1976 through and including June 30, 1977, such interest rate shall not exceed 9%. The bonds shall mature within the period of usefulness of the project as determined by the corporate authorities. The ordinance may also contain such covenants and restrictions upon the issuance of additional revenue bonds thereafter as may be deemed necessary or advisable for the assurance of the payment of the bonds thereby authorized. The ordinance shall also pledge the revenue derived from the operation of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or the golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities as the case may be, for the purpose of paying maintenance and operation costs, providing an adequate depreciation fund, and paying the principal and the interest of the bonds issued under this Division 94. The ordinance may also pledge the revenue derived from the operation of existing natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any combination of facilities.
    Within 30 days after this ordinance has been passed it shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. 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 publication or posting of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of constructing or acquiring and purchasing or improving and operating such recreation facility and the issuance of bonds to be submitted to the electors; (2) the time in which such petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    If no petition is filed with the municipal clerk within 30 days after the publication, or posting of the ordinance, the ordinance shall be in effect. But if within this 30 day period a petition is so filed, signed by electors of the municipality numbering 10% or more of the number of registered voters in the municipality asking that the question of constructing or acquiring and purchasing or improving and operating such natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, and the issuance of such bonds be submitted to the electors of the municipality, the municipal clerk shall certify that question for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    If a majority of the electors voting upon that question vote in favor of constructing or acquiring and purchasing or improving and operating the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, and the issuance of the bonds, the ordinances shall be in effect. But if a majority of the votes cast are against constructing or acquiring and purchasing or improving and operating the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, and the issuance of the bonds, the ordinance shall not go into effect.
    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.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4; 87-767.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-3)
    Sec. 11-94-3. Bonds issued under this Division 94 shall be payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, as the case may be, and shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation. It shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that the bond has been issued under this Division 94 and that it does not constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within any constitutional or statutory limitation.
    The bonds shall be sold in such manner and upon such terms as the corporate authorities shall determine. If they are issued to bear interest at the maximum annual rate authorized in Section 11-94-2, they shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest. If they are issued to bear interest at a rate of less than the maximum annual rate authorized in Section 11-94-2, the minimum price at which they may be sold shall be such that the interest cost to the municipality of the proceeds of the bonds shall not exceed the maximum annual rate authorized in Section 11-94-2, computed to maturity, according to the standard table of bond values.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 79-1420.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-4)
    Sec. 11-94-4. Whenever revenue bonds are issued under this Division 94, all revenue derived from the operation of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, as the case may be, shall be deposited in a separate fund designated as the natatorium or swimming pool, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rink or golf course or recreational facilities fund of the municipality. This fund shall be used only in paying the cost of operation and maintenance of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities in providing an adequate depreciation fund, and in paying the principal of and interest upon the revenue bonds of the municipality issued under this Division 94.
    A depreciation fund is a fund for such replacements as may be necessary from time to time for the continued effective and efficient operation of the facility or facilities. Such a fund shall not be allowed to accumulate beyond a reasonable amount necessary for that purpose and shall not be used for extensions to the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-5)
    Sec. 11-94-5. Each municipality which issues bonds and constructs or acquires or improves a facility under this Division 94 shall charge for the use thereof at a rate which at all times is sufficient to pay maintenance and operation costs, depreciation and the principal and interest on the bonds. Such a municipality may make, enact, and enforce all needful rules and regulations for the construction, acquisition, improvement, extension, management, maintenance, care, and protection of its natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility, or any combination of facilities, as the case may be, and for the use thereof. Charges or rates for the use of the facility shall be established, revised, maintained, and payable as the corporate authorities may determine by ordinance.
    While any bond issued under this Division 94 is outstanding, such a municipality is required to maintain and operate its natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility, or any combination of facilities, as long as it can do so out of the revenue derived from the operation thereof. It shall not sell, lease, loan, mortgage or in any other manner dispose of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility, or any combination of facilities, until all of the bonds so issued have been paid in full, both principal and interest or until provision has been made for the payment of all of the bonds and interests thereon in full.
    Such a municipality shall install and maintain a proper system of accounts, showing the amount of revenue received from the operation of its natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses. At least once each year, the municipality shall have the accounts properly audited. A report of this audit shall be open for inspection at all times to any taxpayer, or to a holder of any bond or coupon of any bond issued under this Division 94, or to their respective representatives.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-6)
    Sec. 11-94-6. The holder of any bond or of a coupon of any bond issued under this Division 94, in any civil action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, may enforce and compel performance of all duties required by this Division 94. This shall include the duties of establishing and collecting sufficient rates or charges for the use of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any combination of said facilities, for the purposes specified in Section 11-94-5 and the application of the revenue thereof as provided by Section 11-94-4.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-7)
    Sec. 11-94-7. Bonds issued by municipalities under "An Act authorizing cities, villages, incorporated towns or park districts to construct and operate a natatorium or swimming pool, to charge for the use of the same and to provide for the cost thereof by issuing bonds payable solely from revenue derived from the operation thereof, and to repeal an Act herein named," approved February 20, 1935, as amended, shall be treated as having been issued under this Division 94.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-8)
    Sec. 11-94-8. A municipality which owns a swimming pool or natatorium and is subject to this Act may finance the cost of substantial improvements, repairs or replacements by the issuance of bonds payable solely from the revenue of the swimming pool or natatorium. The bonds shall be issued in accordance with the terms of this Act relating to the original issue of swimming pool or natatorium bonds, and may be subordinate to outstanding bonds issued for the purchase or construction of the swimming pool or natatorium.
    The holders of the bonds have the same rights and privileges, subject to any subordination that may be provided for, as the holders of the original bonds issued under this Division.
    The additional revenue bonds may be issued subject to the referendum provision contained in Section 11-94-2 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1342.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 95

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 95 heading)
DIVISION 95. RECREATION SYSTEMS

65 ILCS 5/11-95-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-1)
    Sec. 11-95-1. The corporate authorities of every municipality with a population of less than 500,000 may dedicate and set apart for use as playgrounds, or recreation centers, any land or buildings which are owned or leased by the municipality and are not dedicated or devoted to another and inconsistent public use. Such a municipality, in such manner as provided by law for the acquisition of land or buildings for public purposes by the municipality, may acquire or lease land or buildings, or both, within or beyond the corporate limits of the municipality, for playgrounds and recreation centers. When the corporate authorities of the municipality so dedicate, set apart, acquire, or lease land or buildings for those purposes, they may provide for their conduct, equipment, and maintenance according to the provisions of this Division 95, by making an appropriation from the general municipal funds. But no land or buildings shall be so acquired or leased for a playground or recreation center nor shall any appropriation be made for the acquisition, conduct, equipment, or maintenance of a playground or recreation center unless the question of such acquisition or appropriation has been certified by the clerk to the proper election officials and submitted by them to the voters at an election in the municipality under the provisions of "An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conduct and maintenance of public playgrounds and recreation centers in and by cities, towns and villages of less than one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants," approved June 24, 1921, as amended, and in accordance with the general election law, and a majority of the votes cast on the proposition were or are in favor of that action.
(Source: P.A. 81-1535.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-2)
    Sec. 11-95-2. The corporate authorities of a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 may establish, maintain, and operate a recreation system in any public park of the municipality or in any land or building dedicated or set apart by the municipality for use as a playground or recreation center. The corporate authorities may vest the power to provide, maintain, and conduct playgrounds and recreation centers in the school board, park board, or other existing body, or in a recreation board. Any board so designated has the power to maintain, equip, and operate playgrounds and recreation centers and the buildings thereon, and for that purpose may employ recreation leaders, center directors, supervisors, recreation superintendents, or such other officers or employees as they may deem proper.
    The corporate authorities of the municipality, or the specified board when designated, has the power to provide, maintain, equip, and operate swimming pools as a part of such a recreation system or playgrounds or recreation centers in any public park or land or building dedicated or set apart as provided in this Division 95. The corporate authorities or the specified board shall provide for the sanitation of these swimming pools and shall provide proper protection for the public in the use thereof. They may charge and collect reasonable fees for the use of these swimming pools to cover the cost of operation thereof.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-3)
    Sec. 11-95-3. If the corporate authorities of a municipality specified in Section 11-95-2 determine that the power to establish, conduct, and maintain a recreation system shall be exercised by a recreation board, the corporate authorities, by resolution or ordinance, shall establish a recreation board in the municipality. This board shall possess all of the powers and be subject to all of the responsibilities of the corporate authorities under this Division 95. When established, the board shall consist of 3, 5, 7, or 9 persons, as the corporate authorities may determine, to be appointed by the mayor or president of the municipality with the consent of the corporate authorities. The board shall serve without compensation.
    Where the board is composed of 3 members their term of office shall be 3 years, and where composed of 5, 7, or 9 members, 5 years, or until their successors are appointed and have qualified, except that the members of the board first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. If a vacancy occurs in the office of any board member, the mayor or president shall appoint a successor to serve for the unexpired term.
(Source: P.A. 87-1197.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-4)
    Sec. 11-95-4. Any school board or park board may join with any municipality in conducting and maintaining a recreation system.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-5)
    Sec. 11-95-5. A recreation board or other authority in which is vested the power to establish, conduct, and maintain playgrounds and recreation centers pursuant to this Division 95, may accept any grant or legacy of real estate or any gift or legacy of money or other personal property or any donation, the principal or income of which is to be applied for either temporary or permanent use for recreation purposes. But if the acceptance thereof for recreation purposes will subject the municipality to expense for improvements, maintenance, or renewal, the acceptance shall be subject to the approval of the corporate authorities of the municipality.
    Money received for recreation purposes, unless otherwise provided by the terms of the gift or legacy, shall be deposited with the municipal treasurer to the account of the recreation board or other specified authority. This money may be withdrawn and paid out in the same manner as money appropriated for recreation purposes.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-6)
    Sec. 11-95-6. Subject to the adoption of a proposition therefor at a municipal election, the corporate authorities of a municipality may provide that the bonds of the municipality may be issued, in the manner provided by law for the issuance of bonds for other purposes, for the purpose of acquiring land or buildings for recreation areas, and for the equipment thereof.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-7)
    Sec. 11-95-7. Whenever a petition signed by at least 10% of the electors of a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 is filed with the municipal clerk the municipal clerk shall certify the question of the establishment, maintenance, and conduct of a recreation system for submission to the electors at an election in accordance with the general election law. The petition shall request the corporate authorities of the municipality to establish, maintain, and conduct a supervised recreation system and to levy an annual tax for the establishment, conduct, and maintenance thereof. The petition shall designate the minimum tax to be levied except that in no case shall the tax be more than 0.09% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality.
    The corporate authorities may accumulate funds from the proceeds of such tax for the purpose of building, repairs and improvements for recreation purposes in excess of current requirements for such purposes but subject to the limitation set herein.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-8)
    Sec. 11-95-8. The corporate authorities of any municipality adopting this proposition shall thereafter levy and collect, annually, a tax of not less than the minimum set out in the specified petition nor more than the maximum specified in Section 11-95-7. If, however, the corporate authorities desire to levy a tax in excess of .09% but not in excess of .20% of value for such purposes, the corporate authorities may, by ordinance, stating the tax rate desired, cause a proposition for an assent thereto to be submitted to the voters of the municipality. The proposition shall be certified by the clerk for submission by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor thereof, the corporate authorities may thereafter levy a tax for recreation purposes at the authorized increased rate. This tax shall be in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1, and shall be exclusive of all other taxes which the municipality may levy and collect.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-9)
    Sec. 11-95-9. The expense of the establishment, maintenance, and conduct of recreation facilities and programs shall be paid out of taxes or out of money received as, or realized from gifts received for recreation purposes. The expenditures shall be made under the direction of the recreation board upon warrants drawn upon the municipal treasury.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-10)
    Sec. 11-95-10. All playgrounds, recreation centers, recreation systems, and swimming pools which were provided, established, maintained and conducted under "An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conduct and maintenance of public playgrounds and recreation centers in and by cities, towns and villages of less than one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants," approved June 24, 1921, as amended, and which were being maintained and conducted immediately prior to January 1, 1942, shall be treated as properly provided and established under this Division 95 and may be continued to be maintained and conducted under this Division 95.
    The corporate authorities of all municipalities whose electors have approved the levy of an annual tax for the conduct and maintenance of a supervised recreation system under the specified Act may, by ordinance or resolution, and without referendum, increase the maximum rate at which it levies taxes for recreation system purposes to .09% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality, applicable on August 3, 1967.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-11)
    Sec. 11-95-11. Whenever the greater portion of the area of a city, village or incorporated town lies within the boundaries of a single Park District, and the population of such city, village or incorporated town constitutes a majority of the population of the Park District, and the city, village or incorporated town levies and collects a tax for recreation purposes, the functions of the Recreation Commission may be merged with and relinquished to the Park District in the manner following: The governing board of the city, village or incorporated town shall adopt an ordinance by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the members thereof. The ordinance shall set forth the intent and desire of the city, village or incorporated town to relinquish and turn over to the Park District the function of planning, establishing and maintaining the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the city, village or incorporated town and to relinquish any and all powers which it may have to levy and collect a tax known as "The Recreation Tax". The clerk of the city, village or incorporated town shall mail a certified copy of the ordinance to the Park District. If the Park Commissioners of the Park District see fit, they may adopt an ordinance, by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the members. This ordinance shall provide that the Park District assumes the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the city and the Park District will levy and collect a tax at a rate not to exceed that levied by the city, village or incorporated town, but that tax may not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in such District for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreational programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers.
    Six months from the date of the adoption of the Ordinance by the Park District, the District shall assume the functions previously performed by the city, village or incorporated town through its recreation commission, or other board or commission designated by the city, village or incorporated town. Thereafter the Park District may levy and collect a tax of not to exceed that rate previously levied by the city, village or incorporated town for recreation purposes, but the rate of tax may not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in such district for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreation programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers and which tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the District. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of the State of Illinois. The tax to be levied under this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this Code or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. Whenever the tax levied under this Section shall be levied in addition to the tax levied under Section 5-2 of "The Park District Code", the tax levied under this Section shall be levied and extended only upon that property located within the boundaries of the city, village or incorporated town, which lies within the boundaries of the park district.
    Six months from date of adoption of the ordinance by the District, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District any and all funds and tax monies in its possession on that date, received by it from the "Recreation Tax". From time to time thereafter, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District all such recreation funds and tax monies as received from levies adopted prior to the effective date of the merger. The funds shall be paid to the treasurer of the Park District and kept in a fund known as the "Recreational Program Fund."
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-12)
    Sec. 11-95-12. Whenever a Park District contains, within the boundaries of the district, the greater portion of the area of a city, village or incorporated town, and the population of the city, village or incorporated town constitutes a majority of the population of the Park District, and the city, village or incorporated town levies and collects a tax for recreation purposes, the functions of the Recreation Commission may be merged with, and assumed by, the Park District in the manner following:
    The Park Commissioners shall adopt an ordinance by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the commissioners. The ordinance shall set forth the intent of the Park District to assume the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the Park District, and to levy and collect a tax for such purposes, at a rate not to exceed that levied by the city, village or incorporated town, which rate shall not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of all taxable property in such district. The Secretary of the Park District shall mail a certified copy of the ordinance to the city, village or incorporated town. If the governing board of the city, village or incorporated town sees fit, they may adopt an ordinance, by a vote of not less than 2/3 of its members. This ordinance shall state that the city, village or incorporated town relinquishes any and all control and management of the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within its boundaries to the Park District together with relinquishing its tax levy for recreation purposes.
    Six months from the date of adoption of such an ordinance by the city, village or incorporated town, the Park District shall assume the functions previously performed by the city, village or incorporated town through its recreation commission, or other board or commission designated by the city, village or incorporated town. Thereafter the Park District may levy and collect a tax of not to exceed that rate previously levied by the city, village or incorporated town for recreation purposes, but the rate of the tax may not exceed .05%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in the district. The tax funds shall be used for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreation programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers. The tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the District. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of the State of Illinois. The tax to be levied under this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this Code or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    Six months from the date of adoption of the ordinance by the city, village or incorporated town, it shall turn over to the Park District any and all recreation funds and tax monies in its possession on that date, received by it from the "Recreation Tax". From time to time thereafter, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District all such recreation funds and tax monies received from levies adopted prior to the effective date of the merger. The funds shall be paid to the treasurer of the Park District and kept in a fund to be known as the "Recreational Program Fund".
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-13)
    Sec. 11-95-13. The corporate authorities of a municipality specified in Section 11-95-2 and a recreation board specified in Section 11-95-3 are authorized to establish, maintain and manage recreational programs for persons with disabilities, including both persons with mental disabilities and persons with physical disabilities, to provide transportation for persons with disabilities to and from such programs, to provide for such examination of participants in such programs as may be deemed necessary, to charge fees for participating in such programs, the fee charged for non-residents of such municipality need not be the same as the fees charged the residents of the municipality, and to charge fees for transportation furnished to participants.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-14)
    Sec. 11-95-14. The corporate authorities of any 2 or more municipalities specified in Section 11-95-2 and any 2 or more recreation boards specified in Section 11-95-3, or any combination thereof, are authorized to take any action jointly relating to recreational programs for persons with disabilities that could be taken individually and to enter into agreements with other such recreation boards, corporate authorities and park districts or any combination thereof, for the purpose of providing for the establishment, maintenance and management of joint recreational programs for persons with disabilities of all the participating districts and municipal areas, including provisions for transportation of participants, procedures for approval of budgets, authorization of expenditures and sharing of expenses, location of recreational areas in the area of any of the participating districts and municipalities, acquisition of real estate by gift, legacy, grant, or purchase, employment of a director and other professional workers for such program who may be employed by one participating district, municipality or board which shall be reimbursed on a mutually agreed basis by the other municipalities, districts and boards that are parties to the joint agreement, authorization for one municipality, board or district to supply professional workers for a joint program conducted in another municipality or district and to provide other requirements for operation of such joint program as may be desirable. The corporate authorities of any municipality that is a party to a joint agreement entered into under this Section may levy and collect a tax, in the manner provided by law for the levy and collection of other municipal taxes in the municipality but in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1 or levied as limited by any provision of a special charter under which the municipality is incorporated, at not to exceed .04% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the municipality for the purpose of funding that municipality's share of the expenses for providing the programs under that joint agreement. However, no tax may be levied pursuant to this Section in any area in which a tax is levied under Section 5-8 of the Park District Code.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 96

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 96 heading)
DIVISION 96. JOINT PROPERTY OF
MUNICIPALITIES AND PARK DISTRICTS

65 ILCS 5/11-96-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-96-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-96-1)
    Sec. 11-96-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may control the property of the corporation and may provide for joint ownership with any one or more park districts of real and personal property used for park purposes by such park district or districts. In case of joint ownership, the terms of the agreement shall be fair, just and equitable to all parties and shall be set forth in a written agreement entered into by the corporate authorities of each participating district and municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-96-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-96-5)
    Sec. 11-96-5. Municipal and park district tax.
    (a) If property within a municipality also lies within a park district and the same property is being taxed for park or recreation purposes by both the municipality and the park district, then the corporate authorities of the municipality may adopt an ordinance or resolution to pay all or part of the park district tax for the property according to subsection (b). If the corporate authorities of a municipality adopt a resolution or ordinance under this Section, then the corporate authorities shall certify the action to the county clerk.
    (b) Before the county clerk extends the tax levy of the park district, the corporate authorities of the municipality may order the municipal treasurer to pay a specified amount into a special abatement fund held by the county treasurer. The county clerk shall then abate the park district tax extension on the property within the municipality by the amount in the abatement fund by apportioning the abatement amount for each parcel of property according to the assessed value as equalized by the board of review and Department of Revenue. The county treasurer shall then pay the money in the abatement fund to the park district. If the amount in the abatement fund is more than the amount of the current tax levy extended on the property, then the county treasurer shall return the surplus amount to the municipal treasurer.
    (c) For the purposes of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, the amount of the extension abatement shall continue to be included in the park district's aggregate extension base.
    (d) The municipal tax and abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years.
(Source: P.A. 91-885, eff. 7-6-00.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 97

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 97 heading)
DIVISION 97. PLEASURE DRIVEWAYS

65 ILCS 5/11-97-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-1)
    Sec. 11-97-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, may designate by ordinance the whole or any part of not to exceed 2 streets, roads, avenues, boulevards, or highways, under their jurisdiction, as public driveways, to be used for pleasure driving only, and to improve and maintain the same, and also to lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve and maintain not more than 2 roads, streets, or avenues, and designate them as pleasure driveways to be used for pleasure driving only. But these powers can only be exercised when the corporate authorities are petitioned to do so by the owners of more than two-thirds of the frontage of land fronting upon a proposed pleasure driveway.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-97-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-2)
    Sec. 11-97-2. The corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, may lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve and maintain one or more driveways from the corporate limits of the municipality to parks owned by the municipality outside its corporate limits. The cost of these driveways may be paid out of any fund in the municipal treasury, acquired under the authority of law for park purposes. The corporate authorities may acquire the land necessary for this purpose by purchase, legacy or gift, or in case the land cannot be so acquired, they may acquire it by condemnation in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-97-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-3)
    Sec. 11-97-3. Pleasure driveways specified in Section 11-97-1 may be laid out, extended, and improved under the provisions of Article 9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-97-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-4)
    Sec. 11-97-4. The corporate authorities, by ordinance, may regulate, restrain, and control the speed of travel upon these pleasure driveways, may prescribe the kind of vehicles that shall be allowed thereon, and in all things may regulate, restrain, and control the use of these pleasure driveways. The corporate authorities may exclude therefrom funeral processions, hearses, and traffic teams and vehicles, so as to free these pleasure driveways from all business traffic or objectionable travel and make them pleasure driveways for pleasure driving only. They may prescribe in that ordinance such fines or penalties for the violation thereof as they are allowed by law to prescribe for the violation of other ordinances.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 98

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 98 heading)
DIVISION 98. PARKS IN CITIES AND VILLAGES
OF LESS THAN 50,000

65 ILCS 5/11-98-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-1)
    Sec. 11-98-1. The corporate authorities of each city and village with a population of less than 85,000, whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, may purchase, establish, and maintain public parks for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the municipality. For that purpose, the corporate authorities may levy a tax not to exceed .075%, or the rate limit in effect on September 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, annually on all taxable property embraced in the municipality for the current year. This tax shall be levied and collected in the manner provided by law for the levy and collection of other municipal taxes in the municipality.
    If the inhabitants of a specified municipality with a population of 500 or more so determine, as provided by Section 11-98-2, this annual tax may be levied in that municipality in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1, and in addition to taxes levied as limited by any provision of a special charter under which the municipality is now incorporated.
    The corporate authorities have the power to lease such a public park for the purpose of holding county fairs therein.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-98-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-2)
    Sec. 11-98-2. In any city or village with a population of 500 or more but less than 50,000, upon a petition signed by electors of the municipality equal in number to 1% of the number of votes cast at the last preceding general municipal election but in no case fewer than 100 electors, the municipal clerk of the municipality shall certify for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law, a proposition to levy additional taxes for park purposes as provided by Section 11-98-1.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an annual tax of not
 exceeding .......% on all taxable
 property  within  the  city (or        YES
 village) be  levied in addition
 to taxes  for  general purposes    --------------------------
 as authorized by  Section 8-3-1
 of the Illinois Municipal Code,         NO
 for the  purpose of maintaining
 a park in the ....?
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    If a majority of the electors voting upon the proposition vote in favor thereof, the specified tax shall be levied and collected as provided by Section 11-98-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-98-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-3)
    Sec. 11-98-3. Any specified municipality which heretofore has authorized or hereafter may authorize the levy of the tax provided for by Section 11-98-1 or by "An Act to authorize certain cities and villages to establish and maintain public parks by taxation and to lease the same to county fairs," approved May 13, 1907, as amended, at a time when the population of the municipality was less than 50,000, may continue the levy annually at one-half of the rate approved by the referendum required under Section 2 of that Act or at the rate provided under Section 11-98-1, notwithstanding that after that approval the population of the municipality has increased to 50,000 or more.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-1235.)

65 ILCS 5/11-98-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-4)
    Sec. 11-98-4. Any city or village a majority of whose electors voting thereon have voted in favor of a proposition to levy an additional tax for park purposes as provided in "An Act to authorize certain cities and villages to establish and maintain public parks by taxation and to lease the same to county fairs," approved May 13, 1907, as amended, shall continue to levy and collect the additional tax thereby approved as provided by and at the rate authorized in Section 11-98-1 without submitting the proposition specified in Section 11-98-2 to the electors for approval.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-1235.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 99

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 99 heading)
DIVISION 99. PARKS AND BOULEVARDS IN CITIES FROM 5,000 TO 100,000

65 ILCS 5/11-99-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-1)
    Sec. 11-99-1. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-99-3, the city council in every city with a population of not less than 5,000 nor more than 100,000, whether incorporated under the general law or special charter, has the power, by ordinance, to levy annually a tax not to exceed .03% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property within the corporate limits of the city for the current year. This tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the other general taxes for that city are levied and collected. When collected, the money from this tax shall be placed in a separate fund to be used only for the purpose of purchasing land for parks and boulevards in and around the city, and for the purpose of opening, improving, and maintaining these parks and boulevards. This annual park and boulevard tax shall be levied in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1 and in addition to the taxes as limited by any provision of any special charter under which the city is now incorporated.
    An amount not to exceed 20% of this special fund may be expended for the purpose of providing music in city-owned parks during the months of May, June, July, August, and September in each year.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-99-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-2)
    Sec. 11-99-2. Where a boulevard and park association incorporated under the general law is doing the work provided for under Section 11-99-1, the proceeds of the specified tax may be transferred to that association for the purposes specified in that section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-99-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-3)
    Sec. 11-99-3. No city is authorized to levy or collect the tax provided for by Section 11-99-1 until the question of that levy has been certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the city at an election in accordance with the general election law and authorized by a majority of the votes cast on the question.
    However, in any city whose electors have authorized the levy of a tax under "An Act to provide for the assessment and collection of a general tax by cities for parks and boulevard purposes," approved June 17, 1893, as amended, that tax may be continued to be levied under Sections 11-99-1 through 11-99-3 without submitting the question of its levy to the electors for approval.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 100

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 100 heading)
DIVISION 100. PARKS IN CITIES OF LESS THAN
15,000 INHABITANTS

65 ILCS 5/11-100-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-100-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-100-1)
    Sec. 11-100-1. Every city with a population not exceeding 15,000 has the power to acquire by purchase, or otherwise, land in or within 4 miles of the corporate limits of the city for the purpose of providing public parks for the use of the city's inhabitants. It may enclose, improve, and maintain such a public park and regulate its use by ordinance. However, no money shall be expended for the purchase of any land for the designated purpose until the question whether the money shall be so expended has been certified by the clerk and submitted to a vote of the electors of the city at an election in accordance with the general election law, and has received the approval of a majority of the votes cast on the question.
    But any city whose electors have approved the question of the expenditure of money for the purchase of land for the designated purpose under "An Act to enable certain cities to provide and maintain public parks for the use of the inhabitants thereof," approved April 24, 1899, as amended, may continue to expend money for the designated purpose without submitting the question to the electors for approval under Sections 11-100-1 and 11-100-2.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-100-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-100-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-100-2)
    Sec. 11-100-2. A city specified in Section 11-100-1 may borrow money and levy and collect a general tax for the purpose of providing public parks for the use of the city's inhabitants or for the purpose of enclosing, improving, and maintaining them in the same manner as for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining water works under the laws of this state. It may appropriate money for these purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)