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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

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?
--------------------------------------------------------------
(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?
--------------------------------------------------------------
(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.)

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.)