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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 heading)
ARTICLE 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 1 heading)
DIVISION 1. SHORT TITLE, DEFINITIONS,
SCOPE OF CODE, GRANT OF CERTAIN POWERS

65 ILCS 5/1-1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-1)
    Sec. 1-1-1. This Code shall be known and may be cited as the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-2)
    Sec. 1-1-2. Definitions. In this Code:
    (1) "Municipal" or "municipality" means a city, village, or incorporated town in the State of Illinois, but, unless the context otherwise provides, "municipal" or "municipality" does not include a township, town when used as the equivalent of a township, incorporated town that has superseded a civil township, county, school district, park district, sanitary district, or any other similar governmental district. If "municipal" or "municipality" is given a different definition in any particular Division or Section of this Act, that definition shall control in that division or Section only.
    (2) "Corporate authorities" means (a) the mayor and aldermen or similar body when the reference is to cities, (b) the president and trustees or similar body when the reference is to villages or incorporated towns, and (c) the council when the reference is to municipalities under the commission form of municipal government.
    (3) "Electors" means persons qualified to vote for elective officers at municipal elections.
    (4) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, joint stock association, or the State of Illinois or any subdivision of the State; and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative of any of those entities.
    (5) Except as otherwise provided by ordinance, "fiscal year" in all municipalities with fewer than 500,000 inhabitants, and "municipal year" in all municipalities, means the period elapsing (a) between general municipal elections in succeeding calendar years, or (b) if general municipal elections are held biennially, then between a general municipal election and the same day of the same month of the following calendar year, and between that day and the next succeeding general municipal election, or (c) if general municipal elections are held quadrennially, then between a general municipal election and the same day of the same month of the following calendar year, and between that day and the same day of the same month of the next following calendar year, and between the last mentioned day and the same day of the same month of the next following calendar year, and between the last mentioned day and the next succeeding general municipal election. The fiscal year of each municipality with 500,000 or more inhabitants shall commence on January 1.
    (6) Where reference is made to a county within which a municipality, district, area, or territory is situated, the reference is to the county within which is situated the major part of the area of that municipality, district, area, or territory, in case the municipality, district, area, or territory is situated in 2 or more counties.
    (7) Where reference is made for any purpose to any other Act, either specifically or generally, the reference shall be to that Act and to all amendments to that Act now in force or that may be hereafter enacted.
    (8) Wherever the words "city council", "aldermen", "commissioners", or "mayor" occur, the provisions containing these words shall apply to the board of trustees, trustees, and president, respectively, of villages and incorporated towns and councilmen in cities, so far as those provisions are applicable to them.
    (9) The terms "special charter" and "special Act" are synonymous.
    (10) "General municipal election" means the biennial regularly scheduled election for the election of officers of cities, villages, and incorporated towns, as prescribed by the general election law; in the case of municipalities that elect officers annually, "general municipal election" means each regularly scheduled election for the election of officers of cities, villages, and incorporated towns.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-2.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-2.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-2.1)
    Sec. 1-1-2.1. The president of a village or incorporated town may be referred to as mayor or president of such village or incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 76-1911.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-3)
    Sec. 1-1-3. All existing municipalities which were incorporated or which changed their corporate organization under "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, as amended, and all existing municipalities which were incorporated under any general act prior to July 1, 1872, shall be treated as properly incorporated under this Code.
    All municipalities incorporated under any special act in effect prior to July 1, 1872, which at the date of the passage of this Code are still functioning under the special act which created them, shall remain as properly incorporated under that special act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-4)
    Sec. 1-1-4. This Code shall apply generally to all municipalities which are treated as properly incorporated under this Code as provided in the first paragraph of Section 1-1-3 and to all municipalities which are incorporated under this Code.
    This Code shall also apply generally to all municipalities incorporated and now existing under a special charter except to the extent that this Code is in conflict with any provision in a special charter, and except as otherwise provided in subsection (1) of Section 1-1-2. In the event that there is a conflict between a provision in this Code and a provision in a special charter, the special charter shall govern except where any such charter conflicts with or is inconsistent with the general election law and except where a provision in this Code is stated to apply to municipalities incorporated under a special charter, or to municipalities whether incorporated under a general or special act, or words to that effect, or where it is otherwise made manifest that this Code or any other Illinois statute is intended to govern despite the inconsistent provisions in the special charter. A municipality incorporated under a special charter may, by ordinance or resolution, adopt the provisions of Sections 3.1-15-10, 3.1-20-5, and 3.1-20-22 of this Code.
    However, if a particular section of this Code is limited to cities or villages or incorporated towns or any combination thereof, or to cities, villages, or incorporated towns of a specified type or any combination thereof, that intention shall prevail.
(Source: P.A. 92-115, eff. 1-1-02.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-5)
    Sec. 1-1-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may exercise jointly, with one or more other municipal corporations or governmental subdivisions or districts, all of the powers set forth in this Code unless expressly provided otherwise. In this section "municipal corporations or governmental subdivisions or districts" includes, but is not limited to, municipalities, townships, counties, school districts, park districts, sanitary districts, and fire protection districts.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2854.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-6)
    Sec. 1-1-6. Town under special charter superseding civil township; powers. The corporate authorities of any town incorporated under a special charter that has superseded a civil township shall have the powers enumerated in the following: Sections 1-2-1, 1-4-1 through 1-4-4, 1-4-6, 1-4-7, 1-5-1, 1-6-1, 1-7-1, 1-7-2, 1-7-3, 1-8-1, 3.1-30-5, 7-4-2, 8-1-1 through 8-1-4, 8-1-6, 8-1-8 through 8-1-14, 8-2-9, 8-3-8, 8-3-9, 8-4-1 through 8-4-34, 8-7-1 through 8-7-4, 8-7-5, 8-9-1, 8-9-2, 8-11-1 through 8-11-3, 8-11-4, 10-4-1 through 10-4-3; all of Article 9; and Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 40, 42, 43, 44, 49, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 68, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 97, 101, 104, 105, 108, 109, 110, 117, 118, 119, 121, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147 and 148 of Article 11. These powers shall be cumulative in effect, and if any provision is inconsistent with any power expressly granted under the special charter of the municipality, it shall be considered as an alternative or additional power and not as a limitation upon any other power granted or possessed by the corporate authorities of the town incorporated under a special charter that has superseded a civil township.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-7

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-7)
    Sec. 1-1-7. Power of municipality to contract with school boards, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, and owners of shopping centers or apartment complexes. The corporate authorities of any municipality shall have the power to contract with school boards, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, and owners of shopping centers or apartment complexes within and without the municipal limits in such manner as is provided by Section 11-209 of "The Illinois Vehicle Code", approved September 29, 1969, as amended, and as provided under Section 2 of "An Act in relation to the regulation of motor vehicle traffic and the promotion of safety on public highways in counties", approved August 9, 1951, as amended.
    This amendatory Act of 1972 is not a prohibition upon the contractual and associational powers granted by Article VII, Section 10 of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 90-145, eff. 1-1-98; 90-481, eff. 8-17-97.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-7.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-7.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-7.1)
    Sec. 1-1-7.1. Any municipality may establish community based committees which shall consist of community leaders, and such committees shall coordinate all State and federal economic programs except where otherwise prohibited by federal law.
(Source: P.A. 84-1090.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-8)
    Sec. 1-1-8. Whenever this Code requires or authorizes the submission of a proposition or question to referendum, whether initiated by action of the corporate authorities or by petition, upon such initiation, the proposition or question shall be certified, in accordance with the general election law, to the proper county clerks and boards of election commissioners. Those election authorities shall submit the proposition or question to the voters of the municipality, or to the voters of such other territory as are entitled to vote thereon, at an election in accordance with the general election law. Whenever this Code requires referendum approval by the voters of any ordinance adopted by a municipality, and no specific procedure is provided for initiating the referendum, the referendum shall be initiated by the passage of such ordinance and shall be certified for the next regular election in accordance with the general election law.
    Whenever this Code requires or authorizes a special election to be held for the purpose of filling a vacancy in office, the office and the candidates therefor shall be similarly certified, in accordance with the general election law.
    Municipal clerks and clerks of the circuit court shall perform all election duties, including certifications and publication of notices, in connection with the conduct of elections of officers and referenda on the submission of questions or propositions to referendum as provided in the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-9

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-9)
    Sec. 1-1-9. If a municipality which is a home rule unit under Section 6 of Article VII of the Constitution by reason of having a population of more than 25,000 suffers a loss in population so that its population determined as provided in Section 1-7-2 is 25,000 or less, such municipality shall continue to have the powers of a home rule unit until it elects by referendum not to be a home rule unit.
    Unless such a referendum is held sooner, or such a referendum has been held within the 2 calendar years preceding the year in which the population is determined to be 25,000 or less, the municipal clerk shall certify for submission to the voters of the municipality at the next general election following such determination of population, in the manner provided by the general election law, the proposition of whether the municipality shall elect not to be a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 82-94.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-10

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-10)
    Sec. 1-1-10. It is the policy of this State that all powers granted, either expressly or by necessary implication, by this Code, by Illinois statute, or the Illinois Constitution to municipalities may be exercised by those municipalities, and the officers, employees and agents of each notwithstanding effects on competition.
    It is further the policy of this State that home-rule municipalities, the officers, employees and agents of each may (1) exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to their government and affairs or (2) exercise those powers within traditional areas of municipal activity, except as limited by the Illinois Constitution or a proper limiting statute, notwithstanding effects on competition.
    It is the intention of the General Assembly that the "State action exemption" to the application of federal antitrust statutes be fully available to all municipalities, and the agents, officers and employees of each to the extent they are exercising authority as aforesaid, including, but not limited to, the provisions of Sections 6, 7 and 10 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution or the provisions of the following Illinois statutes, as each is now in existence or may hereinafter be amended:
    (a) The Illinois Local Library Act; "An Act to provide the manner of levying or imposing taxes for the provision of special services to areas within the boundaries of home rule units and non-home rule municipalities and counties", approved September 21, 1973, as amended; "An Act to facilitate the development and construction of housing, to provide governmental assistance therefor, and to repeal an Act herein named", approved July 2, 1947, as amended; or the Housing Authorities Act, the Housing Cooperation Law, the Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947, the Blighted Vacant Areas Development Act of 1949, the Urban Community Conservation Act, the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act or any other power exercised pursuant to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act; or
    (b) Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Article 7 of the Illinois Municipal Code; Divisions 9, 10 and 11 of Article 8 of the Illinois Municipal Code; Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Article 9 of the Illinois Municipal Code; and all of Divisions of Articles 10 and 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code; or
    (c) Any other Illinois statute or constitutional provision now existing or which may be enacted in the future, by which any municipality may exercise authority.
    The "State action exemption" for which provision is made by this Section shall be liberally construed in favor of such municipalities and the agents, employees and officers thereof, and such exemption shall be available notwithstanding that the action of the municipality or its agents, officers or employees constitutes an irregular exercise of constitutional or statutory powers. However, this exemption shall not apply where the action alleged to be in violation of antitrust law exceeds either (1) powers granted, either expressly or by necessary implication, by Illinois statute or the Illinois Constitution or (2) powers granted to a home rule municipality to perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs or to act within traditional areas of municipal activity, except as limited by the Illinois Constitution or a proper limiting statute.
    Notwithstanding the foregoing, where it is alleged that a violation of the antitrust laws has occurred, the relief available to the plaintiffs shall be limited to an injunction which enjoins the alleged activity.
    Nothing in this Section is intended to prohibit or limit any cause of action other than under an antitrust theory.
(Source: P.A. 84-1050.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-11)
    Sec. 1-1-11. Contractual assessments; renewable energy sources. A municipality may enter into voluntary agreements with the owners of property within the municipality to provide for contractual assessments to finance the installation of distributed generation renewable energy sources or energy efficiency improvements that are permanently fixed to real property.
(Source: P.A. 96-481, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-12

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-12)
    Sec. 1-1-12. Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator; posting and publication.
    (a) Within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, each municipality that maintains a website must post on the municipality's website the following information:
        (1) the name, office address, and telephone number of
    
the Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator, if any, employed by the municipality; and
        (2) the grievance procedures, if any, adopted by the
    
municipality to resolve complaints alleging a violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    (b) If a municipality does not maintain a website, then the municipality must, within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, and at least once every other year thereafter, publish in either a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality or a newsletter published by the municipality and mailed to residents of the municipality the information required in item (1) of subsection (a) and either the information required in item (2) of subsection (a) or instructions for obtaining such information from the municipality.
    (c) No home rule municipality may adopt posting or publication requirements that are less restrictive than this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 96-650, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2 heading)
DIVISION 2. ORDINANCES

65 ILCS 5/1-2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-1)
    Sec. 1-2-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may pass all ordinances and make all rules and regulations proper or necessary, to carry into effect the powers granted to municipalities, with such fines or penalties as may be deemed proper. No fine or penalty, however, except civil penalties provided for failure to make returns or to pay any taxes levied by the municipality shall exceed $750 and no imprisonment authorized in Section 1-2-9 for failure to pay any fine, penalty or cost shall exceed 6 months for one offense.
    A penalty imposed for violation of an ordinance may include, or consist of, a requirement that the defendant do one or both of the following:
        (1) Complete an education program, except that a
    
holder of a valid commercial driver's license who commits a vehicle weight or size restriction violation shall not be required to complete an education program under this Section.
        (2) Perform some reasonable public service work such
    
as but not limited to the picking up of litter in public parks or along public highways or the maintenance of public facilities.
    A default in the payment of a fine or penalty or any installment of a fine or penalty may be collected by any means authorized for the collection of monetary judgments. The municipal attorney of the municipality in which the fine or penalty was imposed may retain attorneys and private collection agents for the purpose of collecting any default in payment of any fine or penalty or installment of that fine or penalty. Any fees or costs incurred by the municipality with respect to attorneys or private collection agents retained by the municipal attorney under this Section shall be charged to the offender.
    A low-income individual required to complete an education program under this Section who provides proof of eligibility for the federal earned income tax credit under Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code or the Illinois earned income tax credit under Section 212 of the Illinois Income Tax Act shall not be required to pay any fee for participating in a required education program.
(Source: P.A. 95-389, eff. 1-1-08; 96-288, eff. 8-11-09.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-1.1)
    Sec. 1-2-1.1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may pass ordinances, not inconsistent with the criminal laws of this State, to regulate any matter expressly within the authorized powers of the municipality, or incidental thereto, making violation thereof a misdemeanor punishable by incarceration in a penal institution other than the penitentiary not to exceed 6 months. The municipality is authorized to prosecute violations of penal ordinances enacted under this Section as criminal offenses by its corporate attorney in the circuit court by an information, or complaint sworn to, charging such offense. The prosecution shall be under and conform to the rules of criminal procedure. Conviction shall require the municipality to establish the guilt of the defendant beyond reasonable doubt.
    A penalty imposed for violation of an ordinance may include, or consist of, a requirement that the defendant do one or both of the following:
        (1) Complete an education program, except that a
    
holder of a valid commercial driver's license who commits a vehicle weight or size restriction violation shall not be required to complete an education program under this Section.
        (2) Perform some reasonable public service work such
    
as but not limited to the picking up of litter in public parks or along public highways or the maintenance of public facilities.
    A low-income individual required to complete an education program under this Section who provides proof of eligibility for the federal earned income tax credit under Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code or the Illinois earned income tax credit under Section 212 of the Illinois Income Tax Act shall not be required to pay any fee for participating in a required education program.
    This Section shall not apply to or affect ordinances now or hereafter enacted pursuant to Sections 11-5-1, 11-5-2, 11-5-3, 11-5-4, 11-5-5, 11-5-6, 11-40-1, 11-40-2, 11-40-2a, 11-40-3, 11-80-9 and 11-80-16 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as now or hereafter amended, nor to Sections enacted after this 1969 amendment which replace or add to the Sections herein enumerated, nor to ordinances now in force or hereafter enacted pursuant to authority granted to local authorities by Section 11-208 of "The Illinois Vehicle Code", approved September 29, 1969, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 96-288, eff. 8-11-09.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.2)
    Sec. 1-2-1.2. Felony DUI prosecutions prohibited.
    (a) A unit of local government, including a home rule unit, may not enforce any ordinance that prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof if, based on the alleged facts of the case or the defendant's driving history or record, the offense charged would constitute a felony under Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, unless the State's Attorney rejects or denies felony charges for the conduct that comprises the charge.
    (b) A municipal attorney must (i) review the driving record of any defendant accused of violating any ordinance that prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof and (ii) if the offense charged would constitute a felony under Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, notify the State's Attorney of the county of the felony charges.
    (c) This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 94-111, eff. 1-1-06; 94-740, eff. 5-8-06.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.5)
    Sec. 1-2-1.5. Ordinances penalizing tenants who contact police or other emergency services prohibited.
    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
    "Contact" includes any communication made by a tenant, landlord, guest, neighbor, or other individual to police or other emergency services.
    "Criminal activity" means a violation of the Criminal Code of 2012, of the Cannabis Control Act, of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act.
    "Disability" means, with respect to a person:
        (1) a physical or mental impairment which
    
substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities;
        (2) a record of having such an impairment; or
        (3) being regarded as having such an impairment, but
    
such term does not include current, illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance, as defined in the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 802.
    "Domestic violence", "landlord", "sexual violence", and "tenant" have the meanings provided under Section 10 of the Safe Homes Act.
    "Dwelling unit" has the meaning provided under subsection (a) of Section 15 of the Landlord and Tenant Act.
    "Penalizes" includes, but is not limited to:
        (1) assessment of fees or fines;
        (2) revocation, suspension, or nonrenewal of any
    
license or permit required for the rental or occupancy of any dwelling unit;
        (3) termination or denial of a subsidized housing
    
contract or housing subsidy; and
        (4) termination or nonrenewal of a residential lease
    
agreement.
    "Subsidized housing" has the meaning provided under subsection (a) of Section 9-119 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    (b) Protection.
        (1) No municipality shall enact or enforce an
    
ordinance or regulation that penalizes tenants or landlords based on:
            (A) contact made to police or other emergency
        
services, if (i) the contact was made with the intent to prevent or respond to domestic violence or sexual violence; (ii) the intervention or emergency assistance was needed to respond to or prevent domestic violence or sexual violence; or (iii) the contact was made by, on behalf of, or otherwise concerns an individual with a disability and the purpose of the contact was related to that individual's disability;
            (B) an incident or incidents of actual or
        
threatened domestic violence or sexual violence against a tenant, household member, or guest occurring in the dwelling unit or on the premises; or
            (C) criminal activity or a local ordinance
        
violation occurring in the dwelling unit or on the premises that is directly relating to domestic violence or sexual violence, engaged in by a tenant, member of a tenant's household, guest, or other party, and against a tenant, household member, guest, or other party.
        (2) Nothing with respect to this Section: (A) limits
    
enforcement of Section 15.2 of the Emergency Telephone System Act, Article 26 of the Criminal Code of 2012, or Article IX of the Code of Civil Procedure; (B) prohibits municipalities from enacting or enforcing ordinances to impose penalties on the basis of the underlying criminal activity or a local ordinance violation not covered by paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of this Section and to the extent otherwise permitted by existing State and federal law; or (C) limits or prohibits the eviction of or imposition of penalties against the perpetrator of the domestic violence, sexual violence, or other criminal activity.
    (c) Remedies. If a municipality enacts or enforces an ordinance or regulation against a tenant or landlord in violation of subsection (b), the tenant or landlord may bring a civil action to seek any one or more of the following remedies:
        (1) an order invalidating the ordinance or regulation
    
to the extent required to bring the ordinance or regulation into compliance with the requirements of subsection (b);
        (2) compensatory damages;
        (3) reasonable attorney fees and court costs; or
        (4) other equitable relief as the court may deem
    
appropriate and just.
    (d) Home rule. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 99-441, eff. 11-29-15.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-2)
    Sec. 1-2-2. The ordaining clause of ordinances in cities shall be: "Be it ordained, by the City Council of ....."
    The ordaining clause of ordinances in villages shall be: "Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of ....."
    Unless the charter of an incorporated town otherwise provides, the ordaining clause of ordinances in incorporated towns shall conform as nearly as possible to one of the forms specified in this section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-3)
    Sec. 1-2-3. The mayor may appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the city council, one or more competent persons to prepare and submit to the city council, for adoption or rejection, an ordinance to revise the city ordinances. The compensation for this revision shall be fixed by the city council and paid out of the city treasury.
    The corporate authorities of villages and incorporated towns have the power conferred upon cities in the preceding paragraph of this section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-3.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-3.1)
    Sec. 1-2-3.1. Building codes. Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, any municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000 adopting a new building code or amending an existing building code must, at least 30 days before adopting the code or amendment, provide an identification of the code, by title and edition, or the amendment for identification under Section 10.18 of the Capital Development Board Act.
    For the purposes of this Section, "building code" means any ordinance, resolution, law, housing or building code, or zoning ordinance that establishes construction related activities applicable to structures in the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 99-639, eff. 7-28-16.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-4)
    Sec. 1-2-4. All ordinances of cities, villages and incorporated towns imposing any fine, penalty, imprisonment, or forfeiture, or making any appropriation, shall (1) be printed or published in book or pamphlet form, published by authority of the corporate authorities, or (2) be published at least once, within 30 days after passage, 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. If there is an error in printing, the publishing requirement of this Act shall be satisfied if those portions of the ordinance that were erroneously printed are republished, correctly, within 30 days after the original publication that contained the error. The fact that an error occurred in publication shall not affect the effective date of the ordinance so published. If the error in printing is not corrected within 30 days after the date of the original publication that contained the error, as provided in the preceding sentence, the corporate authorities may by ordinance declare the ordinance that was erroneously published to be nevertheless valid and in effect no sooner than the tenth day after the date of the original publication, notwithstanding the error in publication, and shall order the original ordinance to be published once more within 30 days after the passage of the validating ordinance. 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. An annual appropriation ordinance adopted under Section 8-2-9 shall take effect upon passage, but no other ordinance described in this paragraph shall take effect until 10 days after it is so published, except that an ordinance imposing a municipal retailers' occupation tax adopted under Section 8-11-1, or a Tourism, Convention and Other Special Events Promotion Tax adopted under Section 8-3-13, or effecting a change in the rate thereof shall take effect on the first day of the month next following the expiration of the 30 day publication period. However, ordinances establishing rules and regulations for the construction of buildings or any part thereof, or for the development or operation of camps accommodating persons in house trailers, house cars, cabins or tents, where such rules and regulations have been previously printed in book or pamphlet form, may by their terms provide for the adoption of such rules and regulations or portions thereof by reference thereto without further printing, or publication, if not less than one copy of such rules and regulations in book or pamphlet form has been filed in the office of the clerk of the municipality for use and examination by the public at least 30 days prior to the adoption thereof.
    All other ordinances, resolutions and motions, shall take effect upon their passage unless they otherwise provide.
    This Section applies to incorporated towns even if the Section's provisions are in conflict with the charters of such incorporated towns.
    Anything in this Section to the contrary notwithstanding, any ordinance which contains a statement of its urgency in the preamble or body thereof, other than an ordinance adopted under Article 8 of this Code, may take effect immediately upon its passage provided that the corporate authorities, by a vote of 2/3 of all the members then holding office, so direct. The decision of the corporate authorities as to the urgency of any ordinance shall not be subject to judicial review except for an abuse of discretion.
(Source: P.A. 89-266, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-5)
    Sec. 1-2-5. The municipal clerk shall record, in a book used exclusively for that purpose, all ordinances passed by the corporate authorities. Immediately following each ordinance the municipal clerk shall make a memorandum of the date of the passage and of the publication or posting, where required, of the ordinance. This record and memorandum, or a certified copy thereof, shall be prima facie evidence of the contents, passage, and of the publication or posting of ordinances.
    This section shall not apply to cities with a population of 500,000 or more.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-6)
    Sec. 1-2-6. The contents of all municipal ordinances, the date of passage, and the date of publication or posting, where required, may be proved by the certificate of the municipal clerk, under the seal of the corporation.
    Whenever municipal ordinances are printed in book or pamphlet form, and purport to be published by authority of the corporate authorities, such book or pamphlet shall be prima facie evidence of the contents, passage, and legal publication of such ordinances, as of the dates mentioned in such book or pamphlet, in all courts and administrative tribunals.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-7)
    Sec. 1-2-7. All actions brought to enforce any fine, imprisonment, penalty, or forfeiture under any ordinance of any municipality, shall be brought in the corporate name of the municipality, as plaintiff. No prosecution, recovery, conviction, or acquittal, for the violation of any ordinance, shall constitute a defense to any other prosecution of the same party for any other violation of the same or any other ordinance, although the different causes of action existed at the same time, and, if united, would not have exceeded the jurisdiction of the court.
(Source: P.A. 77-1295.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-8

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-8)
    Sec. 1-2-8. All fines, penalties, and forfeitures for the violation of ordinances, when collected, and all other money collected for a municipality shall be paid into the treasury of the municipality, at such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-9

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-9)
    Sec. 1-2-9. Except as provided in Section 1-2-9.1 of this Act, in all actions for the violation of any municipal ordinance, the first process shall be a summons or a warrant. A warrant for the arrest of an accused person may issue upon the affidavit of any person that an ordinance has been violated, and that the person making the complaint has reasonable grounds to believe that the party charged is guilty thereof. Every person arrested upon a warrant, without unnecessary delay, shall be taken before the proper officer for trial.
(Source: P.A. 81-704.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-9.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-9.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-9.1)
    Sec. 1-2-9.1. Service by certified mail. In all actions for violation of any municipal ordinance where the fine would not be in excess of $750 and no jail term could be imposed, service of summons may be made by the city clerk by certified mail, return receipt requested, whether service is to be within or without the State.
(Source: P.A. 89-63, eff. 6-30-95.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-9.2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-9.2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-9.2)
    Sec. 1-2-9.2. Service of notice of violation of ordinance governing parking or standing of vehicles in cities with a population over 500,000. In cities with a population over 500,000, the notice of violation of an ordinance governing the parking or standing of vehicles is the summons and complaint for purposes of the Code of Civil Procedure, as now or hereafter amended.
    A police officer, parking enforcement aide, or other person authorized by ordinance to issue a notice of a vehicle parking or standing violation complaint may serve the summons and complaint for a vehicle parking or standing violation by affixing the original or a facsimile thereof to an unlawfully parked or standing vehicle or by handing the notice to the operator of the vehicle if the operator is present.
    This Section is not intended to change the law in effect before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, but is intended to clarify existing law. The service of a summons and complaint in accordance with this Section is legally sufficient regardless of whether service was made before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 86-947.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-11

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-11)
    Sec. 1-2-11. (a) A sheriff may serve any process or make any arrest in a municipality or a part of a municipality located in the county in which the sheriff was elected that any officer of that municipality is authorized to make under this Code or any ordinance passed under this Code.
    (b) Police officers may serve summons for violations of ordinances occurring within their municipalities. In municipalities with a population of 1,000,000 or more, active duty or retired police officers may serve summons for violations of ordinances occurring within their municipalities.
    (c) In addition to the powers stated in Section 8.1a of the Housing Authorities Act, in counties with a population of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, members of a housing authority police force may serve process for forcible entry and detainer actions commenced by that housing authority and may execute orders of possession for that housing authority.
(Source: P.A. 98-503, eff. 8-16-13.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-12

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-12)
    Sec. 1-2-12. Any person incarcerated on a charge of violating a bailable municipal ordinance who does not supply bail and against whom a fine is levied upon conviction of such offense, shall be allowed a credit of $2.00 for each day so incarcerated prior to conviction, but such credit shall not exceed the amount of the fine levied.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2428.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-12.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-12.1)
    Sec. 1-2-12.1. Municipal bond fees. A municipality may impose a fee up to $20 for bail processing against any person arrested for violating a bailable municipal ordinance or a State or federal law.
(Source: P.A. 97-368, eff. 8-15-11.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2.1 heading)
DIVISION 2.1. ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATIONS

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-1)
    Sec. 1-2.1-1. Applicability. This Division 2.1 applies only to municipalities that are home rule units.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-2)
    Sec. 1-2.1-2. Administrative adjudication of municipal code violations. Any municipality may provide by ordinance for a system of administrative adjudication of municipal code violations to the extent permitted by the Illinois Constitution. A "system of administrative adjudication" means the adjudication of any violation of a municipal ordinance, except for (i) proceedings not within the statutory or the home rule authority of municipalities; and (ii) any offense under the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar offense that is a traffic regulation governing the movement of vehicles and except for any reportable offense under Section 6-204 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-3)
    Sec. 1-2.1-3. Administrative adjudication procedures not exclusive. The adoption by a municipality of a system of administrative adjudication does not preclude the municipality from using other methods to enforce municipal ordinances.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-4)
    Sec. 1-2.1-4. Code hearing units; powers of hearing officers.
    (a) An ordinance establishing a system of administrative adjudication, pursuant to this Division, shall provide for a code hearing unit within an existing agency or as a separate agency in the municipal government. The ordinance shall establish the jurisdiction of a code hearing unit that is consistent with this Division. The "jurisdiction" of a code hearing unit refers to the particular code violations that it may adjudicate.
    (b) Adjudicatory hearings shall be presided over by hearing officers. The powers and duties of a hearing officer shall include:
        (1) hearing testimony and accepting evidence that is
    
relevant to the existence of the code violation;
        (2) issuing subpoenas directing witnesses to appear
    
and give relevant testimony at the hearing, upon the request of the parties or their representatives;
        (3) preserving and authenticating the record of the
    
hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing;
        (4) issuing a determination, based on the evidence
    
presented at the hearing, of whether a code violation exists. The determination shall be in writing and shall include a written finding of fact, decision, and order including the fine, penalty, or action with which the defendant must comply; and
        (5) imposing penalties consistent with applicable
    
code provisions and assessing costs upon finding a party liable for the charged violation, except, however, that in no event shall the hearing officer have authority to (i) impose a penalty of incarceration, or (ii) impose a fine in excess of $50,000, or at the option of the municipality, such other amount not to exceed the maximum amount established by the Mandatory Arbitration System as prescribed by the Rules of the Illinois Supreme Court from time to time for the judicial circuit in which the municipality is located. The maximum monetary fine under this item (5), shall be exclusive of costs of enforcement or costs imposed to secure compliance with the municipality's ordinances and shall not be applicable to cases to enforce the collection of any tax imposed and collected by the municipality.
    (c) Prior to conducting administrative adjudication proceedings, administrative hearing officers shall have successfully completed a formal training program which includes the following:
        (1) instruction on the rules of procedure of the
    
administrative hearings which they will conduct;
        (2) orientation to each subject area of the code
    
violations that they will adjudicate;
        (3) observation of administrative hearings; and
        (4) participation in hypothetical cases, including
    
ruling on evidence and issuing final orders.
    In addition, every administrative hearing officer must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois for at least 3 years.
    (d) A proceeding before a code hearing unit shall be instituted upon the filing of a written pleading by an authorized official of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-5)
    Sec. 1-2.1-5. Administrative hearing proceedings.
    (a) Any ordinance establishing a system of administrative adjudication, pursuant to this Division, shall afford parties due process of law, including notice and opportunity for hearing. Parties shall be served with process in a manner reasonably calculated to give them actual notice, including, as appropriate, personal service of process upon a party or its employees or agents; service by mail at a party's address; or notice that is posted upon the property where the violation is found when the party is the owner or manager of the property. In municipalities with a population under 3,000,000, if the notice requires the respondent to answer within a certain amount of time, the municipality must reply to the answer within the same amount of time afforded to the respondent.
    (b) Parties shall be given notice of an adjudicatory hearing which includes the type and nature of the code violation to be adjudicated, the date and location of the adjudicatory hearing, the legal authority and jurisdiction under which the hearing is to be held, and the penalties for failure to appear at the hearing.
    (c) Parties shall be provided with an opportunity for a hearing during which they may be represented by counsel, present witnesses, and cross-examine opposing witnesses. Parties may request the hearing officer to issue subpoenas to direct the attendance and testimony of relevant witnesses and the production of relevant documents. Hearings shall be scheduled with reasonable promptness, provided that for hearings scheduled in all non-emergency situations, if requested by the defendant, the defendant shall have at least 15 days after service of process to prepare for a hearing. For purposes of this subsection (c), "non-emergency situation" means any situation that does not reasonably constitute a threat to the public interest, safety, or welfare. If service is provided by mail, the 15-day period shall begin to run on the day that the notice is deposited in the mail.
(Source: P.A. 94-616, eff. 1-1-06.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-6)
    Sec. 1-2.1-6. Rules of evidence shall not govern. The formal and technical rules of evidence do not apply in an adjudicatory hearing permitted under this Division. Evidence, including hearsay, may be admitted only if it is of a type commonly relied upon by reasonably prudent persons in the conduct of their affairs.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-7

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-7)
    Sec. 1-2.1-7. Judicial review. Any final decision by a code hearing unit that a code violation does or does not exist shall constitute a final determination for purposes of judicial review and shall be subject to review under the Illinois Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-8)
    Sec. 1-2.1-8. Enforcement of judgment.
    (a) Any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, or part of any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of or the failure to exhaust judicial review procedures under the Illinois Administrative Review Law are a debt due and owing the municipality and may be collected in accordance with applicable law.
    (b) After expiration of the period in which judicial review under the Illinois Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of a code violation, unless stayed by a court of competent jurisdiction, the findings, decision, and order of the hearing officer may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
    (c) In any case in which a defendant has failed to comply with a judgment ordering a defendant to correct a code violation or imposing any fine or other sanction as a result of a code violation, any expenses incurred by a municipality to enforce the judgment, including, but not limited to, attorney's fees, court costs, and costs related to property demolition or foreclosure, after they are fixed by a court of competent jurisdiction or a hearing officer, shall be a debt due and owing the municipality and may be collected in accordance with applicable law. Prior to any expenses being fixed by a hearing officer pursuant to this subsection (c), the municipality shall provide notice to the defendant that states that the defendant shall appear at a hearing before the administrative hearing officer to determine whether the defendant has failed to comply with the judgment. The notice shall set the date for such a hearing, which shall not be less than 7 days from the date that notice is served. If notice is served by mail, the 7-day period shall begin to run on the date that the notice was deposited in the mail.
    (d) Upon being recorded in the manner required by Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure or by the Uniform Commercial Code, a lien shall be imposed on the real estate or personal estate, or both, of the defendant in the amount of any debt due and owing the municipality under this Section. The lien may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment lien pursuant to a judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.
    (e) A hearing officer may set aside any judgment entered by default and set a new hearing date, upon a petition filed within 21 days after the issuance of the order of default, if the hearing officer determines that the petitioner's failure to appear at the hearing was for good cause or at any time if the petitioner establishes that the municipality did not provide proper service of process. If any judgment is set aside pursuant to this subsection (e), the hearing officer shall have authority to enter an order extinguishing any lien which has been recorded for any debt due and owing the municipality as a result of the vacated default judgment.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-9

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-9)
    Sec. 1-2.1-9. Impact on existing administrative adjudication systems. This Division shall not affect the validity of systems of administrative adjudication that were authorized by State law, including home rule authority, and in existence prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-10

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-10)
    Sec. 1-2.1-10. Impact on home rule authority. This Division shall not preempt municipalities from adopting other systems of administrative adjudication pursuant to their home rule powers.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2.2 heading)
DIVISION 2.2. CODE HEARING DEPARTMENTS

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-1)
    Sec. 1-2.2-1. Applicability. This Division 2.2 applies only to municipalities that are non-home rule units. Nothing in this Division 2.2 allows a non-home rule municipality to pursue any remedies not otherwise authorized by statute.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-5)
    Sec. 1-2.2-5. Definitions. As used in this Division, unless the context requires otherwise:
    "Code" means any municipal ordinance except for (i) building code violations that must be adjudicated pursuant to Division 31.1 of Article 11 of this Act and (ii) any offense under the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar offense that is a traffic regulation governing the movement of vehicles and except for any reportable offense under Section 6-204 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    "Hearing officer" means a municipal employee or an officer or agent of a municipality, other than a law enforcement officer, whose duty it is to:
    (1) preside at an administrative hearing called to determine whether or not a code violation exists;
    (2) hear testimony and accept evidence from all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
    (3) preserve and authenticate the transcript and record of the hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing; and
    (4) issue and sign a written finding, decision, and order stating whether a code violation exists.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-10

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-10)
    Sec. 1-2.2-10. Code hearing department. The corporate authorities of any municipality may adopt this Division and establish a code hearing department within an existing code enforcement agency or as a separate and independent agency in the municipal government. The function of the hearing department is to expedite the prosecution and correction of code violations in the manner set forth in this Division.
    The code hearing department may adjudicate any violation of a municipal ordinance except for (i) building code violations that must be adjudicated pursuant to Division 31.1 of Article 11 of this Act and (ii) any offense under the Illinois Vehicle Code or similar offense that is a traffic regulation governing the movement of vehicles and except for any reportable offense under Section 6-204 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-15

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-15)
    Sec. 1-2.2-15. Hearing procedures not exclusive. In any municipality where this Division is adopted, this Division does not preclude the municipality from using other methods to enforce the provisions of its code.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-20

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-20)
    Sec. 1-2.2-20. Instituting code hearing proceedings. When a police officer or other individual authorized to issue a code violation finds a code violation to exist, he or she shall note the violation on a multiple copy violation notice and report form that indicates (i) the name and address of the defendant, (ii) the type and nature of the violation, (iii) the date and time the violation was observed, and (iv) the names of witnesses to the violation.
    The violation report form shall be forwarded to the code hearing department where a docket number shall be stamped on all copies of the report and a hearing date shall be noted in the blank spaces provided for that purpose on the form. The hearing date shall not be less than 30 nor more than 40 days after the violation is reported. However, if the code violation involves a municipal ordinance regulating truants, the hearing date shall not be less than 7 nor more than 40 days after the violation is reported.
    One copy of the violation report form shall be maintained in the files of the code hearing department and shall be part of the record of hearing, one copy of the report form shall be returned to the individual representing the municipality in the case so that he or she may prepare evidence of the code violation for presentation at the hearing on the date indicated, and one copy of the report form shall be served by first class mail to the defendant along with a summons commanding the defendant to appear at the hearing. In municipalities with a population under 3,000,000, if the violation report form requires the respondent to answer within a certain amount of time, the municipality must reply to the answer within the same amount of time afforded to the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 94-616, eff. 1-1-06; 95-1016, eff. 6-1-09.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-25

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-25)
    Sec. 1-2.2-25. Subpoenas; defaults. At any time prior to the hearing date, the hearing officer assigned to hear the case may, at the request of either party, direct witnesses to appear and give testimony at the hearing. If on the date set for hearing the defendant or his or her attorney fails to appear, the hearing officer may find the defendant in default and shall proceed with the hearing and accept evidence relevant to the existence of a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-30

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-30)
    Sec. 1-2.2-30. Continuances; representation at code hearings. No continuances shall be authorized by the hearing officer in proceedings under this Division except in cases where a continuance is absolutely necessary to protect the rights of the defendant. Lack of preparation shall not be grounds for a continuance. Any continuance authorized by a hearing officer under this Division shall not exceed 25 days. The case for the municipality may be presented by an attorney designated by the municipality or by any other municipal employee, except that the case for the municipality shall not be presented by an employee of the code hearing department. The case for the defendant may be presented by the defendant, his or her attorney, or any other agent or representative of the defendant.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-35

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-35)
    Sec. 1-2.2-35. Hearing; evidence. At the hearing a hearing officer shall preside, shall hear testimony, and shall accept any evidence relevant to the existence or non-existence of a code violation. The strict rules of evidence applicable to judicial proceedings shall not apply to hearings authorized by this Division.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-40

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-40)
    Sec. 1-2.2-40. Qualifications of hearing officers. Prior to conducting proceedings under this Division, hearing officers shall successfully complete a formal training program that includes the following:
    (1) instruction on the rules of procedure of the hearing that they will conduct;
    (2) orientation to each subject area of the code violations that they will administer;
    (3) observation of administrative hearings; and
    (4) participation in hypothetical cases, including rules on evidence and issuing final orders.
    In addition, every hearing officer must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois for at least 3 years.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-45

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-45)
    Sec. 1-2.2-45. Findings, decision, and order. At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall make a determination on the basis of the evidence presented at the hearing as to whether or not a code violation exists. The determination shall be in writing and shall be designated as findings, decision, and order. The findings, decision, and order shall include (i) the hearing officer's findings of fact; (ii) a decision of whether or not a code violation exists based upon the findings of fact; and (iii) an order that states the sanction or dismisses the case if a violation is not proved. A monetary sanction for a violation under this Division shall not exceed the amount provided for in Section 1-2-1 of this Act. A copy of the findings, decision, and order shall be served on the defendant within 5 days after it is issued. Service shall be in the same manner that the report form and summons are served under Section 1-2.2-20 of this Division. Payment of any penalty or fine and the disposition of fine money shall be in the same manner as set forth in the code, unless the corporate authorities adopting this Division provide otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-50

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-50)
    Sec. 1-2.2-50. Review under Administrative Review Law. The findings, decision, and order of the hearing officer shall be subject to review in the circuit court of the county in which the municipality is located. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern every action for the judicial review of the findings, decision, and order of a hearing officer under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-55

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-55)
    Sec. 1-2.2-55. Judgment on findings, decision, and order.
    (a) Any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, or part of any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review procedures under the Administrative Review Law shall be a debt due and owing the municipality and, as such, may be collected in accordance with applicable law.
    (b) After expiration of the period within which judicial review under the Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of the code violation, the municipality may commence a proceeding in the circuit court of the county in which the municipality is located for purpose of obtaining a judgment on the findings, decision, and order. Nothing in this Section shall prevent a municipality from consolidating multiple findings, decisions, and orders against a person in such a proceeding. Upon commencement of the action, the municipality shall file a certified copy of the findings, decision, and order, which shall be accompanied by a certification that recites facts sufficient to show that the findings, decision, and order was issued in accordance with this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance. Service of the summons and a copy of the petition may be by any method provided for by Section 2-203 of the Code of Civil Procedure or by certified mail, return receipt requested, provided that the total amount of fines, other sanctions, and costs imposed by the findings, decision, and order does not exceed $2,500. If the court is satisfied that the findings, decision, and order was entered in accordance with the requirements of this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance and that the defendant had an opportunity for a hearing under this Division and for judicial review as provided in this Division:
        (1) The court shall render judgment in favor of the
    
municipality and against the defendant for the amount indicated in the findings, decision and order, plus costs. The judgment shall have the same effect and may be enforced in the same manner as other judgments for the recovery of money.
        (2) The court may also issue any other orders and
    
injunctions that are requested by the municipality to enforce the order of the hearing officer to correct a code violation.
    (c) In place of a proceeding under subsection (b) of this Section, after expiration of the period in which judicial review under the Illinois Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of a code violation, unless stayed by a court of competent jurisdiction, the findings, decision, and order of the hearing officer may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
    In any case in which a defendant has failed to comply with a judgment ordering a defendant to correct a code violation or imposing any fine or other sanction as a result of a code violation, any expenses incurred by a municipality to enforce the judgment, including, but not limited to, attorney's fees, court costs, and costs related to property demolition or foreclosure, after they are fixed by a court of competent jurisdiction or a hearing officer, shall be a debt due and owing the municipality and may be collected in accordance with applicable law. Prior to any expenses being fixed by a hearing officer pursuant to this subsection (c), the municipality shall provide notice to the defendant that states that the defendant shall appear at a hearing before the administrative hearing officer to determine whether the defendant has failed to comply with the judgment. The notice shall set the date for such a hearing, which shall not be less than 7 days from the date that notice is served. If notice is served by mail, the 7-day period shall begin to run on the date that the notice was deposited in the mail.
    Upon being recorded in the manner required by Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure or by the Uniform Commercial Code, a lien shall be imposed on the real estate or personal estate, or both, of the defendant in the amount of any debt due and owing the municipality under this Section. The lien may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment lien pursuant to a judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.
    A hearing officer may set aside any judgment entered by default and set a new hearing date, upon a petition filed within 21 days after the issuance of the order of default, if the hearing officer determines that the petitioner's failure to appear at the hearing was for good cause or at any time if the petitioner establishes that the municipality did not provide proper service of process. If any judgment is set aside pursuant to this subsection (c), the hearing officer shall have authority to enter an order extinguishing any lien which has been recorded for any debt due and owing the municipality as a result of the vacated default judgment.
(Source: P.A. 99-293, eff. 8-6-15.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-60

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-60)
    Sec. 1-2.2-60. Adoption of Division by municipality. This Division may be adopted by a non-home rule municipality by incorporating the provisions of this Division in an ordinance and by passing and publishing the ordinance in the manner provided in Division 2 of Article 1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 3 heading)
DIVISION 3. INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE
OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION
REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/1-3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-1)
    Sec. 1-3-1. As used in the text of this Division 3, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated as follows, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Municipality" means any city, village or incorporated town having power to legislate on the subject matters mentioned in this Code;
    (b) "Regulations" means any published compilation of rules and regulations which have been prepared by nationally recognized technical trade or service associations and shall include specifically, building codes; plumbing codes; electrical wiring codes; fire prevention codes; codes for the slaughtering, processing, and selling of meats and meat products for human consumption; codes for the production, pasteurizing and sale of milk and milk products;
    (c) "Public record" means any municipal, state, or federal statute, rule, or regulation and any ordinance or resolution of the county in which the municipality is located, adopted prior to the exercise by any municipality of the authority to incorporate by reference herein granted; however, this definition shall not include the municipal ordinances, rules or regulations of any municipality except those of the municipality which is exercising the right to incorporate by reference, nor shall this definition include the state laws, rules, or regulations of any state other than the State of Illinois;
    (d) "Published" means printed, lithographed, multigraphed, mimeographed, or otherwise reproduced.
(Source: P.A. 76-111.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-2)
    Sec. 1-3-2. Adoption by reference; regulations and public records. A municipality may adopt by reference, as criteria for the issuance of construction, reconstruction, alteration, or installation permits, all or part of the provisions of regulations without setting forth those provisions in full if at least one copy of those regulations is filed in the office of the clerk of the municipality and is kept available for public use, inspection, and examination. A municipality may likewise adopt by reference the provisions of public records if at least 3 copies of the public record are filed with and kept on file in the office of the clerk of the municipality as provided for regulations. The filing requirement is not deemed to be complied with unless the required copy of the regulations or copies of the public record are filed with the clerk of the municipality for a period of 30 days before the adoption of the ordinance that incorporates the regulations or public record by reference. Regulations or a public record of a jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois may not be adopted by reference covering any subject matter for which standards are available in any public record of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 89-266, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-2a

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-2a) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-2a)
    Sec. 1-3-2a.
    Any municipality is authorized to adopt by reference the county subdivision code of the county wherein such municipality is situated, without setting forth the provisions of such code in full, provided that at least 3 copies of such code which is incorporated or adopted by reference are filed in the office of the clerk of the municipality at least 15 days prior to adoption of the ordinance which incorporates such code by reference and there kept available for public use, inspection and examination.
(Source: P.A. 76-105.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-3)
    Sec. 1-3-3. Nothing contained in this Division 3 shall be deemed to relieve any municipality from the requirement of publishing the ordinance in full which adopts such regulations or public record by reference, and all provisions applicable to such publication shall be fully and completely carried out as if no regulations or public record was incorporated therein.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-4)
    Sec. 1-3-4. Nothing contained in this Division 3 shall be deemed to permit the adoption of the penalty clauses by reference which may be established in the regulations or public record which is being incorporated by reference, and such penalty clauses shall be set forth in full in the adopting ordinance and be published along with and in the same manner as the adopting ordinance is required to be published.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-5)
    Sec. 1-3-5. Any amendment which may be made to any regulations or public record incorporated by reference by a municipality hereunder, may be likewise adopted by reference provided that the required number of amended or corrected copies are filed with the clerk of such municipality for inspection, use, and examination by the public. Ordinances adopting amendments by reference shall be required to be published as any other ordinances of the municipality and the requirement as to prior filing before passage shall apply likewise to amendments.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-6)
    Sec. 1-3-6. Any municipality which has heretofore enacted a regulation or public record by reference thereto shall not be required to re-enact such regulation or public record by reason of this Division 3, and all previous incorporations by reference which would have been valid if this Division 3 had then been in effect, are hereby ratified and declared effective, provided, however, that the requisite number of copies are forthwith filed with the clerk of such municipality, if they have not already been so filed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 4

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 4 heading)
DIVISION 4. ACTIONS AGAINST AND
LIABILITIES OF MUNICIPALITIES

65 ILCS 5/1-4-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-4-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-4-5)
    Sec. 1-4-5. In case any injury to the person or property of another is caused by a member of the police department of a municipality having a population of 500,000 or over, while the member is engaged in the performance of his or her duties as a police officer, and without the contributory negligence of the injured person or the owner of the injured property, or the agent or servant of the injured person or owner, the municipality in whose behalf the member of the municipal police department is performing his or her duties as a police officer shall indemnify the police officer for any judgment recovered against him or her as the result of such injury, except where the injury results from the wilful misconduct of the police officer. A municipality, which is not otherwise required to indemnify pursuant to this Section, may indemnify a police officer for any judgment recovered against him or her for injuries sustained as a result of the police officer's performance of his duties as a police officer.
    For the purposes of this section no civilian defense worker, nor any member of any agency engaged in any civilian defense activity, performing services as a part of any civilian defense program, shall be considered to be a member of a municipal police department.
    If any person in obeying the command of any such police officer to assist in arresting or securing an offender is killed or injured or his or her property or that of his or her employer is damaged and such death, injury or damage arises out of and in the course of aiding such police officer in arresting or endeavoring to arrest a person or retaking or endeavoring to retake a person who has escaped from legal custody, the person or employer so injured or whose property is so damaged or the personal representatives of the person so killed shall have a cause of action to recover the amount of such damage or injury against the municipal corporation by which such police officer is employed at the time such command is obeyed.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)

65 ILCS 5/1-4-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-4-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-4-6)
    Sec. 1-4-6. In case any injury to the person or property of another is caused by a member of the police department of a municipality having a population of less than 500,000 while the member is engaged in the performance of his or her duties as a police officer, and without the contributory negligence of the injured person or the owner of the injured property, or the agent or servant of the injured person or owner, the municipality in whose behalf the member of the municipal police department is performing his or her duties as police officer shall indemnify the police officer for any judgment recovered against him or her as the result of such injury, except where the injury results from the wilful misconduct of the police officer, to the extent of not to exceed $1,000,000 including costs of the action. Any police officer, or any person who, at the time of performing such an act complained of, was a police officer, who is made a party defendant to any such action shall, within 10 days of service of process upon him or her, notify the municipality by whom he or she is or was employed, of the fact that the action has been instituted, and that he or she has been made a party defendant to the same. Such notice shall be in writing, and shall be filed in the office of the city attorney or corporation counsel, if there is a city attorney or corporation counsel, and also in the office of the municipal clerk, either by himself, his or her agent, or attorney. The notice shall state in substance, that such police officer, (naming him or her), has been served with process and made a party defendant to an action wherein it is claimed that a person has suffered injury to his or her person or property caused by such police officer; stating the title and number of the case; the court wherein the same is pending; and the date such police officer was served with process in such action, and made a party defendant thereto. The municipality which is or may be liable to indemnify the police officer shall have the right to intervene in the suit against the police officer, and shall be permitted to appear and defend. The duty of the city to indemnify any such policeman for any judgment recovered against him shall be conditioned upon receiving notice of the filing of any such action in the manner and form hereinabove described.
    For the purposes of this Section, no civilian defense worker, nor any member of any agency engaged in any civilian defense activity, performing services as a part of any civilian defense program, shall be considered to be a member of a municipal police department.
    If any person in obeying the command of any such policeman to assist in arresting or securing an offender is killed or injured, or his or her property or that of his or her employer is damaged, and such death, injury or damage arises out of and in the course of aiding such policeman in arresting, or endeavoring to arrest, a person or retaking or endeavoring to re-take a person who has escaped from legal custody, the person or employer so injured, or whose property is so damaged, or the personal representatives of the person so killed, shall have a cause of action to recover the amount of such damage or injury against the municipal corporation by which such police officer is employed at the time such command is obeyed.
    If a police officer is acting within a municipality other than his or her employing municipality under an agreement pursuant to Section 11-1-2.1, the liability or obligation to indemnify imposed by this Section does not extend to both municipalities. Only that municipality designated by the agreement is subject to such liability or obligation to indemnify, but, if the agreement is silent as to such liability or obligation, then the municipality by which the police officer is employed is subject to such liability or obligation.
    If a police officer is acting within a municipality other than his or her employing municipality under the provisions of Section 1-4-8, the liability or obligation to indemnify imposed by this Section shall be the liability or obligation of the requesting municipality only. The notice required in this Section 1-4-6 shall be given to the municipality in which he was acting if other than his employing municipality.
(Source: P.A. 92-810, eff. 8-21-02.)

65 ILCS 5/1-4-7

    (65 ILCS 5/1-4-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-4-7)
    Sec. 1-4-7. The municipality shall be liable for any injury occasioned by actionable wrong to property by the removal, destruction or vacation, in whole or in part, of any unsafe or unsanitary building, by any municipal officer, board or employee charged with authority to order or execute such removal, destruction or vacation, if such removal, destruction or vacation is pursuant to valid statutes, ordinances or regulations, and if such officer, board or employee has acted in good faith, with reasonable care and probable cause.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-4-8

    (65 ILCS 5/1-4-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-4-8)
    Sec. 1-4-8. In addition to the powers of the police of any municipality under Section 7-4-8 of this Act, the corporate authorities of any municipality under 500,000 population may request of any other such municipality or municipalities its police and police department equipment, and any such requested municipality may furnish its policemen and police department equipment, to aid the requesting municipality in suppressing or attempting to suppress, any mob action, riot or civil disturbance occurring within the requesting municipality, to preserve the peace, and to protect the lives, rights and property of citizens, regardless of whether any mutual assistance agreement exists under Section 11-1-2.1 of this Act.
    Any municipality requesting and receiving such assistance from another jurisdiction shall be liable or obligated to indemnify the furnishing police department for any of its equipment damaged or destroyed, and the individual policemen so furnished for any material damage to property, injury to his person or on account of his death, resulting from the unlawful activities performed or caused by the mob action, riot or civil disturbance, being or attempted to be suppressed by the requesting municipality.
    Municipalities requesting police assistance under this Section shall also be liable for any liability or obligation to indemnify the furnished policeman, their legal representatives in case of death, or the furnishing municipality or police department, as the case may be, for any liability or obligation to indemnify created by Section 1-4-5 and 1-4-6 which may occur as a result of any police assistance furnished under this Section.
    Policemen furnished to other municipalities under this Section have all the powers of the police officers of the requesting municipality and are subject to the direction of the chief of police of the requesting municipality; however, they shall retain all their pension and disability rights while so furnished and working outside of their police district or territory.
    The corporate authorities of any municipality included in this Section may contract to procure necessary liability insurance to cover any liability created or imposed by this Section.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 26.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 5 heading)
DIVISION 5. TAXPAYER SUITS

65 ILCS 5/1-5-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-5-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-5-1)
    Sec. 1-5-1. A suit may be brought by any taxpayer, in the name and for the benefit of the municipality, against any person to recover any money or property belonging to the municipality, or for any money which may have been paid, expended, or released without authority of law. But such a taxpayer shall file a bond for all costs, and shall be liable for all costs in case the municipality is defeated in the suit, and judgment shall be rendered accordingly.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 6

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 6 heading)
DIVISION 6. COMPETENCY OF MUNICIPAL
INHABITANTS TO SERVE AS JUDGE OR JUROR
(Heading amended by P.A. 79-1361)

65 ILCS 5/1-6-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-6-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-6-1)
    Sec. 1-6-1. No person shall be incompetent to serve as judge or juror by reason of his or her being an inhabitant or owner or life tenant in real estate in a municipality, in any action or proceeding in which that municipality may be a party in interest.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 7

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 7 heading)
DIVISION 7. CENSUS PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/1-7-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-7-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-7-1)
    Sec. 1-7-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the taking of a municipal census, not oftener than once each year provided such census is conducted by the Federal Government.
(Source: P.A. 76-985.)

65 ILCS 5/1-7-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-7-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-7-2)
    Sec. 1-7-2. Whenever in this Code any provision thereof is based upon the number of inhabitants, the number of inhabitants of the municipality shall be determined by reference to the latest census taken by authority of the United States or this state, or of that municipality. It is the duty of the Secretary of State, upon the publication of any state or United States census or the certification of any municipal census referenced under Section 1-7-1, to certify to each municipality the number of inhabitants, as shown by that census. In the event that a partial census is conducted pursuant to Section 1-7-1, the Secretary of State shall certify the total number of inhabitants of the municipality as the number reflected by the last complete census of the municipality adjusted by the net increase or decrease reflected by the partial census. And the several courts in this state shall take judicial notice of the population of any municipality, as the population appears from the latest federal, state, or municipal census so taken, certified, and adjusted.
(Source: P.A. 96-372, eff. 8-13-09.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 8

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 8 heading)
DIVISION 8. MEMBERSHIP IN ILLINOIS
MUNICIPAL LEAGUE

65 ILCS 5/1-8-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-8-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-8-1)
    Sec. 1-8-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for joining the municipality in membership in the Illinois Municipal League, an unincorporated, nonprofit, nonpolitical association of Illinois cities, villages and incorporated towns and may provide for the payment of annual membership dues and fees. The member cities, villages and incorporated towns acting by, through and in the name of such instrumentality may provide and disseminate information and research services, and may do all other acts for the purpose of improving local government.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 9

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 9 heading)
DIVISION 9. CUMULATIVE EFFECT, SAVINGS
CLAUSES, REPEAL, OTHER PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/1-9-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-1)
    Sec. 1-9-1. The provisions of this Code shall be cumulative in effect and if any provision is inconsistent with another provision of this Code or with any other Act not expressly repealed by Section 1-9-8, it shall be considered as an alternative or additional power and not as a limitation upon any other power granted to or possessed by municipalities. But the provisions of this Code shall not be considered as impairing, altering, modifying, or repealing any of the jurisdiction or powers possessed by any department, board, commission, or officer of the state government immediately prior to the effective date of this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-2)
    Sec. 1-9-2. The repeal of the acts or parts thereof specified in Section 1-9-8 shall not (1) affect suits pending or rights existing immediately prior to the effective date of this Code; (2) impair, avoid, or affect any grant or conveyance made or right acquired or cause of action now existing under any such repealed act or amendment thereto; or (3) affect or impair the validity of any bond or other obligation issued or sold and constituting a valid obligation of the issuing authority immediately prior to the effective date of this Code. The repeal of any validating act or part thereof shall not avoid the effect of the validation. No act repealed by Section 1-9-8 shall repeal any act or part thereof which embraces the same or a similar subject matter as the act repealed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-3)
    Sec. 1-9-3. The provisions of this Code insofar as they are the same or substantially the same as those of any prior statute, shall be construed as a continuation of such prior statute and not as a new enactment.
    If in any other statute reference is made to an act of the General Assembly, or a section of such an act, which is continued in this Code, such reference shall be held to refer to the act or section thereof so continued in this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-4)
    Sec. 1-9-4. Any bond or other evidence of indebtedness issued under the provisions of any act repealed by this Code which is outstanding and unpaid on the effective date of this Code shall be amortized and retired by taxation or revenue in the manner provided by the act under which such indebtedness was incurred, notwithstanding the repeal of such act.
    However, the provisions of this section shall not be construed to prevent the refunding of any such indebtedness under the provisions of this Code or as may be otherwise provided by law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-5)
    Sec. 1-9-5. Article, division or section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any article, division or section hereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-6)
    Sec. 1-9-6. The invalidity of any provision of this Code shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-7

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-7)
    Sec. 1-9-7. Where, in this Code, reference is made to a section, division or article by its number and no act is specified, the reference is to the correspondingly numbered section, division or article of this Code. Where reference is made to "this article" or "this division" or "this section" and no Act is specified, the reference is to the article, division or section of this Code in which the reference appears. If any section, division or article of this Code is hereafter amended, the reference shall thereafter be treated and considered as a reference to the section, division or article as so amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-8

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-8)
    Sec. 1-9-8. The following acts and parts of acts are repealed except as provided in Section 1-9-9:
    "An Act authorizing any city of this State having a population of less than 100,000 inhabitants, which has established and is supporting a public hospital, to reconstruct, improve, make extensions, repair and equip such public hospital, and to prescribe the mode of procedure for and to regulate the issuance and sale of bonds to finance such works, undertakings and projects," approved January 16, 1936, as amended;
    "An Act to regulate the civil service of cities," approved March 20, 1895, as amended;
    "An Act to authorize cities to establish houses of correction and farm colonies within the corporate limits and outside the corporate limits within the same county and authorize the confinement of convicted persons therein," approved April 25, 1871, as amended;
    Section 21c of "An Act in relation to motor vehicles and to repeal a certain act therein named," approved June 30, 1919, as amended;
    "An Act authorizing cities, towns and villages to permit the construction of surface and elevated ways," approved May 25, 1907;
    "An Act authorizing cities, towns and villages to construct and maintain surface and elevated ways, and turn the same over to public park corporate authorities," approved May 25, 1907;
    "An Act to authorize cities to open streets through parks," approved June 27, 1913;
    "An Act in relation to the joint ownership and operation of municipal buildings," approved July 13, 1955;
    "An Act to enable cities, towns and villages organized under any law to regulate, license and control wagons and other vehicles," approved June 28, 1913, as amended;
    "An Act authorizing cities and villages to provide for the payment of allowances of money to the families or dependents of policemen and firemen killed or fatally injured while in the performance of their duties and authorizing such cities and villages to provide medical care and hospital treatment in case of accident to policemen and firemen," approved June 27, 1921, as amended;
    "An Act to authorize cities, villages and incorporated towns to procure certain insurance policies for the benefit of volunteer firemen," approved July 17, 1941;
    "An Act to provide for the recording of building permits issued by any municipality in counties containing 500,000 or more inhabitants," approved July 13, 1955, as amended;
    "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a Board of Election Commissioner's Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund in cities having a population of more than two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants in which any Board of Election Commissioners is functioning in accordance with law," approved July 8, 1935, as amended;
    "An Act in relation to the payment of pensions from the corporate fund of cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants," approved July 5, 1935;
    "An Act in relation to audits of the accounts of cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population not exceeding 500,000," approved July 3, 1951, as amended;
    "The Industrial Building Revenue Bond Act of 1951," approved August 2, 1951, as amended;
    "An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of a police pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of not more than 200,000 inhabitants," approved June 14, 1909, as amended;
    "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a firemen's annuity and benefit fund in cities having a population exceeding five hundred thousand inhabitants," approved June 12, 1931, as amended;
    "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a policemen's annuity and benefit fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants," approved June 29, 1921, as amended;
    "An Act to create an organization and a fund for the pensioning of disabled fire insurance patrolmen, and the widows and children of deceased patrolmen, and authorizing the retirement from service and the pensioning of members of the fire insurance patrol in cities, villages and towns where the population exceeds 50,000 inhabitants having a paid fire insurance patrol," approved June 24, 1895, as amended;
    All of "The Revised Cities and Villages Act," approved August 15, 1941, as amended, except Article 21 of said Revised Cities and Villages Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-9

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-9)
    Sec. 1-9-9. Nothing in this Code shall be construed to repeal any section of the various laws of which this Code is comprised when such section is the subject of an amendment enacted by the Seventy-Second General Assembly and which becomes law. Furthermore, it is the intent of the General Assembly that the corresponding section of this Code shall be construed with such amended section so as to give effect to such amendment as if it was made a part of this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)