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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 heading)
ARTICLE 11
CORPORATE POWERS AND FUNCTIONS

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 1 heading)
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE

POLICE PROTECTION AND PUBLIC ORDER

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 1 heading)
DIVISION 1. POLICE PROTECTION AND TAX

65 ILCS 5/11-1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-1)
    Sec. 11-1-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may pass and enforce all necessary police ordinances.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-2)
    Sec. 11-1-2. Duties and powers of police officers.
    (a) Police officers in municipalities shall be conservators of the peace. They shall have the power (i) to arrest or cause to be arrested, with or without process, all persons who break the peace or are found violating any municipal ordinance or any criminal law of the State, (ii) to commit arrested persons for examination, (iii) if necessary, to detain arrested persons in custody over night or Sunday in any safe place or until they can be brought before the proper court, and (iv) to exercise all other powers as conservators of the peace prescribed by the corporate authorities.
    (b) All warrants for the violation of municipal ordinances or the State criminal law, directed to any person, may be served and executed within the limits of a municipality by any police officer of the municipality. For that purpose, police officers have all the common law and statutory powers of sheriffs.
    (c) The corporate authorities of each municipality may prescribe any additional duties and powers of the police officers.
(Source: P.A. 90-540, eff. 12-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-2.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-2.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-2.1)
    Sec. 11-1-2.1. In addition to the powers of the police of any municipality under Section 7-4-8 of this Act, the corporate authorities of each municipality having a population of less than 500,000 may enter into agreements with any other such municipality or municipalities to furnish police assistance on request. Such agreements shall contain provisions in relation to any liability, including any liability or obligation to indemnify created by Section 1-4-5 or Section 1-4-6, which may occur as a result of any police assistance furnished under such agreements.
    Police officers furnishing assistance under such agreements have all of the powers of police officers of any requesting municipality and are subject to the direction of the chief of police of a requesting municipality.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3284.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-3)
    Sec. 11-1-3. The corporate authorities of any city or village containing less than 500,000 inhabitants may levy, annually, a tax not to exceed .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein, to provide revenue for the purpose of police protection in that municipality. This tax shall be in addition to and in excess of all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in that city or village and shall be in addition to and in excess of the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    However, municipalities authorized to levy this tax on July 1, 1967 shall have a rate limitation of .15% or the rate limitation in effect on July 31, 1969, whichever is greater.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-5)
    Sec. 11-1-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may by ordinance declare a curfew throughout all or any part of the municipality and establish the conditions and restrictions thereof.
(Source: Laws 1968. p. 80.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-5.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-5.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-5.1)
    Sec. 11-1-5.1. In any municipality which is authorized to levy a tax under Section 11-1-3 of this Division 1, the tax rate limit so authorized may be increased to not to exceed .40%, or beginning in taxable year 2000, .60%, of the value of all the taxable property in such municipality, provided the proposition for such tax rate increase has been submitted to the electors of that municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. The corporate authorities may order the proposition submitted at any election. The municipal clerk shall certify the question to the proper election authority who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 91-299, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-6)
    Sec. 11-1-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may by ordinance grant to the mayor the extraordinary power and authority to exercise, by executive order, during a state of emergency, such of the powers of the corporate authorities as may be reasonably necessary to respond to the emergency. Such ordinance shall establish standards for the determination by the mayor of when a state of emergency exists, and shall provide that the mayor shall not exercise such extraordinary power and authority except after his signing, under oath, a statement finding that such standards have been met, setting forth facts to substantiate such findings, describing the nature of the emergency, and declaring that a state of emergency exists. Such statement shall be filed with the clerk of the municipality as soon as practicable. A state of emergency, declared as provided in this section, shall expire not later than the adjournment of the first regular meeting of the corporate authorities after the state of emergency is declared.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 80.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-7)
    Sec. 11-1-7. The corporate authorities of any incorporated municipality, the boundaries of which are not co-extensive with any township, may contract with any such township in the county within which the municipality is located to furnish police protection outside of the incorporated municipality in such township.
    The corporate authorities of any incorporated municipality situated in a county of fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants may contract, with advice and consent of the sheriff in the county in which the request for contract services is made, based upon a determination of law enforcement needs of the area in which contract services are sought, with the county in which the municipality is located to furnish police protection in the county outside of the incorporated municipality.
(Source: P.A. 91-633, eff. 12-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-8)
    Sec. 11-1-8. The corporate authorities of each municipality may:
    (a) Conduct programs and carry on and coordinate activities for the prevention, reduction or control of juvenile delinquency within the municipality;
    (b) Cooperate, coordinate or act jointly with the State of Illinois or any other municipality, county or public or private agency in conducting programs and carrying on and coordinating activities for the prevention, reduction or control of juvenile delinquency, including but not limited to the establishment, support and maintenance of individual or joint public or private agencies or neighborhood accountability boards to conduct such programs and carry on such activities in cooperation with law enforcement officers through referral of juvenile offenders;
    (c) Spend municipal funds appropriated for the purposes of this Section;
    (d) Make application for, accept and use money, financial grants or contributions of services from any public or private source made available for the purposes of this Section;
    (e) All officials, agencies and employees of a municipality, which has exercised the authority granted by this Section, shall cooperate in so far as possible with the corporate authorities in coordinating and conducting activities and programs to carry out the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 80-853.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-9)
    Sec. 11-1-9. The corporate authorities of each municipality may enter into agreements and cooperate with governmental entities of adjoining states for purposes related to providing services to injured individuals where such injury occurs at or near the dividing line of Illinois and an adjoining state.
(Source: P.A. 81-881.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-10)
    Sec. 11-1-10. The corporate authorities of each municipality which has established a police department shall require such police department to comply with the requirements of Section 3 of the Minor Identification and Protection Act, enacted by the 83rd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 83-508.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-11)
    Sec. 11-1-11. Agreement with another entity to enforce traffic ordinances. The corporate authorities of a municipality with a population greater than 1,000,000 may enter into an agreement with the Chicago Transit Authority, created under the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act, whereby Chicago Transit Authority supervisory employees are empowered to enforce certain traffic ordinances enacted by the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 87-597.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-12)
    Sec. 11-1-12. Quotas prohibited. A municipality may not require a police officer to issue a specific number of citations within a designated period of time. This prohibition shall not affect the conditions of any federal or State grants or funds awarded to the municipality and used to fund traffic enforcement programs.
    A municipality may not, for purposes of evaluating a police officer's job performance, compare the number of citations issued by the police officer to the number of citations issued by any other police officer who has similar job duties. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a municipality from evaluating a police officer based on the police officer's points of contact. For the purposes of this Section, "points of contact" means any quantifiable contact made in the furtherance of the police officer's duties, including, but not limited to, the number of traffic stops completed, arrests, written warnings, and crime prevention measures. Points of contact shall not include either the issuance of citations or the number of citations issued by a police officer.
    This Section shall not apply to a municipality subject to Section 10-1-18.1 of this Code with its own independent inspector general and law enforcement review authority.
    A home rule municipality may not establish requirements for or assess the performance of police officers in a manner inconsistent with this Section. 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. 98-650, eff. 1-1-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-13)
    Sec. 11-1-13. Automated external defibrillators. The corporate authorities of each municipality shall, in accordance with the requirements of the Automated External Defibrillator Act, ensure that:
        (1) each police department that employs 100 or more
    
police officers is equipped with an operational and accessible automated external defibrillator; and
        (2) an adequate number of personnel in each police
    
department is trained to administer the automated external defibrillator.
(Source: P.A. 99-246, eff. 1-1-16.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 3 heading)
DIVISION 3. PENAL INSTITUTIONS--GENERAL POWERS

65 ILCS 5/11-3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-3-1)
    Sec. 11-3-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may establish and erect correctional and penal institutions for the reformation or confinement of all persons convicted of violating any municipal ordinance, to make rules and regulations for the government of these institutions, and may provide for the appointment of the necessary officers and assistants to operate them.
    The corporate authorities of each municipality may require convicted persons committed to its correctional and penal institutions to reimburse the municipality for the expenses incurred by their confinement to the extent of the ability of such persons to pay for such expenses. The municipal attorney or corporation counsel, may, if authorized by the corporate authorities, institute civil actions in the circuit court of the county in which the correctional and penal institutions are located to recover from such confined convicted persons the expenses incurred by their confinement. Such expenses recovered shall be paid into the municipal treasury.
(Source: P.A. 82-717.)

65 ILCS 5/11-3-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-3-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-3-2)
    Sec. 11-3-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may use the county jail, with the consent of the county board, for the confinement or punishment of offenders, subject to whatever conditions are imposed by law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 4

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 4 heading)
DIVISION 4. HOUSES OF CORRECTION AND FARM
COLONIES

65 ILCS 5/11-4-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-1)
    Sec. 11-4-1. Except in any county having a population of more than 1,000,000, the corporate authorities of any city may establish a house of correction, which shall be used for the confinement and punishment of criminals, or persons sentenced or committed thereto under the provisions of this Division 4, or any law of this state, or ordinance of any city or village authorizing the confinement of convicted persons in any such house of correction.
    The corporate authorities of any such city may purchase or otherwise acquire, own or control so much land within the incorporated limits of such city or outside and within the same county as such city may require, for the purpose of establishing thereon such house of correction and other buildings or appurtenances thereto, and for the purpose of establishing in connection therewith a farm colony. Any farm colony so established in connection with a house of correction shall also be used for the confinement and punishment of criminals or persons sentenced or committed thereto under the provisions of this Division 4, or any law of this state, or ordinance of any city or village, authorizing the confinement of convicted persons in any such house of correction or farm colony.
    When such land is purchased or acquired and house of correction or farm colony established by any such city outside of the corporate limits thereof, such city and the corporate authorities thereof shall have complete police powers, for the purpose of control and management of same and of the persons confined therein, over such lands and territory surrounding the same and highways leading thereto from such city as is now conferred by law upon cities, incorporated towns and villages within this state over territory lying within the corporate limits thereof.
(Source: P.A. 76-425.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-2)
    Sec. 11-4-2. The management and direction of any house of correction shall be under the control and authority of a board of inspectors, to be appointed for that purpose as in this section directed.
    The mayor of each city shall, by virtue of his office, be a member of such board, who, together with 3 persons to be appointed by the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities of the city, shall constitute the board of inspectors. The term of office for the appointed members of the board shall be 3 years, but the members first appointed shall hold their office, respectively, as shall be determined by lot at the first meeting of the board, for one, 2 and 3 years from and after the first Monday in May, 1871, and thereafter one member shall be appointed each year for the full term of 3 years.
    The provisions of Divisions 9 and 10 of Article 8 shall apply in relation to letting of contracts and purchase orders by the board of inspectors in behalf of any such house of correction and the board of inspectors shall also be governed by the powers, functions and authority of the purchasing agent, board of standardization and the corporate authorities in such cities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-3)
    Sec. 11-4-3. Whenever a board of inspectors has been organized, it may establish and adopt rules for the regulation and discipline of the house of correction, for which such board has been appointed. Upon the nomination of the superintendent thereof, the board may appoint the subordinate officers, guards and employees thereof, may fix their compensation and prescribe their duties generally, may make all such by-laws and ordinances in relation to the management and government thereof as the board deems expedient. No appropriation shall be made by the board of inspectors for any purpose other than the ordinary and necessary expenses and repairs of the institution, except with the sanction of the corporate authorities of the city.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-4)
    Sec. 11-4-4. The board of inspectors shall serve without fee or compensation. It shall be their duty to assure that the house of correction is operated in accordance with the minimum standards established by the Department of Corrections pursuant to Section 3-15-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections. There shall be a meeting of the entire board, at the house of correction, once every 3 months. At such meeting the board shall fully examine into the management in every department, hear and determine all complaints or questions not within the province of the superintendent to determine, and make such further rules and regulations for the good government of the house of correction as to them shall seem proper and necessary. One of the appointed inspectors shall visit the house of correction at least once in each month. All rules, regulations or other orders of the board shall be recorded in a book to be kept for that purpose, which shall be deemed a public record, and, with the other books and records of the house of correction, shall be at all times subject to the examination of any member or committee of the corporate authorities, the comptroller, treasurer, corporation counsel or attorney of any such city.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-5)
    Sec. 11-4-5. The books of the house of correction shall be kept so as to clearly exhibit the state of the prisoners, the number received and discharged, the number employed as servants or in cultivating or improving the premises, the number employed in each branch of industry carried on, and the receipts from, and expenditures for, and on account of, each department of business, or for improvement of the premises. A quarterly statement shall be made out, which shall specify minutely, all receipts and expenditures, from whom received and to whom paid, and for what purpose, proper vouchers for each, to be audited and certified by the inspectors, and submitted to the comptroller of the city, and by him or her, to the corporate authorities thereof, for examination and approval. The accounts of the house of correction shall be annually closed and balanced on the first day of January of each year, and a full report of the operations of the preceding year shall be made out and submitted to the corporate authorities of the city, and to the Governor of the state, to be transmitted by the Governor to the General Assembly.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-6)
    Sec. 11-4-6. The corporate authorities of such city may require such further reports and exhibits of the condition and management of such institution as to them shall seem necessary and proper, and may, with the approval of the mayor, remove any inspector of the institution. But any subordinate officer or employee may be removed by the superintendent at his discretion, but immediately upon the removal of such officer or employee, he shall report to the board the name of the person removed and the cause of such removal.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-7)
    Sec. 11-4-7. The superintendent of the house of correction shall have entire control and management of all its concerns, subject to the authority established by law, and the rules and regulations adopted for its government. The superintendent shall obey and carry out all written orders and instructions of the inspectors not inconsistent with the laws, rules and regulations relating to the government of the institution. The superintendent shall be appointed by the mayor by and with the consent of the board of inspectors, and shall hold his office for 4 years and until his successor is duly appointed and has qualified, but he may be removed by the inspectors at any time, when in their judgment it shall be advisable. He shall be responsible for the manner in which the house of correction is managed and conducted. He shall reside at the house of correction, devote all his time and attention to the business thereof, and visit and examine into the condition and management of every department thereof and of each prisoner therein confined, daily. The superintendent shall exercise a general supervision and direction in regard to the discipline, police and business of the house of correction. The deputy superintendent of the house of correction shall have and exercise the powers of the superintendent in his absence, so far as relates to the discipline thereof and the safe keeping of prisoners.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-8)
    Sec. 11-4-8. The county board and the board of trustees of any village or incorporated town, in any county in this state, in which a house of correction is established, may enter into an agreement with the corporate authorities of such city, or with any authorized agent or officer in behalf of such city, to receive and keep in the house of correction any person or persons who may be sentenced or committed thereto, by any court, in any of such counties. Whenever such agreement is made, the county board for any county in behalf of which such agreement is made, or of the trustees of the village or incorporated town, in behalf of which, such agreement is made, as the case may be, shall give public notice thereof in some newspaper printed and published within the county for a period not less than 4 weeks. Such notice shall state the period of time for which such agreement will remain in force.
(Source: P.A. 77-1295.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-9)
    Sec. 11-4-9. In counties, incorporated towns and villages having such agreement with any such city, the circuit court for such county, incorporated town or village, by whom any person, for any crime or misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail, shall be convicted, shall commit such person to the house of correction in lieu of committing him to the county jail, village or incorporated town calaboose, there to be received and kept in the manner prescribed by law and the discipline in the house of correction. Such court, by warrant of commitment duly issued, shall cause such persons so sentenced to be forthwith conveyed by some proper officer to the house of correction.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 292.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-10)
    Sec. 11-4-10. The sheriff or other officer in and for any county having such agreement with any such city to whom any warrant of commitment for that purpose may be directed by the court for such county, shall convey such person so sentenced to the house of correction, and there deliver such person to the keeper or other proper officer of the house of correction, whose duty it shall be to receive such person so sentenced, and to safely keep and employ such person for the term mentioned in the warrant of commitment, according to the laws of the house of correction. The officers thus conveying and so delivering the person or persons so sentenced shall be allowed such fees, as compensation therefor, as shall be prescribed or allowed by the county board of such county.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 292.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-11)
    Sec. 11-4-11. All provisions of law and ordinances authorizing the commitment and confinement of persons in jails, bridewells and other city prisons, are hereby made applicable to all persons who may or shall be, under the provisions of this Division 4, sentenced to such house of correction.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-12)
    Sec. 11-4-12. The inspectors of any such house of correction may establish in connection with the house of correction a department thereof, to be called a house of shelter, for the more complete reformation and education of females. The inspectors shall adopt rules and regulations by which any female convict may be imprisoned in one or more separate apartments of the house of correction, or of the department thereof called the house of shelter. The superintendent of the house of correction shall appoint, by and with the advice of the board of inspectors, a matron and other teachers and employees for the house of shelter, whose compensation shall be fixed and provided for as in this Division 4 provided for the officers and other employees of the house of correction.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-13)
    Sec. 11-4-13. The expenses of maintaining any such house of correction over and above all receipts for the labor of persons confined therein, and such sums of money as may be received from time to time by virtue of an agreement with a county, as in this Division 4 contemplated, shall be audited and paid from time to time by the corporate authority of such city, and shall be raised, levied and collected as the ordinary expenses of the city.
    The corporate authorities of each municipality maintaining a house of correction may require convicted persons confined therein to pay for the expenses incurred by their incarceration to the extent of their ability to pay for such expenses. The municipal attorney or corporation counsel, if authorized by the corporate authorities, may institute civil actions in the circuit court of the county in which such house of corrections is located to recover from such convicted persons confined the expenses incurred by their incarceration. Such expenses recovered shall be paid into the municipal treasury.
(Source: P.A. 82-717.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-14)
    Sec. 11-4-14. The inspectors of any such house of correction may enter into an agreement with any officer of the United States authorized therefor to receive and keep in such house of correction any person sentenced thereto, or ordered to be imprisoned therein, by any court of the United States or other federal officer, until discharged by law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-15)
    Sec. 11-4-15. In any such city, which prior to July 1, 1871, established a bridewell for the confinement of convicted persons, such institution shall, immediately upon the appointment of the inspectors in this Division 4 contemplated, be known and denominated as the house of correction of the city in which it is located.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-16)
    Sec. 11-4-16. The superintendent of any such house of correction shall receive a salary per annum, to be fixed by the corporate authorities of such city, to be paid quarterly. The superintendent shall keep a record of all infractions of the rules and discipline of the house of correction, with the names of each, the convict offending, and the date and character of each offense. Every misdemeanant in such house of correction shall be allowed time off from his sentence in accordance with the provisions of the "Misdemeanant Good Behavior Allowance Act", as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-17)
    Sec. 11-4-17. The inspectors of any such house of correction and the superintendent thereof, shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the usual oath of office. The inspectors and superintendent shall severally give bond to such city with sureties, and in a penal sum such as may be required by the corporate authorities thereof, for the faithful performance of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5 heading)
DIVISION 5. PUBLIC ORDER REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-5-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-1)
    Sec. 11-5-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may suppress bawdy or disorderly houses and also houses of ill-fame or assignation, within the limits of the municipality and within 3 miles of the outer boundaries of the municipality. The corporate authorities may suppress gaming, gambling houses, lotteries, and all fraudulent devices or practices for the purpose of obtaining money or property and may prohibit the sale or exhibition of obscene or immoral publications, prints, pictures, or illustrations.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-1.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-1.5)
    Sec. 11-5-1.5. Adult entertainment facility. It is prohibited within a municipality to locate an adult entertainment facility within 1,000 feet of the property boundaries of any school, day care center, cemetery, public park, forest preserve, public housing, and place of religious worship, except that in a county with a population of more than 800,000 and less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, it is prohibited to locate, construct, or operate a new adult entertainment facility within one mile of the property boundaries of any school, day care center, cemetery, public park, forest preserve, public housing, or place of religious worship located anywhere within that county. Notwithstanding any other requirements of this Section, it is also prohibited to locate, construct, or operate a new adult entertainment facility within one mile of the property boundaries of any school, day care center, cemetery, public park, forest preserve, public housing, or place of religious worship located in that area of Cook County outside of the City of Chicago.
    For the purposes of this Section, "adult entertainment facility" means (i) a striptease club or pornographic movie theatre whose business is the commercial sale, dissemination, or distribution of sexually explicit material, shows, or other exhibitions or (ii) an adult bookstore or adult video store in which 25% or more of its stock-in-trade, books, magazines, and films for sale, exhibition, or viewing on-premises are sexually explicit material.
(Source: P.A. 95-47, eff. 1-1-08; 95-214, eff. 8-16-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-2)
    Sec. 11-5-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prevent or suppress riots, routs, affrays, noises, disturbances, trespasses, and disorderly assemblies in any public or private place.
(Source: P.A. 76-639.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-3)
    Sec. 11-5-3. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prevent intoxication, fighting, quarreling, dog fights, cock fights, and all other disorderly conduct.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-4)
    Sec. 11-5-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prevent vagrancy, begging, and prostitution.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-5)
    Sec. 11-5-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prohibit the parking of motor vehicles on private property without the consent of the owner of the private property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-6)
    Sec. 11-5-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prohibit cruelty to animals.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-7)
    Sec. 11-5-7. The corporate authorities of each municipality may license and regulate and establish standards for the operation of ambulances. The corporate authorities of each municipality may either contract for the operation of or operate ambulances as a municipal service and may make reasonable charges therefor and, in addition, may levy a tax for such purpose not to exceed .015% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the municipality if the question of such tax has been submitted to the electors of the municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. The corporate authorities of any municipality which has approved by referendum a tax of not to exceed .015% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the municipality, may cause to be submitted to the electors of the municipality the question of increasing the said tax to not to exceed .25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the municipality. The corporate authorities of any municipality which has not approved by referendum a tax of not to exceed .015% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the municipality, may cause to be submitted to the electors of the municipality the question of adopting a tax at a rate not to exceed .25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in the municipality. Such question shall be certified by the clerk and submitted by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law. The tax authorized in this Section shall be in addition to and in excess of the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes by Section 8-3-1 of this Code.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1972 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-7.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-7.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-7.1)
    Sec. 11-5-7.1. The corporate authorities of any municipality which: (1) has a population between 10,000 and 45,000 and lies within 2 counties with respective populations between 400,000 and 575,000 and between 900,000 and 1,000,000; or (2) has a population between 9,000 and 25,000 and lies within a single county with a population between 400,000 and 575,000, may levy an annual tax at a rate not exceeding .095% of the value, as equalized and assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein, for the purpose of providing ambulance services pursuant to an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with any other unit of local government. However, no tax may be levied pursuant to this Section with respect to any property which is subject to any other tax levied for the purpose of providing ambulance services.
(Source: P.A. 92-662, eff. 7-16-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-7.2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-7.2)
    Sec. 11-5-7.2. Emergency medical services outside corporate limits. A municipality may choose to provide emergency medical services on property outside its corporate limits. The corporate authorities of each municipality may fix, charge, and collect emergency medical service fees not exceeding the actual cost of the service for all emergency medical services rendered by the municipality against persons, businesses, and other entities that are not residents of the municipality. An additional charge may be levied to reimburse the municipality for extraordinary expenses of materials used in rendering the services. Nothing in this Section shall impact any agreement entered into by a municipality and persons, businesses, and other entities that are not residents of the municipality. Nothing in this Section shall require a municipality to supply any emergency medical services on property located outside the corporate limits of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 93-304, eff. 7-23-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5-8)
    Sec. 11-5-8.
    The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate mobile homes, house trailers or similar portable structures used or so constructed as to permit their being used as a dwelling place for one or more persons. The corporate authorities may also locate or prohibit such structures which are not within the confines of a mobile home park as authorized by law. This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a Home Rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 77-1849.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-9)
    Sec. 11-5-9. Truants. The corporate authorities of any municipality may adopt ordinances to regulate truants within its jurisdiction. These ordinances may include a graduated fine schedule for repeat violations, which may not exceed $100, or community service, or both, for violators 13 years of age or older and may provide for enforcement by citation or through administrative hearings as determined by ordinance. If the violator is under 13 years of age, the parent or custodian of the violator is subject to the fine or community service, or both. As used in this Section, "truants" means persons who are within the definition of "truant" in Section 26-2a of the School Code. Local officials or authorities that enforce, prosecute, or adjudicate municipal ordinances adopted under this Section or that work with school districts to address truancy problems are designated as (i) part of the juvenile justice system, established by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, and (ii) "juvenile authorities" within the definition set forth in subsection (a)(6.5) of Section 10-6 of the Illinois School Student Record Act. Because truancy is a gateway to crime and one of the most powerful predictors of juvenile delinquent behavior, a school district may disclose education records relating to attendance to juvenile authorities if the school district determines that the disclosure will enhance the juvenile justice system's ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records are released. Enforcement of a municipal ordinance adopted under this Section is pre-adjudicatory because it helps minors avoid adjudicatory hearings under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. A school district may make a disclosure authorized under this Section only if the juvenile authority certifies in writing to the school district that the information will not be disclosed, without prior written consent of the parent or custodian of the student, to any other individual or entity, except as otherwise provided under State law. A home rule unit may not regulate truants in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of 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 the powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 94-1011, eff. 7-7-06; 95-1016, eff. 6-1-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5-10)
    Sec. 11-5-10. Sound devices. The corporate authorities of a municipality may, by ordinance, regulate sound devices. For the purposes of this Section, "sound devices" means any radio, tape recorder, cassette player, or any other device for receiving broadcast sound or reproducing recorded sound.
(Source: P.A. 97-115, eff. 1-1-12.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.1 heading)
DIVISION 5.1. COORDINATOR OF FEDERAL AND STATE AID

65 ILCS 5/11-5.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.1-1)
    Sec. 11-5.1-1.
    The corporate authorities of any city, village, or incorporated town may create the office of Coordinator of Federal and State Aid reporting to the corporate authorities and assisting the corporate authorities with development programs for which State or Federal funds are or may be available and in the application for such funds. Any corporate authorities choosing to establish such an office may provide for the compensation and expenses of the person appointed as coordinator and such additional office space as the board finds necessary.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3223.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.2 heading)
DIVISION 5.2. GRANTS TO COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES

65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.2-1)
    Sec. 11-5.2-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may make grants to Community Action Agencies which serve residents within the municipality from funds received by the municipality pursuant to the "State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972". Community Action Agencies are defined as in Part A of Title II of the Federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 80-863.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.2-2)
    Sec. 11-5.2-2. The corporate authorities of any municipality may provide for the establishment or maintenance, or may enter into contractual agreements with other townships, municipalities or counties for the establishment or maintenance of youth service bureaus, or may enter into contractual agreements with established youth service bureaus, public or private, serving the general area of the municipality. Such agreements shall be written and shall provide for services to residents of the municipality under 18 years of age, but agencies providing such services to adults in addition to youths may qualify as youth service bureaus. "Youth service bureau" means any public or private agency providing, or arranging for the provision of, assistance to persons referred to such bureau by law enforcement officials, court agencies and other agencies and individuals with the intention of diverting such persons from formal processes of the court. However, this Section shall not be construed to amend, modify or have any effect on the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, as amended. For the purposes of this Section, corporate authorities are authorized to expend moneys not appropriated for other purposes, including funds made available from the federal "State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972". This Section shall not constitute a limitation on or a prohibition of the exercise of powers of a home rule municipality.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.2-3)
    Sec. 11-5.2-3. The corporate authorities of a municipality annually may appropriate funds to private nonprofit organizations for the purpose of providing services to runaway or homeless youths and their families. Such services may include temporary shelter, food, clothing, medical care, transportation, individual and family counseling, and any other service necessary to provide adequate temporary, protective care for runaway or homeless youths, and to reunite the youths with their parents or guardians. For the purposes of this Section, "runaway or homeless youth" means a person under the age of 18 years who is absent from his legal residence without the consent of his parent or legal guardian, or who is without a place of shelter where supervision and care are available.
(Source: P.A. 83-1284.)

65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.2-4)
    Sec. 11-5.2-4. The corporate authorities of any municipality may enter into cooperative agreements with any other governmental entity or any nonprofit community service association with respect to the expenditure of municipal funds, or funds made available to the municipality under the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972, in order to provide senior centers, transportation and social services for the poor and aged.
(Source: P.A. 84-832.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 5.3 heading)
DIVISION 5.3. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEMS

65 ILCS 5/11-5.3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-5.3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.3-1)
    Sec. 11-5.3-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may exercise the powers granted to municipalities under the Emergency Telephone System Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-978.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 6

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 6 heading)
FIRE PROTECTION

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 6

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 6 heading)
DIVISION 6. FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND PROTECTION

65 ILCS 5/11-6-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-1)
    Sec. 11-6-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide and operate fire stations, and all material and equipment that is needed for the prevention and extinguishment of fires, and may enter into contracts or agreements with other municipalities and fire protection districts for mutual aid consisting of furnishing equipment and man power from and to such other municipalities and fire protection districts.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-1.1)
    Sec. 11-6-1.1. Firefighting services outside corporate limits. A municipality may choose to provide firefighting services to property outside its corporate limits. The corporate authorities of each municipality may fix, charge, and collect firefighting service fees not exceeding the actual cost of the service for all firefighting services rendered by the municipality against persons, businesses, and other entities that are not residents of the municipality. An additional charge may be levied to reimburse the municipality for extraordinary expenses of materials used in rendering the services. Nothing in this Section shall impact any agreement entered into by a municipality and persons, businesses, and other entities that are not residents of the municipality. Nothing in this Section shall require a municipality to supply any firefighting services to property located outside the corporate limits of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 93-304, eff. 7-23-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-2)
    Sec. 11-6-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may contract with fire protection districts organized under "An Act to create Fire Protection Districts," approved July 8, 1927, as now or hereafter amended, which are adjacent to the municipality, for the furnishing of fire protection service for property located within the districts but outside the limits of the municipality, and may supply fire protection service to the owners of property which lies outside the limits of the municipality and may set up by ordinance a scale of charges therefor. The corporate authorities of any municipality shall provide fire protection service for public school buildings situated outside the municipality in accordance with Section 16-10 of "The School Code".
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-3)
    Sec. 11-6-3. The corporate authorities of a municipality may contract with the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities or the Board of Regents of Regency Universities to provide fire protection to any university under the jurisdiction of the respective Board and located, in whole or in part, within the municipality. Such contract shall be as specified by Section 9 of "An Act to provide for the management, operation, control and maintenance of the State Colleges and Universities System", approved July 2, 1951, as heretofore or hereafter amended, or paragraph (j) of Section 8 of "An Act providing for the management, operation, control and maintenance of the Regency Universities System", approved May 11, 1967, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 76-825.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-4)
    Sec. 11-6-4. The corporate authorities of any municipality may contract with the board of any public community college district to reimburse the municipality for any additional costs for fire protection service, including equipment, apparatus, or firemen occasioned by the presence of any public community college building within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 82-622.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-5)
    Sec. 11-6-5. Reimbursement for specialized rescue services. The corporate authorities of a municipality that operates a fire department may fix, charge, and collect reasonable fees for specialized rescue services provided by the department. The total amount collected may not exceed the reasonable cost of providing those specialized rescue services and may not, in any event, exceed $125 per hour per vehicle and $35 per hour per firefighter. The fee may be charged to any of the following parties, but only after there has been a finding of fault against that party by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Illinois Department of Labor:
        (a) the owner of the property on which the
    
specialized rescue services occurred;
        (b) any person involved in an activity that caused or
    
contributed to the emergency;
        (c) an individual who is rescued during the emergency
    
and his or her employer if the person was acting in furtherance of the employer's interests;
        (d) in cases involving the recovery of property, any
    
person having control or custody of the property at the time of the emergency.
    For the purposes of this Section, the term "specialized rescue services" includes, but is not limited to, structural collapse, tactical rescue, high angle rescue, underwater rescue and recovery, confined space rescue, below grade rescue, and trench rescue.
(Source: P.A. 95-497, eff. 1-1-08.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-6)
    Sec. 11-6-6. Technical rescue services. The corporate authorities of a municipality that operates a fire department may fix, charge, and collect reasonable fees for technical rescue services provided by the department. The total amount collected may not exceed the reasonable cost of providing the technical rescue services and may include charges for personnel and equipment costs.
(Source: P.A. 95-867, eff. 1-1-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-7)
    Sec. 11-6-7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-322, eff. 8-12-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-8)
    Sec. 11-6-8. Notification of sale of or changes to private or semi-private water systems.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "private water system" and "semi-private water system" shall have the meanings ascribed to them in subsection (a) of Section 9 of the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act.
    (b) A municipality that provides and operates fire stations or otherwise provides firefighting services shall receive notice of the sale of a private water system or semi-private water system from the individuals or entities selling and purchasing the water system. The notice to the municipality shall include the status and capacity of the water system and the ability of the water system to be used for fire protection.
    (c) A municipality that provides and operates fire stations or otherwise provides firefighting services shall also receive notice from the owner of a private water system or semi-private water system if there are any changes to the water system that would affect fire protection services to areas served by the water system.
(Source: P.A. 99-487, eff. 11-20-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-6-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-10)
    Sec. 11-6-10. Reimbursement of volunteer fire protection assistance.
    (a) Municipalities may fix, charge, and collect fees not exceeding the reasonable cost of the service for all services rendered by a volunteer municipal fire department or a volunteer firefighter of any municipal fire department for persons, businesses, and other entities who are not residents of the municipality.
    (b) The charge for any fees under subsection (a) shall be computed at a rate not to exceed $250 per hour and not to exceed $70 per hour per firefighter responding to a call for assistance. An additional charge may be levied to reimburse the district for extraordinary expenses of materials used in rendering such services. No charge shall be made for services for which the total amount would be less than $50.
    (c) All revenue from the fees assessed pursuant to this Section shall be deposited to the general fund of the municipality.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall allow a fee to be fixed, charged, or collected that is not allowed under any contract that a fire department has entered into with another entity, including, but not limited to, a fire protection district.
(Source: P.A. 99-770, eff. 8-12-16.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 7

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 7 heading)
DIVISION 7. FIRE PROTECTION TAX--CITIES AND VILLAGES OF LESS THAN 500,000

65 ILCS 5/11-7-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-7-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-7-1)
    Sec. 11-7-1. The corporate authorities of any city or village containing less than 500,000 inhabitants may levy, annually, a tax not to exceed .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein, to provide revenue for the purpose of fire protection in the municipality. However, municipalities authorized to levy this tax on July 1, 1967 shall have a rate limit of .15%, or the limit in effect on July 31, 1969, whichever is greater. This tax shall be in addition to and in excess of all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in that municipality and shall be in addition to and in excess of the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-7-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-7-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-7-3)
    Sec. 11-7-3. In any municipality which is authorized to levy a tax under Section 11-7-1 of this Division 7, the tax rate limit so authorized may be increased to not to exceed .40%, or beginning in taxable year 2000, .60%, of the value of all the taxable property in such municipality, provided the proposition for such tax rate increase has been submitted to the electors of that municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. The referendum authorized by the terms of this section may be ordered by the corporate authorities, the question to be certified by the clerk and submitted at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    However, any municipality whose rate limitation for fire protection purposes is .30% on July 1, 1967 may by ordinance increase its rate limit in the future for such purposes to .40% and any municipality which levied a tax for fire protection purposes in 1960 and whose rate limitation for such purposes is less than .30% on July 29, 1969 may by ordinance increase its rate limit to .30%. A notice of the passage of the ordinance establishing such rate limit at not to exceed .40% or .30%, as the case may be, shall be published once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality. The publication of the notice of the ordinance shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the increased rate limit be submitted to the voters of the municipality; (2) the time within which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    The ordinance shall take effect 30 days after publication of that notice unless within that time a petition, signed by not less than a number of voters in the municipality equal to 10% or more of the registered voters of the municipality is filed with the municipal clerk requesting the submission to a referendum of the question of whether the municipality shall have the authority to levy a tax for fire protection purposes at not to exceed the rate limit specified in the ordinance. Any such election shall be conducted in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 91-299, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 8

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 8 heading)
DIVISION 8. FIRE SAFETY REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-8-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-8-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-8-1)
    Sec. 11-8-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may establish and maintain for reasonable charges electrical appliances in public or private buildings for fire and police protection upon application of the custodian of public buildings, or of the owner of private buildings.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-8-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-8-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-8-2)
    Sec. 11-8-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prevent the dangerous construction, installation and condition of chimneys, fireplaces, hearths, stoves, furnaces, pipes, ovens, boilers, fuel conduits, electric wiring and any other fire or heating apparatus used in and about any building, structure or camp accommodating persons in house trailers, house cars, and, if such enumerated are in a dangerous condition may cause them to be removed or placed in a safe condition. The corporate authorities also may cause all buildings and enclosures which are in a dangerous fire condition to be put in a safe fire condition, may regulate and prevent the carrying on of factories that are dangerous in causing or promoting fires, and may prevent the deposit of ashes in places that create a fire hazard.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-8-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-8-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-8-3)
    Sec. 11-8-3. For the purpose of guarding against the calamities of fire, the corporate authorities of each municipality may prescribe the limits within which wooden buildings shall not be erected, placed, or repaired, without permission, and, whenever buildings within the fire limits have deteriorated or have been damaged by any means to the extent of 50% of their value, may direct that such buildings shall be torn down or removed, and to prescribe the manner of ascertaining whether the specified damage has occurred.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-8-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-8-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-8-4)
    Sec. 11-8-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prevent the storage of turpentine, tar, pitch, resin, hemp, cotton, gunpowder, nitroglycerine, petroleum, or any of their products, and other similar combustible or explosive materials; may regulate and prevent the use of lights and combustible liquids in buildings, and the building of bonfires; and may regulate and prevent the use of firecrackers, torpedoes, and all sorts of fireworks provided that such regulation or prohibition is consistent with the provisions of the following acts as such acts are heretofore and hereafter amended: "The Fireworks Regulation Act of Illinois" and "An Act to prohibit the sale, offering or exposing for sale of fireworks; defining fireworks and to regulate the manner of using fireworks, and to provide penalties for the violation of the provisions of the Act," approved July 1, 1941.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-8-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-8-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-8-5)
    Sec. 11-8-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prohibit the keeping of any lumber or coal yard, or the placing, piling, or selling of any lumber, timber, wood, coal, or other combustible material within the fire limits of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-8-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-8-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-8-6)
    Sec. 11-8-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate persons engaged in the business of servicing, repairing or refilling fire extinguishers.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 9

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 9 heading)
DIVISION 9. FIRE INSPECTION IN MUNICIPALITIES
OF 500,000 OR MORE

65 ILCS 5/11-9-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-9-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-9-1)
    Sec. 11-9-1. The fire inspector of every municipality with a population of 500,000 or more shall investigate the cause, origin, and circumstances of every fire occurring in the municipality and shall especially investigate whether it was the result of carelessness or design. Such an investigation shall be begun within 2 days, not including Sunday, of the occurrence of a fire. The fire inspector shall keep in his office a record of all fires occurring in the municipality, together with a record of all the facts, statistics, and circumstances, including the origin of the fire and the value and ownership of the property destroyed, which may be determined by the investigations provided for by this Division 9. This record shall be open to public inspection at all times.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-9-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-9-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-9-2)
    Sec. 11-9-2. If he deems it necessary, the specified fire inspector shall take, or cause to be taken, the sworn testimony of all persons supposed to be cognizant of any facts or to have means of knowledge in relation to the matters as to which an examination is required by Section 11-9-1 to be made, and cause the testimony to be reduced to writing. If the fire inspector is of the opinion that there is evidence sufficient to charge a person with the crime of arson, the fire inspector shall cause that person to be arrested and charged with that offense. He shall furnish to the state's attorney the names of the witnesses and all information obtained by him, including a copy of all pertinent and material testimony taken in the case. The fire inspector shall report to the Director of Insurance, for the Department of Insurance, as that Director requires, his proceedings and the progress made in all prosecutions of arson and the result of all cases which are finally disposed of.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-9-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-9-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-9-3)
    Sec. 11-9-3. The specified fire inspector has the powers of a trial judge for the purpose of summoning and compelling the attendance of witnesses before him to testify in relation to any matter which is, by the provisions of Section 11-9-1, a subject of investigation. The fire inspector may also administer oaths and affirmations to persons appearing as witnesses before him. False swearing in any matter or proceeding provided for in Sections 11-9-1 and 11-9-2 is perjury and shall be punished as such. The fire inspector and his subordinates have authority at all times of the day or night, in the performance of the duties imposed by the provisions of Sections 11-9-1 and 11-9-2, to examine any building or premises where a fire has occurred and adjoining and nearby buildings and premises. All investigations held by or under the direction of the fire inspector may be private, in his discretion. Persons other than those required to be present by the provisions of Sections 11-9-1 and 11-9-2 may be excluded from the place where the investigation is held, and the witnesses may be kept apart from each other and not allowed to communicate with each other until they have been examined.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-9-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-9-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-9-4)
    Sec. 11-9-4. Any owner or occupant of a building or premises who fails to comply with the orders of the fire inspector, as specified in Section 11-9-3, shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $50 for each day's neglect. If the fire inspector neglects or refuses to comply with any of the requirements of this Division 9, he shall be guilty of a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 10

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 10 heading)
DIVISION 10. FOREIGN FIRE INSURANCE
COMPANY FEES

65 ILCS 5/11-10-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-10-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-10-1)
    Sec. 11-10-1. In each municipality or fire protection district, whether incorporated under a general or special law, which has a fire department established and maintained by municipal or fire protection district ordinances, every corporation, company, and association which is not incorporated under the laws of this state and which is engaged in effecting fire insurance in the municipality or fire protection district, shall pay to the foreign fire insurance board or to the secretary of the fire protection district for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the fire department thereof, a sum not exceeding 2% of the gross receipts received from fire insurance upon property situated within the municipality or district.
    Each municipality and fire protection district may prescribe by ordinance the rate of the tax or license fee to be paid, but this rate shall not exceed the rate specified in this section. Each designated corporation, company, and association shall pay at the rate so prescribed, upon the amount of all premiums which have been received during the year ending on every first day of July for all fire insurance effected or agreed to be effected on property situated within the municipality or fire protection district, by that corporation, company, or association respectively.
    Every person who acts in any specified municipality or fire protection district as agent, or otherwise, on behalf of a designated corporation, company, or association, shall render to the treasurer of the foreign fire insurance board or secretary of the fire protection district, on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year, a full and true account, verified by his oath, of all of the premiums which, during the year ending on the first day of July preceding the report, were received by him, or by any other person for him on behalf of that corporation, company, or association. He shall specify in this report the amounts received for fire insurance, and he shall pay to the treasurer of the foreign fire insurance board, or to the secretary of the fire protection district, at the time of rendering this report, the amount as determined by the rate fixed by the ordinance of the municipality or fire protection district for which his corporation, company, or association is accountable under this section and the ordinance.
    If this account is not rendered on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year, or if the sum due remains unpaid after that day, it shall be unlawful for any corporation, company, or association, so in default, to transact any business in the municipality or fire protection district until the sum due has been fully paid. But this provision shall not relieve any corporation, company, or association from the payment of any loss upon any risk that may be taken in violation of this requirement.
    The amount of this tax or license fee may be recovered from the corporation, company, or association which owes it, or from its agent, by an action in the name and for the use of the municipality or fire protection district as for money had and received.
    The municipal comptroller, if any, and if not, then the municipal clerk or the secretary of the fire protection district, may examine the books, records, and other papers and documents of a designated agent, corporation, company, or association for the purpose of verifying the correctness of the report of the amounts received for fire insurance.
    This section shall not be applicable to receipts from contracts of marine insurance, even though they include insurance against fire, where the premium for the fire insurance is not separately specified.
(Source: P.A. 95-807, eff. 8-12-08.)

65 ILCS 5/11-10-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-10-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-10-2)
    Sec. 11-10-2. A department foreign fire insurance board shall be created within the fire department of each municipality with fewer than 500,000 inhabitants that has an organized fire department. The board shall consist of 7 trustees; the fire chief, who shall hold office by virtue of rank, and 6 members, who shall be elected at large by the sworn members of the department. If there is an insufficient number of candidates to fill all these positions, the number of board members may be reduced, but not to fewer than 3 trustees. All members of the department shall be eligible to be elected as officers of the department foreign fire insurance board. The members of this board shall annually elect officers. These officers shall be a chairman and a treasurer. The trustees of the department foreign fire insurance board shall make all needful rules and regulations with respect to the department foreign fire insurance board and the management of the money to be appropriated to the board. The officers of the department foreign fire insurance board shall develop and maintain a listing of those items that the board feels are appropriate expenditures under this Act. The treasurer of the department foreign fire insurance board shall give a sufficient bond to the municipality in which the fire department is organized. This bond shall be approved by the mayor or president, as the case may be, conditioned upon the faithful performance by the treasurer of his or her duties under the ordinance and the rules and regulations provided for in this section. The treasurer of the department foreign fire insurance board shall receive the appropriated money and shall pay out the money upon the order of the department foreign fire insurance board for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the department. As part of the annual municipal audit, these funds shall be audited to verify that the funds have been expended by that board only for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the department.
    The provisions of this Section shall be the exclusive power of the State, pursuant to subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 95-807, eff. 8-12-08; 96-505, eff. 8-14-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-10-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-10-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-10-3)
    Sec. 11-10-3. Any person, corporation, company, or association which violates any of the provisions of this Division 10 is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 11

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 11 heading)
PLANNING, ZONING AND URBAN REHABILITATION

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11 heading)
DIVISION 11. URBAN REHABILITATION

65 ILCS 5/11-11-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-1)
    Sec. 11-11-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality have the following powers: (1) to acquire by purchase, condemnation or otherwise any improved or unimproved real property the acquisition of which is necessary or appropriate for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of any blighted or slum area or any conservation area as defined in Section 3 of the Urban Community Conservation Act; (2) to remove or demolish sub-standard or other buildings and structures from the property so acquired; (3) to hold or use any of such property for public uses; and (4) to sell, lease or exchange such property as is not required for the public purposes of the municipality. In case of sale or lease the provisions of Sections 11-76-1 through 11-76-3 shall govern except when such sale or lease is made to a public corporation or public agency, and except when the municipality is the Local Public Agency under an urban renewal project as defined in Section 11-11-2. Where a municipality is such a Local Public Agency the corporate authorities thereof shall have the same powers, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties and definitions of terms, and employ the same modes of procedure in the conveyance of real property as are prescribed in Sections 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 (except omitting the provision requiring reimbursement of any public utility by the purchaser) of the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", approved August 15, 1961, as the same are now or may hereafter be amended, as fully as if provisions contained in said sections of the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961" were set forth herein, except that the term "Department" as therein used shall, as applied to such municipality, mean the municipality as Local Public Agency. In case of exchange of property for property privately owned 3 disinterested appraisers shall be appointed to appraise the value of the property exchanged and such exchange shall not be made unless the property received by the municipality is equal to or greater in value than the property exchanged therefor, or if less than such value the difference shall be paid in money. For the purposes of this section, "blighted or slum area" means any area where buildings or improvements, by reason of dilapidation, overcrowding, faulty arrangement or design, lack of ventilation, light or sanitation facilities, deleterious land uses, or any combination of these factors, are a detriment to public safety, health or morals, and an area of not less in the aggregate than 2 acres has been designated by ordinance or resolution as an integrated project for rehabilitation or redevelopment.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 77-656.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-1.1)
    Sec. 11-11-1.1. The corporate authorities of each municipality have the power to establish and operate a homestead program designed to rehabilitate or construct dwellings in presently blighted areas.
    "Homestead program" as used in this Section means a program of conveyances of unoccupied dwellings and vacant land, for nominal or no consideration, to heads of households 18 years of age or older who agree:
    (a) to rehabilitate or construct qualifying dwellings on such property;
    (b) to commence rehabilitation or construction within 60 days of conveyance;
    (c) to occupy such property as a principal resident for not less than 3 years, complying with applicable health and safety standards;
    (d) to permit reasonable periodic inspection by the municipality to determine compliance with the conditions of conveyance; and
    (e) to surrender and quit claim such property to the municipality, in a condition at least equivalent to that when first conveyed, upon determination of noncompliance.
    The corporate authorities shall have all powers necessary for the development and implementation of a homestead program, including but not limited to, the power to designate a homestead area, to enter into agreements with the federal government to receive repossessed homes, to establish guidelines for determining qualified recipients, to dispose of property by lottery or conveyance for nominal or no consideration, and to appoint a Homestead Board or designate a not-for-profit corporation as its agent to administer the program and establish standards of rehabilitation and construction.
(Source: P.A. 83-656.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-2)
    Sec. 11-11-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may borrow money or other property and accept contributions, capital grants, gifts, donations, services or other financial assistance from the United States of America, the Housing and Home Finance Agency or any other agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America for or in aid of an "Urban Renewal Project" as defined in the Act of Congress approved August 2, 1954, being Public Law 560-83rd Congress, known as the "Housing Act of 1954", and which the municipality is authorized to effectuate, and to this end the municipality may comply with such conditions and enter into such agreements upon such covenants, terms and conditions as the corporate authorities may deem necessary, appropriate, convenient or desirable. The corporate authorities may issue bonds, debentures, notes, special certificates or other evidences of indebtedness in order to secure loans made pursuant hereto. However, any such bonds, debentures, notes, special certificates or other evidence of indebtedness issued hereunder shall be payable solely out of the proceeds from the sale of real property acquired in the project area, out of any revenue from the operation, management or demolition of existing buildings or improvements of any real property acquired in such project area, out of such capital grants as the municipality may receive from the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or out of any local cash or non-cash grants-in-aid, as defined in the Act of Congress approved July 15, 1949, being Public Law 171--81st Congress, known as the "Housing Act of 1949", as amended, including the Housing Act of 1954, which the municipality or public body or any other entity may make in connection with the implementation of such Urban Renewal Project. Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
    Any municipality having a population of 500,000 or more may enter into a contract with the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof and agree to the extent authorized by law, to provide such local grants-in-aid. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, such contract may contain a provision pledging the municipality to provide such local grants-in-aid over a period of time, not to exceed 5 years from the date of such contract.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-3)
    Sec. 11-11-3. In addition to all other powers granted municipalities, and not in derogation thereof, the corporate authorities of any municipality which is the Local Public Agency under an urban renewal project as defined in Section 11-11-2 shall have the same powers, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties and definitions of terms, and employ the same modes of procedure in the incurrence of indebtedness and the issuance of bonds as are prescribed in Sections 27 and 28 of the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", approved August 15, 1961, as the same are now or may hereafter be amended, as fully as if provisions contained in said sections of the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961" were set forth herein, except that the term "Department" as therein used shall, as applied to such municipality, mean the municipality as Local Public Agency.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2217.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.1 heading)
DIVISION 11.1. FAIR HOUSING

65 ILCS 5/11-11.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11.1-1)
    Sec. 11-11.1-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may enact ordinances prescribing fair housing practices, defining unfair housing practices, establishing Fair Housing or Human Relations Commissions and standards for the operation of such Commissions in the administering and enforcement of such ordinances, prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, creed, ancestry, national origin, or physical or mental disability in the listing, sale, assignment, exchange, transfer, lease, rental or financing of real property for the purpose of the residential occupancy thereof, and prescribing penalties for violations of such ordinances.
    Such ordinances may provide for closed meetings of the Commissions or other administrative agencies responsible for administering and enforcing such ordinances for the purpose of conciliating complaints of discrimination and such meetings shall not be subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to meetings", approved July 11, 1957, as amended. No final action for the imposition or recommendation of a penalty by such Commissions or agencies shall be taken, except at a meeting open to the public.
    To secure and guarantee the rights established by Sections 17, 18 and 19 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution, it is declared that any ordinance or standard enacted under the authority of this Section or under general home rule power and any standard, rule or regulation of such a Commission which prohibits, restricts, narrows or limits the housing choice of any person is unenforceable and void. Nothing in this amendatory Act of 1981 prohibits such a commission or a unit of local government from making special outreach efforts to inform members of minority groups of housing opportunities available in areas of majority white concentration and make similar efforts to inform the majority white population of available housing opportunities located in areas of minority concentration.
    This amendatory Act of 1981 applies to municipalities which are home rule units. Pursuant to Article VII, Section 6, paragraph (i) of the Illinois Constitution, this amendatory Act of 1981 is a limit on the power of municipalities that are home rule units.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.2 heading)
DIVISION 11.2. IMPROVEMENT OF GROUP RELATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11.2-1)
    Sec. 11-11.2-1.
    The corporate authorities of any municipality may perform such acts and promulgate such regulations as are necessary or proper for the promotion of harmonious relations between racial and economic groups within the municipality, including, but not limited to, the promotion and development of public education and information programs emphasizing the contributions of such groups to the historical and cultural development of the community and the nation, establishing vocational guidance and employment opportunity programs to assist members of minority racial and ethnic groups, establishment of programs to aid in locating housing for such minority groups, and to assist in the adjustment of such persons to living in urban environments.
(Source: P.A. 76-1021.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11.2-2)
    Sec. 11-11.2-2.
    For the purpose of carrying out the powers granted by this Division, the corporate authorities may employ such personnel and acquire by purchase or lease, such real or personal property as they deem necessary and may provide for the compensation of such personnel and other expenses in the annual appropriation ordinance through the use of corporate funds. Any municipality has the power to enter into contracts with any public or private agency undertaking such programs and authorize such agencies to act on behalf of the municipality. Such contracts may provide that the cost of all or a portion of such programs will be paid by the municipality. Any public or private agency acting under such contract shall report at least once each year to the corporate authorities of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 76-1021.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11.2-3)
    Sec. 11-11.2-3. To assist in carrying out the powers granted in this Division, the corporate authorities may receive financial assistance from the United States, or any of its agencies or instrumentalities, or the State of Illinois, and undertake such responsibilities and comply with such conditions as may be required by law to receive such assistance. The corporate authorities may also receive gifts, donations, legacies, and other financial assistance from private persons, corporations or foundations, and devote such assistance to programs developed under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 12

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 12 heading)
DIVISION 12. PLAN COMMISSIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-12-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-4)
    Sec. 11-12-4. Every municipality may create a plan commission or a planning department or both. A plan commission shall be appointed by a mayor of a city or president of a village board subject to confirmation by the corporate authorities. Members of the plan commission shall reside within the municipality or within territory contiguous to the municipality and not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not included within any other municipality. A planning department shall be created, organized and staffed in such manner as the municipality may provide by ordinance. The plan commission shall consist of a chairman and members serving for such terms and such compensation, if any, as the corporate authorities of the municipality may prescribe by ordinance. The ordinance may provide that the plan commission shall have a paid secretary or staff or both. Any plan commission or planning department now existing and officially created by ordinance of any municipality may continue to function under the authority of such prior ordinance and any such plan commission or planning department shall have and exercise all the powers conferred by law as fully as if it had been created hereunder. Any municipality which has or shall hereafter create a plan commission or planning department may appropriate from any funds under its control and not otherwise appropriated, such sums as the corporate authorities may deem proper for the maintenance and operation of such plan commission or planning department, including the salaries of all paid members and employees; the development of a planning program; the preparation of regulations, projects and programs pertinent to the development, redevelopment and renewal of the municipality and such surrounding territory over which the municipality exercises subdivision jurisdiction; the preparation and revision of the official map and the exercise of such powers germane to the purposes for which it was created as may be conferred upon the plan commission or planning department by ordinance.
    Municipalities may accept, receive and expend funds, grants and services from the federal government or its agencies, or from the State of Illinois or its agencies or from private persons or corporations or foundations for planning purposes generally or for planning specific projects.
(Source: P.A. 76-601.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-4.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-4.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-4.1)
    Sec. 11-12-4.1. Whenever a municipality of more than 500,000 population has created a plan commission pursuant to the provisions of this Division 12, every plan, design or other proposal by any public body or agency which requires the acquisition or disposition of real property within the territorial limits of the municipality by any public body or agency, or which changes the use of any real property owned or occupied by any public body or agency or the location of any improvement thereon within the territorial limits of the municipality, shall be referred to the plan commission by such public body or agency not less than 30 days prior to any election for the purpose of authorizing the borrowing of money for, or any action by such public body or agency to appropriate funds for, or to authorize such changes or the acquisition or disposition of such real property, but in no event shall such referral be less than 30 days prior to making such changes or acquiring or disposing of such real property. The plan commission shall review every such plan, design or other proposal and shall within 30 days after submission thereof report to the public body or agency having jurisdiction over such real property or improvement thereon concerning the conformity of the plan, design, or other proposal with the long range planning objectives of the municipality and with the official plan for the municipality or any part thereof if the same shall then be in effect as provided in Section 11-12-2. Such report shall be spread of record in the minutes or record of proceedings of such public body or agency. A report that any such plan, design, or other proposal is not in conformity with the long range planning objectives of the municipality, or the official plan for the municipality shall be accompanied by a written statement of the respects in which such conformity is lacking but such a report shall not bar the public body or agency having jurisdiction over such real property or improvement thereon from thereafter making such changes or acquiring or disposing of such real property. The failure of the plan commission to report on any such plan, design, or other proposal within 30 days after submission of the same to it, shall be deemed to be a report that such plan, design, or other proposal conforms in all respects with the long range planning objectives and the official plan of the municipality.
    As used in this section the terms "public body" or "agency" include the State of Illinois, any county, township, district including the Chicago Park District, school, authority, municipality, or any official, board, commission or other political corporation or subdivision of the State of Illinois, now or hereafter created, whether herein specifically mentioned or not.
(Source: P.A. 81-411.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-5)
    Sec. 11-12-5. Every plan commission and planning department authorized by this Division 12 has the following powers and whenever in this Division 12 the term plan commission is used such term shall be deemed to include the term planning department:
        (1) To prepare and recommend to the corporate
    
authorities a comprehensive plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the municipality. Such plan may be adopted in whole or in separate geographical or functional parts, each of which, when adopted, shall be the official comprehensive plan, or part thereof, of that municipality. This plan may include reasonable requirements with reference to streets, alleys, public grounds, and other improvements hereinafter specified. The plan, as recommended by the plan commission and as thereafter adopted in any municipality in this state, may be made applicable, by the terms thereof, to land situated within the corporate limits and contiguous territory not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not included in any municipality. Such plan may be implemented by ordinances (a) establishing reasonable standards of design for subdivisions and for resubdivisions of unimproved land and of areas subject to redevelopment in respect to public improvements as herein defined; (b) establishing reasonable requirements governing the location, width, course, and surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for public service facilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lights, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, storm water drainage, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment; and (c) may designate land suitable for annexation to the municipality and the recommended zoning classification for such land upon annexation.
        (2) To recommend changes, from time to time, in the
    
official comprehensive plan.
        (3) To prepare and recommend to the corporate
    
authorities, from time to time, plans for specific improvements in pursuance of the official comprehensive plan.
        (4) To give aid to the municipal officials charged
    
with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan, to further the making of these projects, and, generally, to promote the realization of the official comprehensive plan.
        (5) To prepare and recommend to the corporate
    
authorities schemes for regulating or forbidding structures or activities which may hinder access to solar energy necessary for the proper functioning of solar energy systems, as defined in Section 1.2 of The Comprehensive Solar Energy Act of 1977, or to recommend changes in such schemes.
        (6) To exercise such other powers germane to the
    
powers granted by this article as may be conferred by the corporate authorities.
    For purposes of implementing ordinances regarding developer donations or impact fees, and specifically for expenditures thereof, "school grounds" is defined as including land or site improvements, which include school buildings or other infrastructure, including technological infrastructure, necessitated and specifically and uniquely attributed to the development or subdivision in question. This amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly applies to all impact fees or developer donations paid into a school district or held in a separate account or escrow fund by any school district or municipality for a school district.
(Source: P.A. 98-741, eff. 1-1-15; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-5.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-5.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-5.1)
    Sec. 11-12-5.1. School land donations. The governing board of a school district may submit to the corporate authorities of a municipality having a population of less than 500,000 which is served by the school district a written request that a meeting be held to discuss school land donations from a developer of a subdivision or resubdivision of land included within the area served by the school district. For the purposes of this Section, "school land donation" means a donation of land for public school purposes or a cash contribution in lieu thereof, or a combination of both.
(Source: P.A. 86-1023; 86-1039.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-6)
    Sec. 11-12-6. An official comprehensive plan, or any amendment thereof, or addition thereto, proposed by a plan commission shall be effective in the municipality and contiguous area herein prescribed only after its formal adoption by the corporate authorities. Such plan shall be advisory and in and of itself shall not be construed to regulate or control the use of private property in any way, except as to such part thereof as has been implemented by ordinances duly enacted by the corporate authorities. At any time or times, before or after the adoption of the official comprehensive plan by the corporate authorities, such corporate authorities may designate by ordinance an official map, which map may consist of the whole area included within the official comprehensive plan or one or more separate geographical or functional parts, and may include all or any part of the contiguous unincorporated area within one and one-half miles from the corporate limits of the municipality. Such map or maps shall be made a part of the ordinance, which ordinance shall specifically state standard requirements of the municipality relating to size of streets, alleys, public ways, parks, playgrounds, school sites, other public grounds, and ways for public service facilities; the kind and quantity of materials which shall be used in the construction of streets, and alleys; and the kind and quality of materials for public service facilities as may be consistent with Illinois Commerce Commission or industry standards, and shall contain the standards required for drainage and sanitary sewers and collection and treatment of sewage. The map shall be drawn to scale, shall be reasonably accurate, and shall show north point, section lines and numbers, and streams.
    Said official comprehensive plan and the ordinance or ordinances including the official map shall be placed on file with the Municipal Clerk and shall be available at all times during business hours for public inspection. Copies of said plan, all ordinances implementing the same and including the official map, shall be made available to all interested parties upon payment of such sum as the corporate authorities shall determine to be adequate to reimburse the general fund of the municipality for the cost of printing and distributing the same.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2757.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-7)
    Sec. 11-12-7. The corporate authorities may initiate plans and maps by requesting the plan commission to prepare an official comprehensive plan and recommend the same, or may originate an official comprehensive plan, or a part thereof, or an amendment thereto, and may refer same or suggested changes in an existing comprehensive plan to the plan commission for its consideration and recommendation thereon. No comprehensive plan or amendment thereto shall be adopted that has not been submitted to the plan commission.
    The corporate authorities may adopt parts of a comprehensive plan recommended by a plan commission without adopting the entire comprehensive plan as recommended, or may modify or amend portions of a recommended comprehensive plan without a re-reference of same to the plan commission, and may adopt such comprehensive plan, as modified or amended. Such comprehensive plan, when adopted, shall be the official comprehensive plan, or part thereof, of that municipality.
    Upon submission by the corporate authorities of any suggested comprehensive plan, part thereof, or amendment to an existing comprehensive plan to the plan commission for consideration and recommendation, the corporate authorities may require a report thereon from the plan commission with its recommendation within 90 days from the date of such submission, and if the plan commission shall fail to make such report within such 90 days, then the corporate authorities may proceed to consider such comprehensive plan, or part thereof or amendment to an existing comprehensive plan, for adoption, including arranging for and holding of a public hearing thereon in accordance with the provisions hereinafter contained in the same manner as if the plan commission had made its recommendation.
    On and after the effective date of this amendatory act of 1961, an official comprehensive plan, or any amendment thereof, shall not be adopted by a municipality until notice and opportunity for public hearing have first been afforded in the manner herein provided. Upon submission of a comprehensive plan by the plan commission, or a proposed amendment to an existing comprehensive plan, the corporate authorities shall schedule a public hearing thereon, either before the plan commission or the corporate authorities. Not less than 15 days' notice of the proposed hearing, and the time and place thereof, shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties in which the municipality and contiguous unincorporated territory are located. The hearing shall be informal, but all persons desiring to be heard in support or opposition to the comprehensive plan or amendment shall be afforded such opportunity, and may submit their statements, orally, in writing, or both. The hearing may be recessed to another date if not concluded, if notice of the time and place thereof is publicly announced at the hearing or is given by newspaper publication not less than 5 days prior to the recessed hearing.
    Within 90 days after the conclusion of the hearing, the corporate authorities, after consideration of the recommendation of the plan commission and such information as shall have been derived from the hearing, shall either adopt the comprehensive plan or amendment in whole or in part or reject the entire comprehensive plan or amendment. If adopted, the corporate authorities shall enact the ordinance including a map or maps as hereinbefore provided. In adopting an official comprehensive plan, except as herein otherwise provided, the corporate authorities shall be subject to the same limitations as to subject matter as apply to the plan commission. If at the expiration of such 90 days, the corporate authorities have taken no formal action, the comprehensive plan or amendment thereto may thereafter not be acted upon by the corporate authorities without again complying with the conditions of notice and hearing heretofore provided.
    No official map, or amendment or addition thereto, shall be ground for rejection of any plat of subdivision or resubdivision by the corporate authorities, if application for final approval of such subdivision or resubdivision is filed with the corporate authorities 15 days or more prior to the date on which the ordinance approving the official map, or amendment or addition thereto, is adopted.
    The comprehensive plan or amendment shall become effective upon the expiration of 10 days after the date of filing notice of the adoption of such comprehensive plan or amendment with the recorder of the county. Whenever used in this Section 11-12-7 the words "plans" or "comprehensive plan" shall be deemed to mean and include, where applicable, an official map or maps.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-8)
    Sec. 11-12-8. Compliance of plat with map; designation of public lands; approval; bond; order; failure to act upon plat. The corporate authorities of the municipality shall determine whether a proposed plat of subdivision or resubdivision complies with the official map. To secure such determination, the person requesting the subdivision or resubdivision shall file four copies of a plat thereof with the clerk of the municipality, and shall furnish therewith four copies of all data necessary to show compliance with all applicable municipal regulations and shall make application for preliminary or final approval of the proposed plat.
    Whenever the reasonable requirements provided by the ordinance including the official map shall indicate the necessity for providing for a school site, park site, or other public lands within any proposed subdivision for which approval has been requested, and no such provision has been made therefor, the municipal authority may require that lands be designated for such public purpose before approving such plat. Whenever a final plat of subdivision, or part thereof, has been approved by the corporate authorities as complying with the official map and there is designated therein a school site, park site or other public land, the corporate authorities having jurisdiction of such use, be it a school board, park board or other authority, such authority shall acquire the land so designated by purchase or commence proceedings to acquire such land by condemnation within one year from the date of approval of such plat; and if it does not do so within such period of one year, the land so designated may then be used by the owners thereof in any other manner consistent with the ordinance including the official map and the zoning ordinance of the municipality.
    The corporate authorities may by ordinance provide that a plat of subdivision may be submitted initially to the plan commission for preliminary approval. The application for preliminary approval shall show location and width of proposed streets and public ways, shall indicate proposed location of sewers and storm drains, proposed dedication of public grounds, if any, lot sizes, proposed easements for public utilities, and proposed method of sewage and waste disposal, but need not contain specifications for proposed improvements.
    The plan Commission shall approve or disapprove the application for preliminary approval within 90 days from the date of the application or the filing by the applicant of the last item of required supporting data, whichever date is later, unless such time is extended by mutual consent. If such plat is disapproved, then within said 90 days the plan commission shall furnish to applicant in writing a statement setting forth the reason for disapproval and specifying with particularity the aspects in which the proposed plat fails to conform to the ordinances including official map. If such plat is approved the corporate authority shall accept or reject said plat within 30 days after its next regular stated meeting following the action of the plan commission. Preliminary approval shall not qualify a plat for recording.
    Application for final approval of a plat shall be made not later than one year after preliminary approval has been granted. This application must be supported by such drawings, specifications and bond as may be necessary to demonstrate compliance with all requirements of this statute and such regulations as the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance under authority of this statute. This Section is subject to the provisions of Section 11-39-3 of this Code.
    The applicant may elect to have final approval of a geographic part or parts of the plat that received preliminary approval, and may delay application for approval of other parts until a later date or dates beyond one year with the approval of the municipal authorities; provided, all facilities required to serve the part or parts for which final approval is sought have been provided. In such case only such part or parts of the plat as have received final approval shall be recorded.
    When a person submitting a plat of subdivision or resubdivision for final approval has supplied all drawings, maps and other documents required by the municipal ordinances to be furnished in support thereof, and if all such material meets all municipal requirements, the corporate authorities shall approve the proposed plat within 60 days from the date of filing the last required document or other paper or within 60 days from the date of filing application for final approval of the plat, whichever date is later. The applicant and the corporate authorities may mutually agree to extend the 60 day period.
    Except as provided in Section 3 of the Public Construction Bond Act, the corporate authorities may provide that any person, firm or corporation seeking approval of a subdivision or resubdivision map or plat shall post a good and sufficient cash bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or surety bond with the municipal clerk in a penal sum sufficient to cover the estimate made by the municipal engineer, or other authorized person, of expenditures, including but not limited to reasonable inspection fees to be borne by the applicant, necessary to conform to the requirements established and conditioned upon completion of said requirements in a reasonable time. The corporate authorities may, by ordinance, prescribe the form of the cash bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or surety bond and may require surety to be approved by the corporate authorities; provided, that a municipality may permit the depositing of cash or other security acceptable to the corporate authorities, to complete the improvements required in lieu of a bond if it shall so provide by ordinance; and further provided, that no bond or security shall be required to be filed until the corporate authorities have approved the plat in all other respects and have notified the applicant of such approval. If the corporate authorities require a cash bond, letter of credit, surety, or any other method to cover the costs and expenses and to insure completion of the requirements, the requirements shall be subject to the provisions of Section 11-39-3 of this Code.
    If the preliminary or final plat is approved, the municipal clerk shall attach a certified copy of the order or resolution of approval to a copy of the plat. If the proposed plat is disapproved, the order or resolution shall state the reasons for the disapproval, specifying with particularity the aspects in which the proposed plat fails to conform to the official map. A copy of the order or resolution shall be filed in the office of the municipal clerk.
    If the corporate authorities fail to act upon the final plat within the time prescribed the applicant may, after giving 5 days written notice to the corporate authorities, file a complaint for summary judgment in the circuit court and upon showing that the corporate authorities have failed to act within the time prescribed the court shall enter an order authorizing the recorder to record the plat as finally submitted without the approval of the corporate authorities. A plat so recorded shall have the same force and effect as though that plat had been approved by the corporate authorities. If the corporate authorities refuse to act upon the final plat within the time prescribed and if their failure to act thereon is wilful, upon such showing and upon proof of damages the municipality shall be liable therefor.
(Source: P.A. 91-328, eff. 1-1-00; 92-479, eff. 1-1-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-9)
    Sec. 11-12-9. If unincorporated territory is within one and one-half miles of the boundaries of two or more corporate authorities that have adopted official plans, the corporate authorities involved may agree upon a line which shall mark the boundaries of the jurisdiction of each of the corporate authorities who have adopted such agreement. On and after September 24, 1987, such agreement may provide that one or more of the municipalities shall not annex territory which lies within the jurisdiction of any other municipality, as established by such line. In the absence of such a boundary line agreement, nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as a limitation on the power of any municipality to annex territory. In arriving at an agreement for a jurisdictional boundary line, the corporate authorities concerned shall give consideration to the natural flow of storm water drainage, and, when practical, shall include all of any single tract having common ownership within the jurisdiction of one corporate authority. Such agreement shall not become effective until copies thereof, certified as to adoption by the municipal clerks of the respective municipalities, have been filed in the Recorder's Office and made available in the office of the municipal clerk of each agreeing municipality.
    Any agreement for a jurisdictional boundary line shall be valid for such term of years as may be stated therein, but not to exceed 20 years, and if no term is stated, shall be valid for a term of 20 years. The term of such agreement may be extended, renewed or revised at the end of the initial or extended term thereof by further agreement of the municipalities.
    In the absence of such agreement, the jurisdiction of any one of the corporate authorities shall extend to a median line equidistant from its boundary and the boundary of the other corporate authority nearest to the boundary of the first corporate authority at any given point on the line.
    On and after January 1, 2006, no corporate authority may enter into an agreement pursuant to this Section unless, not less than 30 days and not more than 120 days prior to formal approval thereof by the corporate authority, it shall have first provided public notice of the proposed boundary agreement by both of the following:
        (1) the posting of a public notice for not less than
    
15 consecutive days in the same location at which notices of village board or city council meetings are posted; and
        (2) publication on at least one occasion in a
    
newspaper of general circulation within the territory that is subject to the proposed agreement.
The validity of a boundary agreement may not be legally challenged on the grounds that the notice as required by this Section was not properly given unless the challenge is initiated within 12 months after the formal approval of the boundary agreement.
    An agreement that addresses jurisdictional boundary lines shall be entirely unenforceable for any party thereto that subsequently enters into another agreement that addresses jurisdictional boundary lines that is in conflict with any of the terms of the first agreement without the consent of all parties to the first agreement. For purposes of this Section, it shall not be considered a "conflict" when a municipality that is a party to a jurisdictional boundary line agreement cedes property within its own jurisdiction to another municipality not a party to the same jurisdictional boundary line agreement.
    This amendatory Act of 1990 is declarative of the existing law and shall not be construed to modify or amend existing boundary line agreements, nor shall it be construed to create powers of a municipality not already in existence.
    Except for those provisions to take effect prospectively, this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly is declarative of existing law and shall not be construed to modify or amend existing boundary line agreements entered into on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act, nor shall it be construed to create powers of a municipality not already in existence on the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-292, eff. 8-6-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-10)
    Sec. 11-12-10. The provisions of this amendatory Act of 1961 shall not affect the validity of any official plan or map adopted and in force prior to the effective date hereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2757.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-11)
    Sec. 11-12-11. If a municipality has adopted an official plan or map pursuant to the authority granted by this Division 12, the territory subject to that plan shall be exempt from the application of any less restrictive rules or regulations adopted by a County Board under the provisions of Section 5-1042 of the Counties Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-12)
    Sec. 11-12-12. No map or plat of any subdivision presented for record affecting land (1) within the corporate limits of any municipality which has heretofore adopted, or shall hereafter adopt an ordinance including an official map in the manner prescribed in this Division 12, or (2) within contiguous territory which is not more than 1 1/2 miles beyond the corporate limits of an adopting municipality, shall be entitled to record or shall be valid unless the subdivision shown thereon provides for streets, alleys, public ways, ways for public service facilities, storm and flood water run-off channels and basins, and public grounds, in conformity with the applicable requirements of the ordinances including the official map; provided, that a certificate of approval by the corporate authorities, certified by the clerk of the municipality in whose jurisdiction the land is located, or a certified copy of an order of the circuit court directing the recording as provided in Section 11-12-8, shall be sufficient evidence of compliance with this section upon which the recorder may accept the plat for recording.
    The provisions of this Section do not apply to any plat for consolidation of 2 or more contiguous parcels, located within any territory that is outside of the corporate limits of a municipality but within a county that has adopted a subdivision ordinance and that has a population of more than 250,000, into a smaller number of parcels if the sole purpose of the consolidation is to bring a non-conforming parcel into conformance with local zoning requirements. The exemption created by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly does not apply to a plat for consolidation for an area in excess of 10 acres or to any consolidation that results in a plat of more than 10 individual lots following the consolidation. If the county receives a request to approve a plat for consolidation pursuant to this Section, the county must notify all municipalities located within 1 1/2 miles of the subject property within 10 days after receiving the request.
(Source: P.A. 92-361, eff. 1-1-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-13)
    Sec. 11-12-13. Joint plan commissions. Whenever the corporate authorities of 2 or more municipalities having a population less than 500,000 determine that unincorporated land and territory lying adjacent to any one or more of such municipalities, or land and territory comprising a portion of such municipalities, or land and territory both lying adjacent to such municipalities and being a part of such municipalities forms a contiguous region and such land and territory (i) is or was formerly owned by the United States of America or any department thereof, (ii) is located entirely within a county having a population of not less than 500,000 nor more than 1,000,000 persons, (iii) has been annexed or is intended to be annexed to one or more of such municipalities, and (iv) comprises not less than 500 nor more than 800 acres, the said corporate authorities are hereby empowered, by intergovernmental agreement between or among the municipalities, to define the boundaries of such region and to create a joint plan commission having one, some, or all of the powers set forth in this Section.
    (1) Membership of joint plan commissions. The joint plan commission shall consist of such number of persons known as "members" as shall be set forth in the intergovernmental agreement. The parties, acting by and through their mayors or village presidents with the advice and consent of each of their respective corporate authorities, shall appoint the members who shall hold office as set forth in such intergovernmental agreement. If authorized to do so by such intergovernmental agreement, the joint plan commission may employ a staff to assist in the administration and enforcement of zoning and building codes or ordinances throughout the region.
    (2) Powers and duties of joint plan commissions. The corporate authorities by such intergovernmental agreement may provide for the joint plan commission to have all or some of the functions, powers and duties contained in Divisions 12, 13, 14, and 15 of this Article 11 of this Code.
        (a) The joint plan commission shall be a
    
recommendatory body only and all recommendations thereof shall be advisory to all of the corporate authorities of the municipalities which have entered into such intergovernmental agreement and affect only that incorporated land and territory of the region lying within the corporate limits of such municipalities.
        (b) Such intergovernmental agreement may further
    
authorize such joint plan commission exclusive jurisdiction to apply and enforce the respective zoning and building codes and other applicable codes of each municipality concerning the land within the region lying within the respective corporate limits of such municipality and may provide for immediate removal of such region from the jurisdiction of such municipalities' plan commissions, zoning boards of appeal, and other bodies or officials authorized to exercise such powers and duties.
        (c) Such intergovernmental agreement may authorize
    
such joint plan commission to establish rules and procedures consistent with this Section as may be necessary to carry out the terms of such intergovernmental agreement.
    (3) Conflict resolution.
            (a) In order to become effective in matters
        
within its jurisdiction, a recommendation of any such joint plan commission pursuant to this Section shall require the approval set forth in the intergovernmental agreement. The intergovernmental agreement creating a joint plan commission shall establish procedures for the consideration and approval or disapproval by such municipalities of the joint plan commission's recommendation, and for the resolution between or among the municipalities of disputes or differences arising from any recommendation of the joint plan commission. Once effective, any such recommendation regarding rezoning, variations, or special uses shall require the adoption of a suitable ordinance by the corporate authorities of only that municipality within whose corporate limits lies the land and territory which is the subject of such recommendation.
            (b) Any party to such intergovernmental agreement
        
may by civil action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, enforce and compel performance of the agreement.
    This amendatory Act of 1996 shall not be a limitation on home rule powers.
(Source: P.A. 89-666, eff. 8-14-96.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 12.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 12.1 heading)
DIVISION 12.1. REVENUE BONDS FOR CONSERVATION
PLAN AREAS

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-1)
    Sec. 11-12.1-1. Any municipality which has a Conservation Board or Department of Urban Renewal, pursuant to the "Urban Community Conservation Act", as heretofore and hereafter amended, or the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", enacted by the Seventy-Second General Assembly, as the case may be, may borrow money and issue and sell bonds in one or more series and in such amount, or amounts, as the corporate authorities may determine for the purpose of creating, owning and managing a pool of funds for the purchase of mortgage loans on properties within any area affected by a Conservation Plan approved by the municipality pursuant to the "Urban Community Conservation Act" or the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", enacted by the Seventy-Second General Assembly, as such acts are heretofore and hereafter amended, and to sell and refund and refinance the same from time to time as often as shall be advantageous and to the public interest to do so. Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-2)
    Sec. 11-12.1-2. All bonds issued under the authority of this Division 12.1 shall bear interest at not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually, and may be sold by the corporate authorities in such manner as they may deem best in the public interest; provided, however, such bonds shall be sold at such price that the interest cost of the proceeds therefrom will not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, based on the average maturity of such bonds and computed according to standard tables of bond values. Such bonds shall be payable solely and only from the revenues to be derived from loans of the proceeds thereof, as hereinafter provided, to owners of property within any area affected by a Conservation Plan approved by the municipality pursuant to the "Urban Community Conservation Act", as amended, or the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", as amended, and shall be secured by a pledge of such loans and all security appertaining thereto.
    Such bonds, when issued, shall have all of the qualities of negotiable instruments under the Law Merchant and the Uniform Commercial Code. Such bonds may bear such date, or dates, and may mature at such time, or times, not exceeding 30 years from their date or dates, and may be in such form, carry such registration privilege, may be payable at such place or places, may be subject to such terms of redemption, prior to maturity, with or without premium, as so stated on the face of the bond, and contain such terms and covenants, all as may be provided by ordinance authorizing the issuance of such bonds. Such bonds shall be executed by such officers as the corporate authorities shall designate in the ordinance. Any bonds bearing the signatures of officers in office at the date of signing thereof shall be valid and binding for all purposes, notwithstanding that before delivery thereof any or all such persons whose signatures appear thereon shall cease to be such officers.
    Each bond shall state upon its face that it is payable solely and only from the revenues to be derived from purchased loans of the proceeds thereof to the owners of property within any area affected by a Conservation Plan approved by the municipality pursuant to the "Urban Community Conservation Act", as amended, or the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", as amended, and shall state upon its face that it does not constitute an obligation of the city, village or incorporated town within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation or provision.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-3)
    Sec. 11-12.1-3. All loans purchased hereunder shall be to owners of real property in areas affected by a Conservation Plan approved by the municipality pursuant to the above named Acts, shall be conditioned upon full compliance by such owners with the terms and provisions of such approved Conservation Plan and shall be secured by a first mortgage note or notes and lien upon such real property, which mortgage shall be insured by the Federal Housing Commissioner of the United States of America against loss in accordance with the provisions of the National Housing Act of the United States in force at the time of the making of such loan.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3702.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-4)
    Sec. 11-12.1-4. The corporate authorities of any such municipality availing themselves of the provisions of this Division 12.1 shall adopt an ordinance describing a Conservation Area or Areas, as that term is defined in the above named Acts, within which the proceeds of the sale of such bonds shall be made available for purchase of loans, which shall be placed on file in the office of the clerk of such municipality and which shall be open for the inspection of the public. Such ordinance shall fix the amount of the revenue bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity or maturities, the interest rate, and all details in respect thereof. Such ordinance shall contain such covenants or restrictions as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the corporate authorities and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such ordinance shall contain such covenants as may be determined by the corporate authorities as to:
    a. The issuance of additional series of bonds that may thereafter be issued, payable from the revenues derived from purchased loans of such proceeds to the owners of real property within Conservation Areas affected by an approved Conservation Plan as hereinbefore provided.
    b. The pledge by the municipality of all investments and loans made from the sale of such revenue bonds as security for the payment of such revenue bonds and authorization of the execution of such agreements or collateral trust indentures necessary to accomplish such pledge.
    c. Operation, maintenance, management, accounting and auditing and the keeping of records, reports and audits of the operation of such mortgage loan fund.
    d. Limiting the right of the municipality to invest the funds derived from the sale of such revenue bonds in first mortgages on real property within Conservation Areas affected by approved Conservation Plans and which mortgages shall be insured against loss by the Federal Housing Commissioner pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Housing Act as hereinbefore provided. Pending the investment of such fund, the municipality may invest such fund in good interest paying securities such as are authorized by law for the investment of public funds, there to remain until the same is needed for proceeding hereunder.
    e. The obligation of the municipality to properly administer the mortgage loan fund, to collect the principal and interest payable upon loans as herein provided, to enforce its rights with respect to such mortgage notes and security, in the event of default therein to take proper action to enforce its rights in the collection of such mortgage notes and foreclosure of the security therein pledged, and to secure the benefit of the insurance against loss of such mortgage by the Federal Housing Commissioner of the United States of America in accordance with the provisions of the National Housing Act of the United States and to apply the proceeds of such mortgage loan fund to the payments of interest and principal on account of the revenue bonds issued and sold thereunder.
    f. The designation of a committee of bondholders to consult with and advise the municipality in the administration of the mortgage loan fund.
    g. Fixing procedure by which the terms of any contract with the holders of the bonds may be amended, the amount of bonds the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which such consent may be given.
    h. Providing for the establishment of suitable reserves and regulating the cost of administration in the operation, management and supervision of such mortgage fund.
    i. Such covenants as may be deemed necessary or desirable to assure successful operation of such mortgage loan fund and prompt payment of the principal of and interest upon bonds so authorized.
    After such ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in such municipality or, if there be no such newspaper published in such municipality, then the ordinance should be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in such municipality and shall become effective 10 days after publication or posting thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3702.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-5)
    Sec. 11-12.1-5. Whenever revenue bonds are issued and outstanding under this Division 12.1, the entire revenues derived from the operation of the mortgage loan fund thereby created shall be set aside as collected and deposited in a separate fund, separate and apart from all other funds of such municipality, which special fund shall be used only in paying the cost of operation, maintenance and supervision of such mortgage loan fund and paying the principal of and interest upon the revenue bonds of such municipality issued under this Division 12.1 in such order or priority as shall be provided by the respective ordinance authorizing revenue bonds; provided, however, no priority accorded by such an ordinance may be impaired by a subsequent ordinance authorizing revenue bonds unless specifically so permitted by a covenant of the kind authorized to be included in an ordinance by Section 11-12.1-4. After all such bonds have been paid, such revenues shall then be applied for the retirement of any other outstanding bonds issued by the municipality under this Division 12.1. After all such bonds issued under this Division 12.1 have been paid, such revenues may be transferred to the general corporate fund of any such municipality, only when and in the manner permitted and authorized in accordance with the covenants and provisions and terms of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of any bonds under the provisions of this Division 12.1.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3702.)

65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12.1-6)
    Sec. 11-12.1-6. The provisions of this Division 12.1 and of any ordinance or other proceeding authorizing the issuance of bonds under this Division 12.1 shall constitute a contract with the holders of such bonds and any holder of a bond or bonds or any of the coupons of any bond or bonds of such municipality issued under this Division 12.1 may by action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, enforce and compel the performance of all duties required by this Division 12.1 including the application of income and revenue from such mortgage loan fund and the faithful performance of any agreement or collateral trust indentures securing the payment of such bonds.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 13

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 13 heading)
DIVISION 13. ZONING

65 ILCS 5/11-13-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-1)
    Sec. 11-13-1. To the end that adequate light, pure air, and safety from fire and other dangers may be secured, that the taxable value of land and buildings throughout the municipality may be conserved, that congestion in the public streets may be lessened or avoided, that the hazards to persons and damage to property resulting from the accumulation or runoff of storm or flood waters may be lessened or avoided, and that the public health, safety, comfort, morals, and welfare may otherwise be promoted, and to insure and facilitate the preservation of sites, areas, and structures of historical, architectural and aesthetic importance; the corporate authorities in each municipality have the following powers:
        (1) to regulate and limit the height and bulk of
    
buildings hereafter to be erected;
        (2) to establish, regulate and limit, subject to the
    
provisions of Division 14 of this Article 11, the building or set-back lines on or along any street, traffic-way, drive, parkway or storm or floodwater runoff channel or basin;
        (3) to regulate and limit the intensity of the use of
    
lot areas, and to regulate and determine the area of open spaces, within and surrounding such buildings;
        (4) to classify, regulate and restrict the location
    
of trades and industries and the location of buildings designed for specified industrial, business, residential, and other uses;
        (5) to divide the entire municipality into districts
    
of such number, shape, area, and of such different classes (according to use of land and buildings, height and bulk of buildings, intensity of the use of lot area, area of open spaces, or other classification) as may be deemed best suited to carry out the purposes of this Division 13;
        (6) to fix standards to which buildings or structures
    
therein shall conform;
        (7) to prohibit uses, buildings, or structures
    
incompatible with the character of such districts;
        (8) to prevent additions to and alteration or
    
remodeling of existing buildings or structures in such a way as to avoid the restrictions and limitations lawfully imposed under this Division 13;
        (9) to classify, to regulate and restrict the use of
    
property on the basis of family relationship, which family relationship may be defined as one or more persons each related to the other by blood, marriage or adoption and maintaining a common household;
        (10) to regulate or forbid any structure or activity
    
which may hinder access to solar energy necessary for the proper functioning of a solar energy system, as defined in Section 1.2 of the Comprehensive Solar Energy Act of 1977;
        (11) to require the creation and preservation of
    
affordable housing, including the power to provide increased density or other zoning incentives to developers who are creating, establishing, or preserving affordable housing; and
        (12) to establish local standards solely for the
    
review of the exterior design of buildings and structures, excluding utility facilities and outdoor off-premises advertising signs, and designate a board or commission to implement the review process; except that, other than reasonable restrictions as to size, no home rule or non-home rule municipality may prohibit the display of outdoor political campaign signs on residential property during any period of time, the regulation of these signs being a power and function of the State and, therefor, this item (12) is a denial and limitation of concurrent home rule powers and functions under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
    The powers enumerated may be exercised within the corporate limits or within contiguous territory not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not included within any municipality. However, if any municipality adopts a plan pursuant to Division 12 of Article 11 which plan includes in its provisions a provision that the plan applies to such contiguous territory not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not included in any municipality, then no other municipality shall adopt a plan that shall apply to any territory included within the territory provided in the plan first so adopted by another municipality. No municipality shall exercise any power set forth in this Division 13 outside the corporate limits thereof, if the county in which such municipality is situated has adopted "An Act in relation to county zoning", approved June 12, 1935, as amended. Nothing in this Section prevents a municipality of more than 112,000 population located in a county of less than 185,000 population that has adopted a zoning ordinance and the county that adopted the zoning ordinance from entering into an intergovernmental agreement that allows the municipality to exercise its zoning powers beyond its territorial limits; provided, however, that the intergovernmental agreement must be limited to the territory within the municipality's planning jurisdiction as defined by law or any existing boundary agreement. The county and the municipality must amend their individual zoning maps in the same manner as other zoning changes are incorporated into revised zoning maps. No such intergovernmental agreement may authorize a municipality to exercise its zoning powers, other than powers that a county may exercise under Section 5-12001 of the Counties Code, with respect to land used for agricultural purposes. This amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly is declarative of existing law. No municipality may exercise any power set forth in this Division 13 outside the corporate limits of the municipality with respect to a facility of a telecommunications carrier defined in Section 5-12001.1 of the Counties Code.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, 30 days prior to the issuance of any permits for a new telecommunications facility within 1.5 miles of a municipality, the telecommunications carrier constructing the facility shall provide written notice of its intent to construct the facility. The notice shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: (i) the name, address, and telephone number of the company responsible for the construction of the facility, (ii) the address and telephone number of the governmental entity that is to issue the building permit for the telecommunications facility, (iii) a site plan and site map of sufficient specificity to indicate both the location of the parcel where the telecommunications facility is to be constructed and the location of all the telecommunications facilities within that parcel, and (iv) the property index number and common address of the parcel where the telecommunications facility is to be located. The notice shall not contain any material that appears to be an advertisement for the telecommunications carrier or any services provided by the telecommunications carrier. The notice shall be provided in person, by overnight private courier, or by certified mail to all owners of property within 250 feet of the parcel in which the telecommunications carrier has a leasehold or ownership interest. For the purposes of this notice requirement, "owners" means those persons or entities identified from the authentic tax records of the county in which the telecommunications facility is to be located. If, after a bona fide effort by the telecommunications carrier to determine the owner and his or her address, the owner of the property on whom the notice must be served cannot be found at the owner's last known address, or if the mailed notice is returned because the owner cannot be found at the last known address, the notice requirement of this paragraph is deemed satisfied. For the purposes of this paragraph, "facility" means that term as it is defined in Section 5-12001.1 of the Counties Code.
    If a municipality adopts a zoning plan covering an area outside its corporate limits, the plan adopted shall be reasonable with respect to the area outside the corporate limits so that future development will not be hindered or impaired; it is reasonable for a municipality to regulate or prohibit the extraction of sand, gravel, or limestone even when those activities are related to an agricultural purpose. If all or any part of the area outside the corporate limits of a municipality which has been zoned in accordance with the provisions of this Division 13 is annexed to another municipality or municipalities, the annexing unit shall thereafter exercise all zoning powers and regulations over the annexed area.
    In all ordinances passed under the authority of this Division 13, due allowance shall be made for existing conditions, the conservation of property values, the direction of building development to the best advantage of the entire municipality and the uses to which the property is devoted at the time of the enactment of such an ordinance. The powers conferred by this Division 13 shall not be exercised so as to deprive the owner of any existing property of its use or maintenance for the purpose to which it is then lawfully devoted, but provisions may be made for the gradual elimination of uses, buildings and structures which are incompatible with the character of the districts in which they are made or located, including, without being limited thereto, provisions (a) for the elimination of such uses of unimproved lands or lot areas when the existing rights of the persons in possession thereof are terminated or when the uses to which they are devoted are discontinued; (b) for the elimination of uses to which such buildings and structures are devoted, if they are adaptable for permitted uses; and (c) for the elimination of such buildings and structures when they are destroyed or damaged in major part, or when they have reached the age fixed by the corporate authorities of the municipality as the normal useful life of such buildings or structures.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit, except as provided in item (12).
(Source: P.A. 96-904, eff. 1-1-11; 97-496, eff. 8-22-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-1.1)
    Sec. 11-13-1.1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may in its ordinances passed under the authority of this Division 13 provide for the classification of special uses. Such uses may include but are not limited to public and quasi-public uses affected with the public interest, uses which may have a unique, special or unusual impact upon the use or enjoyment of neighboring property, and planned developments. A use may be a permitted use in one or more zoning districts, and a special use in one or more other zoning districts. A special use shall be permitted only after a public hearing before some commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities, with prior notice thereof given in the manner as provided in Section 11-13-6 and 11-13-7. Any notice required by this Section need not include a metes and bounds legal description of the area classified for special uses, provided that the notice includes: (i) the common street address or addresses and (ii) the property index number ("PIN") or numbers of all the parcels of real property contained in the area classified for special uses. A special use shall be permitted only upon evidence that such use meets standards established for such classification in the ordinances, and the granting of permission therefor may be subject to conditions reasonably necessary to meet such standards. In addition, any proposed special use which fails to receive the approval of the commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities to hold the public hearing shall not be approved by the corporate authorities except by a favorable majority vote of all aldermen, commissioners or trustees of the municipality then holding office; however, the corporate authorities may by ordinance increase the vote requirement to two-thirds of all aldermen, commissioners or trustees of the municipality then holding office.
(Source: P.A. 97-336, eff. 8-12-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-1.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-1.5)
    Sec. 11-13-1.5. Amateur radio communications; antenna regulations. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no ordinance or resolution may be adopted or enforced by a municipality after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly that affects the placement, screening, or height of antennas or antenna support structures that are used for amateur radio communications unless the ordinance or resolution: (i) has a reasonable and clearly defined aesthetic, public health, or safety objective and represents the minimum practical regulation that is necessary to accomplish the objectives; and (ii) reasonably accommodates amateur radio communications.
    A municipality may not regulate the antennas or antenna support structures that are used for amateur radio communications in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-720, eff. 6-29-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-2)
    Sec. 11-13-2. The corporate authorities in each municipality which desires to exercise the powers conferred by this Division 13, or who have exercised such power and desire to adopt a new ordinance, shall provide for a zoning commission with the duty to recommend the boundaries of districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein. The commission shall be appointed by the mayor or president, subject to confirmation by the corporate authorities. The commission shall prepare a tentative report and a proposed zoning ordinance for the entire municipality. After the preparation of such a tentative report and ordinance, the commission shall hold a hearing thereon and shall afford persons interested an opportunity to be heard. Notice of the hearing shall be published at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers published in the county in which the municipality is located and having a general circulation within the municipality. The notice shall state the time and place of the hearing and the place where copies of the proposed ordinance will be accessible for examination by interested persons. The hearing may be adjourned from time to time.
    Within 30 days after the final adjournment of the hearing the commission shall make a final report and submit a proposed ordinance for the entire municipality to the corporate authorities. The corporate authorities may enact the ordinance with or without change, or may refer it back to the commission for further consideration. The zoning commission shall cease to exist upon the adoption of a zoning ordinance for the entire municipality.
(Source: P.A. 80-452.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-3)
    Sec. 11-13-3. (a) All ordinances passed under the terms of this Division 13 shall be enforced by those officers of the municipality that are designated by ordinance.
    (b) In municipalities having a population of more than 500,000 the city council may provide for the appointment of a board of appeals consisting of 5 members to serve respectively for the following terms: one for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years, and one for 5 years, the successor to each member so appointed to serve for a term of 5 years.
    (c) The city council in cities and the president and board of trustees in villages and incorporated towns, having a population of less than 500,000, may provide for the appointment of a board of appeals consisting of 7 members to serve respectively for the following terms: one for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years, one for 5 years, one for 6 years, and one for 7 years, the successor to each member so appointed to serve for a term of 5 years.
    (d) In any municipality with a population under 5,000 that has an appointed board of appeals, a proposition to elect the board of appeals at large shall be submitted to the electors as provided in this subsection.
    Electors of the municipality equal to not less than 10% of the total vote cast for all candidates for mayor or president in the last preceding municipal election for that office may petition for the submission to a vote of the electors of the municipality the proposition whether the board of appeals shall be elected at large. The petition shall be filed with the municipal clerk in accordance with the general election law. The clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form: "Shall the city (or village or incorporated town) of (insert name) elect the zoning board of appeals at large instead of having an appointed board of appeals?"
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, then the board of appeals shall be elected at large at the next general municipal election held at least 120 days after the referendum approval. At the initial election, 4 members shall be elected for 2-year terms and 3 members shall be elected for 4-year terms; thereafter all terms shall be for 4 years. Upon the election and qualification of the initial elected board of appeals, the terms of all sitting members of the board of appeals shall expire.
    (e) One of the members of an appointed board shall be named as chairman at the time of his or her appointment. If members are elected, the members shall select a chairman. The amount of compensation to be paid to members, if any, shall be fixed by the corporate authorities. The appointing authority has the power to remove any appointed member for cause and after public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of the member whose place has become vacant. Vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority in the case of an appointed board or by those who would otherwise be the appointing authority in the case of an elected board. All meetings of the board of appeals shall be held at the call of the chairman and at other times as the board may determine. The chairman, or in his or her absence the acting chairman, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings of the board shall be open to the public. The board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon every question, or if absent or failing to vote, indicating that fact, and shall also keep records of its examinations and other official actions. No hearing shall be conducted without a quorum of the board being present. A quorum shall consist of a majority of all the members. Any absent member who certifies that he or she has read the transcript of the proceedings before the board may vote upon any question before the board. Every rule or regulation and its amendment or repeal and every order, requirement, decision, or determination of the board shall immediately be filed in the office of the board and shall be a public record.
    (f) In all municipalities the board of appeals shall hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any ordinance adopted under this Division 13.
    (g) In all municipalities the board of appeals shall also hear and decide all matters referred to it or upon which it is required to pass under such an ordinance. The concurring vote of 3 members of the board, in municipalities having a population of more than 500,000, and of 4 members of the board, in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000, is necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision, or determination of such an administrative official, to decide in favor of the applicant any matter upon which it is required to pass under such an ordinance or to effect any variation in the ordinance, or to recommend any variation or modification in the ordinance to the corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 87-535.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-3.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-3.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-3.1)
    Sec. 11-13-3.1. In municipalities of less than 500,000 inhabitants no change shall be made in the zoning ordinance nor shall any zoning variation be granted within 6 months after the date upon which an official plan is adopted by the corporate authorities unless such change in the zoning ordinance or such variation is approved by a two-thirds vote of the corporate authorities or the zoning board of appeals then holding office, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3425)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-4)
    Sec. 11-13-4. In municipalities of 500,000 or more population, the regulations authorized by this Division 13 may be varied in their application only by the board of appeals of the municipality, subject to the power of the corporate authorities to prohibit, in whole or in part, the granting of variations in respect to the classification, regulation and restriction of the location of trades and industries and the location of buildings designed for specified industrial, business, residential and other uses. Variations shall be permitted by the board of appeals only when they are in harmony with the general purpose and intent of the regulations and only in cases where there are practical difficulties or particular hardship in the way of carrying out the strict letter of any of those regulations relating to the use, construction, or alteration of buildings or structures or the use of land. In its consideration of the standards of practical difficulties or particular hardship, the board of appeals shall require evidence that (1) the property in question cannot yield a reasonable return if permitted to be used only under the conditions allowed by the regulations in that zone; and (2) the plight of the owner is due to unique circumstances; and (3) the variation, if granted, will not alter the essential character of the locality. A variation shall be permitted only if the evidence, in the judgment of the board of appeals, sustains each of the 3 conditions enumerated. The corporate authorities may provide general or specific rules implementing, but not inconsistent with, the rules herein provided to govern determinations of the board of appeals. A decision of the board of appeals shall not be subject to review, reversal or modification by the corporate authorities but shall be judicially reviewable under the provisions of Section 11-13-13.
(Source: P.A. 82-430.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-5)
    Sec. 11-13-5. In municipalities of less than 500,000 population, the regulations authorized by this Division 13 may provide that the board of appeals or corporate authorities may determine and vary their application in harmony with their general purpose and intent and in accordance with general or specific rules therein contained in cases where there are practical difficulties or particular hardship in the way of carrying out the strict letter of any of those regulations relating to the use, construction, or alteration of buildings or structures or the use of land. If the authority to determine and approve variations is vested in the board of appeals it shall be exercised in accordance with the conditions prescribed in Section 11-13-4, subject to the power of the corporate authorities to prohibit, in whole or in part, the granting of variations in respect to the classification, regulation and restriction of the location of trades and industries and the location of buildings designed for specified industrial, business, residential and other uses. If the power to determine and approve variations is reserved to the corporate authorities, it shall be exercised only by the adoption of ordinances. However, no such variation shall be made by the corporate authorities as specified without a hearing before the board of appeals.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-6)
    Sec. 11-13-6. No variation shall be made by the board of appeals in municipalities of 500,000 or more population or by ordinance in municipalities of lesser population except in a specific case and after a public hearing before the board of appeals of which there shall be a notice of the time and place of the hearing published at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, 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 which is published in the county where the municipality is located. This notice shall contain the particular location for which the variation is requested as well as a brief statement of what the proposed variation consists. Any notice required by this Section need not include a metes and bounds legal description of the location for which the variation is requested, provided that the notice includes: (i) the common street address or addresses and (ii) the property index number ("PIN") or numbers of all the parcels of real property contained in the area for which the variation is requested.
(Source: P.A. 97-336, eff. 8-12-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-7)
    Sec. 11-13-7. In addition to the notice requirements otherwise provided for in this Division 13, in municipalities of 500,000 or more population, an applicant for variation or special use shall, not more than 30 days before filing an application for variation or special use with the board of appeals, serve written notice, either in person or by registered mail, return receipt requested, on the owners, as recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds or the registrar of titles of the county in which the property is located and as appears from the authentic tax records of such county, of all property within 250 feet in each direction of the location for which the variation or special use is requested; provided, the number of feet occupied by all public roads, streets, alleys and other public ways shall be excluded in computing the 250 feet requirement. The notice herein required shall contain the address of the location for which the variation or special use is requested, a brief statement of the nature of the requested variation or special use, the name and address of the legal and beneficial owner of the property for which the variation or special use is requested, a statement that the applicant intends to file an application for variation or special use and the approximate date on which the application will be filed. If, after a bona fide effort to determine such address by the applicant for variation or special use, the owner of the property on which the notice is served cannot be found at his or her last known address, or the mailed notice is returned because the owner cannot be found at the last known address, the notice requirements of this sub-section shall be deemed satisfied. In addition to serving the notice herein required, at the time of filing application for variation or special use, the applicant shall furnish to the board of appeals a complete list containing the names and last known addresses of the owners of the property required to be served, the method of service and the names and last known addresses of the owners of the service and the names and addresses of the persons so served. The applicant shall also furnish a written statement certifying that he or she has complied with the requirements of this subsection. The board of appeals shall hear no application for variation or special use unless the applicant for variation or special use furnishes the list and certificate herein required. The board of appeals shall, not more than 30 days nor less than 15 days before the hearing at which the application for variation or special use is to be considered, send written notice to the persons appearing on the list furnished by the applicant, which notice shall contain the time and place of the hearing, the address of the location for which the variation or special use is requested and the name and address of the applicant for variation or special use and a brief statement of the nature of the variation or special use requested. Any notice required herein need not include a metes and bounds legal description of the property for which the variation or special use is requested, provided that the notice includes: (i) the common street address or addresses and (ii) the property index number ("PIN") or numbers of all the parcels of real property contained in the area for which the variation or special use is requested.
    Any property owner within the above stated 250 feet notice requirement, who entered his or her appearance and objected at the board of appeals hearing, and who shows that his or her property will be substantially affected by the outcome of the decision of the board may, without proof of any specific, special, or unique damages to himself or herself or his or her property or any adverse effect upon his property from the proposed variation or special use, seek judicial relief from any order or decision of the board of appeals under the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. If the board of appeals determines that the property of any such owner will not be substantially affected by the outcome of the decision of the board, such owner may initiate or join in judicial review under the Administrative Review Law, as provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-336, eff. 8-12-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-7a

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-7a) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-7a)
    Sec. 11-13-7a. Zoning variation and special use applicants and property owners, as set forth in Section 11-13-7 of this Act, shall have the following rights, in addition to any others they may possess in law, at any hearing before a board of appeals:
    (a) to have subpoenas issued for persons to appear at board of appeals' hearings and for examination of documents by the person requesting the subpoena either before or at board of appeals hearings subject to the limitations in this Section. The board of appeals shall issue subpoenas as requested by zoning variation and special use applicants and by property owners within the terms of Section 11-13-7. Subpoenas shall only be enforceable against persons or for documents which have a substantial evidentiary connection with (i) the property for which a zoning variation or special use is requested, (ii) facts which would support or negate the requisite legal standards for granting a zoning variation or special use, and (iii) facts which support or negate the conclusion that property within the 250 feet notice requirement of Section 11-13-7 will be substantially affected by the outcome of the decision of the board. All matters relating to subpoenas concerning a particular zoning variation or special use case, including all enforcement and motions to quash, shall be heard in a single action, however, the court obtaining jurisdiction over any such matter may retain jurisdiction until the disposition of the case by the board of appeals. Service of such subpoenas shall be made in the same manner as summons in a civil action.
    (b) To cross examine all witnesses testifying.
    (c) To present witnesses on their behalf.
    Property owners within the terms of Section 11-13-7 who object to the zoning application or special use application may, upon request, be granted 1 continuance for the purpose of presenting evidence to rebut testimony given by the applicant. The date of such continued hearing shall be in the discretion of the board of appeals.
    This amendatory act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 79-1363.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-8)
    Sec. 11-13-8. In municipalities of 500,000 or more population, when any zoning ordinance, rule or regulation is sought to be declared invalid by means of a declaratory judgment proceeding, not more than 30 days before filing suit for a declaratory judgment the person filing such suit shall serve written notice in the form and manner and to all property owners as is required of applicants for variation in Section 11-13-7, and shall furnish to the clerk of the court in which the declaratory judgment suit is filed, and at the time of filing such suit, the list of property owners, the written certificate and such other information as is required in Section 11-13-7 to be furnished to the board of appeals by an applicant for variation. A property owner entitled to notice who shows that his property will be substantially affected by the outcome of the declaratory judgment proceeding may enter his appearance in the proceeding, and if he does so he shall have the rights of a party. The property owner shall not, however, need to prove any specific, special, or unique damages to himself or his property or any adverse effect upon his property from the declaratory judgment proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 76-583.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-9)
    Sec. 11-13-9. The provisions of an amendatory Act of 1955, which was approved June 30, 1955 and which was Senate Bill No. 328 of the Sixty-Ninth General Assembly and which amended certain provisions now contained in Section 11-13-4 through 11-13-8, shall not affect the validity of any variations approved by the corporate authorities or by the board of appeals and in force prior to July 1, 1955.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-10)
    Sec. 11-13-10. In municipalities of less than 500,000 population, where a variation is to be made by ordinance, upon the report of the board of appeals, the corporate authorities, by ordinance, without further public hearing, may adopt any proposed variation or may refer it back to the board for further consideration, and any proposed variation which fails to receive the approval of the board of appeals shall not be passed except by the favorable vote of two-thirds of all aldermen or trustees of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-11)
    Sec. 11-13-11. Every variation or special use, whether made by the board of appeals directly, or by an ordinance after a hearing before the board of appeals, shall be accompanied by findings of facts and shall refer to any exhibits containing plans and specifications for the proposed use or variation, which shall remain a part of the permanent records of the board of appeals. The findings of facts shall specify the reason or reasons for making the variation.
    The terms of the relief granted shall be specifically set forth in a conclusion or statement separate from the findings of fact of the board of appeals or ordinance. Property for which relief has been granted shall not be used in violation of the specific terms of the board of appeals' findings of fact or ordinance, as the case may be, unless its usage is changed by further findings of fact of a board of appeals or additional ordinances.
(Source: P.A. 76-584.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-12)
    Sec. 11-13-12. An appeal to the board of appeals may be taken by any person aggrieved or by any officer, department, board, or bureau of the municipality. The appeal shall be taken within 45 days of the action complained of by filing, with the officer from whom the appeal is taken and with the board of appeals a notice of appeal, specifying the grounds thereof. The officer from whom the appeal is taken shall forthwith transmit to the board all the papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken.
    An appeal stays all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the officer from whom the appeal is taken certifies to the board of appeals, after the notice of appeal has been filed with him, that by reason of facts stated in the certificate a stay would, in his opinion, cause imminent peril to life or property. In this event the proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by a restraining order which may be granted by the board of appeals or by a circuit court on application and on notice to the officer from whom the appeal is taken, and on due cause shown.
    The board of appeals shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing of the appeal and give due notice thereof to the parties and decide the appeal within a reasonable time. Upon the hearing, any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney. The board of appeals may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision, or determination as in its opinion ought to be made in the premises and to that end has all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken.
(Source: P.A. 76-1507.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-13)
    Sec. 11-13-13. All final administrative decisions of the board of appeals under this Division 13 shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-14)
    Sec. 11-13-14. The regulations imposed and the districts created under the authority of this Division 13 may be amended from time to time by ordinance after the ordinance establishing them has gone into effect, but no such amendments shall be made without a hearing before some commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities. Notice shall be given of the time and place of the hearing, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, by publishing a notice thereof at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may be made instead by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within municipality. In case of a written protest against any proposed amendment of the regulations or districts, signed and acknowledged by the owners of 20% of the frontage proposed to be altered, or by the owners of 20% of the frontage immediately adjoining or across an alley therefrom, or by the owners of the 20% of the frontage directly opposite the frontage proposed to be altered, is filed with the clerk of the municipality, the amendment shall not be passed except by a favorable vote of two-thirds of the aldermen or trustees of the municipality then holding office. In such cases, a copy of the written protest shall be served by the protestor or protestors on the applicant for the proposed amendments and a copy upon the applicant's attorney, if any, by certified mail at the address of such applicant and attorney shown in the application for the proposed amendment. Any notice required by this Section need not include a metes and bounds legal description, provided that the notice includes: (i) the common street address or addresses and (ii) the property index number ("PIN") or numbers of all the parcels of real property contained in the affected area.
(Source: P.A. 97-336, eff. 8-12-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-14.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-14.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-14.1)
    Sec. 11-13-14.1. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary in this Division 13:
    (A) The corporate authorities of any municipality may by ordinance establish the position of hearing officer and delegate to a hearing officer the authority to: (i) conduct any public hearing -- other than a public hearing provided for in Section 11-13-2 -- required to be held under this Division 13 in connection with applications for any special use, variation, amendment or other change or modification in any ordinance of the municipality adopted pursuant to this Division 13; and (ii) hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any ordinance adopted pursuant to this Division 13.
    (B) When a hearing officer is designated to conduct a public hearing in a matter otherwise required to be heard in accordance with this Division 13 by some commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities of the municipality: (i) notice of such hearing shall be given in the same time and manner as is provided by this Division 13 for the giving of notice of hearing when any such matter is to be heard by some commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities; (ii) the hearing officer shall exercise and perform the same powers and duties as such commission or committee is required to exercise and perform when conducting a public hearing in any such matter; and (iii) the hearing officer shall render a written recommendation to the corporate authorities within such time and in such manner and form as the corporate authorities shall require.
    (C) When a hearing officer is designated to conduct a public hearing in a matter otherwise required to be heard in accordance with this Division 13 by the board of appeals, or when a hearing officer is designated to hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any ordinance adopted pursuant to this Division 13: (i) notice of hearing shall be given in the same time and manner as is provided by this Division 13 for the giving of notice of hearing when any such matter is to be heard by the board of appeals; (ii) the hearing officer in passing upon and determining any matter otherwise within the jurisdiction of the board of appeals shall be governed by all of the standards, rules and conditions imposed by this Division 13 to govern the board of appeals when it passes upon and determines any such matter; and (iii) the hearing officer shall exercise and perform all of the powers and duties of the board of appeals in the same manner and to the same effect as provided in this Division 13 with respect to the board of appeals, provided that:
    1. When the hearing officer is passing upon an application for variation or special use and the power to determine and approve such variation or special use is reserved to the corporate authorities, then upon report of the hearing officer the corporate authorities may by ordinance without further public hearing adopt any proposed variation or special use or may refer it back to the hearing officer for further consideration, and any proposed variation or special use which fails to receive the approval of the hearing officer shall not be passed except by the favorable vote of 2/3 of all alderman or trustees of the municipality;
    2. When the hearing officer is passing upon an application for variation or special use and the power to determine and approve such variation or special use is not reserved to the corporate authorities, or when the hearing officer is hearing and deciding appeals from or reviewing any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any ordinance adopted pursuant to this Division 13, the determination made by the hearing officer with respect to any such matter shall constitute a final administrative decision which is subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the "Administrative Review Law", as now or hereafter amended.
    (D) The corporate authorities of the municipality may provide general or specific rules implementing but not inconsistent with the provisions of this Section, including rules relative to the time and manner in which hearing officers are designated to conduct public hearings and rules governing the manner in which such hearings are conducted and matters heard therein passed upon and determined.
    (E) Hearing officers shall be appointed on the basis of training and experience which qualifies them to conduct hearings, make recommendations or findings of fact and conclusions on the matters heard and otherwise exercise and perform the powers, duties and functions delegated in accordance with this Section. Hearing officers shall receive such compensation as the corporate authorities of the municipality shall provide, and any municipality may establish a schedule of fees to defray the costs of providing a hearing officer.
    (F) This Section is intended to furnish an alternative or supplemental procedure which a municipality in its discretion may provide for hearing, determining, reviewing and deciding matters which arise under any ordinance adopted by the municipality pursuant to this Division 13, but nothing in this Section shall be deemed to limit or prevent the use of any existing procedure available to a municipality under this Division 13 for hearing, approving or denying applications for a special use, variation, amendment or other change or modification of any such ordinance, or for hearing and deciding appeals from and reviewing any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any such ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 84-960.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-15)
    Sec. 11-13-15. In case any building or structure, including fixtures, is constructed, reconstructed, altered, repaired, converted, or maintained, or any building or structure, including fixtures, or land, is used in violation of an ordinance or ordinances adopted under Division 13, 31 or 31.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code, or of any ordinance or other regulation made under the authority conferred thereby, the proper local authorities of the municipality, or any owner or tenant of real property, within 1200 feet in any direction of the property on which the building or structure in question is located who shows that his property or person will be substantially affected by the alleged violation, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate action or proceeding (1) to prevent the unlawful construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance, or use, (2) to prevent the occupancy of the building, structure, or land, (3) to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about the premises, or (4) to restrain, correct, or abate the violation. When any such action is instituted by an owner or tenant, notice of such action shall be served upon the municipality at the time suit is begun, by serving a copy of the complaint on the chief executive officer of the municipality, no such action may be maintained until such notice has been given.
    In any action or proceeding for a purpose mentioned in this section, the court with jurisdiction of such action or proceeding has the power and in its discretion may issue a restraining order, or a preliminary injunction, as well as a permanent injunction, upon such terms and under such conditions as will do justice and enforce the purposes set forth above.
    If an owner or tenant files suit hereunder and the court finds that the defendant has engaged in any of the foregoing prohibited activities, then the court shall allow the plaintiff a reasonable sum of money for the services of the plaintiff's attorney. This allowance shall be a part of the costs of the litigation assessed against the defendant, and may be recovered as such.
    An owner or tenant need not prove any specific, special or unique damages to himself or his property or any adverse effect upon his property from the alleged violation in order to maintain a suit under the foregoing provisions.
(Source: P.A. 80-419.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-16)
    Sec. 11-13-16. All zoning ordinances and regulations adopted prior to January 1, 1942, by any municipality pursuant to the provisions of "An Act to confer certain additional powers upon city councils in cities and presidents and boards of trustees in villages and incorporated towns concerning buildings and structures, the intensity of use of lot areas, the classification of trades, industries, buildings, and structures, with respect to location and regulation, the creation of districts of different classes, the establishment of regulations and restrictions applicable thereto, the establishment of boards of appeals and the review of the decisions of such boards by the court", approved June 28, 1921, as amended, and all committees, commissions, boards, and officers designated or appointed by any municipality pursuant to the provisions of that Act, or pursuant to the provisions of any ordinance or regulations adopted under that Act, shall be recognized, considered, and treated as having been properly adopted, designated, established, or appointed under this Division 13.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-17)
    Sec. 11-13-17. In addition to all rights and powers conferred by this Division 13, the corporate authorities in each municipality may acquire by purchase, condemnation or otherwise any buildings or structures which do not conform to the standards fixed by the corporate authorities pursuant to Section 11-13-1, and all land which is necessary or appropriate for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of any area blighted by substandard buildings or structures; may remove or demolish all substandard buildings and structures so acquired; may hold and use any remaining property for public purposes; and may sell, lease or exchange such property as is not required for public purposes, subject to the provisions of the existing zoning ordinance.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-18

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-18)
    Sec. 11-13-18. All testimony by witnesses in any hearing provided for in this Division 13 shall be given under oath.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-19

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-19)
    Sec. 11-13-19. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the corporate authorities shall cause to be published no later than March 31 of each year a map clearly showing the existing zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications of such municipality for the preceding calendar year. The first map published in 1960 shall reflect all zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications in effect on and prior to December 31, 1959. If in any calendar year after the first map is published there are no changes in zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications in such municipality, no map shall be published for such calendar year.
    The map published by the corporate authorities shall be the official zoning map. The corporate authorities may establish a fee to be charged any person desiring a copy of such map. Such fee shall be paid to the appropriate zoning officer and shall be applied to defray the cost of publication of the official map.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3136.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-20)
    Sec. 11-13-20. In any hearing before a zoning commission, board of appeals, or commission or committee designated pursuant to Section 11-13-14, any school district within which the property in issue, or any part thereof, is located shall have the right to appear and present evidence.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2259.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-22

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-22)
    Sec. 11-13-22. Public hearing procedures for municipalities of less than 500,000. In a municipality of less than 500,000 inhabitants, the corporate authorities may adopt or authorize the zoning board of appeals and any other board, commission, or committee that conducts public hearings under this Division to adopt rules of procedures governing those public hearings. The rules of procedures may concern participation in public hearings and the participants' rights to cross examine witnesses and to present testimony and evidence, and any other relevant matter.
(Source: P.A. 97-552, eff. 8-25-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-25

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-25)
    Sec. 11-13-25. Actions subject to de novo review; due process.
    (a) Any decision by the corporate authorities of any municipality, home rule or non-home rule, in regard to any petition or application for a special use, variance, rezoning, or other amendment to a zoning ordinance shall be subject to de novo judicial review as a legislative decision, regardless of whether the process in relation thereto is considered administrative for other purposes. Any action seeking the judicial review of such a decision shall be commenced not later than 90 days after the date of the decision.
    (b) The principles of substantive and procedural due process apply at all stages of the decision-making and review of all zoning decisions.
(Source: P.A. 94-1027, eff. 7-14-06; 95-843, eff. 1-1-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-26

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-26)
    Sec. 11-13-26. Wind farms. Notwithstanding any other provision of law:
        (a) A municipality may regulate wind farms and
    
electric-generating wind devices within its zoning jurisdiction and within the 1.5 mile radius surrounding its zoning jurisdiction. There shall be at least one public hearing not more than 30 days prior to a siting decision by the corporate authorities of a municipality. Notice of the hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality. A commercial wind energy facility owner, as defined in the Wind Energy Facilities Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act, must enter into an agricultural impact mitigation agreement with the Department of Agriculture prior to the date of the required public hearing. A commercial wind energy facility owner seeking an extension of a permit granted by a municipality prior to July 24, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act 99-132) must enter into an agricultural impact mitigation agreement with the Department of Agriculture prior to a decision by the municipality to grant the permit extension. A municipality may allow test wind towers to be sited without formal approval by the corporate authorities of the municipality. Test wind towers must be dismantled within 3 years of installation. For the purposes of this Section, "test wind towers" are wind towers that are designed solely to collect wind generation data.
        (b) A municipality may not require a wind tower or
    
other renewable energy system that is used exclusively by an end user to be setback more than 1.1 times the height of the renewable energy system from the end user's property line. A setback requirement imposed by a municipality on a renewable energy system may not be more restrictive than as provided under this subsection. This subsection is a limitation of home rule powers and functions 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. 99-123, eff. 1-1-16; 99-132, eff. 7-24-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

65 ILCS 5/11-13-27

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-27)
    Sec. 11-13-27. Special provisions relating to public schools.
    (a) In exercising the powers under this Division with respect to public school districts, a municipality shall act in a reasonable manner that neither regulates educational activities, such as school curricula, administration, and staffing, nor frustrates a school district's statutory duties. This subsection (a) is declarative of existing law and does not change the substantive operation of this Division.
    (b) In processing zoning applications from public school districts, a municipality shall make reasonable efforts to streamline the zoning application and review process for the school board and minimize the administrative burdens involved in the zoning review process, including, but not limited to, reducing application fees and other costs associated with the project of a school board to the greatest extent practicable and reflective of actual cost but in no event more than the lowest fees customarily imposed by the municipality for similar applications, limiting the number of times the school district must amend its site plans, reducing the number of copies of site plans and any other documents required to be submitted by the municipality, and expediting the zoning review process for the purpose of rendering a decision on any application from a school district within 90 days after a completed application is submitted to the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 99-890, eff. 8-25-16.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 14

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 14 heading)
DIVISION 14. SET-BACK LINES

65 ILCS 5/11-14-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-1)
    Sec. 11-14-1. In addition to existing powers and to the end that adequate light, pure air, or safety may be secured and that congestion of public streets may be lessened or avoided, the corporate authorities in each municipality have power by ordinance to establish, regulate, and limit the building or set-back lines on or along any street, traffic way, drive, or parkway or storm or floodwater runoff channel within the municipality, as may be deemed best suited to carry out these purposes. The powers given by this Division 14 shall not be exercised so as to deprive the owner of any existing property of its use or maintenance for the purpose to which it is then lawfully devoted.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-14-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-2)
    Sec. 11-14-2. All ordinances passed under the terms of this Division 14 shall be enforced by such officers of the municipality as may be designated by ordinance.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-14-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-3)
    Sec. 11-14-3. The regulations imposed under the authority of this Division 14 may be amended from time to time by ordinance after the ordinance establishing the regulations has gone into effect, but no amendment shall be made without a hearing before a commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities of the municipality. A notice of the time and place of such a hearing shall be given at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, by publishing a notice thereof in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. An amendment shall not be passed except by a favorable vote of two-thirds of the members of the city council then holding office in cities or members of the board of trustees then holding office in villages or incorporated towns.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3425.)

65 ILCS 5/11-14-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-4)
    Sec. 11-14-4. In case any structure is erected or constructed in violation of this Division 14 or of any ordinance made under the authority conferred by this Division 14, the proper officers of the municipality, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate action or proceeding (1) to prevent the unlawful erection or construction, (2) to restrain, correct, or abate the violation, (3) to prevent the occupancy of the structure, or (4) to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about the premises.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15 heading)
DIVISION 15. APPROVAL OF MAPS AND PLATS

65 ILCS 5/11-15-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15-1)
    Sec. 11-15-1. The corporate authorities may provide, by ordinance, that any map, plat, or subdivision of any block, lot, sub-lot, or part thereof, or of any piece or parcel of land, shall be submitted to the corporate authorities, or to some officer to be designated by them, for their or his approval. In that case no such map, plat, or subdivision shall be entitled to record in the proper county, or have any validity until it has been so approved. If any municipality has adopted a subdivision ordinance pursuant to Division 12 of Article 11 of this code, as heretofore and hereinafter amended, all subdivision plats shall be submitted for approval and approved in the manner provided in such ordinance. Until approved by the corporate authorities, or such officer designated by them, no such map, plat or subdivision plat shall be entitled to record in the proper county, or have any validity whatever.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2425.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.1 heading)
DIVISION 15.1. ANNEXATION AGREEMENTS

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-1)
    Sec. 11-15.1-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may enter into an annexation agreement with one or more of the owners of record of land in unincorporated territory. That land may be annexed to the municipality in the manner provided in Article 7 at the time the land is or becomes contiguous to the municipality. The agreement shall be valid and binding for a period of not to exceed 20 years from the date of its execution.
    Lack of contiguity to the municipality of property that is the subject of an annexation agreement does not affect the validity of the agreement whether approved by the corporate authorities before or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990.
    This amendatory Act of 1990 is declarative of existing law and does not change the substantive operation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1169; 87-1137.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-2)
    Sec. 11-15.1-2. Any such agreement may provide for the following as it relates to the land which is the subject of the agreement:
    (a) The annexation of such territory to the municipality, subject to the provisions of Article 7.
    (b) The continuation in effect, or amendment, or continuation in effect as amended, of any ordinance relating to subdivision controls, zoning, official plan, and building, housing and related restrictions; provided, however, that any public hearing required by law to be held before the adoption of any ordinance amendment provided in such agreement shall be held prior to the execution of the agreement, and all ordinance amendments provided in such agreement shall be enacted according to law.
    (c) A limitation upon increases in permit fees required by the municipality.
    (d) Contributions of either land or monies, or both, to any municipality and to other units of local government having jurisdiction over all or part of land that is the subject matter of any annexation agreement entered into under the provisions of this Section shall be deemed valid when made and shall survive the expiration date of any such annexation agreement with respect to all or any part of the land that was the subject matter of the annexation agreement.
    (e) The granting of utility franchises for such land.
    (e-5) The abatement of property taxes.
    (f) Any other matter not inconsistent with the provisions of this Code, nor forbidden by law.
    Any action taken by the corporate authorities during the period such agreement is in effect, which, if it applied to the land which is the subject of the agreement, would be a breach of such agreement, shall not apply to such land without an amendment of such agreement.
    After the effective term of any annexation agreement and unless otherwise provided for within the annexation agreement or an amendment to the annexation agreement, the provisions of any ordinance relating to the zoning of the land that is provided for within the agreement or an amendment to the agreement, shall remain in effect unless modified in accordance with law. This amendatory Act of 1995 is declarative of existing law and shall apply to all annexation agreements.
(Source: P.A. 89-432, eff. 6-1-96; 89-537, eff. 1-1-97; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-2.1)
    Sec. 11-15.1-2.1. Annexation agreement; municipal jurisdiction.
    (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), property that is the subject of an annexation agreement adopted under this Division is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the annexing municipality in all respects the same as property that lies within the annexing municipality's corporate limits.
    (b) This Section shall not apply in (i) a county with a population of more than 3,000,000, (ii) a county that borders a county with a population of more than 3,000,000 or (iii) a county with a population of more than 246,000 according to the 1990 federal census and bordered by the Mississippi River, unless the parties to the annexation agreement have, at the time the agreement is signed, ownership or control of all property that would make the property that is the subject of the agreement contiguous to the annexing municipality, in which case the property that is the subject of the annexation agreement is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the municipality in all respects the same as property owned by the municipality that lies within its corporate limits.
    (b-5) The limitations of item (iii) of subsection (b) do not apply to property that is the subject of an annexation agreement adopted under this Division within one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly with a coterminous home rule municipality, as of June 1, 2009, that borders the Mississippi River, in a county with a population in excess of 258,000, according to the 2000 federal census, if all such agreements entered into by the municipality pertain to parcels that comprise a contiguous area of not more than 120 acres in the aggregate.
    (c) Except for property located in a county referenced in subsection (b) of this Section, if any property or any portion of a property that is located more than 1.5 miles from a municipality's corporate limits in a county where the county board has voted to maintain the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the property by a two-thirds affirmative vote, that property is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the county.
    (d) If the county board retains jurisdiction under subsection (c) of this Section, the annexing municipality may file a request for jurisdiction with the county board on a case by case basis. If the county board agrees by the affirmative vote of a majority of its members, then the property covered by the annexation agreement shall be subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the annexing municipality.
(Source: P.A. 96-163, eff. 1-1-10; 96-188, eff. 8-10-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-404, eff. 8-16-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-3)
    Sec. 11-15.1-3. Any such agreement executed after July 31, 1963 and all amendments of annexation agreements, shall be entered into in the following manner. The corporate authorities shall fix a time for and hold a public hearing upon the proposed annexation agreement or amendment, and shall give notice of the proposed agreement or amendment not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the date fixed for the hearing. This notice shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the annexing municipality. After such hearing the agreement or amendment may be modified before execution thereof. The annexation agreement or amendment shall be executed by the mayor or president and attested by the clerk of the municipality only after such hearing and upon the adoption of a resolution or ordinance directing such execution, which resolution or ordinance must be passed by a vote of two-thirds of the corporate authorities then holding office.
(Source: P.A. 76-912.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-4)
    Sec. 11-15.1-4. Any annexation agreement executed pursuant to this Division 15.1, or in conformity with Section 11-15.1-5 hereof, shall be binding upon the successor owners of record of the land which is the subject of the agreement and upon successor municipal authorities of the municipality and successor municipalities. Any party to such agreement may by civil action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, enforce and compel performance of the agreement.
    A lawsuit to enforce and compel performance of the agreement must be filed within the effective term of the agreement or within 5 years from the date the cause of action accrued, whichever time is later.
(Source: P.A. 89-432, eff. 6-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-5)
    Sec. 11-15.1-5. Any annexation agreement executed prior to October 1, 1973 which was executed pursuant to a two-thirds vote of the corporate authorities and which contains provisions not inconsistent with Section 11-15.1-2 hereof is hereby declared valid and enforceable as to such provisions for the effective period of such agreement, or for 20 years from the date of execution thereof, whichever is shorter.
    The effective term of any Annexation Agreement executed prior to the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1985 may be extended to a date which is not later than 20 years from the date of execution of the original Annexation Agreement.
(Source: P.A. 84-835.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.2 heading)
DIVISION 15.2. ANNEXATION; DRAINAGE DISTRICTS
(Source: P.A. 94-266, eff. 1-1-06.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.2-1)
    Sec. 11-15.2-1. If authorized by an agreement approved by the court pursuant to notice as required by Section 4-22 of the Illinois Drainage Code (70 ILCS 605/4-22), a municipality and a drainage district may enter into an implementing agreement to provide for the automatic detachment of land from the drainage district when the land is annexed to the municipality. An implementing agreement shall not be required to comply with the provisions of Sections 4-19 through 4-24 of the Illinois Drainage Code (70 ILCS 605/4-19 through 605/4-24) and may authorize the filing of certificates as provided in this Section.
    Upon the filing of a certificate, executed by a drainage district in compliance with Section 4-11 of the Illinois Drainage Code (70 ILCS 605/4-11) and by an annexing municipality, the land described in the certificate shall be detached from the drainage district and annexed to the annexing municipality as of the date of filing. The certificate shall be filed with the drainage district clerk and the county clerk where the land is located. The legal effect of the filing of a certificate shall be the same as a court order entered pursuant to Section 8-20 of the Illinois Drainage Code (70 ILCS 605/8-20).
(Source: P.A. 94-266, eff. 1-1-06.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.3 heading)
DIVISION 15.3. WIND FARMS
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.3-1)
    Sec. 11-15.3-1. Wind farms. A municipality may own and operate a wind generation turbine farm, either individually or jointly with another unit of local government, school district, or community college district that is authorized to own and operate a wind generation turbine farm, that directly or indirectly reduces the energy or other operating costs of the municipality. The municipality may ask for the assistance of any State agency, including without limitation the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Illinois Power Agency, or the Environmental Protection Agency, in obtaining financing options for a wind generation turbine farm.
(Source: P.A. 95-805, eff. 8-12-08.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 16

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 16 heading)
HEALTH REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 16

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 16 heading)
DIVISION 16. HEALTH BOARDS - GENERAL

65 ILCS 5/11-16-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-16-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-16-1)
    Sec. 11-16-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for and maintain a board of health, consisting of more than one person, and to prescribe its powers and duties, except where a municipality has adopted the provisions of Division 17.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 17

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 17 heading)
DIVISION 17. HEALTH BOARDS IN MUNICIPALITIES OF
FROM 100,000 TO 200,000

65 ILCS 5/11-17-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-1)
    Sec. 11-17-1. When authorized in the manner provided by Section 11-17-2 the corporate authorities of each municipality with a population of more than 100,000 and less than 200,000 shall establish and maintain a public health board for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the municipality and shall levy annually a tax of not to exceed .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all taxable property in the municipality. In those municipalities in which a public health board has been established under this Division 17 before July 24, 1967, the corporate authorities shall levy annually a tax not exceeding .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all taxable property in the municipality. The tax levied under this Section shall be levied and collected in like manner as are the general taxes of the collecting municipality, and the money so collected shall be known as the public health board fund. The tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which the municipality is now, or may be hereafter, authorized to levy upon the property within the municipality, and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided in Section 8-3-1.
    If the municipality is situated within any county or multiple-county health department for whose benefit a tax is levied under "An Act in relation to the establishment and maintenance of county and multiple-county public health departments", approved July 9, 1943, as now or hereafter amended, the county clerk shall reduce and abate from the tax levied by the authority of this Division 17 a rate which would produce an amount equal to the amount of the tax accruing to the municipality under the above-named Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-2)
    Sec. 11-17-2. When 100 electors of any municipality specified in Section 11-17-1 present a petition to the clerk of the municipality asking that an annual tax be levied for the establishment and maintenance of a public health board in the municipality, the municipal clerk shall certify the proposition for submission to the voters of the municipality at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the municipality of....            YES
establish and maintain a public health  ----------------------
board and levy an annual tax therefor?       NO
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    If a majority of the electors voting upon the question are in favor of the proposition, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall proceed as provided in Section 11-17-1. Thereafter, the corporate authorities shall include in the annual appropriation ordinance an appropriation from the public health board fund of such amount as may be necessary to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities of the public health board.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-3)
    Sec. 11-17-3. When it has been decided to establish and maintain a public health board under this Division 17, the mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, shall appoint a board of 5 directors, 2 of whom are duly licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Illinois and have been in the actual practice of their profession, and the other 3 of whom are citizens of the municipality. The directors shall be chosen with reference to their special fitness for that office.
    One of the directors shall be appointed to hold office for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years, and one for 5 years from the first day of July following their appointments. At the expiration of the term of any director, the mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, shall appoint a successor, or reappoint that director, who shall hold office for 5 years and until his successor is appointed and has qualified. A majority of the directors, with the consent of the mayor or president and the corporate authorities, may remove any director for misconduct or neglect of duty.
    Vacancies in the board of directors, however occasioned, shall be filled in like manner as original appointments. No director shall receive compensation for serving as a director. No director shall be interested in a private capacity, either directly or indirectly, in the purchase or sale of any supplies for the public health board.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-4)
    Sec. 11-17-4. Immediately after their appointment, the directors shall meet and organize by electing one of their number as president and one as secretary and by electing such other officers as they may deem necessary. They shall adopt such by-laws, rules, and regulations for their own guidance and for the government of the public health board as may be expedient and not inconsistent with this Division 17 or with the ordinances of the municipality. They have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected to the credit of the public health board fund. All money received for the public health board shall be deposited in the municipal treasury to the credit of the public health board fund and shall not be used for any other purpose. The money shall be drawn upon by the proper municipal officer upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the board of directors.
    The board has the power to appoint suitable assistants and other employees and fix their compensation, and to remove such appointees. The board, in general, shall carry out the spirit and intent of this Division 17 in establishing and maintaining a public health board. In a city which has adopted or hereafter adopts Division 1 of Article 10, all appointments and all removals of assistants or other employees shall be made pursuant to the provisions of that Division 1 of Article 10 and not otherwise, except that persons may be employed temporarily until persons ranked upon the register under Division 1 of Article 10 for positions or offices which are held under Division 1 of Article 10 are available for service. Persons so appointed for temporary service shall hold their positions as temporary appointees under Division 1 of Article 10.
    Each officer and employee of the public health board is an officer or employee, as the case may be, of the municipality in which the public health board is established.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-5)
    Sec. 11-17-5. The public health board may initiate and maintain activities for the promotion of maternal child health, industrial hygiene, mental health, sanitary housing, public health education, and shall have the right to inspect and regulate all food and milk products kept or offered for sale within the jurisdiction of the board; may prevent and suppress contagious diseases, and may initiate and maintain programs or activities which from time to time may become necessary or proper for the promotion of public health within the jurisdiction of the board.
(Source: P.A. 76-649.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-6)
    Sec. 11-17-6. The public health board may accept gifts or gratuities of any kind, and may use such gifts or gratuities for any of the purposes authorized by this Division 17.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-7)
    Sec. 11-17-7. The board of directors may lease or acquire and take title in the name of public health board to such real estate as may be reasonably necessary for the housing and the proper functioning of any and all divisions of such health department and may make exchanges of real estate and may maintain, repair, remodel, or improve the same when in the judgment of the board of directors such exchanges, repairs, remodeling or improvements are reasonably necessary. Such leasing, acquisition, exchanges, maintenance, repairs, remodeling and improvements may be made with monies of the public health board fund.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-8)
    Sec. 11-17-8. Rules and regulations adopted or enacted into an ordinance in conformity with Section 11-17-5 shall be enforced in the same manner as municipal ordinances. Any person who violates any of these rules and regulations is guilty of a petty offense and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10, nor more than $100, for each offense. Each day a violation continues is a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-9)
    Sec. 11-17-9. When the board of directors of any public health board established and maintained under this Division 17 makes a written recommendation to the corporate authorities for the discontinuance of the public health board, stating in their recommendation the reasons therefor, or when at least 20% of the electors of the municipality, as shown by the last general municipal election, present a petition to the corporate authorities asking for the discontinuance of the public health board, the corporate authorities may pass an ordinance providing for the discontinuance of the board.
    This ordinance shall be certified by the local clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality at an election in accordance with the general election law. The ordinance shall be effective only if approved by a majority of those voting upon the question.
    The methods of discontinuance provided by this section and Section 11-17-10 are exclusive.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-10)
    Sec. 11-17-10. The question shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the public health board of
 the  city  (or  village  or                YES
 incorporated town, as the case may be)  ---------------------
 of.... as provided in  ordinance           NO
 No..... be discontinued?
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(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-11)
    Sec. 11-17-11. When any ordinance specified in Section 11-17-9 has been so ratified, the corporate authorities, after discharging all financial obligations of the public health board, by appropriate ordinance may transfer any money then in the public health board fund into the general fund of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-17-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-17-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-12)
    Sec. 11-17-12. Any public health board established and maintained under "An Act to authorize cities and villages of more than 100,000 and less than 200,000 inhabitants to establish and maintain public health boards and to levy an annual tax therefor," approved March 4, 1937, as amended, which was in existence immediately prior to January 1, 1942 shall be treated as properly established under this Division 17 and shall be continued to be maintained under this Division 17 unless it is discontinued as provided in this Division 17. All cities and villages whose electors have approved the levy of an annual tax for a public health board under that Act may continue to levy the tax under this Division 17 without submitting the question of its levy to the electors for approval. The directors, assistants, or other employees appointed under that Act who were in office or employed immediately prior to January 1, 1942 shall continue in their offices and employments under this Division 17 until the respective terms for which they were elected or appointed have expired, subject to the applicable provisions of this Code or other Illinois statutes as to removal.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 18

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 18 heading)
DIVISION 18. COMMUNITY NURSES IN MUNICIPALITIES OF FROM 5,000 TO 100,000

65 ILCS 5/11-18-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-18-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-18-1)
    Sec. 11-18-1. When a municipality with a population of more than 5,000 and less than 100,000 has adopted this Division 18 in the manner provided by Section 11-18-3, the mayor or president shall appoint, upon the recommendation of the municipal board of health, one or more registered nurses, to be known as community nurses. These nurses shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them by the health officer of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-18-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-18-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-18-2)
    Sec. 11-18-2. A municipality which adopts this Division 18 may levy, annually, a tax of not more than .0075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein, for the current year, to provide revenue for the salaries of and expenses incident to the performance of the duties of the community nurses. This tax shall be in addition to all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in that municipality and shall be in addition to the taxes authorized to be levied for general purposes under Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-18-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-18-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-18-3)
    Sec. 11-18-3. Whenever at least 100 electors of a specified municipality present a petition to the municipal clerk, asking that the question of the adoption of this Division 18 be submitted to the electors of the municipality the question shall be certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the city (or village or
 incorporated town) of............        YES
 adopt Division 18  of  Article  11
 of  the  Illinois  Municipal  Code    -----------------------
 providing for community nurses in
 certain municipalities and permit
 a  tax  of  not  to  exceed .0075%        NO
 therefor?
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    If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the adoption of this Division 18, such division is adopted and in force thereafter in that municipality.
(Source: P.A. 81-1535.)

65 ILCS 5/11-18-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-18-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-18-4)
    Sec. 11-18-4. Any municipality which has heretofore adopted "An Act providing for community nurses in certain cities, villages and incorporated towns, and permitting a tax therefor," approved June 30, 1925, as amended, shall be treated as having adopted this Division 18. The registered nurses appointed to act as community nurses under that Act, who were so acting immediately prior to January 1, 1942, shall continue to so act under this Division 18.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19 heading)
DIVISION 19. DISPOSAL OF REFUSE, GARBAGE AND ASHES

65 ILCS 5/11-19-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-1)
    Sec. 11-19-1. Contracts.
    (a) Any city, village or incorporated town may make contracts with any other city, village, or incorporated town or with any person, corporation, or county, or any agency created by intergovernmental agreement, for more than one year and not exceeding 30 years relating to the collection and final disposition, or relating solely to either the collection or final disposition of garbage, refuse and ashes. A municipality may contract with private industry to operate a designated facility for the disposal, treatment or recycling of solid waste, and may enter into contracts with private firms or local governments for the delivery of waste to such facility. In regard to a contract involving a garbage, refuse, or garbage and refuse incineration facility, the 30 year contract limitation imposed by this Section shall be computed so that the 30 years shall not begin to run until the date on which the facility actually begins accepting garbage or refuse. The payments required in regard to any contract entered into under this Division 19 shall not be regarded as indebtedness of the city, village, or incorporated town, as the case may be, for the purpose of any debt limitation imposed by any law.
    (a-5) If a municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000 located in a county as defined in the Solid Waste and Recycling Program Act has never awarded a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste from non-residential locations, then the municipality may not award a franchise unless:
        (1) the municipality provides prior written notice
    
to all haulers licensed to provide waste hauling service in that municipality of the municipality's intent to issue a request for proposal under this Section;
        (2) the municipality adopts an ordinance requiring
    
each licensed hauler, for a period of no less than 36 continuous months commencing on the first day of the month following the effective date of such ordinance, to report every 6 months to the municipality the number of non-residential locations served by the hauler in the municipality and the number of non-residential locations contracting with the hauler for the recyclable materials collection service pursuant to Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act; and
        (3) the report to the municipality required under
    
paragraph (2) of this subsection (a-5) for the final 6 months of that 36-month period establishes that less than 50% of the non-residential locations in the municipality contract for recyclable material collection services pursuant to Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act.
    All such reports shall be filed with the municipality by the hauler on or before the last day of the month following the end of the 6-month reporting period. Within 15 days after the last day for licensed haulers to file such reports, the municipality shall post on its website: (i) the information provided by each hauler pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection (a-5), without identifying the hauler; and (ii) the aggregate number of non-residential locations served by all licensed haulers in the municipality and the aggregate number of non-residential locations contracting with all licensed haulers in the municipality for the recyclable materials collection service under Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act.
    (a-10) Beginning at the conclusion of the 36-month reporting period and thereafter, and upon written request of the municipality, each licensed hauler shall, for every 6-month period, report to the municipality (i) the number of non-residential locations served by the hauler in the municipality and the number of non-residential locations contracting with the hauler for the recyclable materials collection service pursuant to Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act, (ii) an estimate of the quantity of recyclable materials, in tons, collected by the hauler in the municipality from non-residential locations contracting with the hauler for recyclable materials collection service pursuant to Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act, and (iii) an estimate of the quantity of municipal waste, in tons, collected by the hauler in the municipality from those non-residential locations. All reports for that 6-month period shall be filed with the municipality by the hauler on or before the last day of the month following the end of the 6-month reporting period. Within 15 days after the last day for licensed haulers to file such reports, the municipality shall post on its website: (i) the information provided by each hauler pursuant to this subsection (a-10), without identifying the hauler; and (ii) the aggregate number of non-residential locations served by all licensed haulers in the municipality and the aggregate number of non-residential locations contracting with all licensed haulers in the municipality for the recyclable materials collection service under Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act.
    A municipality subject to subsection (a-5) of this Section may not award a franchise unless 2 consecutive 6-month reports determine that less than 50% of the non-residential locations within the municipality contract for recyclable material collection service pursuant to Section 10 of the Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Act.
    (b) If a municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000 has never awarded a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste from non-residential locations, then that municipality may not award such a franchise without issuing a request for proposal. The municipality may not issue a request for proposal without first: (i) holding at least one public hearing seeking comment on the advisability of issuing a request for proposal and awarding a franchise; (ii) providing at least 30 days' written notice of the hearing, delivered by first class mail to all private entities that provide non-residential waste collection services within the municipality that the municipality is able to identify through its records; and (iii) providing at least 30 days' public notice of the hearing.
    After issuing a request for proposal, the municipality may not award a franchise without first: (i) allowing at least 30 days for proposals to be submitted to the municipality; (ii) holding at least one public hearing after the receipt of proposals on whether to award a franchise to a proposed franchisee; and (iii) providing at least 30 days' public notice of the hearing. At the public hearing, the municipality must disclose and discuss the proposed franchise fee or calculation formula of such franchise fee that it will receive under the proposed franchise.
    (b-5) If no request for proposal is issued within 120 days after the initial public hearing required in subsection (b), then the municipality must hold another hearing as outlined in subsection (b).
    (b-10) If a municipality has not awarded a franchise within 210 days after the date that a request for proposal is issued pursuant to subsection (b), then the municipality must adhere to all of the requirements set forth in subsections (b) and (b-5).
    (b-15) The franchise fee and any other fees, taxes, or charges imposed by the municipality in connection with a franchise for the collection of waste from non-residential locations must be used exclusively for costs associated with administering the franchise program.
    (c) If a municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000 has never awarded a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste from non-residential locations, then a private entity may not begin providing waste collection services to non-residential locations under a franchise agreement with that municipality at any time before the date that is 15 months after the date the ordinance or resolution approving the award of the franchise is adopted.
    (d) For purposes of this Section, "waste" means garbage, refuse, or ashes as defined in Section 11-19-2.
    (e) A home rule unit may not award a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste in a manner contrary to the provisions of 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. 98-1079, eff. 8-26-14.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-2)
    Sec. 11-19-2. As used in this Division 19, the words "garbage", "refuse", and "ashes" have the following meanings: (1) "Garbage". Wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food; wastes from the handling, storage and sale of produce. (2) "Refuse". Combustible trash, including, but not limited to, paper, cartons, boxes, barrels, wood, excelsior, tree branches, yard trimmings, wood furniture, bedding; noncombustible trash, including, but not limited to, metals, tin cans, metal furniture, dirt, small quantities of rock and pieces of concrete, glass, crockery, other mineral waste; street rubbish, including, but not limited to, street sweepings, dirt, leaves, catch-basin dirt, contents of litter receptacles, but refuse does not mean earth and wastes from building operations, nor shall it include solid wastes resulting from industrial processes and manufacturing operations such as food processing wastes, boiler-house cinders, lumber, scraps and shavings. (3) "Ashes". Residue from fires used for cooking and for heating buildings.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-3)
    Sec. 11-19-3. Whenever a city, village or incorporated town makes a contract that is authorized by this Division 19, the corporate authorities shall include in the annual appropriation ordinance for each fiscal year, an appropriation of a sum of money sufficient to pay the amount which, by the terms of the contract, is to become due and payable during the current fiscal year.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-4)
    Sec. 11-19-4. The corporate authorities of each city, village and incorporated town, whether organized under the general law or special charter, with a population of less than 500,000, may establish and maintain systems or plants, by contract or by direct provision, for the collection and disposal, treatment or recycling or solely for the collection or solely for the disposal, treatment or recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes in the city, village or incorporated town and for this purpose may levy a tax. In municipalities with a population of less than 25,001, the tax rate may not exceed .20% or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all of the taxable property in the city or village for the current year. In municipalities with a population of more than 25,000 the tax rate may not exceed .10% or the rate limit in effect on July 24, 1969, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue on all of the taxable property in the city or village for the current year. The annual garbage tax shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates, insofar as they are applicable to cities, villages and incorporated towns of less than 500,000 population, may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
    The corporate authorities may, in addition to the levy of a garbage tax, finance the establishment and maintenance of systems or plants, by contract or by direct provision, for the collection and disposal, treatment or recycling or solely for the collection or solely for the disposal, treatment or recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes by service charges to be collected from persons, firms and corporations receiving service. Such service charges shall be established as can reasonably be expected to yield revenues not in excess of contract obligations and the costs of operation, maintenance, and an adequate depreciation fund. If a city, village or incorporated town assesses a service charge, the schedule of charges shall be adopted by ordinance, and a copy of the schedule shall be furnished to each customer.
(Source: P.A. 84-963.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-5)
    Sec. 11-19-5. Every city, village or incorporated town may provide such method or methods as shall be approved by the corporate authorities for the disposition of garbage, refuse and ashes. Any municipality may provide by ordinance that such method or methods shall be the exclusive method or methods for the disposition of garbage, refuse and ashes to be allowed within that municipality. Such ordinance may be enacted notwithstanding the fact that competition may be displaced or that such ordinance may have an anti-competitive effect. Such methods may include, but need not be limited to land fill, feeding of garbage to hogs, incineration, reduction to fertilizer, or otherwise. Salvage and fertilizer or other matter or things of value may be sold and the proceeds used for the operation of the system. Material that is intended or collected to be recycled is not garbage, refuse or ashes.
(Source: P.A. 84-794.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-6)
    Sec. 11-19-6. Any city, village or incorporated town may exercise the powers granted by this Division 19 individually or jointly and cooperatively with any other one or more than one city, village or incorporated town or one or more than one county provided the conditions under which the powers are exercised are not in conflict with Sections 11-19-7 through 11-19-10.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-7)
    Sec. 11-19-7. When the corporate authorities of 2 or more cities, villages, or incorporated towns each declare by ordinance that it is in the best interests of such cities, villages, or incorporated towns to join with each other or with any one or more than one county in the collection and disposal or solely in the collection or solely in the disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes, they shall cause a contract to be prepared which shall set forth: (a) Whether the cities, villages or incorporated towns shall participate in a joint garbage department to be operated as an inter-municipal function; or whether the cities, villages or incorporated towns shall enter into a contract or contracts with a private party or parties for the collection and disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes; (b) The financial responsibilities and contributions of the respective cities, villages and incorporated towns and counties; (c) The personnel responsibilities and contributions of the respective cities, villages and incorporated towns and counties; (d) Whether the financing shall be by service charges to be collected from persons, firms, and corporations receiving service, by tax levies, or both; (e) The term of the contract which shall be not less than one year nor more than 30 years: Provided, such contract may be modified from time to time as conditions may warrant, may be extended for periods not exceeding 30 years, may be opened to admit additional cities, villages, incorporated towns or counties and may be changed to permit the withdrawal of any participant on such conditions as shall be agreed to by all of the participants; (f) If the contracting parties so desire, an undertaking that they will provide by ordinance, license, contract or other means that the methods of disposal employed within any municipality with more than 130,000 but less than 2,000,000 population, or within any municipality which is a signatory to a plan providing for the management of solid waste generated by more than one municipality or county, shall be the exclusive methods of disposal to be allowed within their respective jurisdictions, notwithstanding the fact that competition may be displaced or that such ordinance or agreement may have an anti-competitive effect; and (g) Such other provisions as shall be deemed necessary to effectuate a workable system of collection and disposal or solely of collection or solely of disposal of garbage, refuse, and ashes.
    The corporate authorities of any city, village, or incorporated town and the governing body of any county entering into any such joint exercise of powers shall appoint a committee of no more than 3 of its own members to make continuing studies of the operations of such joint exercise of powers. This committee shall also meet as necessary with the committees appointed by the other contracting parties and all of such committees shall together constitute a joint committee on garbage and refuse disposal. Such joint committee shall make recommendations necessary for the improvement of the garbage, refuse and ashes collection and disposal services or collection service or disposal service alone as the case may be, and shall prepare such rules and regulations as it may from time to time deem necessary. The corporate authorities may adopt such rules and regulations by ordinance and may provide penalties for the violation thereof. The committee chosen by each of the contracting parties shall have a single vote in all activities of the joint committee.
(Source: P.A. 84-963.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-8)
    Sec. 11-19-8. If a city, village or incorporated town exercises the powers granted by this Division 19 jointly and cooperatively with another city, village or incorporated town or county and it is agreed pursuant to the provisions of Section 11-19-7 that there shall be a joint garbage department to be operated as an intermunicipal function, employees assigned to such department shall nevertheless be considered employees of the appropriate individual city, village or incorporated town. The administrative head or superintendent of any such joint department shall be an employee of and shall be appointed by the mayor or president of the largest city, village or incorporated town participating in the joint department, but such appointment shall be subject to confirmation by the joint committee on operations provided for in Section 11-19-7. Any rights, privileges or benefits, civil service status, pensions or otherwise, existing or hereinafter created, appertaining to any municipal employee assigned to any joint garbage department shall continue to exist as rights, privileges or benefits without regard to such assignment and as if this amendatory act of 1957 had not been adopted.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-9)
    Sec. 11-19-9. Except as otherwise provided in Section 11-19-10, whenever a city, village or incorporated town exercises the powers granted by this Division 19 jointly and cooperatively with any other city, village or incorporated town or county, all proceeds of tax levies, service charges, sales or other income shall be placed in the treasury of the city, village or incorporated town levying the tax or assessing the service charge or making the sale, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-10)
    Sec. 11-19-10. Every city, village, and incorporated town may acquire by purchase, gift or condemnation any real property within or without the corporate limits of such city, village or incorporated town for the purpose of providing facilities for the disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes. In all cases where property is acquired or sought to be acquired by condemnation, the procedure shall be, as nearly as may be, like that provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act. In any village containing a population of less than 15,000 where the property sought to be acquired is to be used for a refuse derived fuel system and for industrial development that will utilize steam and electricity derived from such system, such property may be acquired pursuant to the "quick-take" procedures prescribed in Section 7-103 of such Code (now Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act) if such procedures are commenced on or before June 30, 1987. As used herein, "refuse derived fuel system" means a facility designed to convert refuse and other waste materials into steam and electricity to be used for industrial development and other commercial purposes.
    If a city, village or incorporated town joins with one or more than one other city, village or incorporated town or county in the exercise of the powers granted by this section, (a) any real property purchased shall be taken in the names of the contracting cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties, if any; (b) in case of condemnation, the city, village or incorporated town in which the real property lies, or the city, village or incorporated town nearest to the area of the real property to be condemned, shall institute condemnation proceedings; Provided, (1) any real property so acquired shall be held in trust by such city, village or incorporated town for the benefit of the contracting cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties, all of which shall bear the expense of condemnation according to agreement; (2) when real property acquired by condemnation is no longer used for joint disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes, it shall be sold by the city, village or incorporated town in whose name it is held and the proceeds shall be distributed to the contracting cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties as their interests shall appear. Any improvements existing on real property jointly acquired by purchase, gift or condemnation for garbage, refuse and ashes disposal purposes which cannot be used for such purposes may be disposed of in such manner as is mutually agreeable to the cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties involved.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.1 heading)
DIVISION 19.1. AIR CONTAMINATION CONTROL

65 ILCS 5/11-19.1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.1-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.1-11)
    Sec. 11-19.1-11. For the purposes of lessening or preventing the discharge of air contaminants, the corporate authorities of a city, village or incorporated town may prescribe by ordinance for the regulation of (1) the design and installation of accessory or appurtenant parts and equipment of buildings and structures and uses of land connected with the emission of air contaminants, (2) the operation or use of equipment and appliances emitting air contaminants, (3) the conduct or carrying on of uses of land which causes the emission into the atmosphere of air contaminants, and (4) the abatement of an operation, activity or use causing air contamination. For the purposes of this Section, "air contaminant" means and includes but is not limited to the following: dust, soot, mist, smoke, fumes, fly ash, vapor, corrosive gas or other discharge and any other air borne material or substance that is offensive, nauseous, irritating or noxious to humans or other animal life.
    The corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town may make contracts providing for a program of joint air contamination control within the jurisdiction of the contracting parties and providing terms and conditions that are not in conflict with this Section with the corporate authorities of any one or more of the following:
        (a) any other city, village or incorporated town;
        (b) one or more counties; or
        (c) adjoining areas of another State.
    The corporate authorities of each city, village or incorporated town desiring to so contract shall appoint a committee of no more than 3 of its own members to negotiate the terms and conditions of the proposed contract which shall be subject to approval by those corporate authorities. The rules and regulations for air contamination control established pursuant to the terms and conditions of such approved contract shall be adopted by ordinance by each contracting city, village or incorporated town.
    Whenever the corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town enter a contract that is authorized by this Section they shall include in the annual appropriation ordinance for each fiscal year, an appropriation of a sum of money sufficient to pay the amount which, by the terms of the contract, is to become due and payable from that city, village or incorporated town during the current fiscal year.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1340.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.2 heading)
DIVISION 19.2. SANITATION CODE VIOLATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-1)
    Sec. 11-19.2-1. Definitions. As used in this Division, unless the context requires otherwise:
    (a) "Code" means any municipal ordinance that pertains to or regulates: sanitation practices; forestry practices; the attachment of bills or notices to public property; the definition, identification and abatement of public nuisances; and the accumulation, disposal and transportation of garbage, refuse and other forms of solid waste in a municipality.
    (b) "Sanitation inspector" means a municipal employee authorized to issue citations for code violations and to conduct inspections of public or private real property in a municipality to determine if code violations exist.
    (c) "Property owner" means the legal or beneficial owner of an improved or unimproved parcel of real estate.
    (d) "Hearing officer" means a person other than a sanitation inspector or law enforcement officer having the following powers and duties:
        (1) to preside at an administrative hearing called to
    
determine whether or not a code violation exists;
        (2) to hear testimony and accept evidence from the
    
sanitation inspector, the respondent and all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
        (3) to preserve and authenticate the record of the
    
hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing;
        (4) to issue and sign a written finding, decision and
    
order stating whether a code violation exists; and
        (5) to impose penalties consistent with applicable
    
code provisions and to assess costs reasonably related to instituting the proceeding upon finding the respondent liable for the charged violation, provided, however, that in no event shall the hearing officer have the authority to impose a penalty of incarceration.
    (e) "Respondent" means a property owner, waste hauler or other person charged with liability for an alleged code violation and the person to whom the notice of violation is directed.
    (f) "Solid waste" means demolition materials, food and industrial processing wastes, garden trash, land cleaning wastes, mixed refuse, non-combustible refuse, rubbish, and trash as those terms are defined in the Solid Waste Disposal District Act.
    (g) "Waste hauler" means any person owning or controlling any vehicle used to carry or transport garbage, refuse or other forms of solid waste.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11.19.2-2)
    Sec. 11-19.2-2. Code hearing unit. The corporate authorities of any municipality having a population of 100,000 or more inhabitants may establish by ordinance a code hearing unit within an existing code enforcement agency or as a separate and independent agency in the municipal government. The function of the code hearing unit is to expedite the prosecution and correction of code violations in the manner set forth in this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-3)
    Sec. 11-19.2-3. Hearing procedures not exclusive. In any municipality where this Division is adopted, this Division shall not preclude the municipality from using other methods to enforce the provisions of its Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-4)
    Sec. 11-19.2-4. Instituting code hearing proceedings. When a sanitation inspector observes or otherwise discovers a code violation, he shall note the violation on a violation notice and report form, indicating the name and address of the respondent, if known, the name, address and State vehicle registration number of the waste hauler who deposited the waste, if applicable, a citation to the specific code provision or provisions alleged to have been violated, a description of the circumstances present that constitute the alleged violation, the date and time the violation was observed, the names of witnesses to the violation, and the address of the location or property where the violation is observed.
    The violation notice and report form shall contain a file number and a hearing date noted by the sanitation inspector in the blank spaces provided for that purpose on the form. The violation notice and report form shall state that failure to appear at the hearing on the date indicated may result in a determination of liability for the cited violation and the imposition of fines and assessment of costs as provided by the applicable municipal ordinance. The violation notice and report form shall also state that upon a determination of liability and the exhaustion or failure to exhaust procedures for judicial review, any unpaid fines or costs imposed will constitute a debt due and owing the municipality.
    A copy of the violation notice and report form shall be served upon the respondent either personally or by first class mail, postage prepaid, and sent to the address of the respondent. If the municipality has an ordinance requiring all or certain property owners to register with the municipality, service may be made on the respondent property owner by mailing the violation notice and report to the owner's address registered with the municipality. If the name of the respondent property owner cannot be ascertained or if service on such respondent cannot be made by mail, service may be made on the respondent property owner by posting a copy of the violation notice and report form in a prominent place upon the property where the violation is found, not less than 10 days before the hearing is scheduled.
(Source: P.A. 97-1088, eff. 8-24-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-5) (was 65 ILCS 5/19.2-5)
    Sec. 11-19.2-5. Subpoenas - Defaults. At any time prior to the hearing date the hearing officer assigned to hear the case may, at the request of the sanitation inspector or the attorney for the municipality, or the respondent or his attorney, issue subpoenas directing witnesses to appear and give testimony at the hearing. If on the date set for hearing the respondent or his attorney fails to appear, the hearing officer may find the respondent in default and shall proceed with the hearing and accept evidence relating to the existence of a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

65 ILCS 5/19.2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/19.2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-5)
    Sec. 19.2-5. (Renumbered).
(Source: Renumbered by P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-6)
    Sec. 11-19.2-6. Representation at code hearings. The case for the municipality may be presented by the sanitation inspector, by any other municipal employee or by an attorney designated by the municipality. However, in no event shall the case for the municipality be presented by an employee of the code hearing unit. The case for the respondent may be presented by the respondent, his attorney, or any other agent or representative.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-7)
    Sec. 11-19.2-7. Hearing - Evidence. The hearing officer shall preside at the hearing, shall hear testimony and accept any evidence relevant to the existence or non-existence of a code violation upon the property indicated. The sanitation inspector's signed violation notice and report form shall be prima facie evidence of the existence of the code violation described therein. The strict rules of evidence applicable to judicial proceedings shall not apply to hearings authorized under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-8)
    Sec. 11-19.2-8. 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 whether or not a code violation exists. The determination shall be in writing and shall be designated as the findings, decision and order. The findings, decision and order shall include the hearing officer's findings of fact, a decision whether or not a code violation exists based upon the findings of fact, and an order, imposing a fine or other penalty, directing the respondent to correct the violation, or dismissing the case in the event the violation is not proved. If the hearing officer determines that the respondent is liable for the cited violation, the hearing officer shall enter an order imposing sanctions that are provided in the code for the violations proved, including the imposition of fines and recovery of the costs of the proceedings, which costs shall be enforced in like manner as the enforcement of fines and penalties. A copy of the findings, decision and order shall be served by personal service or by any method provided for service of the violation notice and report form pursuant to Section 11-19.2-4. Payment of any penalty, fine or costs of the proceedings and the disposition of such money shall be in the same manner as set forth in this Code, unless the corporate authorities establishing a code hearing unit by ordinance provide otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-9)
    Sec. 11-19.2-9. Administrative review. The findings, decision and order of the hearing officer shall be subject to review in the circuit court of the county where the municipality is located, and the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereto, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto are adopted and shall apply to and govern every action for the judicial review of the final findings, decision and order of a hearing officer under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-10)
    Sec. 11-19.2-10. Sanctions appropriate to owner - property. The order to correct a code violation and the sanctions imposed by a municipality against a respondent property owner as the result of a finding of a code violation under this Division shall attach to the property as well as the owner of the property, so that the finding of a code violation against one owner cannot be avoided by conveying or transferring the property to another owner. Any subsequent transferee or owner of property takes subject to the findings, decision and order of a hearing officer under this Division if a notice consisting of a copy of the order to correct a code violation and imposing any sanctions and costs, if applicable, and a description of the real estate affected sufficient for the identification thereof, has been filed in the office of the Recorder or the office of the Registrar of Titles in the county in which such real estate is located by the municipality prior to the transfer or conveyance to the subsequent transferee or owner.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-11)
    Sec. 11-19.2-11. (a) A person who contracts with the federal government or any of its agencies, including without limitation the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to care for vacant residential real estate shall be responsible for maintaining the property to prevent and correct municipal health and sanitation code violations.
    (b) A person who violates this Section shall be subject to the findings, decision and order of the hearing officer as provided in this Division.
    (c) A person who intentionally violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $501 and not more than $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-12)
    Sec. 11-19.2-12. (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. Any subsequent owner or transferee of property takes subject to this debt if a notice has been filed pursuant to Section 11-19.2-10.
    (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 where the municipality is located for purposes 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 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 $5,000. 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 respondent 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 respondent for the amount indicated in the findings, decision and order, plus court costs. Such judgment shall have the same effect and may be enforced in the same manner as other judgments for the recovery of money; and
        (2) the court may also issue such other orders or
    
injunctions or both requested by the municipality to enforce the order of the hearing officer to correct a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-13)
    Sec. 11-19.2-13. Adoption of Division by municipality. Any municipality establishing a code hearing unit by ordinance under this Division may adopt such other provisions as are necessary and proper to carry into effect the powers granted and the purposes stated herein.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 20

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 20 heading)
DIVISION 20. FOOD, WATER, DISEASE, OTHER
REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-20-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-1)
    Sec. 11-20-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may establish and regulate markets and markethouses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-2)
    Sec. 11-20-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the sale of all beverages and food for human consumption except the wholesale sale of alcoholic beverages and except as provided in "An Act relating to the sale of bread", approved July 9, 1959, as heretofore and hereafter amended. The corporate authorities may locate and regulate the places where and the manner in which any beverage or food for human consumption is sold and also may prescribe the loaf-weight and quality of bread.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-3)
    Sec. 11-20-3. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for and regulate the inspection of all food for human consumption and tobacco.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-4)
    Sec. 11-20-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the cleansing and purification of waters, watercourses, and canals, and, when necessary to prevent or abate a nuisance, may provide for the drainage and filling of ponds on private property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-5)
    Sec. 11-20-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may do all acts and make all regulations which may be necessary or expedient for the promotion of health or the suppression of diseases, including the regulation of plumbing and the fixtures, materials, design and installation methods of plumbing systems subject to the provisions of the plumbing code promulgated under Section 35 of the "Illinois Plumbing License Law", approved July 13, 1953, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-333.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-6)
    Sec. 11-20-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the destruction of weeds at the expense of the owners of the premises on which the weeds are growing.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-7)
    Sec. 11-20-7. Cutting and removal of neglected weeds, grass, trees, and bushes.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the removal of nuisance greenery from any parcel of private property within the municipality if the owners of that parcel, after reasonable notice, refuse or neglect to remove the nuisance greenery. The municipality may collect, from the owners of that parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section:
    "Removal of nuisance greenery" or "removal activities" means the cutting of weeds or grass, the trimming of trees or bushes, and the removal of nuisance bushes or trees.
    "Removal cost" means the total cost of the removal activity.
    (d) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (d), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 95-183, eff. 8-14-07; 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-8)
    Sec. 11-20-8. Pest extermination; liens.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide pest-control activities on any parcel of private property in the municipality if, after reasonable notice, the owners of that parcel refuse or neglect to prevent the ingress of pests to their property or to exterminate pests on their property. The municipality may collect, from the owners of the underlying parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section:
    "Pests" means undesirable arthropods (including certain insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and related organisms), wood infesting organisms, rats, mice, and other obnoxious undesirable animals, but does not include a feral cat, a "companion animal" as that term is defined in the Humane Care for Animals Act (510 ILCS 70/), "animals" as that term is defined in the Illinois Diseased Animals Act (510 ILCS 50/), or animals protected by the Wildlife Code (520 ILCS 5/).
    "Pest-control activity" means the extermination of pests or the prevention of the ingress of pests.
    "Removal cost" means the total cost of the pest-control activity.
    (d) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (d), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-9)
    Sec. 11-20-9. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prohibit the running at large of horses, asses, mules, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, geese, and dogs, and may impose a tax on dogs.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-10)
    Sec. 11-20-10. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the construction, repair, and use of cesspools, cisterns, hydrants, pumps, culverts, drains, and sewers and may regulate the covering or sealing of wells or cisterns.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-10.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-10.5)
    Sec. 11-20-10.5. Boil order; notification of certified local public health department required. If a municipality, or any department or agency of the municipality, issues a boil order, then the municipality must notify any certified local public health department that serves an area subject to the boil order as soon as is practical, but no later than 2 hours after issuing the order. In addition to the initial notice, the municipality must provide, to any affected certified local public health department, a written notification within 24 hours after issuing the boil order. The written notification must include the estimated duration of the order or warning and the geographic area covered by the order or warning.
(Source: P.A. 93-1020, eff. 8-24-04.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-11)
    Sec. 11-20-11. The corporate authorities of each municipality may adopt reasonable regulations for the control and eradication of a fungus disease of elms caused by Graphium ulmi, commonly known as Dutch elm disease or elm blight, and of other plant diseases.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3168.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-12)
    Sec. 11-20-12. Removal of infected trees.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the treatment or removal of elm trees infected with Dutch elm disease or ash trees infected with the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) from any parcel of private property within the municipality if the owners of that parcel, after reasonable notice, refuse or neglect to treat or remove the infected trees. The municipality may collect, from the owners of the parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section, "removal cost" means the total cost of the removal of the infected trees. "Treatment" means the administration, by environmentally sensitive processes and methods, of products and materials proven by academic research to protect elm and ash trees from an invasive disease in order to prevent or reverse the damage and preserve the trees.
    (d) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (d), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-13)
    Sec. 11-20-13. Removal of garbage, debris, and graffiti.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the removal of garbage, debris, and graffiti from any parcel of private property within the municipality if the owner of that parcel, after reasonable notice, refuses or neglects to remove the garbage, debris, and graffiti. The municipality may collect, from the owner of the parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) This amendatory Act of 1973 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    (d) For the purpose of this Section, "removal cost" means the total cost of the removal of garbage and debris. The term "removal cost" does not include any cost associated with the removal of graffiti.
    (e) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (e), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-14)
    Sec. 11-20-14. Companion dogs; restaurants. Notwithstanding any other prohibition to the contrary, a municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or more may, by ordinance, authorize the presence of companion dogs in outdoor areas of restaurants where food is served, if the ordinance provides for adequate controls to ensure compliance with the Illinois Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act, the Sanitary Food Preparation Act, and any other applicable statutes and ordinances. An ordinance enacted under this Section shall provide that: (i) no companion dog shall be present in the interior of any restaurant or in any area where food is prepared; and (ii) the restaurant shall have the right to refuse to serve the owner of a companion dog if the owner fails to exercise reasonable control over the companion dog or the companion dog is otherwise behaving in a manner that compromises or threatens to compromise the health or safety of any person present in the restaurant, including, but not limited to, violations and potential violations of any applicable health code or other statute or ordinance. An ordinance enacted under this Section may also provide for a permitting process to authorize individual restaurants to permit dogs as provided in this Section and to charge applicants and authorized restaurants a reasonable permit fee as the ordinance may establish.
    For the purposes of this Section, "companion dog" means a dog other than a service dog assisting a person with a disability.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-15)
    Sec. 11-20-15. Lien for removal costs.
    (a) If the municipality incurs a removal cost under Section 11-20-7, 11-20-8, 11-20-12, or 11-20-13 with respect to any underlying parcel, then that cost is a lien upon that underlying parcel. This lien is superior to all other liens and encumbrances, except tax liens and as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this Section.
    (b) To perfect a lien under this Section, the municipality must, within one year after the removal cost is incurred, file notice of lien in the office of the recorder in the county in which the underlying parcel is located or, if the underlying parcel is registered under the Torrens system, in the office of the Registrar of Titles of that county. The notice must consist of a sworn statement setting out:
        (1) a description of the underlying parcel that
    
sufficiently identifies the parcel;
        (2) the amount of the removal cost; and
        (3) the date or dates when the removal cost was
    
incurred by the municipality.
    If, for any one parcel, the municipality engaged in any removal activity on more than one occasion during the course of one year, then the municipality may combine any or all of the costs of each of those activities into a single notice of lien.
    (c) A lien under this Section is not valid as to: (i) any purchaser whose rights in and to the underlying parcel arose after the removal activity but before the filing of the notice of lien; or (ii) any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor whose rights in and to the underlying parcel arose before the filing of the notice of lien.
    (d) The removal cost is not a lien on the underlying parcel unless a notice is personally served on, or sent by certified mail to, the person to whom was sent the tax bill for the general taxes on the property for the taxable year immediately preceding the removal activities. The notice must be delivered or sent after the removal activities have been performed, and it must: (i) state the substance of this Section and the substance of any ordinance of the municipality implementing this Section; (ii) identify the underlying parcel, by common description; and (iii) describe the removal activity.
    (e) A lien under this Section may be enforced by proceedings to foreclose as in case of mortgages or mechanics' liens. An action to foreclose a lien under this Section must be commenced within 2 years after the date of filing notice of lien.
    (f) Any person who performs a removal activity by the authority of the municipality may, in his or her own name, file a lien and foreclose on that lien in the same manner as a municipality under this Section.
    (g) A failure to file a foreclosure action does not, in any way, affect the validity of the lien against the underlying parcel.
    (h) Upon payment of the lien cost by the owner of the underlying parcel after notice of lien has been filed, the municipality (or its agent under subsection (f)) shall release the lien, and the release may be filed of record by the owner at his or her sole expense as in the case of filing notice of lien.
    (i) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Lien cost" means the removal cost and the filing costs for any notice of lien under subsection (b).
    "Removal activity" means any activity for which a removal cost was incurred.
    "Removal cost" means a removal cost as defined under Section 11-20-7, 11-20-8, 11-20-12, or 11-20-13.
    "Underlying parcel" means a parcel of private property upon which a removal activity was performed.
    "Year" means a 365-day period.
    (j) This Section applies only to liens filed after August 14, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-462).
    (k) This Section shall not apply to a lien filed pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1.
(Source: P.A. 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-15.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-15.1)
    Sec. 11-20-15.1. Lien for costs of removal, securing, and enclosing on abandoned residential property.
    (a) If the municipality elects to incur a removal cost pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, or subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or a securing or enclosing cost pursuant to Section 11-31-1.01 with respect to an abandoned residential property, then that cost is a lien upon the underlying parcel of that abandoned residential property. This lien is superior to all other liens and encumbrances, except tax liens and as otherwise provided in this Section.
    (b) To perfect a lien under this Section, the municipality must, within one year after the cost is incurred for the activity, file notice of the lien in the office of the recorder in the county in which the abandoned residential property is located or, if the abandoned residential property is registered under the Torrens system, in the office of the Registrar of Titles of that county, a sworn statement setting out:
        (1) a description of the abandoned residential
    
property that sufficiently identifies the parcel;
        (2) the amount of the cost of the activity;
        (3) the date or dates when the cost for the activity
    
was incurred by the municipality; and
        (4) a statement that the lien has been filed pursuant
    
to subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01, as applicable.
    If, for any abandoned residential property, the municipality engaged in any activity on more than one occasion during the course of one year, then the municipality may combine any or all of the costs of each of those activities into a single notice of lien.
    (c) To enforce a lien pursuant to this Section, the municipality must maintain contemporaneous records that include, at a minimum: (i) a dated statement of finding by the municipality that the property for which the work is to be performed has become abandoned residential property, which shall include (1) the date when the property was first known or observed to be unoccupied by any lawful occupant or occupants, (2) a description of the actions taken by the municipality to contact the legal owner or owners of the property identified on the recorded mortgage, or, if known, any agent of the owner or owners, including the dates such actions were taken, and (3) a statement that no contacts were made with the legal owner or owners or their agents as a result of such actions, (ii) a dated certification by an authorized official of the municipality of the necessity and specific nature of the work to be performed, (iii) a copy of the agreement with the person or entity performing the work that includes the legal name of the person or entity, the rate or rates to be charged for performing the work, and an estimate of the total cost of the work to be performed, (iv) detailed invoices and payment vouchers for all payments made by the municipality for such work, and (v) a statement as to whether the work was engaged through a competitive bidding process, and if so, a copy of all proposals submitted by the bidders for such work.
    (d) A lien under this Section shall be enforceable exclusively at the hearing for confirmation of sale of the abandoned residential property that is held pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 15-1508 of the Code of Civil Procedure and shall be limited to a claim of interest in the proceeds of the sale and subject to the requirements of this Section. Any mortgagee who holds a mortgage on the property, or any beneficiary or trustee who holds a deed of trust on the property, may contest the lien or the amount of the lien at any time during the foreclosure proceeding upon motion and notice in accordance with court rules applicable to motions generally. Grounds for forfeiture of the lien or the superior status of the lien granted by subsection (a) of this Section shall include, but not be limited to, a finding by the court that: (i) the municipality has not complied with subsection (b) or (c) of this Section, (ii) the scope of the work was not reasonable under the circumstances, (iii) the work exceeded the authorization for the work to be performed under subsection (a) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (a) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (a) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (a) of Section 11-20-13, or subsection (a) of Section 11-31-1.01, as applicable, or (iv) the cost of the services rendered or materials provided was not commercially reasonable. Forfeiture of the superior status of the lien otherwise granted by this Section shall not constitute a forfeiture of the lien as a subordinate lien.
    (e) Upon payment of the amount of a lien filed under this Section by the mortgagee, servicer, owner, or any other person, the municipality shall release the lien, and the release may be filed of record by the person making such payment at the person's sole expense as in the case of filing notice of lien.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, a municipality may not file a lien pursuant to this Section for activities performed pursuant to Section 11-20-7, Section 11-20-8, Section 11-20-12, Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01, if: (i) the mortgagee or servicer of the abandoned residential property has provided notice to the municipality that the mortgagee or servicer has performed or will perform the remedial actions specified in the notice that the municipality otherwise might perform pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01, provided that the remedial actions specified in the notice have been performed or are performed or initiated in good faith within 30 days of such notice; or (ii) the municipality has provided notice to the mortgagee or servicer of a problem with the property requiring the remedial actions specified in the notice that the municipality otherwise would perform pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01, and the mortgagee or servicer has performed or performs or initiates in good faith the remedial actions specified in the notice within 30 days of such notice.
    (g) This Section and subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01 shall apply only to activities performed, costs incurred, and liens filed after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
    (h) For the purposes of this Section and subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01:
    "Abandoned residential property" means any type of permanent residential dwelling unit, including detached single family structures, and townhouses, condominium units and multifamily rental apartments covering the entire property, and manufactured homes treated under Illinois law as real estate and not as personal property, that has been unoccupied by any lawful occupant or occupants for at least 90 days, and for which after such 90 day period, the municipality has made good faith efforts to contact the legal owner or owners of the property identified on the recorded mortgage, or, if known, any agent of the owner or owners, and no contact has been made. A property for which the municipality has been given notice of the order of confirmation of sale pursuant to subsection (b-10) of Section 15-1508 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall not be deemed to be an abandoned residential property for the purposes of subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, and Section 11-31-1.01 of this Code.
    "MERS program" means the nationwide Mortgage Electronic Registration System approved by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae that has been created by the mortgage banking industry with the mission of registering every mortgage loan in the United States to lawfully make information concerning each residential mortgage loan and the property securing it available by Internet access to mortgage originators, servicers, warehouse lenders, wholesale lenders, retail lenders, document custodians, settlement agents, title companies, insurers, investors, county recorders, units of local government, and consumers.
    (i) Any entity or person who performs a removal, securing, or enclosing activity pursuant to the authority of a municipality under subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13, or Section 11-31-1.01, may, in its, his, or her own name, file a lien pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section and appear in a foreclosure action on that lien pursuant to subsection (d) of this Section in the place of the municipality, provided that the municipality shall remain subject to subsection (c) of this Section, and such party shall be subject to all of the provisions in this Section as if such party were the municipality.
    (i-5) All amounts received by the municipality for costs incurred pursuant to this Section for which the municipality has been reimbursed under Section 7.31 of the Illinois Housing Development Act shall be remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund.
    (j) If prior to subsection (d) of Section 11-20-7, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-8, subsection (d) of Section 11-20-12, and subsection (e) of Section 11-20-13 becoming inoperative a lien is filed pursuant to any of those subsections, then the lien shall remain in full force and effect after the subsections have become inoperative, subject to all of the provisions of this Section. If prior to the repeal of Section 11-31-1.01 a lien is filed pursuant to Section 11-31-1.01, then the lien shall remain in full force and effect after the repeal of Section 11-31-1.01, subject to all of the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 3-1-10; 96-1419, eff. 10-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-16)
    Sec. 11-20-16. Retail food establishments.
    (a) A municipality in a county having a population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants must regulate and inspect retail food establishments in the municipality. A municipality must regulate and inspect retail food establishments in accordance with applicable federal and State laws pertaining to the operation of retail food establishments including but not limited to the Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act, the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Sanitary Food Preparation Act, the regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health, and local ordinances and regulations. This subsection shall not apply to a municipality that is served by a certified local health department other than a county certified local health department.
    A home rule unit may not regulate retail food establishments in a less restrictive manner than as provided in this Section. This Section is a limitation of home rule powers under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of the powers and functions exercised by the State.
    (b) A municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with a county that provides for the county's certified local health department to perform any or all inspection functions for the municipality. The municipality must pay the county's reasonable costs. A municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with a local health district, as defined in Section 11 of the Public Health District Act and that serves the entire municipality, to regulate and inspect retail food establishments for the municipality. An intergovernmental agreement shall not preclude a municipality or local health district from continuing to license retail food establishments within its jurisdiction.
    (b-5) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this Section, a retail food establishment that presents a low relative risk of causing foodborne illness according to the criteria set forth in 77 Ill. Adm. Code Part 615 and is located in a municipality having a population of 2,000,000 or more shall either (1) receive one inspection every 2 years; or (2) if required by the local health department, submit one self-inspection report every 2 years. A local health department under this subsection must develop the self-inspection form and an evaluation and enforcement plan for the self-inspection program and submit the form and plan to the Department of Public Health for approval before they may be used. The evaluation plan must provide for oversight and evaluation of the self-inspection program. The Department of Public Health may adopt rules setting standards for local health departments' evaluation and enforcement plans. The Department of Public Health and a local health department under this Section may adopt rules to enforce this Section, including the imposition of civil money penalties and administrative penalties.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section, "retail food establishment" includes a food service establishment, a temporary food service establishment, and a retail food store as defined in the Food Service Sanitation Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code Part 750, and the Retail Food Store Sanitation Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code Part 760.
(Source: P.A. 98-193, eff. 8-6-13; 99-458, eff. 8-24-15.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 21

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 21 heading)
DIVISION 21. PUBLIC COMFORT STATIONS
IN MUNICIPALITIES OF LESS THAN 100,000

65 ILCS 5/11-21-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-1)
    Sec. 11-21-1. The corporate authorities of every municipality with a population of less than 100,000 may provide for the establishment, equipment, and maintenance of public comfort stations.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 555.)

65 ILCS 5/11-21-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-2)
    Sec. 11-21-2. "Public comfort station" means an institution where waiting rooms, rest rooms, toilet rooms for men and women, lavatories, check rooms, drinking water, and similar facilities are freely available for the convenience of the public. In addition, it may contain living quarters for attendants.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-21-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-3)
    Sec. 11-21-3. In establishing, equipping, and maintaining public comfort stations the municipality specified in Section 11-21-1 may construct, purchase, lease, or accept donations of ground sites, buildings, rooms, and the necessary equipment, and may employ necessary attendants.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-21-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-4)
    Sec. 11-21-4. A tax of not to exceed .0333% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on the assessed value of all taxable property within each municipality, which has established a public comfort station, shall be assessed, levied, and collected by the municipality in the manner provided for the assessment, levy, and collection of other taxes for corporate purposes. The tax authorized by this Section is in addition to taxes for general corporate purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1. The proceeds of this tax shall be kept in a separate fund and shall be used for the establishment, equipment, and maintenance of public comfort stations and for no other purpose.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-280; 86-1028.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 Div 21.5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 Div 21.5 heading)
DIVISION 21.5. LOCAL EMERGENCY ENERGY PLANS

65 ILCS 5/11-21.5-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21.5-5)
    Sec. 11-21.5-5. Local emergency energy plans.
    (a) Any municipality, including a home rule municipality, may, by ordinance, require any electric utility (i) that serves more than 1,000,000 customers in Illinois and (ii) that is operating within the corporate limits of the municipality to adopt and to provide the municipality with a local emergency energy plan. For the purposes of this Section, (i) "local emergency energy plan" or "plan" means a planned course of action developed by the electric utility that is implemented when the demand for electricity exceeds, or is at significant risk of exceeding, the supply of electricity available to the electric utility and (ii) "local emergency energy plan ordinance" means an ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities of the municipality under this Section that requires local emergency energy plans.
    (b) A local emergency energy plan must include the following information:
        (1) the circumstances that would require the
    
implementation of the plan;
        (2) the levels or stages of the plan;
        (3) the approximate geographic limits of each outage
    
area provided for in the plan;
        (4) the approximate number of customers within each
    
outage area provided for in the plan;
        (5) any police facilities, fire stations, hospitals,
    
nursing homes, schools, day care centers, senior citizens centers, community health centers, blood banks, dialysis centers, community mental health centers, correctional facilities, stormwater and wastewater treatment or pumping facilities, water-pumping stations, buildings in excess of 80 feet in height that have been identified by the municipality, and persons on life support systems that are known to the electric utility that could be affected by controlled rotating interruptions of electric service under the plan; and
        (6) the anticipated sequence and duration of
    
intentional interruptions of electric service to each outage area under the plan.
    (c) A local emergency energy plan ordinance may require that, when an electric utility determines it is necessary to implement a controlled rotating interruption of electric service because the demand for electricity exceeds, or is at significant risk of exceeding, the supply of electricity available to the electric utility, the electric utility notify a designated municipal officer that the electric utility will be implementing its local emergency energy plan. The notification shall be made pursuant to a procedure approved by the municipality after consultation with the electric utility.
    (d) After providing the notice required in subsection (c), an electric utility shall reasonably and separately advise designated municipal officials before it implements each level or stage of the plan, which shall include (i) a request for emergency help from neighboring utilities, (ii) a declaration of a control area emergency, and (iii) a public appeal for voluntary curtailment of electricity use.
    (e) The electric utility must give a separate notice to a designated municipal official immediately after it determines that there will be a controlled rotating interruption of electric service under the local emergency energy plan. The notification must include (i) the areas in which service will be interrupted, (ii) the sequence and estimated duration of the service outage for each area, (iii) the affected feeders, and (iv) the number of affected customers in each area. Whenever practical, the notification shall be made at least 2 hours before the time of the outages. If the electric utility is aware that controlled rotating interruptions may be required, the notification may not be made less than 30 minutes before the outages.
    (f) A local emergency energy plan ordinance may provide civil penalties for violations of its provisions. The penalties must be permitted under the Illinois Municipal Code.
    (g) The notifications required by this Section are in addition to the notification requirements of any applicable franchise agreement or ordinance and to the notification requirements of any applicable federal or State law, rule, and regulation.
    (h) Except for any penalties or remedies that may be provided in a local emergency energy plan ordinance, in this Act, or in rules adopted by the Illinois Commerce Commission, nothing in this Section shall be construed to impose liability for or prevent a utility from taking any actions that are necessary at any time, in any order, and with or without notice that are required to preserve the integrity of the electric utility's electrical system and interconnected network.
    (i) Nothing in this Section, a local emergency energy plan ordinance, or a local emergency energy plan creates any duty of a municipality to any person or entity. No municipality may be subject to any claim or cause of action arising, directly or indirectly, from its decision to adopt or to refrain from adopting a local emergency energy plan ordinance. No municipality may be subject to any claim or cause of action arising, directly or indirectly, from any act or omission under the terms of or information provided in a local emergency energy plan filed under a local emergency energy plan ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02; 93-293, eff. 7-22-03.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 22

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 22 heading)
HOSPITALS AND SANITARIUMS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 22

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 22 heading)
DIVISION 22. GENERAL POWERS OVER HOSPITALS,
SANITARIUMS AND UNDERTAKING PARLORS

65 ILCS 5/11-22-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-22-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-22-1)
    Sec. 11-22-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may erect, establish, and maintain hospitals, nursing homes and medical dispensaries, all on a nonprofit basis, and may locate and regulate hospitals, medical dispensaries, sanitariums, and undertaking establishments; provided that the corporate authorities of any municipality shall not regulate any pharmacy or drugstore registered under the Pharmacy Practice Act. Any hospital maintained under this Section is authorized to provide any service and enter into any contract or other arrangement not prohibited by a hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, incorporated under the General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act, and exempt from taxation under paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.
    For purposes of erecting, establishing and maintaining a nursing home on a nonprofit basis pursuant to this Section, the corporate authorities of each municipality shall have the power to borrow money; execute a promissory note or notes, execute a mortgage or trust deed to secure payment of such notes or deeds, or execute such other security instrument or document as needed, and pledge real and personal nursing home property as security for any such promissory note, mortgage or trust deed; and issue revenue or general obligation bonds.
(Source: P.A. 95-689, eff. 10-29-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-22-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-22-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-22-2)
    Sec. 11-22-2. In the event any municipality has established a public hospital in accordance with the provisions of this Division 22 and in the further event the corporate authorities shall determine that the hospital is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was established, or that those purposes would be better served through the operation of the hospital by a corporation, hospital, health care facility, unit of local government or institution of higher education, the corporate authorities may by ordinance authorize the transfer, sale or lease of the hospital to such corporation, hospital, health care facility, unit of local government or institution of higher education within or without the corporate limits of the municipality, or may authorize the sale or lease of the hospital to any mental health clinic which obtains any portion of its funds from the Department of Human Services (as successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities). Such transfer, sale or lease may be on such terms and under such conditions as the corporate authorities may deem proper without regard to any provisions of Division 9 or 10 of Article 8 or Divisions 75, 76, 77 and 78 of this Article 11. At least 10 days prior to the adoption of an ordinance under this Section, the corporate authorities shall make the proposed ordinance conveniently available for public inspection and shall hold at least one public hearing thereon. Notice of this hearing shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or if there is none published in the municipality, in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality, at least 10 days prior to the time of the public hearing. Such notice shall state the time and place of the hearing and the place where copies of the proposed ordinance will be accessible for examination.
    In the event that prior to the sale or lease of the hospital pursuant to this Section, a labor organization has been recognized by the hospital as the exclusive representative of the majority of employees in a bargaining unit for purposes of collective bargaining, and in the further event that a purchaser or lessor subject to the National Labor Relations Act retains or hires a majority of the employees in such a bargaining unit, such purchaser or lessor shall recognize the labor organization as the exclusive representative of the majority of employees in that bargaining unit for purposes of collective bargaining, provided that the labor organization makes a timely written assertion of its representational capacity to the purchaser or lessor.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 23

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 23 heading)
DIVISION 23. HOSPITALS IN CITIES OF LESS THAN 100,000

65 ILCS 5/11-23-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-1)
    Sec. 11-23-1. Whenever at least 100 electors of a city with a population of less than 100,000 present a petition to the city clerk of the city asking that an annual tax, not to exceed .06% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, be levied each year on all taxable property of the city for the establishment and maintenance of a public hospital, or for the purchase and maintenance of an existing nonsectarian public hospital, within the city, the city clerk shall certify the proposition for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form: "Shall a ....% tax, for establishing and maintaining (or for purchasing and maintaining) a public hospital be levied against the taxable property of the city of ....?" and shall specify the rate of taxation mentioned in the petition. If a majority of all votes cast on the proposition are in favor of the proposition, the tax specified in the notice shall be levied and collected annually in the same manner as are other general taxes in the city, and shall be known as the hospital fund. However, municipalities authorized to levy this tax on July 1, 1967, shall have a rate limit of .06%, or the limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater. Thereafter, the city council shall include an appropriation in the annual appropriation ordinance of such sums of money as may be necessary to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities of the hospital. This annual hospital tax shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes under Section 8-3-1 and shall be exclusive thereof and not included within any limitation of rate or amount for other municipal purposes.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489; 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-2)
    Sec. 11-23-2. In case an annual hospital tax has been levied and collected under this Division 23 for 3 or more consecutive years, and the city has not established or maintained, or purchased and maintained, a hospital in accordance with this Division 23, the mayor of the city, with the approval of the city council, may authorize the payment of all funds in the city treasury derived from that tax, to any nonsectarian public hospital within or without the corporate limits of the city maintained for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the city who are sick or are injured or maimed. These funds, when so turned over to such a hospital, shall be used solely for its maintenance under the sole control of the management of the hospital. Thereafter, funds derived from this annual hospital tax shall be turned over to that hospital as soon as received by the city, until the city council shall provide otherwise by an ordinance approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon at any election. The city council may order such ordinance certified by the clerk and submitted by the proper election authority to the voters at any election in accordance with the general election law.
    The management of such a hospital shall submit to the city council a semi-annual report of the expenditure of such funds as have been received from the city from the hospital tax.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-3)
    Sec. 11-23-3. In the event any municipality has established a city public hospital in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-23-1 and in the further event the corporate authorities shall determine that the hospital is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was established or that those purposes would be better served through the operation of the city hospital by a corporation, hospital, health care facility, unit of local government or institution of higher education, the corporate authorities by ordinance may authorize the transfer, sale or lease of the hospital to such corporation, hospital, health care facility, unit of local government or institution of higher education within or without the corporate limits of the city, or may authorize the sale or lease of the hospital to any mental health clinic which obtains any portion of its funds from the Department of Human Services (as successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities). Such transfer, sale or lease may be on such terms and under such conditions as the corporate authorities may deem proper without regard to any provisions of Division 9 of Article 8 or Divisions 75, 76, 77 and 78 of this Article 11. At least 10 days prior to the adoption of an ordinance under this Section the corporate authorities shall make the proposed ordinance conveniently available for public inspection and shall hold at least one public hearing thereon. Notice of this hearing shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or if there is none published in the municipality, in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality, at least 10 days prior to the time of the public hearing. Such notice shall state the time and place of the hearing and the place where copies of the proposed ordinance will be accessible for examination.
    If a city public hospital is transferred, sold or leased as authorized by this section and if no bonds issued under the provisions of Section 11-23-6 or Section 11-23-13 are outstanding, the city council may transfer any excess funds remaining in the Hospital Fund to the general fund of the city to be expended for capital expenditures only and not for operating expenses of the city.
    In the event that prior to the sale or lease of the hospital pursuant to this Section, a labor organization has been recognized by the hospital as the exclusive representative of the majority of employees in a bargaining unit for purposes of collective bargaining, and in the further event that a purchaser or lessor subject to the National Labor Relations Act retains or hires a majority of the employees in such a bargaining unit, such purchaser or lessor shall recognize the labor organization as the exclusive representative of the majority of employees in that bargaining unit for purposes of collective bargaining, provided that the labor organization makes a timely written assertion of its representational capacity to the purchaser or lessor.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-4)
    Sec. 11-23-4. When such a city council has decided to establish and maintain, or to purchase and maintain, a public hospital under this Division 23, the mayor, with the approval of the city council, shall appoint a board of 3 directors for the hospital.
    One of the directors shall hold office for one year, one for 2 years, and one for 3 years, from the first day of July following their appointments. At their first regular meeting the directors shall cast lots for the respective terms. Before the first day of July each year thereafter, the mayor, with the approval of the city council, shall appoint one director to take the place of the retiring director, who shall hold office for 3 years, and until his successor is appointed.
    The city council may, by resolution, increase the membership of the board to 5 directors. Such resolution shall not affect the terms of the incumbent directors. Before the first day of July following the adoption of such resolution the mayor with the approval of the city council, shall appoint 3 directors, one to succeed the incumbent whose term expires and the 2 additional provided for in the resolution, for terms of 3, 4 and 5 years from July 1 of the year of the appointment. Thereafter, upon the expiration of the term of any director his successor shall be appointed for a term of 5 years and until his successor is appointed for a like term.
    If the city council has, by previous resolution, increased the membership of the board to 5 directors, the city council may by new resolution increase the membership of the board by 2 new members in any one year up to a maximum of 11 directors. Such new resolution shall not affect the terms of incumbent directors. Before the first day of July following the adoption of the new resolution the mayor with the approval of the city council shall appoint a sufficient number of directors so that there will be a successor for the full term of each incumbent whose term expires, and the 2 additional provided for in the resolution for terms of 4 and 5 years from July 1 of the year of appointment. Thereafter, upon the expiration of the term of any director, his successor shall be appointed for a term of 5 years and until his successor is appointed and qualified for a like term.
    The mayor, with the consent of the city council, may remove any director for misconduct or neglect of duty. Vacancies in the board of directors, however occasioned, shall be filled for the unexpired term in like manner as original appointments. No director shall receive compensation for serving as a director. No director shall be interested, either directly or indirectly, in the purchase or sale of any supplies for the hospital.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-5)
    Sec. 11-23-5. Immediately after their appointment the directors shall meet to organize by the election of one of their number president and one as secretary and by the election of such other officers as they may deem necessary. They shall adopt such by-laws, rules, and regulations for their own guidance and for the government of the hospital as may be expedient and not inconsistent with ordinances of the city. They have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected to the credit of the hospital fund. All money received for the hospital shall be deposited in the city treasury to the credit of the hospital fund, and drawn upon by the proper city officers upon the proper authenticated vouchers of the hospital board. The board has the power to purchase or lease ground and to occupy, lease, or erect appropriate buildings for the use of the hospital. It has the exclusive control of the supervision, care, and custody of the grounds, leases, and buildings constructed, leased, or set apart for that purpose. The board has the power to appoint a suitable superintendent or matron, or both, and necessary assistants, to fix their compensation and to remove such appointees. The board in general shall carry out the spirit and intent of this Division 23 in establishing and maintaining or in purchasing and maintaining a public hospital. The board is authorized to approve the provision of any service and to approve any contract or other arrangement not prohibited by a hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, incorporated under the General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act, and exempt from taxation under paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. One or all of the directors shall visit and examine the hospital at least twice each month and the board shall make monthly reports of its condition to the city council.
(Source: P.A. 86-739.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-6)
    Sec. 11-23-6. The corporate authorities of a city specified in this Division 23 may provide that bonds of the city be issued for the purpose of (1) constructing and equipping a hospital building or buildings, (2) purchasing and maintaining an existing nonsectarian public hospital within the city's corporate limits, or of (3) reconstructing, repairing, remodeling, and improving, or of (4) extending and equipping, an existing hospital building or buildings now owned and operated by the city. These bonds shall be authorized by an ordinance and shall mature at such time, not to exceed 20 years from their date of issue, and bear such rate of interest, not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semi-annually, as the corporate authorities may determine.
    The ordinance providing for the issuance of these bonds shall be submitted to the electors of the city at an election conducted in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be certified by the municipal clerk and submitted by the proper election authority. If a majority of the votes cast on this proposition are favorable, the bonds shall be issued for the purpose and in the amount specified in the ordinance. Prior to July 1, 1944, however, in the event that aid is to be received from any agency of the Federal Government in the construction of the project for which these bonds are to be issued and a declaration of that fact is set forth in the ordinance providing for the issuance of the bonds, the ordinance shall become effective immediately upon passage, without submission to the electors and notwithstanding any provision in this Code or in any other law to the contrary. The declaration of the corporate authorities that the project is to be paid for either in whole or in part by a grant from a Federal agency, as set forth in the ordinance, is conclusive. These bonds shall be signed by the president and secretary of the hospital board and by the mayor and city clerk, or commissioner of accounts and finance of the city, and shall be payable out of the taxes to be collected for hospital purposes in that city.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-7)
    Sec. 11-23-7. Every hospital established or purchased under this Division 23 shall be maintained for the benefit of the inhabitants of the city in which it is established who are sick, injured, or maimed. But every inhabitant of that city shall pay to the hospital board, or to such officer as it shall designate, reasonable compensation for occupancy, nursing, care, medicines, or attendance, according to the rules and regulations prescribed by the board. The hospital shall always be subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as the hospital board may adopt in order to render the use of the hospital of the greatest benefit to the greatest number. The board may exclude from the use of the hospital all inhabitants and persons who wilfully violate those rules and regulations. The board may extend the privileges and use of the hospital to persons residing outside of the city but within this state, upon such terms and conditions as the board may prescribe by its rules and regulations.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-8)
    Sec. 11-23-8. The board of directors, in the name of the city, shall receive and collect from such inhabitants or persons the compensation specified in Section 11-23-7 as often as once in each month. The board shall pay over to the city treasurer all compensation received or collected during the month, and shall take the city treasurer's receipt therefor. At the city council's regular monthly meeting the board shall also report to the city council the names of persons or inhabitants from whom this compensation has been received or collected, the amount so received or collected from each, and the date when so received or collected.
    The board of directors shall make an annual report to the city council on or before the second Monday in June, stating (1) the condition of their trust on the first day of June of that year, (2) the various sums of money received from the hospital fund and from other sources, (3) how that money has been expended and for what purposes, (4) the number of patients, and (5) such other statistics, information, and suggestions as they may deem of general interest.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-9)
    Sec. 11-23-9. When such a hospital is so established or purchased, the physicians, nurses, attendants, patients, all persons approaching or coming within the limits of the hospital, and all furniture and other articles used or brought there shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the board of directors may prescribe.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-10)
    Sec. 11-23-10. Any person desiring to donate property for the benefit of such a hospital may vest the title to the property so donated in the board of directors created under this Division 23. That board or its successor shall hold and control this property, when accepted, according to the terms of the deed, gift or legacy of the property, and shall be a trustee of the property.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-11)
    Sec. 11-23-11. All physicians who are recognized as legal practitioners by the Department of Professional Regulation shall have equal privileges in treating patients in such a hospital.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-12)
    Sec. 11-23-12. All public hospitals which were established and maintained, or purchased and maintained, under "An Act in relation to the establishment, purchase and maintenance of public hospitals in cities of less than one hundred thousand inhabitants," approved June 30, 1919, as amended, and which were being maintained immediately prior to January 1, 1942, shall be treated as properly established or purchased under this Division 23 and may be continued to be maintained under this Division 23. All cities whose electors have approved the levy of an annual tax for establishing and maintaining, or purchasing and maintaining, a public hospital under that Act may continue to levy the tax under this Division 23 without submitting the question of its levy to the electors for approval. The directors, other officers, and employees appointed under that Act who were in office or employed immediately prior to January 1, 1942 shall continue in their offices and employments under this Division 23 until the respective terms for which they were appointed have expired, subject to the provisions of this Division 23 as to removal.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-13)
    Sec. 11-23-13. The corporate authorities of any city with a population of less than 100,000 which has established a public hospital is authorized to issue and sell revenue bonds payable from the revenue derived from the operation of the hospital for the purpose of (1) reconstructing, repairing, remodeling, or extending, or (2) equipping or improving an existing hospital building or buildings, or any addition or extension thereto or (3) constructing and equipping a new hospital to replace an existing hospital and acquiring a site therefor, or (4) refunding any such revenue bonds theretofore issued from time to time when deemed necessary or advantageous in the public interest. These bonds shall be authorized by an ordinance without submission thereof to the electors of the city, shall mature at such time not to exceed 40 years from the date of issue, and bear such rate of interest not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semiannually as the corporate authorities may determine, and may be sold by the corporate authorities in such manner as they deem best in the public interest. However, such bonds shall be sold at such price that the interest cost of the proceeds therefrom will not exceed 7% per annum, based on the average maturity of such bonds and computed according to standard tables of bond values.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-14)
    Sec. 11-23-14. The corporate authorities of any such city availing itself of the provisions of Section 11-23-13 shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the building or buildings, or addition or extension thereto, to be constructed, reconstructed, repaired, remodeled, extended, equipped or improved. Such ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of such construction, reconstruction, repair, remodeling, extension, equipment or improvement and fix the amount of revenue bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity, interest rate, and all details in respect thereof and may contain such provisions and covenants which shall be part of the contract between the city and the holders of such bonds as may be deemed necessary and advisable as to the operation, maintenance, and management of the hospital, the establishment and maintenance of sinking funds, reserve funds, and other special funds, including construction funds, the fixing and collecting of rents, fees and charges for the use of the facilities of the hospital sufficient to produce revenue adequate to maintain such funds and to pay the bonds at maturity and accruing interest thereon, the issuance thereafter of additional bonds payable from the revenues derived from the hospital, the kind and amount of insurance, including use and occupancy insurance, to be carried, the cost of which shall be payable only from the revenues derived from the hospital, and such other covenants deemed necessary or desirable to assure the successful operation and maintenance of the hospital and the prompt payment of the principal of and interest upon the bonds so authorized. Revenue bonds issued under this Division 23 shall be signed by the president and secretary of the hospital board and by the mayor and city clerk or commissioner of accounts and finance of the city and shall be payable from revenue derived from the operation of the public hospital. These bonds shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the city within the meaning of any constitutional provision or limitation. It shall be plainly written or printed on the face of each bond that the bond has been issued under the provisions of Sections 11-23-13 and 11-23-14, that the bond, including the interest thereon, is payable from the revenue pledged to the payment thereof, and that it does not constitute an indebtedness or obligation of the city within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation or provision. No holder of any such revenue bond has the right to compel any exercise of the taxing power of the city to pay such bond or interest thereon. This ordinance shall be published and shall take effect as provided in Section 1-2-4.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 847.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-15)
    Sec. 11-23-15. Revenue bonds issued on or after March 1, 1965 under Sections 11-23-13 and 11-23-14 may be redeemed by the municipality issuing them on such terms, at such time, upon such notice and with or without premium all as may be provided in the ordinance authorizing them.
    Revenue bonds issued prior to March 1, 1965 under Sections 11-23-13 and 11-23-14 may be redeemed on any interest-paying date, by proceeding as follows: (1) a written notice shall be mailed to the holder of such bond 30 days prior to an interest-paying date, notifying the holder that the bond will be redeemed on the next interest-paying date; or (2) if the holder of such bond is unknown, then a notice describing the bond to be redeemed and the date of its redemption shall be published 30 days prior to an interest-paying date in one or more newspapers published in the city, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the city. When notice has been mailed to the holder of such bond, or when notice has been published in a newspaper in case the holder of the bond is unknown, the bond shall cease bearing interest from and after the next interest-paying date.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 13.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 24

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 24 heading)
DIVISION 24. IMPROVEMENT OF CERTAIN HOSPITALS
IN CITIES OF LESS THAN 100,000

65 ILCS 5/11-24-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-24-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-24-1)
    Sec. 11-24-1. The following terms, wherever used or referred to in this Division 24, shall, unless the context otherwise requires, mean the following:
    (1) "Public hospital" means any hospital established and supported by any city of this state having a population of less than 100,000 inhabitants.
    (2) "Bonds" means bonds, interim certificates or other obligations of a municipality issued by its governing body pursuant to this Division 24.
    (3) "Public works project" means any reconstruction, improvement or betterment of a public hospital.
    (4) "To construct" means to reconstruct, to replace, to extend, to repair, to better, to equip, to develop, to embellish or to improve a public hospital.
    (5) "Construction" means building, repairing, construction, reconstruction, replacement, extension, betterment, equipment, development, embellishment and improvement of a public hospital.
    (6) "Federal agency" includes the United States of America, the President of the United States of America, the Federal Emergency Administrator of Public Works, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, or any agency, instrumentality or corporations owned or controlled by the United States of America, which has heretofore been or may hereafter be designated, created or authorized by or pursuant to any act or acts of the Congress of the United States of America, to make loans or grants.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-24-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-24-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-24-2)
    Sec. 11-24-2. Every city of less than 100,000 inhabitants which has established and is supporting a public hospital may:
    (a) construct any public works project within or without the city or partially within and partially without the city.
    (b) operate and maintain any public works project.
    (c) contract debts for the construction of any public works project, may borrow money and may issue its bonds to finance all or part of such construction. Any such city incurring any indebtedness as aforesaid, shall, before or at the time of doing so, provide for the collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the interest on such debt as it falls due and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof within 20 years from the time of contracting the same.
    (d) acquire by purchase, gift or grant, and may hold and dispose of any property, real or personal, tangible or intangible, or any right or interest in any such property in connection with any public works project.
    (e) perform any acts authorized under this Division 24 through or by means of its own officers, agents and employees or by contracts with corporations, firms or individuals.
    (f) do all acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers expressly given in this Division 24.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-24-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-24-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-24-3)
    Sec. 11-24-3. Except in pursuance of any contract or agreement theretofore entered into by and between any municipality and any Federal Agency, no city specified in Section 11-24-2 shall borrow any money or deliver any bonds pursuant to the provisions of this Division 24 after June 30, 1937.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 25

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 25 heading)
DIVISION 25. CONTAGIOUS DISEASE HOSPITALS IN
CITIES OF 500,000 OR MORE

65 ILCS 5/11-25-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-25-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-25-1)
    Sec. 11-25-1. The corporate authorities of any city with a population of 500,000 or more may establish, erect, and maintain hospitals, within or without the corporate limits of the city, for the segregation or treatment of inhabitants of the city suffering from any contagious or communicable disease. These hospitals are subject to supervision by the board of health of the city.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-25-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-25-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-25-2)
    Sec. 11-25-2. Every specified city which establishes such a hospital may charge to and collect from any person, who is able to pay, reasonable compensation for occupancy, nursing, care, medicines, or attendance, and may extend these privileges free of charge to persons who are unable to pay for them.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-25-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-25-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-25-3)
    Sec. 11-25-3. Every specified city may accept donations of money, personal property, or real estate for the benefit of such a hospital, to be held, when accepted, according to the terms of the deed, gift or legacy of the property.
(Source: P.A. 83-388)

65 ILCS 5/11-25-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-25-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-25-4)
    Sec. 11-25-4. Every specified city may issue its bonds from time to time in anticipation of its revenue from its contagious or communicable disease hospitals. These bonds may be authorized by an ordinance of the corporate authorities and may be issued in one or more series, may bear such dates, mature at such times, not exceeding 20 years from their respective dates, bear interest at such rates not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semiannually, be in such denominations, be in such form, either coupon or registered, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment, at such places, be subject to such terms of redemption, with or without premium, and be declared or become due before the maturity date, as the ordinance may provide. These bonds may be issued and sold or pledged without submission thereof to the electors of the city as provided by Sections 8-4-1 and 8-4-2. These bonds may be repurchased by the municipality out of any available funds at a price not to exceed the principal amount thereof and accrued interest, and all bonds so repurchased shall be cancelled. Pending the preparation or execution of definitive bonds, interim receipts or certificates or temporary bonds may be delivered to the purchasers or pledgees of the bonds. The bonds bearing the signatures of officers in office on the date of the signing thereof are valid and binding obligations notwithstanding that before the delivery thereof and payment therefor any or all of the persons whose signatures appear thereon have ceased to be officers. No holder of any bond issued under this section has the right to compel any exercise of the taxing power of the municipality to pay the bond or the interest thereon. Each bond issued under this section shall recite in substance that the bond, including the interest thereon, is payable from the revenue pledged to the payment thereof and that the bond does not constitute a debt of the municipality issuing it.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-25-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-25-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-25-5)
    Sec. 11-25-5. When revenue bonds are issued under Section 11-25-4, the entire revenue received from the operation of the specified hospitals, shall be deposited in a separate fund which shall be used only in paying the cost of maintenance and operation thereof and the principal and interest of the revenue bonds issued under Section 11-25-4.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-25-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-25-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-25-6)
    Sec. 11-25-6. Every specified city may secure grants and loans, or either, from the United States government, or any agency thereof, for financing the establishment and construction of any hospital, or any part thereof, authorized by Section 11-25-1. For these purposes, the municipality has the power to issue and sell or pledge to the United States government, or any agency thereof, all or any part of the revenue bonds authorized by Section 11-25-4, and to execute contracts and other documents and do all things that may be required by the United States government, or any agency thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 26

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 26 heading)
DIVISION 26. MATERNITY HOSPITALS IN MUNICIPALITIES
OF 500,000 OR MORE

65 ILCS 5/11-26-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-26-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-26-1)
    Sec. 11-26-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality with a population of 500,000 or more may establish, erect, and maintain maternity or lying-in hospitals, dispensaries, and other auxiliary institutions connected therewith where female inhabitants of the municipality may be received, cared for, or treated during pregnancy or during or after delivery, without license therefor from or regulation thereof by the State Department of Public Health or the State Department of Public Welfare in accordance with the Hospital Licensing Act, approved July 1, 1953, as heretofore and hereafter amended. These hospitals, dispensaries, and auxiliary institutions are subject to supervision by the board of health of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-26-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-26-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-26-2)
    Sec. 11-26-2. Every specified municipality which establishes such a hospital, dispensary, or other auxiliary institution has the power to charge to and collect from any person, who is able to pay, reasonable compensation for occupancy, nursing, care, medicines, or attendance, and may extend these privileges free of charge to persons who are unable to pay for them.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-26-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-26-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-26-3)
    Sec. 11-26-3. Every specified municipality has the power to accept donations of money, personal property, or real estate for the benefit of such a hospital, dispensary, or other auxiliary institution, to be held, when accepted, according to the terms of the deed, gift or legacy of the property.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-26-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-26-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-26-4)
    Sec. 11-26-4. Every specified municipality may issue its bonds from time to time in anticipation of its revenue from its maternity or lying-in hospitals, dispensaries, and other auxiliary institutions. These bonds may be authorized by an ordinance of the corporate authorities and may be issued in one or more series, may bear such dates, mature at such times, not exceeding 20 years from their respective dates, bear interest at such rates not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually, be in such denominations, be in such form, either coupon or registered, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment, at such places, be subject to such terms of redemption, with or without premium, and be declared or become due before the maturity date, as the ordinance may provide. These bonds may be repurchased by the municipality out of any available funds at a price not to exceed the principal amount thereof and accrued interest, and all bonds so repurchased shall be cancelled. Pending the preparation or execution of definitive bonds, interim receipts or certificates or temporary bonds may be delivered to the purchasers or pledgees of the bonds. The bonds bearing the signatures of officers in office on the date of the signing thereof are valid and binding obligations notwithstanding that before the delivery thereof and payment therefor any or all of the persons whose signatures appear thereon have ceased to be officers. No holder of any bond issued under this section has the right to compel any exercise of the taxing power of the municipality to pay the bond or the interest thereon. Each bond issued under this section shall recite in substance that the bond, including the interest thereon, is payable from the revenue pledged to the payment thereof and that the bond does not constitute a debt of the municipality issuing it.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-26-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-26-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-26-5)
    Sec. 11-26-5. When revenue bonds are issued under Section 11-26-4, the entire revenue received from the operation of the specified hospitals, dispensaries, and other auxiliary institutions shall be deposited in a separate fund which shall be used only in paying the cost of maintenance and operation thereof and the principal and interest of the revenue bonds issued under Section 11-26-4.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-26-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-26-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-26-6)
    Sec. 11-26-6. Every specified municipality has the power to secure grants and loans, or either, from the United States government, or any agency thereof, for financing the establishment and construction of any hospital, dispensary, or other auxiliary institution, or any part thereof, authorized by Section 11-26-1. For these purposes, the municipality has the power to issue and sell or pledge to the United States government, or any agency thereof, all or any part of the revenue bonds authorized by Section 11-26-1 and to execute contracts and other documents and do all things that may be required by the United States government, or any agency thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 27

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 27 heading)
DIVISION 27. CONTRIBUTIONS TO NON-SECTARIAN
HOSPITALS BY CITIES

65 ILCS 5/11-27-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-27-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-27-1)
    Sec. 11-27-1. Any city may contribute such sums of money toward erecting, building, maintaining, and supporting any non-sectarian public hospital located within its limits as the city council deems proper.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 28

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 28 heading)
DIVISION 28. EMINENT DOMAIN TO OBTAIN CITY
HOSPITAL SITE

65 ILCS 5/11-28-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-28-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-28-1)
    Sec. 11-28-1. Whenever a city needs a lot or parcel of land as a site for a building to be erected for any hospital established and supported by the city, and the city cannot agree with the owners thereof upon the compensation therefor, the city has the power to proceed to have the compensation determined in the manner provided by law for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29 heading)
DIVISION 29. CITY AND VILLAGE TUBERCULOSIS
SANITARIUMS

65 ILCS 5/11-29-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-1)
    Sec. 11-29-1. The corporate authorities of every city and village in the manner provided in this Division 29, may establish and maintain a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, including the establishment and maintenance of a public sanitarium and branches, dispensaries, and other auxiliary institutions connected therewith within or without the corporate limits of the city or village, for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the city or village for the treatment and care of persons afflicted with tuberculosis. When, in cities and villages which have a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants and which maintain a public sanitarium under the provisions of this Division 29, part of the facilities of the sanitarium are vacant and therefor not needed for the care and treatment of tuberculosis inhabitants of such city or village, such vacant facilities may be used for the care and treatment of such inhabitants who are convalescent or chronically ill, or both, provided such facilities shall be separate so that tuberculosis patients shall be isolated from convalescent or chronically ill patients.
    When a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis has been established by a vote of the people in the manner provided in this Division 29 or in the manner provided by law at the time of its establishment, the corporate authorities of such a city or village may levy a tax annually thereafter, without submitting the question to a vote of the people, not to exceed .025% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all taxable property in such a city or village with a population of less than 75,000 and not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all taxable property in such a city or village, with a population of 75,000 or more but not exceeding 500,000 and not to exceed a rate that will produce, when extended, the sum of $9,000,000 per year on all taxable property in such city or village with a population of more than 500,000. Upon the filing in the office of the county clerk of a duly certified copy of an ordinance levying such tax the county clerk shall extend such tax in the manner provided for the extension of city and village taxes.
    All taxes specified in this Section or in Sections 11-29-17 through 11-29-22, shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of the city or village and shall be known as tuberculosis sanitarium fund. These taxes shall be in addition to all other taxes which the city or village is now or hereafter may be authorized to levy upon all property within the city or village, and shall be in addition, to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    The corporate authorities of every city or village which levies an annual tax for the establishment and maintenance of a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis shall appropriate from the tuberculosis sanitarium fund and include in the annual appropriation ordinance such sums of money as may be deemed necessary to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities in carrying out the program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-2)
    Sec. 11-29-2. Whenever 100 electors of a city or village present a petition to the municipal clerk of the city or village, asking that an annual tax be levied for the establishment and maintenance of a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis in the city or village, the municipal clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election authority for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an annual tax be levied
 in the city (or village) of ....      YES
 for the care and treatment        ---------------------------
 of persons afflicted with             NO
 tuberculosis?
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    If the majority of all the votes cast upon the proposition is in favor of the tax levy, the corporate authorities thereafter shall levy annually a tax at not to exceed the respective rates and amounts prescribed in Section 11-29-1, unless the tax levy is increased as provided in Sections 11-29-17 through 11-29-22.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-3)
    Sec. 11-29-3. When the corporate authorities of a city or village of less than 500,000 population have decided to establish and maintain a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis under this Division 29, the mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, shall appoint a board of 3 directors, one of whom in municipalities having a board of health or a public health board shall be from that board, and the other 2 from the citizens at large. In such a city or village that has a board of 3 directors in existence on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1965, or in such a city or village establishing a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis after such effective date, the mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities may appoint 2 additional directors. In a city or village of more than 500,000 population which has established and maintains a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis under this Division 29, the mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, shall appoint a board of 5 directors, one of whom in municipalities having a board of health or a public health board, shall be from that board, and the other 4 from the citizens at large. The directors shall be chosen with reference to their special fitness for that office.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 82.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-4)
    Sec. 11-29-4. Directors; term of office; removal.
    (a) The directors appointed in a city or village of less than 500,000 population shall hold office one for one year, one for 2 years, and one for 3 years from the first day of July following their appointment, and at their first regular meeting shall cast lots for the respective terms. The 2 additional directors appointed to a board of 3 directors in existence on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1965 shall hold office one until July 2, 1967, and the other until July 2, 1968. The 2 additional directors initially appointed to a board established after that effective date shall hold office one for one year and one for 2 years. Annually thereafter, the mayor or president before the first day of July each year shall appoint, as before, one director to take the place of each retiring director. This appointee shall hold office for 3 years and until his or her successor is appointed.
    (b) In a city or village of 500,000 or more population that has established and maintains a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, the directors appointed shall hold office one for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years, and one for 5 years from the first day of July following their appointment. Annually thereafter, the mayor or president before the first day of July each year shall appoint, as before, one director to take the place of the retiring director. This appointee shall hold office for 5 years and until his successor is appointed. The mayor or president may remove any director for misconduct or neglect of duty in the manner provided in Section 3.1-35-10.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-5)
    Sec. 11-29-5. Vacancies in the board of directors however occasioned, shall be filled for the unexpired term in like manner as original appointments. No director shall receive compensation for serving as a director. No director shall be interested, either directly or indirectly, in the purchase or sale of any supplies to be used in the program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 82.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-6)
    Sec. 11-29-6. Immediately after their appointment the directors shall meet and organize by the election of one of their number as president and one as secretary and by election of such other officers as they may deem necessary. They shall adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations for their own guidance in carrying out the program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis and for the operation of the sanitarium and the branches, dispensaries, and auxiliary institutions and activities consistent with this Division 29 and the ordinances of the city or village except that in cities of 500,000 or more population, the board of directors shall be governed by the provisions of Division 10 of Article 8 in relation to the letting of contracts and purchase orders in carrying out the program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis and of any such sanitarium, its branches, dispensaries, auxiliary institutions and activities, and in relation to the powers, functions and authority of the purchasing agent, the board of standardization and corporate authorities of such cities.
    They shall have the exclusive control of all money collected to the credit of the tuberculosis sanitarium fund. All money received in carrying out the program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis shall be deposited to the credit of the tuberculosis sanitarium fund. All money in such fund received from taxes authorized to be levied by this Division 29 shall be used exclusively to provide care and treatment for tuberculosis patients. The money in such fund received on account of care and treatment provided for convalescent or chronically ill patients or both may be used to provide care and treatment for such patients. It shall be drawn upon by the proper municipal officer upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the sanitarium board except that in cities of 500,000 or more population, vouchers drawn upon such fund pursuant to the provisions of Division 10 of Article 8 may be accepted by the city comptroller in payment for purchases made for or services rendered in the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, without authentication by the sanitarium board, if the board, or the officer or employee thereof duly certified under the provisions of Division 10 of Article 8 certifies that the materials, supplies, commodities or services to which such vouchers pertain have been received.
    The board has the power to purchase or lease ground within or without the corporate limits of the city or village, and to purchase, lease, or erect appropriate buildings for the use of the sanitariums, branches, dispensaries, and other auxiliary institutions and activities connected therewith with the approval of the corporate authorities. It has the exclusive control of the construction of the sanitarium building or other buildings appropriate for its branches, dispensaries, and other auxiliary institutions and activities in connection with the institution, and of the supervision, care and custody of the grounds, rooms, or buildings constructed, leased or purchased for that purpose. The board has the power to appoint suitable superintendents or matrons or both and all necessary assistants and other employes, to fix their compensation, and to remove such appointees. The board in general shall carry out the spirit and intent of this Division 29 in establishing and maintaining a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis. At least one of the directors shall visit and examine the sanitarium at least twice each month and make monthly reports of its condition to the corporate authorities.
    In any city which has adopted or hereafter adopts Division 1 of Article 10, all appointments with the exception of superintendents and the removal of matrons and other assistants shall be made pursuant to the provisions of that civil service law and not otherwise. But where in any city persons are occupying any of these positions pursuant to appointment and certification thereon by the civil service commission of the city made after examination, those persons shall hold their positions as though duly appointed after examination under the provisions of the civil service law. All other matrons and assistants not so appointed after examination shall have the status of temporary appointees under the civil service law. All officers and employes engaged in providing care and treatment to persons afflicted with tuberculosis shall be deemed officers or employes, as the case may be of the city or village which established the tuberculosis care and treatment program.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 82.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-7)
    Sec. 11-29-7. The board of directors may adopt and equip a sanitarium building or buildings or part thereof to fit the same for the accommodation, reception, detention, care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis and who require care and treatment therefor who may be committed to, placed in or directed to be received by, the sanitarium or the managing officer thereof for care and treatment by or under any lawful authority or process. The board of directors may receive, detain, care for and treat such afflicted persons in the sanitarium or any sanitarium building in pursuance of and subject to such authority or process, but in no event after a cure has been effected. The board of directors may authorize the managing officer, superintendents, assistants and other employees and appointees to do such things as may be necessary or helpful in receiving, detaining and providing care and treatment for such persons. However, no such persons afflicted with tuberculosis shall be received, given care and treatment, or kept in the sanitarium or any of the sanitarium buildings if there shall be any inhabitants of the city or village afflicted with tuberculosis in need of care and treatment in the sanitarium. Any commitment, placing or direction to be received, above set forth, shall be in accordance with due process of law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-8)
    Sec. 11-29-8. Every sanitarium board established under this Act shall provide sanitarium care and clinical and follow-up services free for the benefit of the inhabitants of the city or village which established it, if they are afflicted with tuberculosis. They shall be entitled to occupancy, nursing, care, medicines, and attendance according to the rules and regulations prescribed by the board of directors. The board of directors may adopt reasonable rules and regulations concerning the use of the facilities established pursuant to this Act in order to render the use of these facilities of the greatest benefit to the greatest number, and the board may exclude from the use of the sanitarium those inhabitants and other persons who wilfully violate the board's rules and regulations. The board may not, however, prescribe rules and regulations which conflict with Section 11-29-8.1 of this Act, and a determination of whether a person is an inhabitant or resident of the city or village for purposes of this Act shall be based on Section 11-29-8.1. Except as authorized and permitted by Section 11-29-7, no person so afflicted with tuberculosis may be compelled to enter the sanitarium, or any of its branches, dispensaries, or other auxiliary institutions without first giving his written consent, or in case of a minor or one under legal disability, the written consent of the parents or, guardian, as the case may be.
    The board upon request or by consent of persons afflicted, or the legal guardians, or parents thereof, shall extend the benefits and privileges of the institution, under proper rules and regulations, into the homes of the persons afflicted with tuberculosis, shall furnish nurses, instruction, medicines, attendance, and all other aid necessary to effect a cure, and shall do all things in and about the treatment and care of persons so afflicted which will have a tendency to effect a cure of the persons afflicted with tuberculosis and to eradicate tuberculosis in that city or village, including the discovery of undiagnosed tuberculosis. No person shall be compelled to undergo an examination or test for tuberculosis if he or she objects thereto on the ground that it is contrary to his or her religious convictions, unless there is probable cause to suspect that he or she is infected with tuberculosis in a communicable stage.
    Boards of directors shall provide out-patient clinical and follow-up services to tuberculosis patients, in accordance with minimum standards prescribed therefor, by the director of the Department of Public Health.
    The board of directors may make such arrangements and agreements with public or private health agencies for cooperation and assistance in providing case-finding services and out-patient clinical and follow-up services as it considers necessary or desirable.
    The board may extend the privileges and use of the sanitarium and treatment to afflicted persons who reside outside of the city or village, upon such terms and conditions as the board may prescribe by its rules and regulations consistent with Section 11-29-8.1.
    In cities and villages which have a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants, the board may also extend the privileges and use of the sanitarium to the inhabitants of such city or village who are afflicted with chronic pulmonary diseases other than tuberculosis, and inhabitants who are convalescent or chronically ill, or both, and provide care and treatment for such persons when part of the facilities of the sanitarium are vacant and not needed for care and treatment of tuberculosis inhabitants of such city or village, upon such terms and conditions as the board may prescribe by its rules and regulations, provided such facilities shall be separate so that tuberculosis patients shall be isolated from those afflicted with chronic pulmonary diseases other than tuberculosis, and those who are convalescent or chronically ill patients. However, if care and treatment is provided for such persons, the charge for providing such care and treatment shall not be less than the actual cost of providing such care and treatment.
    The board may use funds secured from taxes levied under the provisions of this Act in providing sanitarium care of tuberculosis patients in private or public sanitariums.
(Source: P.A. 83-706.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-8.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-8.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-8.1)
    Sec. 11-29-8.1. For the purposes of this Act, a person is a resident of and entitled to receive the benefits provided for in Section 11-29-8 from the city or village
    (a) in which he has resided for at least 3 months or who has demonstrated the intent to become a resident at the time he is first diagnosed as having tuberculosis, or suspected of having tuberculosis, for the period from the time of that diagnosis until his case becomes inactive or he has resided outside of that city or village for 6 months, whichever first occurs;
    (b) in which he has resided for at least 6 months with a known case of tuberculosis after moving from the city or village where the case was first diagnosed; or
    (c) in which he has resided for at least 6 months with a known, but inactive, case of tuberculosis which subsequently is reactivated.
    The board of directors may provide hospitalization to any person afflicted with tuberculosis regardless of his residence.
    A person suffering from tuberculosis who does not meet the residency requirements under paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of this Section may be hospitalized in a tuberculosis sanitarium maintained by the Department of Public Health.
    The board of directors shall provide out-patient diagnostic, treatment and observation services to all persons residing in its city or village regardless of the length of time of that residence.
(Source: Laws 1968. p. 82.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-8.2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-8.2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-8.2)
    Sec. 11-29-8.2. "Person afflicted with tuberculosis", for the purposes of this Act, means any individual who is diagnosed as suffering from clinical tuberculosis, or any individual who, in the opinion of the board of directors, is suspected of suffering from clinical tuberculosis, and for whom hospitalization is deemed necessary to establish the diagnosis.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 82.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-9)
    Sec. 11-29-9. When such a sanitarium is established, the physicians, nurses, attendants, the persons sick therein, and all persons approaching or coming within the limits of the sanitarium or the grounds thereof, and all furniture and other articles used or brought there, shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the board of directors may prescribe. These rules and regulations shall extend to all branches, dispensaries, and other auxiliary institutions located within or without the corporate limits of the city or village and to all employees therein and to all employees sent to the homes of the afflicted as provided for in Section 11-29-8.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-10)
    Sec. 11-29-10. The board of directors, in the name of the city or village, may receive from any person any donation of money or property. The board shall pay over to the municipal treasurer all money thus received as often as once in each month and shall take the treasurer's receipt therefor. At the next regular meeting of the corporate authorities, the board shall report to the corporate authorities the names of the persons from whom any donation has been received and the amount and nature of the money or property so received from each and the date when received.
    Any person desiring to make any donation or legacy of any money or property to be used for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis may vest the title to the money or property in the board of directors created under this Division 29. That board shall hold and control this money or property, when accepted, according to the terms of the donation or legacy and shall be a trustee of the money and property.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-11)
    Sec. 11-29-11. On or before the second Monday in June of each year, the board of directors shall make an annual report to the corporate authorities stating (1) the condition of their trust on the first day of June of that year, (2) the various sums of money received from the tuberculosis sanitarium fund and from other sources and how that money has been expended and for what purposes, (3) the number of patients, and (4) such other statistics, information, and suggestions as they may deem of general interest.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-12)
    Sec. 11-29-12. All reputable physicians shall have equal privileges in treating patients in such a sanitarium.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-13)
    Sec. 11-29-13. Whenever the board of directors recommends, in writing, to the corporate authorities, the discontinuance of any public tuberculosis sanitarium, stating in its report the reasons therefor, the corporate authorities may pass an ordinance for the discontinuance of that public tuberculosis sanitarium. A board of directors, upon whose recommendation the corporate authorities have closed the sanitarium, shall continue in existence and provide out-patient clinical and follow-up services to the residents of the city or village. The board of directors shall make such arrangements as are necessary to secure in-patient care for residents of the city or village in other private or public sanitariums of this State. Any of the sanitarium equipment, facilities and other property which is required or useful in providing those services may be retained by the board of directors and applied to that use. The corporate authorities may use the remaining facilities for other city or village purposes, may lease them to public or private agencies, or may sell them. If the tuberculosis sanitarium facilities are leased to a public or private agency other than the city or village or are sold, then such leasing or sale must be for a consideration at least equal to the fair market value or fair rental value. If the corporate authorities use such facilities for other city or village purposes, then the use shall be for a consideration acceptable to the board of directors. Proceeds from the use, leasing or sale of sanitarium facilities under this Section shall be paid into the Tuberculosis Sanitarium Fund of the city or village for use as provided in this Act. The proceeds paid into the Tuberculosis Sanitarium Fund shall be used to pay the costs of providing the out-patient clinical and follow-up services, including, but not limited to, the construction and maintenance of an out-patient clinic and acquisition of equipment therefor. Any balance of the proceeds from the disposition of the sanitarium facilities remaining after payment of the costs of out-patient clinical and follow-up services under this Section may be used to reduce the rate of tax necessary to provide this in-patient care and the out-patient clinical and follow-up services.
(Source: Laws 1968, p.82.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-14)
    Sec. 11-29-14. Whenever the board of directors recommends, in writing, to the corporate authorities, the discontinuance of a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, the corporate authorities may pass an ordinance for the discontinuance of that program. If such an ordinance is passed, the question whether the program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis who reside in the city or village shall be discontinued shall be certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the city or village by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law. The ordinance shall become effective if the discontinuance is approved by a majority of the electors voting upon the question.
    Alternatively, the corporate authorities may discontinue the program by adopting a resolution to discontinue the program, if:
    (a) the municipality is located in a county of less than 500,000 population;
    (b) there also exists in the county a tuberculosis sanitarium district established under "An Act to provide for the creation and management of tuberculosis sanitarium districts", approved May 21, 1937, as amended;
    (c) there exists a county or multiple-county health department serving the entire county and the board of health of that department has affirmed its willingness to assume responsibility for tuberculosis care and treatment programs by adopting a resolution by a majority vote and transmitting a copy thereof to the corporate authorities and the sanitarium board; and
    (d) the resolution adopted by the corporate authorities provides that:
    (1) all assets and liabilities of the sanitarium board be transferred to the county board of health; and
    (2) the board of health assume responsibility for the outpatient care and treatment of individuals diagnosed as having tuberculosis and for follow-up and prophylactic treatment of persons who have had contact with a diagnosed case of tuberculosis consistent with the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health, but not be responsible for inpatient treatment.
(Source: P.A. 86-619.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-15)
    Sec. 11-29-15. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the care and treatment
 of persons afflicted with             YES
 tuberculosis of the city (or
 village) of ............. be       --------------------------
 discontinued
 as provided in ordinance              NO
 number ....?
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(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-16)
    Sec. 11-29-16. Whenever an ordinance for discontinuance is made effective by a vote, as provided in Section 11-29-14, the corporate authorities of the city or village, after discharging all financial obligations of the tuberculosis sanitarium, by an appropriate ordinance may transfer any money then in the tuberculosis sanitarium fund from that fund into lawful appropriations of the city or village.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-17)
    Sec. 11-29-17. Where a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, established under the provisions of this Division 29 is being maintained in any city or village with a population of less than 75,000, the tax levy for the support of that program may be increased to a sum not to exceed .0333% of the value of the property within the municipality, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, and when so increased shall be levied and collected as provided in this Division.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-18

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-18)
    Sec. 11-29-18. Where a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, established under the provisions of this Division 29, is being maintained in any city or village with a population of not less than 75,000 and not to exceed 500,000, the tax levy for the support of that program may be increased to a sum not to exceed .075% of the value of the property within the municipality, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, as provided in Sections 11-29-19 through 11-29-22, and when so increased shall be levied and collected as provided in this Division 29.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-19

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-19)
    Sec. 11-29-19. The board of directors shall determine the necessity of such an increased tax levy. When an increased tax levy is deemed necessary the board shall recommend in writing to the corporate authorities the necessity of such an increased tax levy and the amount of the tax desired to be levied.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 82.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-20)
    Sec. 11-29-20. Whenever the board of directors recommends in writing an increased tax levy to the corporate authorities, the corporate authorities shall pass an ordinance for the levy of the increased tax so recommended.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 82.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-21

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-21) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-21)
    Sec. 11-29-21. Whenever any ordinance is passed to increase the tax levy for any program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, the question whether the tax levy shall be so increased shall be certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the city or village at an election in accordance with the general election law. The ordinance shall become effective if the increase is approved by a majority of the electors voting upon the question.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29-22

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29-22) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-22)
    Sec. 11-29-22. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall the tax  levy  for the
 care and treatment of persons         YES
 afflicted with tuberculosis of
 the city (or village) of ....   -----------------------------
 be increased to .........% as
 provided  in ordinance number          NO
 ............?
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(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.1 heading)
DIVISION 29.1. CARE OF MENTALLY DEFICIENT PERSONS

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-1)
    Sec. 11-29.1-1. As used in this Division, "municipality" means any city, village or incorporated town; and "municipal" refers to any such municipality. Any municipality may provide facilities or services for the benefit of its mentally deficient residents who are not eligible to participate in any such program conducted under Article 14 of The School Code, or may contract therefor with any privately or publicly operated entity which provides facilities or services either in or without such municipality.
    For such purpose, the corporate authorities may levy an annual tax of not to exceed .1% upon all of the taxable property in the municipality at the value thereof, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. Such tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other municipal taxes, but shall not be included in any limitation otherwise prescribed as to the rate or amount of municipal taxes but shall be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. When collected, such tax shall be paid into a special fund in the municipal treasury, to be designated as the "Mentally Deficient Persons' Fund," and shall be used only for the purpose specified in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-2)
    Sec. 11-29.1-2. Whenever any municipality first levies the tax authorized in Section 11-29.1-1, it shall cause the ordinance levying the tax to be published in one or more newspapers published in the municipality within 10 days after the levy is made. If no newspaper is published in the municipality, the ordinance shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the municipality. The publication of the ordinance shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the adoption of the tax levy be submitted to the voters of the municipality; (2) the time within which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. Any taxpayer in such municipality may, within 30 days after such publication, file with the municipal clerk a petition signed by a number of the voters of the municipality equal to 10% or more of the registered voters of the municipality requesting the submission to a referendum of the following proposition:
    "Shall (insert name) be authorized to levy a tax for (state purpose) in excess of the rate for other municipal purposes but not in excess of .1%?"
    The municipal clerk shall certify the proposition for submission by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    If a majority of the voters voting on the proposition vote in favor thereof or if no petition is filed pursuant to this Section 11-29.1-2, such tax levy shall be authorized. If a majority of the vote is against such proposition, such tax levy shall not be authorized.
(Source: P.A. 86-1253; 87-767.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-3)
    Sec. 11-29.1-3. When any municipality has authority to levy a tax for the purpose of this Division 29.1, the mayor or president of such municipality shall appoint a board of 3 directors who shall administer this Division 29.1. The original appointees shall be appointed for terms expiring, respectively, on June 30 in the first, second and third years following their appointment as designated by the mayor or president. All succeeding terms shall be for 3 years and appointments shall be made in like manner. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner for the balance of the unexpired term. Each director shall serve until his successor is appointed. Directors shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-4)
    Sec. 11-29.1-4. The directors shall meet in July, annually, and elect one of their number as president and one as secretary, and shall elect such other officers as they deem necessary. They shall adopt such rules for the administration of this Division 29.1 as may be proper and expedient. They shall report to the mayor or president, from time to time, a detailed statement of their administration.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-5)
    Sec. 11-29.1-5. The board of directors may accept any donation of property for the purpose specified in Section 11-29.1-1, and shall pay over to the municipal treasurer any money so received, within 30 days of the receipt thereof.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-6)
    Sec. 11-29.1-6. The board of directors may impose a maintenance charge upon the estate of any mentally deficient person receiving the benefits of the facilities or services prescribed in Section 11-29.1-1. If the estate of such person is insufficient, the parent or parents of such person are liable for the payment of the amount due.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-7)
    Sec. 11-29.1-7. The rate at which the sums to be so charged as provided in Section 11-29.1-6 shall be calculated by the board of directors is the average per capita operating cost for all persons receiving the benefit of such facilities or services, computed for each fiscal year; provided, that the board may, in its discretion, set the rate at a lesser amount than such average per capita cost. Less amounts may be accepted by the board when conditions warrant such action or when money is offered by persons not liable under Section 11-29.1-6. Any money received pursuant to this Section 11-29.1-7 shall be paid into the municipal Mentally Deficient Persons' Fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-8)
    Sec. 11-29.1-8. The board of directors is authorized to investigate the financial condition of each person liable under Section 11-29.1-6 and is further authorized to make determinations of the ability of each such person to pay the sums representing maintenance charges, and for such purposes to set a standard as a basis of judgment of ability to pay, which standard shall be recomputed periodically to reflect changes in the cost of living and other pertinent factors, and to make provisions for unusual and exceptional circumstances in the application of such standard. The board may issue to any person liable therefor statements of amounts due as maintenance charges, requiring payment in such manner as may be arranged, in an amount not exceeding the average per capita operating cost as determined under Section 11-29.1-7.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-9)
    Sec. 11-29.1-9. The use of the facilities or services specified in Section 11-29.1-1 shall not be limited or conditioned in any manner by the financial status or ability to pay of any recipient or person responsible. Records pertaining to the payment of maintenance charges shall not be made available for inspection, but all such records shall be deemed confidential and used only when required for the purpose of Section 11-29.1-8.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-10)
    Sec. 11-29.1-10. Any person who has been issued a statement of any sum due for maintenance charges for a mentally deficient person may petition the board of directors for a modification thereof, and the board shall provide for a hearing thereon. The board may, after such hearing, grant such relief as seems proper.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-11)
    Sec. 11-29.1-11. Upon request of the board of directors, the attorney for the municipality in which a person who is liable for payment of maintenance charges resides shall file suit to collect the amount due. The court may order the payment of sums due for maintenance for such period or periods as the circumstances require. Such order may be entered against any or all such defendants and may be based upon the proportionate ability of each defendant to contribute to the payment of sums due. Orders for the payment of money may be enforced by attachment as for contempt against the persons of the defendants, and in addition as other judgments for the payment of money, and costs may be adjudged against the defendants and apportioned among them, but if the complaint is dismissed the costs shall be borne by the municipality.
    The provisions of the Civil Practice Law, and all amendments thereto, shall apply to and govern all actions instituted under the provisions of this Division 29.1.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-12)
    Sec. 11-29.1-12. Upon the death of a person who is liable for maintenance charges imposed by Section 11-29.1-6 and who is possessed of property, the executor or administrator of his estate shall ascertain from the board of directors the extent of such charges. Such claim shall be allowed and paid as other lawful claims against the estate.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-13)
    Sec. 11-29.1-13. The Department of Human Services shall adopt general rules for the guidance of any board of directors, prescribing reasonable standards in regard to program, facilities and services for mentally deficient residents.
    The Department of Human Services may conduct such investigation as may be necessary to ascertain compliance with rules adopted pursuant to this Division 29.1.
    If any such board of directors fails to comply with such rules, the Department of Human Services shall withhold distribution of any State grant in aid until such time as such board complies with such rules.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.2 heading)
DIVISION 29.2. CONTRACTS WITH COMMUNITY
MENTAL HEALTH BOARD

65 ILCS 5/11-29.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.2-1)
    Sec. 11-29.2-1. Any city, village or incorporated town may enter into contractual agreements with any Community Mental Health Board having jurisdiction within the city, village or incorporated town. Such agreement shall be written and shall provide for the rendition of service by the Community Mental Health Board to the residents of such city, village or incorporated town. For this purpose, the city, village or incorporated town is authorized to expend its funds and any funds made available to it through the Federal State and Local Assistance Act of 1972.
(Source: P.A. 78-576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.3 heading)
DIVISION 29.3. SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING

65 ILCS 5/11-29.3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.3-1)
    Sec. 11-29.3-1. It being considered essential to the welfare of any municipality that decent, safe and sanitary housing be provided for senior citizens; any such municipality shall have the following powers with respect to senior citizens housing:
        (1) To construct, own, manage, acquire, lease,
    
purchase, reconstruct, improve, or rehabilitate any real estate or personal property.
        (2) To employ or contract with others for management.
        (3) To donate land.
        (4) To acquire by any means, including eminent
    
domain, any property deemed necessary and convenient.
        (5) To mortgage real and personal property.
        (6) To borrow money, and secure the payment of such
    
borrowing by a pledge of revenue.
        (7) To guarantee the repayment of money borrowed to
    
finance any purpose hereunder.
        (8) To sell or convey real and personal property upon
    
such terms as deemed necessary.
        (9) To accept grants, contributions, and gifts.
        (10) To charge rents and fees of residents.
        (11) To enter into leases.
        (12) To expend municipal funds in the exercise of its
    
powers hereunder.
        (13) To make all such contracts as may be necessary
    
in the exercise of its powers hereunder.
    Senior citizen housing shall mean housing where at least 50% of the tenants are intended to be of age 55 or older.
    After the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1994, any municipality, except for municipalities with a population in excess of 10,000 located within a county having a population in excess of 2,000,000, may borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money after the question has been submitted to the electors of that municipality and has been approved by a majority of the electors voting upon that question. The clerk shall certify the proposition of the corporate authorities to the proper election authority who shall submit the question at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of municipality) be authorized to borrow
    
$(amount) to provide senior citizen housing under Division 29.3 of the Illinois Municipal Code?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    No municipality with a population in excess of 10,000 located within a county having a population in excess of 2,000,000 may borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money unless it adopts an ordinance declaring its intention to do so and directs that notice of such intention be published at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality. The notice shall set forth (1) the intention of the municipality to borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money; (2) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the proposition to borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money be submitted to the voters of the municipality; (3) the time within which a petition must be filed requesting the submission of the proposition; and (4) the date of the prospective referendum. At the time of publication of the notice and for 30 days thereafter, the Clerk shall provide a petition form to any person requesting one. If within 30 days after the publication a petition is filed with the Clerk, signed by not less than 10% of the voters of the municipality requesting that the proposition to borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money be submitted to the voters thereof then the municipality shall not be authorized to so act until the proposition has been certified to the proper election authorities and has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at any regularly scheduled election. If no such petition is so filed, or if any and all petitions filed are invalid, the municipality may proceed to borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money. In addition to the requirements of the general election law the notice of the referendum election shall set forth the intention of the municipality to borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money under this Division. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of village) be authorized to borrow
    
$(amount) (or guarantee the repayment of $(amount)) to provide senior citizen housing under Division 29.3 of the Illinois Municipal Code?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, municipalities with a population in excess of 10,000 and less than 15,000 and located within a county having a population in excess of 2,000,000 may borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money for new construction of senior citizen housing only after the question has been submitted to the electors of that municipality and has been approved by a majority of the electors voting upon that question.
(Source: P.A. 87-1153; 87-1208; 88-45; 88-646, eff. 1-1-95.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 30

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 30 heading)
CONTROL OVER BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 30

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 30 heading)
DIVISION 30. GENERAL REGULATORY POWERS

65 ILCS 5/11-30-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-1)
    Sec. 11-30-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate fences and party walls. Provisions of this act do not apply to railroad right of way fences which are regulated under Section 57 of the Public Utilities Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1027.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-2)
    Sec. 11-30-2. For the purpose of lessening or avoiding the hazards to persons and damage to property resulting from flooding, the corporate authorities of each municipality may prescribe rules and regulations for the construction and alteration of buildings and structures and parts and appurtenances thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-3)
    Sec. 11-30-3. In order to promote the public health and safety and the health and safety of the occupants of the premises herein defined, the corporate authorities may license, locate and regulate the use and construction of rooming houses. In municipalities of more than 500,000 inhabitants the fee for any license authorized under this Section shall not exceed the sum of $25 per year.
    For the purposes of this section, the term "rooming house" means a building or portion of a building other than a hotel, motel, apartment hotel, or residential hotel, in which sleeping accommodations not constituting an apartment are furnished at a fee for 4 or more persons ordinarily renting such accommodations at a specified rate for a specified time, and occupying the premises as a permanent place of abode rather than on a transient basis for a short term period of occupancy. An apartment is herein defined as a self-contained unit with private bath and cooking facilities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2614.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-4)
    Sec. 11-30-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prescribe the strength and manner of constructing all buildings, structures and their accessories and of the construction of fire escapes thereon.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-5)
    Sec. 11-30-5. In order to promote the public health and safety and the health and safety of the occupants of the premises herein defined, the corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and provide for supervision of every building, structure or any part thereof used or held out to the public to be a place where sleeping accommodations are furnished or maintained for 20 or more persons for a period of one day or more, and in connection therewith, but not as a limitation thereon, to regulate and provide for supervision of desk clerks in such buildings or structures.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-6)
    Sec. 11-30-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the lighting of stairs, vestibules, passageways and common ways in premises containing more than 2 flats or apartments and to require the owner, lessee, person, firm or corporation having control of such stairs, vestibules, passageways and common ways to light the same.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-7)
    Sec. 11-30-7. In municipalities of 500,000 or more inhabitants or municipalities lying wholly or partly within a radius of 30 miles from the corporate limits of municipalities of 500,000 or more inhabitants, the corporate authorities may prohibit the erection of buildings for habitation on any lot or parcel of land within the municipality, unless a highway, road, street or way for public service facilities improved with water mains and sanitary sewers is provided to serve the lot or parcel of land.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-8)
    Sec. 11-30-8. The corporate authorities may prescribe rules and regulations for grading and draining of lots and construction of (1) paving for motor vehicle driveways and parking areas, (2) terraces, (3) retaining walls of masonry and other materials and for preserving drainage channels in connection with building improvements or without such improvements.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2620.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-9)
    Sec. 11-30-9. The corporate authorities may prescribe rules and regulations for the construction of privately owned artificial basins of water used for swimming or wading, which use or need external buttresses or which are dug into the ground, located on private residential property and intended for the use of the owner and guests.
    The corporate authorities may by ordinance require the construction of fences around or protective covers over previously constructed artificial basins of water dug in the ground and used for swimming or wading, which are located on private residential property and intended for the use of the owner and guests.
(Source: P.A. 86-1470.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-10)
    Sec. 11-30-10. Municipality of 500,000 or more; landlord compliance program.
    (a) This Section applies only to municipalities having 500,000 or more inhabitants.
    (b) If a person is a legal or beneficial owner of a building containing rooms or groups of rooms used or intended to be used as housekeeping units for living, sleeping, cooking, and eating and rented to persons for those purposes and if a court or municipal officer or administrative agency of competent jurisdiction determines that the owner has violated a municipal ordinance or code that establishes construction, plumbing, heating, electrical, fire prevention, sanitation, or other health and safety standards that are applicable to such buildings, then, in addition to any other action authorized by law, the court, officer, or agency may offer the owner the option of attending a program designed to encourage the owner's compliance with all municipal ordinances and codes applicable to such buildings. The municipality may prepare and present the program or may contract with a public or private entity for that purpose. If the owner states to the court, officer, or agency that he or she intends to attend the program but then does not attend the program, then the court, officer, or agency may impose against the owner a fine of twice the amount that would have been imposed if the owner had not stated an intention to attend the program, except that the total fine may not exceed the maximum amount authorized by law.
(Source: P.A. 89-599, eff. 8-2-96.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 31

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 31 heading)
Division 31. Unsafe Property.

65 ILCS 5/11-31-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31-1)
    Sec. 11-31-1. Demolition, repair, enclosure, or remediation.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may demolish, repair, or enclose or cause the demolition, repair, or enclosure of dangerous and unsafe buildings or uncompleted and abandoned buildings within the territory of the municipality and may remove or cause the removal of garbage, debris, and other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials from those buildings. In any county having adopted by referendum or otherwise a county health department as provided by Division 5-25 of the Counties Code or its predecessor, the county board of that county may exercise those powers with regard to dangerous and unsafe buildings or uncompleted and abandoned buildings within the territory of any city, village, or incorporated town having less than 50,000 population.
    The corporate authorities shall apply to the circuit court of the county in which the building is located (i) for an order authorizing action to be taken with respect to a building if the owner or owners of the building, including the lien holders of record, after at least 15 days' written notice by mail so to do, have failed to put the building in a safe condition or to demolish it or (ii) for an order requiring the owner or owners of record to demolish, repair, or enclose the building or to remove garbage, debris, and other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials from the building. It is not a defense to the cause of action that the building is boarded up or otherwise enclosed, although the court may order the defendant to have the building boarded up or otherwise enclosed. Where, upon diligent search, the identity or whereabouts of the owner or owners of the building, including the lien holders of record, is not ascertainable, notice mailed to the person or persons in whose name the real estate was last assessed is sufficient notice under this Section.
    The hearing upon the application to the circuit court shall be expedited by the court and shall be given precedence over all other suits. Any person entitled to bring an action under subsection (b) shall have the right to intervene in an action brought under this Section.
    The cost of the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal incurred by the municipality, by an intervenor, or by a lien holder of record, including court costs, attorney's fees, and other costs related to the enforcement of this Section, is recoverable from the owner or owners of the real estate or the previous owner or both if the property was transferred during the 15 day notice period and is a lien on the real estate; the lien is superior to all prior existing liens and encumbrances, except taxes, if, within 180 days after the repair, demolition, enclosure, or removal, the municipality, the lien holder of record, or the intervenor who incurred the cost and expense shall file a notice of lien for the cost and expense incurred in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of titles of the county if the real estate affected is registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act.
    The notice must consist of a sworn statement setting out (1) a description of the real estate sufficient for its identification, (2) the amount of money representing the cost and expense incurred, and (3) the date or dates when the cost and expense was incurred by the municipality, the lien holder of record, or the intervenor. Upon payment of the cost and expense by the owner of or persons interested in the property after the notice of lien has been filed, the lien shall be released by the municipality, the person in whose name the lien has been filed, or the assignee of the lien, and the release may be filed of record as in the case of filing notice of lien. Unless the lien is enforced under subsection (c), the lien may be enforced by foreclosure proceedings as in the case of mortgage foreclosures under Article XV of the Code of Civil Procedure or mechanics' lien foreclosures. An action to foreclose this lien may be commenced at any time after the date of filing of the notice of lien. The costs of foreclosure incurred by the municipality, including court costs, reasonable attorney's fees, advances to preserve the property, and other costs related to the enforcement of this subsection, plus statutory interest, are a lien on the real estate and are recoverable by the municipality from the owner or owners of the real estate.
    All liens arising under this subsection (a) shall be assignable. The assignee of the lien shall have the same power to enforce the lien as the assigning party, except that the lien may not be enforced under subsection (c).
    If the appropriate official of any municipality determines that any dangerous and unsafe building or uncompleted and abandoned building within its territory fulfills the requirements for an action by the municipality under the Abandoned Housing Rehabilitation Act, the municipality may petition under that Act in a proceeding brought under this subsection.
    (b) Any owner or tenant of real property within 1200 feet in any direction of any dangerous or unsafe building located within the territory of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more may file with the appropriate municipal authority a request that the municipality apply to the circuit court of the county in which the building is located for an order permitting the demolition, removal of garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials from, or repair or enclosure of the building in the manner prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section. If the municipality fails to institute an action in circuit court within 90 days after the filing of the request, the owner or tenant of real property within 1200 feet in any direction of the building may institute an action in circuit court seeking an order compelling the owner or owners of record to demolish, remove garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials from, repair or enclose or to cause to be demolished, have garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials removed from, repaired, or enclosed the building in question. A private owner or tenant who institutes an action under the preceding sentence shall not be required to pay any fee to the clerk of the circuit court. The cost of repair, removal, demolition, or enclosure shall be borne by the owner or owners of record of the building. In the event the owner or owners of record fail to demolish, remove garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials from, repair, or enclose the building within 90 days of the date the court entered its order, the owner or tenant who instituted the action may request that the court join the municipality as a party to the action. The court may order the municipality to demolish, remove materials from, repair, or enclose the building, or cause that action to be taken upon the request of any owner or tenant who instituted the action or upon the municipality's request. The municipality may file, and the court may approve, a plan for rehabilitating the building in question. A court order authorizing the municipality to demolish, remove materials from, repair, or enclose a building, or cause that action to be taken, shall not preclude the court from adjudging the owner or owners of record of the building in contempt of court due to the failure to comply with the order to demolish, remove garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials from, repair, or enclose the building.
    If a municipality or a person or persons other than the owner or owners of record pay the cost of demolition, removal of garbage, debris, and other noxious or unhealthy substances and materials, repair, or enclosure pursuant to a court order, the cost, including court costs, attorney's fees, and other costs related to the enforcement of this subsection, is recoverable from the owner or owners of the real estate and is a lien on the real estate; the lien is superior to all prior existing liens and encumbrances, except taxes, if, within 180 days after the repair, removal, demolition, or enclosure, the municipality or the person or persons who paid the costs of demolition, removal, repair, or enclosure shall file a notice of lien of the cost and expense incurred in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of the county if the real estate affected is registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act. The notice shall be in a form as is provided in subsection (a). An owner or tenant who institutes an action in circuit court seeking an order to compel the owner or owners of record to demolish, remove materials from, repair, or enclose any dangerous or unsafe building, or to cause that action to be taken under this subsection may recover court costs and reasonable attorney's fees for instituting the action from the owner or owners of record of the building. Upon payment of the costs and expenses by the owner of or a person interested in the property after the notice of lien has been filed, the lien shall be released by the municipality or the person in whose name the lien has been filed or his or her assignee, and the release may be filed of record as in the case of filing a notice of lien. Unless the lien is enforced under subsection (c), the lien may be enforced by foreclosure proceedings as in the case of mortgage foreclosures under Article XV of the Code of Civil Procedure or mechanics' lien foreclosures. An action to foreclose this lien may be commenced at any time after the date of filing of the notice of lien. The costs of foreclosure incurred by the municipality, including court costs, reasonable attorneys' fees, advances to preserve the property, and other costs related to the enforcement of this subsection, plus statutory interest, are a lien on the real estate and are recoverable by the municipality from the owner or owners of the real estate.
    All liens arising under the terms of this subsection (b) shall be assignable. The assignee of the lien shall have the same power to enforce the lien as the assigning party, except that the lien may not be enforced under subsection (c).
    (c) In any case where a municipality has obtained a lien under subsection (a), (b), or (f), the municipality may enforce the lien under this subsection (c) in the same proceeding in which the lien is authorized.
    A municipality desiring to enforce a lien under this subsection (c) shall petition the court to retain jurisdiction for foreclosure proceedings under this subsection. Notice of the petition shall be served, by certified or registered mail, on all persons who were served notice under subsection (a), (b), or (f). The court shall conduct a hearing on the petition not less than 15 days after the notice is served. If the court determines that the requirements of this subsection (c) have been satisfied, it shall grant the petition and retain jurisdiction over the matter until the foreclosure proceeding is completed. The costs of foreclosure incurred by the municipality, including court costs, reasonable attorneys' fees, advances to preserve the property, and other costs related to the enforcement of this subsection, plus statutory interest, are a lien on the real estate and are recoverable by the municipality from the owner or owners of the real estate. If the court denies the petition, the municipality may enforce the lien in a separate action as provided in subsection (a), (b), or (f).
    All persons designated in Section 15-1501 of the Code of Civil Procedure as necessary parties in a mortgage foreclosure action shall be joined as parties before issuance of an order of foreclosure. Persons designated in Section 15-1501 of the Code of Civil Procedure as permissible parties may also be joined as parties in the action.
    The provisions of Article XV of the Code of Civil Procedure applicable to mortgage foreclosures shall apply to the foreclosure of a lien under this subsection (c), except to the extent that those provisions are inconsistent with this subsection. For purposes of foreclosures of liens under this subsection, however, the redemption period described in subsection (b) of Section 15-1603 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall end 60 days after the date of entry of the order of foreclosure.
    (d) In addition to any other remedy provided by law, the corporate authorities of any municipality may petition the circuit court to have property declared abandoned under this subsection (d) if:
        (1) the property has been tax delinquent for 2 or
    
more years or bills for water service for the property have been outstanding for 2 or more years;
        (2) the property is unoccupied by persons legally in
    
possession; and
        (3) the property contains a dangerous or unsafe
    
building for reasons specified in the petition.
    All persons having an interest of record in the property, including tax purchasers and beneficial owners of any Illinois land trust having title to the property, shall be named as defendants in the petition and shall be served with process. In addition, service shall be had under Section 2-206 of the Code of Civil Procedure as in other cases affecting property.
    The municipality, however, may proceed under this subsection in a proceeding brought under subsection (a) or (b). Notice of the petition shall be served in person or by certified or registered mail on all persons who were served notice under subsection (a) or (b).
    If the municipality proves that the conditions described in this subsection exist and (i) the owner of record of the property does not enter an appearance in the action, or, if title to the property is held by an Illinois land trust, if neither the owner of record nor the owner of the beneficial interest of the trust enters an appearance, or (ii) if the owner of record or the beneficiary of a land trust, if title to the property is held by an Illinois land trust, enters an appearance and specifically waives his or her rights under this subsection (d), the court shall declare the property abandoned. Notwithstanding any waiver, the municipality may move to dismiss its petition at any time. In addition, any waiver in a proceeding under this subsection (d) does not serve as a waiver for any other proceeding under law or equity.
    If that determination is made, notice shall be sent in person or by certified or registered mail to all persons having an interest of record in the property, including tax purchasers and beneficial owners of any Illinois land trust having title to the property, stating that title to the property will be transferred to the municipality unless, within 30 days of the notice, the owner of record or any other person having an interest in the property files with the court a request to demolish the dangerous or unsafe building or to put the building in safe condition, or unless the owner of record enters an appearance and proves that the owner does not intend to abandon the property.
    If the owner of record enters an appearance in the action within the 30 day period, but does not at that time file with the court a request to demolish the dangerous or unsafe building or to put the building in safe condition, or specifically waive his or her rights under this subsection (d), the court shall vacate its order declaring the property abandoned if it determines that the owner of record does not intend to abandon the property. In that case, the municipality may amend its complaint in order to initiate proceedings under subsection (a), or it may request that the court order the owner to demolish the building or repair the dangerous or unsafe conditions of the building alleged in the petition or seek the appointment of a receiver or other equitable relief to correct the conditions at the property. The powers and rights of a receiver appointed under this subsection (d) shall include all of the powers and rights of a receiver appointed under Section 11-31-2 of this Code.
    If a request to demolish or repair the building is filed within the 30 day period, the court shall grant permission to the requesting party to demolish the building within 30 days or to restore the building to safe condition within 60 days after the request is granted. An extension of that period for up to 60 additional days may be given for good cause. If more than one person with an interest in the property files a timely request, preference shall be given to the owner of record if the owner filed a request or, if the owner did not, the person with the lien or other interest of the highest priority.
    If the requesting party (other than the owner of record) proves to the court that the building has been demolished or put in a safe condition in accordance with the local safety codes within the period of time granted by the court, the court shall issue a quitclaim judicial deed for the property to the requesting party, conveying only the interest of the owner of record, upon proof of payment to the municipality of all costs incurred by the municipality in connection with the action, including but not limited to court costs, attorney's fees, administrative costs, the costs, if any, associated with building enclosure or removal, and receiver's certificates. The interest in the property so conveyed shall be subject to all liens and encumbrances on the property. In addition, if the interest is conveyed to a person holding a certificate of purchase for the property under the Property Tax Code, the conveyance shall be subject to the rights of redemption of all persons entitled to redeem under that Act, including the original owner of record. If the requesting party is the owner of record and proves to the court that the building has been demolished or put in a safe condition in accordance with the local safety codes within the period of time granted by the court, the court shall dismiss the proceeding under this subsection (d).
    If the owner of record has not entered an appearance and proven that the owner did not intend to abandon the property, and if no person with an interest in the property files a timely request or if the requesting party fails to demolish the building or put the building in safe condition within the time specified by the court, the municipality may petition the court to issue a judicial deed for the property to the municipality. A conveyance by judicial deed shall operate to extinguish all existing ownership interests in, liens on, and other interest in the property, including tax liens, and shall extinguish the rights and interests of any and all holders of a bona fide certificate of purchase of the property for delinquent taxes. Any such bona fide certificate of purchase holder shall be entitled to a sale in error as prescribed under Section 21-310 of the Property Tax Code.
    (e) Each municipality may use the provisions of this subsection to expedite the removal of certain buildings that are a continuing hazard to the community in which they are located.
    If a residential or commercial building is 3 stories or less in height as defined by the municipality's building code, and the corporate official designated to be in charge of enforcing the municipality's building code determines that the building is open and vacant and an immediate and continuing hazard to the community in which the building is located, then the official shall be authorized to post a notice not less than 2 feet by 2 feet in size on the front of the building. The notice shall be dated as of the date of the posting and shall state that unless the building is demolished, repaired, or enclosed, and unless any garbage, debris, and other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials are removed so that an immediate and continuing hazard to the community no longer exists, then the building may be demolished, repaired, or enclosed, or any garbage, debris, and other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials may be removed, by the municipality.
    Not later than 30 days following the posting of the notice, the municipality shall do all of the following:
        (1) Cause to be sent, by certified mail, return
    
receipt requested, a Notice to Remediate to all owners of record of the property, the beneficial owners of any Illinois land trust having title to the property, and all lienholders of record in the property, stating the intent of the municipality to demolish, repair, or enclose the building or remove any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials if that action is not taken by the owner or owners.
        (2) Cause to be published, in a newspaper published
    
or circulated in the municipality where the building is located, a notice setting forth (i) the permanent tax index number and the address of the building, (ii) a statement that the property is open and vacant and constitutes an immediate and continuing hazard to the community, and (iii) a statement that the municipality intends to demolish, repair, or enclose the building or remove any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials if the owner or owners or lienholders of record fail to do so. This notice shall be published for 3 consecutive days.
        (3) Cause to be recorded the Notice to Remediate
    
mailed under paragraph (1) in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of titles of the county if the real estate is registered under the Registered Title (Torrens) Act.
    Any person or persons with a current legal or equitable interest in the property objecting to the proposed actions of the corporate authorities may file his or her objection in an appropriate form in a court of competent jurisdiction.
    If the building is not demolished, repaired, or enclosed, or the garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials are not removed, within 30 days of mailing the notice to the owners of record, the beneficial owners of any Illinois land trust having title to the property, and all lienholders of record in the property, or within 30 days of the last day of publication of the notice, whichever is later, the corporate authorities shall have the power to demolish, repair, or enclose the building or to remove any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials.
    The municipality may proceed to demolish, repair, or enclose a building or remove any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials under this subsection within a 120-day period following the date of the mailing of the notice if the appropriate official determines that the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal of any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials is necessary to remedy the immediate and continuing hazard. If, however, before the municipality proceeds with any of the actions authorized by this subsection, any person with a legal or equitable interest in the property has sought a hearing under this subsection before a court and has served a copy of the complaint on the chief executive officer of the municipality, then the municipality shall not proceed with the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal of garbage, debris, or other substances until the court determines that that action is necessary to remedy the hazard and issues an order authorizing the municipality to do so. If the court dismisses the action for want of prosecution, the municipality must send the objector a copy of the dismissal order and a letter stating that the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal of garbage, debris, or other substances will proceed unless, within 30 days after the copy of the order and the letter are mailed, the objector moves to vacate the dismissal and serves a copy of the motion on the chief executive officer of the municipality. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, if the objector does not file a motion and give the required notice, if the motion is denied by the court, or if the action is again dismissed for want of prosecution, then the dismissal is with prejudice and the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal may proceed forthwith.
    Following the demolition, repair, or enclosure of a building, or the removal of garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials under this subsection, the municipality may file a notice of lien against the real estate for the cost of the demolition, repair, enclosure, or removal within 180 days after the repair, demolition, enclosure, or removal occurred, for the cost and expense incurred, in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of titles of the county if the real estate affected is registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act; this lien has priority over the interests of those parties named in the Notice to Remediate mailed under paragraph (1), but not over the interests of third party purchasers or encumbrancers for value who obtained their interests in the property before obtaining actual or constructive notice of the lien. The notice of lien shall consist of a sworn statement setting forth (i) a description of the real estate, such as the address or other description of the property, sufficient for its identification; (ii) the expenses incurred by the municipality in undertaking the remedial actions authorized under this subsection; (iii) the date or dates the expenses were incurred by the municipality; (iv) a statement by the corporate official responsible for enforcing the building code that the building was open and vacant and constituted an immediate and continuing hazard to the community; (v) a statement by the corporate official that the required sign was posted on the building, that notice was sent by certified mail to the owners of record, and that notice was published in accordance with this subsection; and (vi) a statement as to when and where the notice was published. The lien authorized by this subsection may thereafter be released or enforced by the municipality as provided in subsection (a).
    (f) The corporate authorities of each municipality may remove or cause the removal of, or otherwise environmentally remediate hazardous substances and petroleum products on, in, or under any abandoned and unsafe property within the territory of a municipality. In addition, where preliminary evidence indicates the presence or likely presence of a hazardous substance or a petroleum product or a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or a petroleum product on, in, or under the property, the corporate authorities of the municipality may inspect the property and test for the presence or release of hazardous substances and petroleum products. In any county having adopted by referendum or otherwise a county health department as provided by Division 5-25 of the Counties Code or its predecessor, the county board of that county may exercise the above-described powers with regard to property within the territory of any city, village, or incorporated town having less than 50,000 population.
    For purposes of this subsection (f):
        (1) "property" or "real estate" means all real
    
property, whether or not improved by a structure;
        (2) "abandoned" means;
            (A) the property has been tax delinquent for 2 or
        
more years;
            (B) the property is unoccupied by persons legally
        
in possession; and
        (3) "unsafe" means property that presents an actual
    
or imminent threat to public health and safety caused by the release of hazardous substances; and
        (4) "hazardous substances" means the same as in
    
Section 3.215 of the Environmental Protection Act.
    The corporate authorities shall apply to the circuit court of the county in which the property is located (i) for an order allowing the municipality to enter the property and inspect and test substances on, in, or under the property; or (ii) for an order authorizing the corporate authorities to take action with respect to remediation of the property if conditions on the property, based on the inspection and testing authorized in paragraph (i), indicate the presence of hazardous substances or petroleum products. Remediation shall be deemed complete for purposes of paragraph (ii) above when the property satisfies Tier I, II, or III remediation objectives for the property's most recent usage, as established by the Environmental Protection Act, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Where, upon diligent search, the identity or whereabouts of the owner or owners of the property, including the lien holders of record, is not ascertainable, notice mailed to the person or persons in whose name the real estate was last assessed is sufficient notice under this Section.
    The court shall grant an order authorizing testing under paragraph (i) above upon a showing of preliminary evidence indicating the presence or likely presence of a hazardous substance or a petroleum product or a release of or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or a petroleum product on, in, or under abandoned property. The preliminary evidence may include, but is not limited to, evidence of prior use, visual site inspection, or records of prior environmental investigations. The testing authorized by paragraph (i) above shall include any type of investigation which is necessary for an environmental professional to determine the environmental condition of the property, including but not limited to performance of soil borings and groundwater monitoring. The court shall grant a remediation order under paragraph (ii) above where testing of the property indicates that it fails to meet the applicable remediation objectives. The hearing upon the application to the circuit court shall be expedited by the court and shall be given precedence over all other suits.
    The cost of the inspection, testing, or remediation incurred by the municipality or by a lien holder of record, including court costs, attorney's fees, and other costs related to the enforcement of this Section, is a lien on the real estate; except that in any instances where a municipality incurs costs of inspection and testing but finds no hazardous substances or petroleum products on the property that present an actual or imminent threat to public health and safety, such costs are not recoverable from the owners nor are such costs a lien on the real estate. The lien is superior to all prior existing liens and encumbrances, except taxes and any lien obtained under subsection (a) or (e), if, within 180 days after the completion of the inspection, testing, or remediation, the municipality or the lien holder of record who incurred the cost and expense shall file a notice of lien for the cost and expense incurred in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of titles of the county if the real estate affected is registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act.
    The notice must consist of a sworn statement setting out (i) a description of the real estate sufficient for its identification, (ii) the amount of money representing the cost and expense incurred, and (iii) the date or dates when the cost and expense was incurred by the municipality or the lien holder of record. Upon payment of the lien amount by the owner of or persons interested in the property after the notice of lien has been filed, a release of lien shall be issued by the municipality, the person in whose name the lien has been filed, or the assignee of the lien, and the release may be filed of record as in the case of filing notice of lien.
    The lien may be enforced under subsection (c) or by foreclosure proceedings as in the case of mortgage foreclosures under Article XV of the Code of Civil Procedure or mechanics' lien foreclosures; provided that where the lien is enforced by foreclosure under subsection (c) or under either statute, the municipality may not proceed against the other assets of the owner or owners of the real estate for any costs that otherwise would be recoverable under this Section but that remain unsatisfied after foreclosure except where such additional recovery is authorized by separate environmental laws. An action to foreclose this lien may be commenced at any time after the date of filing of the notice of lien. The costs of foreclosure incurred by the municipality, including court costs, reasonable attorney's fees, advances to preserve the property, and other costs related to the enforcement of this subsection, plus statutory interest, are a lien on the real estate.
    All liens arising under this subsection (f) shall be assignable. The assignee of the lien shall have the same power to enforce the lien as the assigning party, except that the lien may not be enforced under subsection (c).
    (g) In any case where a municipality has obtained a lien under subsection (a), the municipality may also bring an action for a money judgment against the owner or owners of the real estate in the amount of the lien in the same manner as provided for bringing causes of action in Article II of the Code of Civil Procedure and, upon obtaining a judgment, file a judgment lien against all of the real estate of the owner or owners and enforce that lien as provided for in Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-931, eff. 1-1-09.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.01

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.01)
    Sec. 11-31-1.01. Securing or enclosing abandoned residential property.
    (a) In the case of securing or enclosing an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to secure or enclose the exterior of a building or the underlying parcel on which it is located under this Section without application to the circuit court, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the recovery of the costs of such activity.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Secure" or "securing" means boarding up, closing
    
off, or locking windows or entrances or otherwise making the interior of a building inaccessible to the general public; and
        (2) "Enclose" or "enclosing" means surrounding part
    
or all of the abandoned residential property's underlying parcel with a fence or wall or otherwise making part or all of the abandoned residential property's underlying parcel inaccessible to the general public.
    (c) This Section is repealed upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31-1.1)
    Sec. 11-31-1.1. No owner of property who held title to the property when property taxes became delinquent and which taxes were still delinquent at the time of the foreclosure of a demolition lien by the corporate authorities of a municipality or the acceptance of a deed of conveyance in lieu of foreclosing such lien and no person, firm, association, corporation o