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MUNICIPALITIES65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 1
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 1 heading)
POLICE PROTECTION AND TAX
65 ILCS 5/11-1-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-1-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 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)
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
(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)
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
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3284.)
65 ILCS 5/11-1-3
(65 ILCS 5/11-1-3)
(from Ch. 24, par. 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)
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)
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%,
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
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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. 100-1001, eff. 1-1-19
65 ILCS 5/11-1-13
(65 ILCS 5/11-1-13)
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 5/11-1-14
(65 ILCS 5/11-1-14)
Mental health specialists; police.
corporate authorities of each municipality which has
established a police department shall ensure
that mental health resources, including counselors or therapists,
are available to that police department's employees, whether through
direct employment by that department, contract employment,
or other means.
(Source: P.A. 101-375, eff. 8-16-19.)