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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 95

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

65 ILCS 5/11-95-1

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

65 ILCS 5/11-95-2

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