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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-95-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-7)
    Sec. 11-95-7. Whenever a petition signed by at least 10% of the electors of a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 is filed with the municipal clerk the municipal clerk shall certify the question of the establishment, maintenance, and conduct of a recreation system for submission to the electors at an election in accordance with the general election law. The petition shall request the corporate authorities of the municipality to establish, maintain, and conduct a supervised recreation system and to levy an annual tax for the establishment, conduct, and maintenance thereof. The petition shall designate the minimum tax to be levied except that in no case shall the tax be more than 0.09% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality.
    The corporate authorities may accumulate funds from the proceeds of such tax for the purpose of building, repairs and improvements for recreation purposes in excess of current requirements for such purposes but subject to the limitation set herein.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-8)
    Sec. 11-95-8. The corporate authorities of any municipality adopting this proposition shall thereafter levy and collect, annually, a tax of not less than the minimum set out in the specified petition nor more than the maximum specified in Section 11-95-7. If, however, the corporate authorities desire to levy a tax in excess of .09% but not in excess of .20% of value for such purposes, the corporate authorities may, by ordinance, stating the tax rate desired, cause a proposition for an assent thereto to be submitted to the voters of the municipality. The proposition shall be certified by the clerk for submission by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor thereof, the corporate authorities may thereafter levy a tax for recreation purposes at the authorized increased rate. This tax shall be in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1, and shall be exclusive of all other taxes which the municipality may levy and collect.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-9)
    Sec. 11-95-9. The expense of the establishment, maintenance, and conduct of recreation facilities and programs shall be paid out of taxes or out of money received as, or realized from gifts received for recreation purposes. The expenditures shall be made under the direction of the recreation board upon warrants drawn upon the municipal treasury.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-10)
    Sec. 11-95-10. All playgrounds, recreation centers, recreation systems, and swimming pools which were provided, established, maintained and conducted under "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 which were being maintained and conducted immediately prior to January 1, 1942, shall be treated as properly provided and established under this Division 95 and may be continued to be maintained and conducted under this Division 95.
    The corporate authorities of all municipalities whose electors have approved the levy of an annual tax for the conduct and maintenance of a supervised recreation system under the specified Act may, by ordinance or resolution, and without referendum, increase the maximum rate at which it levies taxes for recreation system purposes to .09% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality, applicable on August 3, 1967.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-11)
    Sec. 11-95-11. Whenever the greater portion of the area of a city, village or incorporated town lies within the boundaries of a single Park District, and the population of such city, village or incorporated town constitutes a majority of the population of the Park District, and the city, village or incorporated town levies and collects a tax for recreation purposes, the functions of the Recreation Commission may be merged with and relinquished to the Park District in the manner following: The governing board of the city, village or incorporated town shall adopt an ordinance by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the members thereof. The ordinance shall set forth the intent and desire of the city, village or incorporated town to relinquish and turn over to the Park District the function of planning, establishing and maintaining the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the city, village or incorporated town and to relinquish any and all powers which it may have to levy and collect a tax known as "The Recreation Tax". The clerk of the city, village or incorporated town shall mail a certified copy of the ordinance to the Park District. If the Park Commissioners of the Park District see fit, they may adopt an ordinance, by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the members. This ordinance shall provide that the Park District assumes the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the city and the Park District will levy and collect a tax at a rate not to exceed that levied by the city, village or incorporated town, but that tax may not exceed .09%, 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, of all taxable property in such District for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreational programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers.
    Six months from the date of the adoption of the Ordinance by the Park District, the District shall assume the functions previously performed by the city, village or incorporated town through its recreation commission, or other board or commission designated by the city, village or incorporated town. Thereafter the Park District may levy and collect a tax of not to exceed that rate previously levied by the city, village or incorporated town for recreation purposes, but the rate of tax may not exceed .09%, 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, of all taxable property in such district for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreation programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers and which tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the District. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of the State of Illinois. The tax to be levied under this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this Code or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. Whenever the tax levied under this Section shall be levied in addition to the tax levied under Section 5-2 of "The Park District Code", the tax levied under this Section shall be levied and extended only upon that property located within the boundaries of the city, village or incorporated town, which lies within the boundaries of the park district.
    Six months from date of adoption of the ordinance by the District, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District any and all funds and tax monies in its possession on that date, received by it from the "Recreation Tax". From time to time thereafter, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District all such recreation funds and tax monies as received from levies adopted prior to the effective date of the merger. The funds shall be paid to the treasurer of the Park District and kept in a fund known as the "Recreational Program Fund."
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-12)
    Sec. 11-95-12. Whenever a Park District contains, within the boundaries of the district, the greater portion of the area of a city, village or incorporated town, and the population of the city, village or incorporated town constitutes a majority of the population of the Park District, and the city, village or incorporated town levies and collects a tax for recreation purposes, the functions of the Recreation Commission may be merged with, and assumed by, the Park District in the manner following:
    The Park Commissioners shall adopt an ordinance by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the commissioners. The ordinance shall set forth the intent of the Park District to assume the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the Park District, and to levy and collect a tax for such purposes, at a rate not to exceed that levied by the city, village or incorporated town, which rate shall not exceed .09%, 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 of all taxable property in such district. The Secretary of the Park District shall mail a certified copy of the ordinance to the city, village or incorporated town. If the governing board of the city, village or incorporated town sees fit, they may adopt an ordinance, by a vote of not less than 2/3 of its members. This ordinance shall state that the city, village or incorporated town relinquishes any and all control and management of the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within its boundaries to the Park District together with relinquishing its tax levy for recreation purposes.
    Six months from the date of adoption of such an ordinance by the city, village or incorporated town, the Park District shall assume the functions previously performed by the city, village or incorporated town through its recreation commission, or other board or commission designated by the city, village or incorporated town. Thereafter the Park District may levy and collect a tax of not to exceed that rate previously levied by the city, village or incorporated town for recreation purposes, but the rate of the tax may not exceed .05%, 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, of all taxable property in the district. The tax funds shall be used for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreation programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers. The tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the District. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of the State of Illinois. The tax to be levied under this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this Code or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    Six months from the date of adoption of the ordinance by the city, village or incorporated town, it shall turn over to the Park District any and all recreation funds and tax monies in its possession on that date, received by it from the "Recreation Tax". From time to time thereafter, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District all such recreation funds and tax monies received from levies adopted prior to the effective date of the merger. The funds shall be paid to the treasurer of the Park District and kept in a fund to be known as the "Recreational Program Fund".
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-13)
    Sec. 11-95-13. The corporate authorities of a municipality specified in Section 11-95-2 and a recreation board specified in Section 11-95-3 are authorized to establish, maintain and manage recreational programs for persons with disabilities, including both persons with mental disabilities and persons with physical disabilities, to provide transportation for persons with disabilities to and from such programs, to provide for such examination of participants in such programs as may be deemed necessary, to charge fees for participating in such programs, the fee charged for non-residents of such municipality need not be the same as the fees charged the residents of the municipality, and to charge fees for transportation furnished to participants.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-14)
    Sec. 11-95-14. The corporate authorities of any 2 or more municipalities specified in Section 11-95-2 and any 2 or more recreation boards specified in Section 11-95-3, or any combination thereof, are authorized to take any action jointly relating to recreational programs for persons with disabilities that could be taken individually and to enter into agreements with other such recreation boards, corporate authorities and park districts or any combination thereof, for the purpose of providing for the establishment, maintenance and management of joint recreational programs for persons with disabilities of all the participating districts and municipal areas, including provisions for transportation of participants, procedures for approval of budgets, authorization of expenditures and sharing of expenses, location of recreational areas in the area of any of the participating districts and municipalities, acquisition of real estate by gift, legacy, grant, or purchase, employment of a director and other professional workers for such program who may be employed by one participating district, municipality or board which shall be reimbursed on a mutually agreed basis by the other municipalities, districts and boards that are parties to the joint agreement, authorization for one municipality, board or district to supply professional workers for a joint program conducted in another municipality or district and to provide other requirements for operation of such joint program as may be desirable. The corporate authorities of any municipality that is a party to a joint agreement entered into under this Section may levy and collect a tax, in the manner provided by law for the levy and collection of other municipal taxes in the municipality but in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1 or levied as limited by any provision of a special charter under which the municipality is incorporated, at not to exceed .04% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the municipality for the purpose of funding that municipality's share of the expenses for providing the programs under that joint agreement. However, no tax may be levied pursuant to this Section in any area in which a tax is levied under Section 5-8 of the Park District Code.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 96

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 96 heading)
DIVISION 96. JOINT PROPERTY OF
MUNICIPALITIES AND PARK DISTRICTS

65 ILCS 5/11-96-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-96-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-96-1)
    Sec. 11-96-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may control the property of the corporation and may provide for joint ownership with any one or more park districts of real and personal property used for park purposes by such park district or districts. In case of joint ownership, the terms of the agreement shall be fair, just and equitable to all parties and shall be set forth in a written agreement entered into by the corporate authorities of each participating district and municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-96-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-96-5)
    Sec. 11-96-5. Municipal and park district tax.
    (a) If property within a municipality also lies within a park district and the same property is being taxed for park or recreation purposes by both the municipality and the park district, then the corporate authorities of the municipality may adopt an ordinance or resolution to pay all or part of the park district tax for the property according to subsection (b). If the corporate authorities of a municipality adopt a resolution or ordinance under this Section, then the corporate authorities shall certify the action to the county clerk.
    (b) Before the county clerk extends the tax levy of the park district, the corporate authorities of the municipality may order the municipal treasurer to pay a specified amount into a special abatement fund held by the county treasurer. The county clerk shall then abate the park district tax extension on the property within the municipality by the amount in the abatement fund by apportioning the abatement amount for each parcel of property according to the assessed value as equalized by the board of review and Department of Revenue. The county treasurer shall then pay the money in the abatement fund to the park district. If the amount in the abatement fund is more than the amount of the current tax levy extended on the property, then the county treasurer shall return the surplus amount to the municipal treasurer.
    (c) For the purposes of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, the amount of the extension abatement shall continue to be included in the park district's aggregate extension base.
    (d) The municipal tax and abatement shall not exceed a period of 10 years.
(Source: P.A. 91-885, eff. 7-6-00.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 97

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 97 heading)
DIVISION 97. PLEASURE DRIVEWAYS

65 ILCS 5/11-97-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-1)
    Sec. 11-97-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, may designate by ordinance the whole or any part of not to exceed 2 streets, roads, avenues, boulevards, or highways, under their jurisdiction, as public driveways, to be used for pleasure driving only, and to improve and maintain the same, and also to lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve and maintain not more than 2 roads, streets, or avenues, and designate them as pleasure driveways to be used for pleasure driving only. But these powers can only be exercised when the corporate authorities are petitioned to do so by the owners of more than two-thirds of the frontage of land fronting upon a proposed pleasure driveway.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-97-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-2)
    Sec. 11-97-2. The corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, may lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve and maintain one or more driveways from the corporate limits of the municipality to parks owned by the municipality outside its corporate limits. The cost of these driveways may be paid out of any fund in the municipal treasury, acquired under the authority of law for park purposes. The corporate authorities may acquire the land necessary for this purpose by purchase, legacy or gift, or in case the land cannot be so acquired, they may acquire it by condemnation in the manner provided 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 5/11-97-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-3)
    Sec. 11-97-3. Pleasure driveways specified in Section 11-97-1 may be laid out, extended, and improved under the provisions of Article 9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-97-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-97-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-97-4)
    Sec. 11-97-4. The corporate authorities, by ordinance, may regulate, restrain, and control the speed of travel upon these pleasure driveways, may prescribe the kind of vehicles that shall be allowed thereon, and in all things may regulate, restrain, and control the use of these pleasure driveways. The corporate authorities may exclude therefrom funeral processions, hearses, and traffic teams and vehicles, so as to free these pleasure driveways from all business traffic or objectionable travel and make them pleasure driveways for pleasure driving only. They may prescribe in that ordinance such fines or penalties for the violation thereof as they are allowed by law to prescribe for the violation of other ordinances.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)