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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 98

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 98 heading)
DIVISION 98. PARKS IN CITIES AND VILLAGES
OF LESS THAN 50,000

65 ILCS 5/11-98-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-1)
    Sec. 11-98-1. The corporate authorities of each city and village with a population of less than 85,000, whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, may purchase, establish, and maintain public parks for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the municipality. For that purpose, the corporate authorities may levy a tax not to exceed .075%, or the rate limit in effect on September 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, annually on all taxable property embraced in the municipality for the current year. This tax shall be levied and collected in the manner provided by law for the levy and collection of other municipal taxes in the municipality.
    If the inhabitants of a specified municipality with a population of 500 or more so determine, as provided by Section 11-98-2, this annual tax may be levied in that municipality in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1, and in addition to taxes levied as limited by any provision of a special charter under which the municipality is now incorporated.
    The corporate authorities have the power to lease such a public park for the purpose of holding county fairs therein.
    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. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-98-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-2)
    Sec. 11-98-2. In any city or village with a population of 500 or more but less than 50,000, upon a petition signed by electors of the municipality equal in number to 1% of the number of votes cast at the last preceding general municipal election but in no case fewer than 100 electors, the municipal clerk of the municipality shall certify for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law, a proposition to levy additional taxes for park purposes as provided by Section 11-98-1.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an annual tax of not
 exceeding .......% on all taxable
 property  within  the  city (or        YES
 village) be  levied in addition
 to taxes  for  general purposes    --------------------------
 as authorized by  Section 8-3-1
 of the Illinois Municipal Code,         NO
 for the  purpose of maintaining
 a park in the ....?
--------------------------------------------------------------
    If a majority of the electors voting upon the proposition vote in favor thereof, the specified tax shall be levied and collected as provided by Section 11-98-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-98-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-3)
    Sec. 11-98-3. Any specified municipality which heretofore has authorized or hereafter may authorize the levy of the tax provided for by Section 11-98-1 or by "An Act to authorize certain cities and villages to establish and maintain public parks by taxation and to lease the same to county fairs," approved May 13, 1907, as amended, at a time when the population of the municipality was less than 50,000, may continue the levy annually at one-half of the rate approved by the referendum required under Section 2 of that Act or at the rate provided under Section 11-98-1, notwithstanding that after that approval the population of the municipality has increased to 50,000 or more.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-1235.)

65 ILCS 5/11-98-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-98-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-98-4)
    Sec. 11-98-4. Any city or village a majority of whose electors voting thereon have voted in favor of a proposition to levy an additional tax for park purposes as provided in "An Act to authorize certain cities and villages to establish and maintain public parks by taxation and to lease the same to county fairs," approved May 13, 1907, as amended, shall continue to levy and collect the additional tax thereby approved as provided by and at the rate authorized in Section 11-98-1 without submitting the proposition specified in Section 11-98-2 to the electors for approval.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-1235.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 99

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 99 heading)
DIVISION 99. PARKS AND BOULEVARDS IN CITIES FROM 5,000 TO 100,000

65 ILCS 5/11-99-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-1)
    Sec. 11-99-1. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-99-3, the city council in every city with a population of not less than 5,000 nor more than 100,000, whether incorporated under the general law or special charter, has the power, by ordinance, to levy annually a tax not to exceed .03% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property within the corporate limits of the city for the current year. This tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the other general taxes for that city are levied and collected. When collected, the money from this tax shall be placed in a separate fund to be used only for the purpose of purchasing land for parks and boulevards in and around the city, and for the purpose of opening, improving, and maintaining these parks and boulevards. This annual park and boulevard tax shall be levied in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1 and in addition to the taxes as limited by any provision of any special charter under which the city is now incorporated.
    An amount not to exceed 20% of this special fund may be expended for the purpose of providing music in city-owned parks during the months of May, June, July, August, and September in each year.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-99-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-2)
    Sec. 11-99-2. Where a boulevard and park association incorporated under the general law is doing the work provided for under Section 11-99-1, the proceeds of the specified tax may be transferred to that association for the purposes specified in that section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-99-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-3)
    Sec. 11-99-3. No city is authorized to levy or collect the tax provided for by Section 11-99-1 until the question of that levy has been certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the city at an election in accordance with the general election law and authorized by a majority of the votes cast on the question.
    However, in any city whose electors have authorized the levy of a tax under "An Act to provide for the assessment and collection of a general tax by cities for parks and boulevard purposes," approved June 17, 1893, as amended, that tax may be continued to be levied under Sections 11-99-1 through 11-99-3 without submitting the question of its levy to the electors for approval.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 100

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 100 heading)
DIVISION 100. PARKS IN CITIES OF LESS THAN
15,000 INHABITANTS

65 ILCS 5/11-100-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-100-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-100-1)
    Sec. 11-100-1. Every city with a population not exceeding 15,000 has the power to acquire by purchase, or otherwise, land in or within 4 miles of the corporate limits of the city for the purpose of providing public parks for the use of the city's inhabitants. It may enclose, improve, and maintain such a public park and regulate its use by ordinance. However, no money shall be expended for the purchase of any land for the designated purpose until the question whether the money shall be so expended has been certified by the clerk and submitted to a vote of the electors of the city at an election in accordance with the general election law, and has received the approval of a majority of the votes cast on the question.
    But any city whose electors have approved the question of the expenditure of money for the purchase of land for the designated purpose under "An Act to enable certain cities to provide and maintain public parks for the use of the inhabitants thereof," approved April 24, 1899, as amended, may continue to expend money for the designated purpose without submitting the question to the electors for approval under Sections 11-100-1 and 11-100-2.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-100-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-100-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-100-2)
    Sec. 11-100-2. A city specified in Section 11-100-1 may borrow money and levy and collect a general tax for the purpose of providing public parks for the use of the city's inhabitants or for the purpose of enclosing, improving, and maintaining them in the same manner as for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining water works under the laws of this state. It may appropriate money for these purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 101

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 101 heading)
AIRPORTS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 101

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 101 heading)
DIVISION 101. AIRPORTS - GENERAL AUTHORITY

65 ILCS 5/11-101-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-101-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-101-1)
    Sec. 11-101-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may establish and maintain public airports either within or without the corporate limits of the municipality and provide for the safe approach thereto and take-off therefrom by aircraft; may construct, reconstruct, expand and improve landing fields, landing strips, hangars, terminal buildings and other structures and may provide any terminal facilities for such airports; may acquire by gift, grant, lease, purchase, condemnation or otherwise any private property or property devoted to any public use or rights or easements therein for any of the purposes specified in this section; may contract for the removal or relocation of all buildings, railways, mains, pipes, conduits, wires, poles, and all other structures, facilities and equipment which may interfere with the location, expansion or improvement of any public airport, or with the safe approach thereto or takeoff therefrom by aircraft, and may assume any obligation and pay any expense incidental thereto; may operate any public airport and may charge and collect rents, rates or other compensation for any use thereof or for any service rendered by the municipality in the operation thereof, provided that, subject to the capacity thereof, the landing field and landing strips shall be available to any person, without unjust or unreasonable discrimination as to services and charges, for landing and take-off by any aircraft; may let to, or enter into any operating agreement with, any person for operation and maintenance of any public airport, but all such leases and operating agreements shall provide that, subject to the capacity thereof, the landing field and landing strips shall be available to any person, without unjust or unreasonable discrimination as to services and charges, for landing and take-off by any air craft; may let to any person, or grant concessions or privileges in, any land adjoining the landing field or any building or structure on such land for the shelter, servicing, manufacturing and repair of aircraft, aircraft parts and accessories, for receiving and discharging passengers and cargo, and for the accommodation of the public at such airport; may regulate the use of such airports, the navigation of aircraft over such airports and the approach of aircraft and their take-off from such airports. This section is subject to the provisions of the Illinois Aeronautics Act, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-101-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-101-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-101-2)
    Sec. 11-101-2. Whenever the corporate authorities of any municipality have established an airport outside the corporate limits of the municipality and have determined that it is essential to the proper and safe construction and maintenance of such airport to vacate any roads, highways, streets, alleys, or parts thereof in unincorporated territory lying within the airport area or any enlargement thereof, and have determined that the public interest will be subserved by such vacation, they may vacate such roads, highways, streets, alleys, or parts thereof, by an ordinance. Provided however, that such municipality shall have first acquired the land on both sides of such roads, highways, streets, alleys, or parts thereof; provided, also, that in the case of a road, highway, street or alley or part thereof, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, the consent of the Department shall be obtained before the ordinance shall become effective. Such ordinance shall be passed by the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of all aldermen, trustees or commissioners authorized by law to be elected. Such vacation shall be effective upon passage of the ordinance and recording of a certified copy thereof with the recorder of the county within which the roads, highways, streets, alleys, or parts thereof are situated.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 102

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 102 heading)
DIVISION 102. AIRPORTS FOR MUNICIPALITIES OF
500,000 OR MORE

65 ILCS 5/11-102-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-102-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-102-1)
    Sec. 11-102-1. Every municipality with a population of 500,000 or more may establish and maintain public airports, upon (1) any land either within or outside the corporate limits of the municipality, (2) any public waters of the State of Illinois within the limits or jurisdiction of or bordering on the municipality, (3) any submerged land under such public waters, and (4) any artificial or reclaimed land which before the artificial making or reclamation thereof constituted a portion of the submerged land under such public waters.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)