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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-103-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-103-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-103-10)
    Sec. 11-103-10. Municipalities may exercise the powers granted by Sections 11-103-1 through 11-103-9, jointly and cooperatively, provided the conditions upon which the powers are exercised are evidenced by an agreement approved and recorded by their several corporate authorities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-103-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-103-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-103-11)
    Sec. 11-103-11. The corporate authorities of every municipality which acquires or constructs an airport or landing field as provided in Section 11-103-1 may issue the municipality's negotiable bonds for the purpose of purchasing any existing claims or liens against the fee of the property on which the airport or landing field is located. These bonds shall be issued for such denominations, maturable at such time, bearing such rate of interest, not in excess of the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and payable at such place as the corporate authorities may determine.
    All bonds issued under this section shall be secured by the airport or landing field property and shall be payable solely from this property or the revenue derived from the operation or leasing of the airport, landing field, and facilities, or appurtenances thereof. These bonds shall not, in any event, constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation. Each bond shall plainly state on its face that it has been issued under the provisions of this section and that it does not constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within any constitutional or statutory limitation.
    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 5/11-103-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-103-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-103-12)
    Sec. 11-103-12. The corporate authorities of any municipality specified in Section 11-103-1, for the purpose of acquiring land for an airport or landing field or constructing an airport or landing field, or both, may borrow money and as evidence thereof may issue bonds, payable solely from revenue derived, from the operation or leasing of the airport, landing field, and facilities or appurtenances thereof. These bonds may be issued in such amounts as may be necessary to provide sufficient funds to pay all costs of acquiring the land for an airport or landing field or constructing an airport or landing field, or both, including engineering, legal, and other expenses, together with interest on these bonds, to a date 6 months subsequent to the estimated date of completion.
    Whenever the corporate authorities of a specified municipality determine to acquire land for an airport or landing field or to construct an airport or landing field, or both, and to issue bonds under this section for the payment of the cost thereof, the corporate authorities shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the contemplated project and refer to the plans and specifications therefor. These plans and specifications shall be filed with the municipal clerk and shall be open for inspection by the public.
    This ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of the project, fix the amount of revenue bonds to be issued, the maturity or maturities thereof, the interest rate, which shall not 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, and all details in connection with the bonds. The ordinance shall also declare that a statutory mortgage lien shall exist upon the property of the airport or landing field, and shall pledge the revenue derived from the operation or leasing of the airport, landing field, and the facilities and appurtenances thereof for the payment of maintenance and operating costs, providing an adequate depreciation fund, and paying the principal and interest of the revenue bonds issued thereunder.
    After this ordinance has been adopted, it shall be published in the same manner and form as is required for other ordinances of the municipality.
    The publication of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of acquiring land for an airport or landing field or constructing such facility and the issuance of bonds to be submitted to the electors; (2) the time in which such 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.
    If no petition is filed with the municipal clerk as provided in this section within 30 days after the publication or posting of this ordinance, the ordinance shall be in effect after the expiration of this 30 day period. But if within this 30 day period a petition is filed with the municipal clerk signed by electors of the municipality numbering 10% or more of the number of registered voters in the municipality, asking that the question of acquiring land for an airport or landing field or constructing an airport or landing field, or both, and the issuance of the specified bonds, be submitted to the electors thereof, the municipal clerk shall certify that question for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of acquiring land for an airport or landing field or constructing an airport or landing field, or both, and in favor of the issuance of the specified bonds, this ordinance shall be in effect. But if a majority of the votes cast on the question are against the project and the issuance of the bonds, this ordinance shall not become effective.
    Bonds issued under this section are negotiable instruments, and shall be executed by the mayor or president and by the municipal clerk of the municipality. In case any officer whose signature appears on the bonds or coupons ceases to hold that office before the bonds are delivered, his signature, nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes, the same as though he had remained in office until the bonds were delivered.
    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; 87-767.)

65 ILCS 5/11-103-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-103-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-103-13)
    Sec. 11-103-13. Bonds issued under Section 11-103-12 shall be payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation or leasing of the airport, landing field, and facilities or appurtenances thereof. These bonds shall not, in any event, constitute an indebtedness of the municipality, within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation. Each bond shall plainly state on its face that it has been issued under the provisions of Section 11-103-12 and that it does not constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within any constitutional or statutory limitation.
    These bonds shall be sold in such manner and upon such terms as the corporate authorities shall determine. If the bonds are issued to bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, they shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest. If the bonds are issued to bear interest at a rate of less than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, the minimum price at which they may be sold shall be such that the interest cost of the municipality of the proceeds of the bonds shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, computed to maturity, according to the standard table 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 5/11-103-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-103-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-103-14)
    Sec. 11-103-14. Whenever revenue bonds are issued under Section 11-103-12, all revenue derived from the operation of the specified airport, landing field, and facilities or appurtenances thereof, shall be set aside as collected and shall be deposited in a separate fund designated as the airport fund of the municipality. This fund shall be used only in paying the cost of operation and maintenance of the airport or landing field, in providing an adequate depreciation fund, and in paying the principal of and interest upon the revenue bonds issued under Section 11-103-12.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-103-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-103-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-103-15)
    Sec. 11-103-15. A statutory mortgage lien exists upon the airport or landing field and the facilities and appurtenances thereof acquired by or constructed from the proceeds of the revenue bonds authorized to be issued under Section 11-103-12. This lien shall exist in favor of the holders of these bonds, and each of them, and in favor of the holders of the coupons attached to these bonds. The airport or landing field and the facilities and appurtenances thereof shall remain subject to this statutory mortgage lien until payment in full of the principal and interest of these revenue bonds. Any holder of a bond issued under Section 11-103-12 or of any coupon representing interest accrued thereon, may, in any civil action, enforce the statutory mortgage lien created by this section, and may, by proper suit, compel the performance of the duties of the officials of the issuing municipality set forth in Sections 11-103-12 through 11-103-15.
    If there is a default in the payment of the principal of or interest upon any of these bonds, the circuit court in any proper action may appoint a receiver to administer the airport or landing field and the facilities and appurtenances thereof on behalf of the municipality with power to charge and collect fees sufficient to provide for the payment of the operating expenses and for the payment of these bonds and interest thereon and to apply the income and revenue in conformity with Sections 11-103-12 through 11-103-15 and the ordinance providing for the issuance of these bonds.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/11-103-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-103-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-103-16)
    Sec. 11-103-16. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-103-17 the corporate authorities of a municipality under this Division 103 may levy and collect annually a tax of not exceeding .10% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property within the corporate limits of such municipality, for the purpose set forth in Section 11-103-1. This annual tax shall be designated as the "Airport Tax" and shall be in addition to and exclusive of all other taxes which such municipality is now or hereafter authorized to levy and collect.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-103-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-103-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-103-17)
    Sec. 11-103-17. The Airport Tax provided for by Section 11-103-16 shall not be levied and collected until the question of its adoption and the maximum rate at which such tax shall be levied is certified by the clerk and submitted to a vote of the voters of the municipalities and has received the affirmative vote of a majority of the voters voting upon the question. The question of such airport tax shall not be submitted to the voters of any municipality more often than once in any 46 month period.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 104

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 104 heading)
HARBORS AND WATERCOURSES

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 104

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 104 heading)
DIVISION 104. GENERAL AUTHORITY OVER
WATERCOURSES, WHARVES AND LEVEES

65 ILCS 5/11-104-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-104-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-104-1)
    Sec. 11-104-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may deepen, widen, dock, cover, wall, or alter channels of watercourses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)