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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-111-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-1)
    Sec. 11-111-1. Every city or village, whether incorporated under the general law or under a special charter, whose site is wholly or partially subject to overflow and wholly or partially surrounded by levees, dykes, or embankments to prevent overflow: (1) may divide the municipality, or any part thereof, into improvement districts, (2) may fix the grade of the streets, avenues, alleys, or public grounds within the improvement districts, at any height deemed necessary to give a surface drainage from each improvement district to the river or rivers which cause the overflow, and (3) may require low lots, blocks, or parts thereof, within an improvement district to be filled in such manner as to prevent water from standing thereon and thus to prevent them from becoming a nuisance or injurious to the public health, in the judgment of the corporate authorities of the municipality.
    The work authorized to be done by Sections 11-111-1 through 11-111-7 shall be done by special assessment or special taxation of contiguous property. Every city or village exercising the power granted by these sections has the same power in relation to special assessments or special taxation as is granted to any city, village, or drainage or improvement district in this state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-2)
    Sec. 11-111-2. When an improvement district has been created by ordinance under Sections 11-111-1 through 11-111-7 the corporate authorities shall have an accurate survey of the work contemplated to be done, made by a competent civil engineer, and shall have that engineer make plats, profiles, and estimates of the work to be done. The estimate shall include the cost of all walls or other structures necessary to be constructed to hold the earth to its proper place, the cost of the work opposite or adjacent to each lot in the district, and the cost of the fill upon each lot within the district necessary to be filled. The survey, plats, profiles, and estimates shall be used in estimating the benefits to be charged against the lot or block, or parts thereof, within the improvement district. In estimating those benefits, the benefit the lot, block, or parts thereof, will receive by reason of being secured from overflow or sipe water may be considered.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)