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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-112-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-1)
    Sec. 11-112-1. When a vote has been taken under "An Act to enable cities, villages and towns threatened with overflow or inundation to levy taxes by vote of the electors thereof, to strengthen, build, raise or repair the levees around same and to issue anticipation warrants on such taxes," approved June 11, 1897, as amended, or when a vote is taken under this section and Section 11-112-2 at a general municipal election in a municipality that is protected by levees or embankments, or that may deem it necessary to be so protected, and a majority of the legal votes cast at the election were or are for a tax to build, raise, strengthen, or repair the levees around the municipality, not exceeding the rate of .1666% annually, to be levied annually for a period of not exceeding 7 years on the taxable property of the municipality, the corporate authorities of the municipality may (1) make an appropriation by ordinance of the proceeds of the tax so authorized, (2) pass an ordinance levying the tax for the whole period as authorized by the vote to be annually extended, and (3) draw tax anticipation warrants thereon to the amount that the tax levy will produce based on the assessment of the preceding year of all the taxable property of the municipality. These warrants shall draw interest at not to exceed the rate authorized by the vote authorizing the tax, not exceeding 7% annually, but the warrants shall not be sold below par.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-845.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-2)
    Sec. 11-112-2. The county clerk of the county in which the municipality specified in Section 11-112-1 is located shall extend each year the taxes specified in Section 11-112-1, when the ordinance making the levy of the tax is certified to him. The tax shall be extended at the rate fixed in the ordinance, not exceeding .1666% for a period not exceeding 7 years. The county clerk shall extend the tax in a separate column designated the "Seven Year Levee Tax."
    The collector of state and county taxes, when he receives the money collected from this levee tax, shall pay it to the municipal treasurer, every 2 weeks, informing the treasurer that this money is from the 7 year levee tax; and he shall take the treasurer's receipt for the money as 7 year levee tax paid over.
    The municipal treasurer shall receive the money so paid over by the collector and shall pay the money out as rapidly as possible on warrants issued on the 7 year levee tax only, so long as such warrants remain unpaid.
    This tax shall be levied in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-845.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-3)
    Sec. 11-112-3. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-112-7, every municipality, whether incorporated under general law or special charter, which is subject to overflow or inundation from a river or other sources may construct, widen, raise, strengthen, improve, and maintain levees, protective embankments and structures and has the power for any of these purposes to levy and collect annually a tax of not exceeding .1666% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property within its corporate limits.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-4)
    Sec. 11-112-4. This annual tax provided for in Section 11-112-3 shall be designated as the levee tax and shall be levied and collected in the same manner as are the general taxes of that municipality. This tax shall be in addition to and exclusive of all other taxes which that municipality is now or hereafter authorized to levy and collect.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-5)
    Sec. 11-112-5. All taxes collected by virtue of Sections 11-112-3 through 11-112-8 shall be deposited in the municipal treasury to the credit of what shall be called the levee fund. This fund shall be kept separate and apart from all other funds or money of the municipality and shall be used and paid out only for the purpose specified in those sections. The money in this levee fund, as far as possible, shall be kept at interest by the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-6)
    Sec. 11-112-6. Such a municipality specified in Section 11-112-3 may purchase or condemn, by the exercise of the right of eminent domain, all real estate needed for the purpose of constructing thereon levees, protective embankments, and structures, and also for the purpose of obtaining earth or other materials, either within or without the corporate limits of the municipality, with which to construct, widen, raise, strengthen, improve, or maintain those levees, protective embankments, and structures.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-7)
    Sec. 11-112-7. The levee tax provided for by Section 11-112-3 shall not be levied and collected for any year until the question of its levy for that year has been certified by the clerk and submitted to a vote of the electors and has received the affirmative vote of a majority of the electors voting upon the question.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-8)
    Sec. 11-112-8. Nothing contained in Sections 11-112-3 through 11-112-7 limits the powers granted to municipalities by Sections 11-112-1 and 11-112-2, or possessed by a municipality under this Code or any other Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 113

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 113 heading)
DIVISION 113. SURFACE WATER AND SEWAGE
REMOVAL TAX

65 ILCS 5/11-113-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-113-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-113-1)
    Sec. 11-113-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality having a population less than 500,000, subject to the referendum provision of Section 11-113-2, may levy, annually, a tax of not to exceed .15% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein to provide for the expense of pumping to remove surface water and sewage due to flood conditions. Revenue raised by this tax cannot be transferred to any other fund in the municipality and can be used only for pumping necessitated by flood conditions. This tax shall be in addition to all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in the municipality and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes provided by Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-113-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-113-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-113-2)
    Sec. 11-113-2. This Division 113 shall not be in force in any municipality until the question of its adoption is certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall Division 113 of the Illinois
Municipal Code permitting municipalities
to levy an additional annual tax of not        YES
to exceed .15% for the purpose of
providing revenue for pumping surface      -------------------
water and sewage brought about by flood
conditions be adopted by the City              NO
(Village or Incorporated Town, as the
case may be) of ....?
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    If a majority of the votes cast on the question is in favor of adopting this Division 113, then such division shall be adopted. It shall be in force in the adopting municipality for the purpose of the fiscal years succeeding the year in which the election is held.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 113.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 113.1 heading)
DIVISION 113.1. STORMWATER MANAGEMENT TAX

65 ILCS 5/11-113.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-113.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-113.1-1)
    Sec. 11-113.1-1. A non-home rule municipality located at least partly in a county which is preparing a stormwater management plan in accordance with Section 5-1062 of the Counties Code may levy a tax upon all taxable property within its corporate limits, at a rate not to exceed 0.06% if the municipality owns and operates a wastewater treatment plant, and at a rate not to exceed 0.03% if it does not, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the municipality, for the purposes of implementing the stormwater management plan, improving storm sewer and combined sewer facilities, protecting sanitary sewage treatment works from the 100-year frequency flood, and acquiring lands, buildings and properties in the 100-year floodplain, paying the principal of and interest on any bonds issued pursuant to this Section for any of the foregoing purposes, and paying the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, and any fees relating to, any loan made to such municipality by the Illinois Finance Authority, pursuant to the Illinois Finance Authority Act for any of the foregoing purposes, or any bond, note or other evidence of indebtedness of such municipality issued in connection with any such loan. Such tax shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such municipality and shall be in addition to the maximum tax rate authorized by law for general municipal purposes. The limitations on tax rate provided in this Section may be increased or decreased by referendum in accordance with the provisions of Sections 18-120, 18-125, and 18-130 of the Property Tax Code.
    However, unless the municipality is located at least partly in a township declared after July 1, 1986 by presidential declaration to be a disaster area as a result of flooding, the tax authorized by this Section shall not be levied until the question of its adoption, either for a specified period or indefinitely, has been submitted to the electors thereof and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. This question may be submitted at any election held in the municipality after the adoption of a resolution by the governing body of the municipality providing for the submission of the question to the electors of the municipality. The governing body of the municipality shall certify the resolution and proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is in favor of the levy of such tax, it may thereafter be levied in such municipality for the specified period or indefinitely, as provided in the proposition. The question shall be put in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an annual tax be levied
for stormwater management purposes            YES
(for a period of not more than
...... years) at a rate not exceeding      -------------------
.....% of the equalized assessed
value of the taxable property of              NO
(municipality)?
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    Any municipality in a county which has established a stormwater management planning committee in accordance with Section 5-1062 of the Counties Code is hereby authorized to borrow money and to issue its bonds for the purposes of implementing the stormwater management plan, improving storm sewer and combined sewer facilities, protecting sanitary sewage treatment works from the 100-year frequency flood, and acquiring lands, buildings and properties in the 100-year floodplain.
    Any municipality in a county which has established a stormwater management planning committee in accordance with Section 5-1062 of the Counties Code is hereby further authorized to borrow money from the Illinois Finance Authority for the purpose of financing the protection of storm sewer outfalls, the construction of adequate storm sewer outfalls and the provision for flood protection of sanitary sewage treatment plants, pursuant to the Illinois Finance Authority Act, and is hereby authorized to enter into loan agreements and other documents with the Illinois Finance Authority and to issue its bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness to evidence its obligation to repay such loan to the Illinois Finance Authority. Without the submission of the question to the electors, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, such municipality is hereby authorized to execute such loan agreements and other documents and to issue such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, which loan agreements, documents, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness may bear such date or dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, payable at such time or times, may mature at any time or times not later than 40 years from the date of issuance, may be payable at such place or places, may be payable from any funds of such municipality on hand and lawfully available therefor, including without limitation the taxes levied pursuant to this Section or from any other taxes or revenues of such municipality pledged to their payment, may be negotiated at such price or prices, may be executed in such manner, may be subject to redemption prior to maturity, may be in such form, may be secured, and may be subject to such other terms and conditions, all as may be provided in a resolution or ordinance authorizing the execution of any such loan agreement or other document or the issuance of such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 114

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 114 heading)
DIVISION 114. LEVEE IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION

65 ILCS 5/11-114-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-114-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-114-1)
    Sec. 11-114-1. The corporate authorities of a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 which (1) is bounded by or through which flows a river, or (2) is contiguous to or contains within its corporate limits a portion of a navigable lake, may provide by ordinance for the creation of a levee improvement commission, consisting of four members and a chairman. The mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, shall appoint the 4 members of the commission. The mayor or president shall be ex-officio chairman of the commission.
    The members of the levee improvement commission shall be electors of the municipality, and shall serve without compensation. Their terms of office shall be fixed by the ordinance creating the commission. Before entering upon their duties, the members shall execute a bond, payable to the municipality, in the sum of $2,000, conditioned upon the performance of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-114-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-114-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-114-2)
    Sec. 11-114-2. The levee improvement commission has full control and supervision of all improvements, docks, levees, industrial developments and facilities, including terminals and parks, on the river front or lake shore, and the land, whether developed or undeveloped, approximate to the river front or lake shore, located within the corporate limits of the municipality.
    All money derived from the tax or the sale of bonds authorized by Section 11-114-3 shall be under the control of the commission and shall be expended only upon the warrants of the commission for the purpose authorized by this Division 114.
    The commission may expend money over which it has control, for the construction, operation, or maintenance of improvements, docks, levees, industrial developments and facilities, including terminals and parks, on the river front or lake shore, or of land over which the commission has control.
    The commission may lease any property over which it has control and fix the terms of the lease, subject to the approval of the corporate authorities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-114-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-114-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-114-3)
    Sec. 11-114-3. Subject to the provisions of this Division 114 the corporate authorities of any municipality specified in this Division 114 may issue bonds for the purposes authorized. These bonds shall (1) be issued in the name of the municipality, (2) be attested by the municipal clerk, (3) bear interest at a rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually, and (4) mature at such time not exceeding 20 years from the date thereof, as is specified in the bonds. The proceeds of the bonds shall be used exclusively for the purposes authorized by this Division 114.
    An annual tax which, when considered in the aggregate for the period for which the bonds are issued, will be sufficient to pay the principal and interest of the bonds, may be levied for the payment thereof.
    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.
    Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 114.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 114.1 heading)
DIVISION 114.1. FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS

65 ILCS 5/11-114.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-114.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-114.1-1)
    Sec. 11-114.1-1. The corporate authority of a municipality which is subject to the hazards of flooding due to the existence within or near its borders of a natural waterway shall prominently post copies of the most recent Flood Insurance Rate Maps, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in the municipal hall. At least once every 5 years, the corporate authority shall replace each posted map with the most recently issued map.
(Source: P.A. 85-854.)