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MUNICIPALITIES65 ILCS 5/11-117-12.2
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.
(65 ILCS 5/11-117-12.2)
Military personnel in military service; no stoppage of gas or electricity; arrearage.
(a) In this Section:
"Military service" means any full-time training or duty, no matter how described under federal or State law, for which a service member is ordered to report by the President, Governor of a state, commonwealth, or territory of the United States, or other appropriate military authority.
"Primary occupant" means the current residential customer of record in whose name the account is registered with the municipality owning a public utility.
"Service member" means a resident of Illinois who is a member of any component of the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard of any state, the District of Columbia, a commonwealth, or a territory of the United States.
(b) No municipality owning a public utility shall stop gas or electricity from entering the residential premises of which a service member was a primary occupant immediately before the service member entered military service for nonpayment for gas or electricity supplied to the residential premises.
(c) Upon the return from military service of a residential consumer who is a service member, the municipality shall offer the residential consumer a period equal to at least the period of the residential consumer's military service to pay any arrearages incurred during the period of the residential consumer's military service. The municipality shall inform the residential consumer that, if the period the municipality offers presents a hardship to the consumer, the consumer may request a longer period to pay the arrearages.
(d) In order to be eligible for the benefits granted to a service member under this Section, a service member must provide the municipality owning a public utility with a copy of the orders calling the service member to military service in excess of 29 consecutive days or copies of orders further extending the service member's period of service and provide documentation that his or her military service materially affects his or her ability to pay for such services when due. In the event the service member no longer claims to be the primary occupant of the residential premises, or if the customer account of record changes, then the municipality owning a public utility may enforce all applicable rules, regulations, and tariffs.
(e) A violation of this Section constitutes a civil rights violation under the Illinois Human Rights Act.
All proceeds from the collection of any civil penalty imposed under this subsection shall be deposited into the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-913, eff. 1-1-13.)
65 ILCS 5/11-117-13
(65 ILCS 5/11-117-13)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-117-13)
Any municipality, owning a public utility, shall keep
the accounts for each public utility distinct from other municipal
accounts and in such manner as to show the true and complete financial
results of municipal ownership or ownership and operation, as the case
may be. These accounts shall be so kept as to show (1) the actual cost
of the municipality of each public utility owned; (2) all costs of
maintenance, extension, and improvement; (3) all operating expenses of
every description, in case of municipal operation; (4) the amounts set
aside for sinking fund purposes; (5) if water or other service is
furnished for the use of a public utility without charge, as nearly as
possible, the value of that service and also the value of any similar
service rendered by each public utility to any other municipal
department without charge; (6) reasonable allowances for interest,
depreciation, and insurance; and (7) estimates of the amount of taxes
that would be chargeable against each public utility if owned by a
The corporate authorities shall print annually for public
distribution, a report, in the form specified in this Section, showing
the financial results of the municipal ownership or ownership and
operation. The accounts of each public utility shall be examined once
each year by a licensed Certified Public Accountant permitted to perform audits under the Illinois Public Accounting Act who shall report to the corporate
authorities the results of his examination. This accountant shall
be selected in such manner as the corporate authorities may direct, and
he shall receive for his services such compensation, to be paid out of
the revenue from each public utility, as the municipality may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)
65 ILCS 5/11-117-14
(65 ILCS 5/11-117-14)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-117-14)
No referendum for the acquisition, construction or
operation of any public utility shall be held in any municipality within
the 10 months' period next following a submission to and failure of
approval by the electors therein of a proposition or ordinance to
acquire, construct or operate a public utility for the rendition of like
public utility service.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)
65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 117.1
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 117.1 heading)
(Source: P.A. 94-480, eff. 1-1-06.)
65 ILCS 5/11-117.1-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-117.1-1)
Terrorism prevention measures.
A municipality that owns or operates a municipal utility may promulgate rules for the exclusion of any person, based upon criminal conviction information received about that person under the Criminal Identification Act, from all or a portion of any water treatment facility, water pumping station, electrical transfer station, electrical generation facility, natural gas facility, or any other utility facility owned or operated by the municipality. The rules must be promulgated by the appropriate municipal agency in cooperation with the principal law enforcement agency of the municipality and, in the case of rules concerning the exclusion of employees, in cooperation with bona fide collective bargaining representatives. The rules may apply to employees of the municipality, any other persons performing work at the facility, or any visitors to the facility. The rules must identify the types of criminal convictions that disqualify a person from entering a particular area, based solely on whether the person poses an unreasonable risk to the public safety because of the person's potential for future criminal conduct affecting a municipal utility facility. The rules may be amended from time to time and shall be available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-480, eff. 1-1-06.)
65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 118
(65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 118 heading)
HEAT, POWER AND LIGHT SERVICES
65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 118
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 118 heading)
REVENUE BONDS TO CONSTRUCT
65 ILCS 5/11-118-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-118-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-118-1)
Any municipality is authorized to pay for the construction
of a heating plant and system by the issuance and sale of revenue bonds
payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation thereof. These
bonds shall bear interest at the 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 semi-annually, and shall mature within 20
years from the date 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
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 5/11-118-2
(65 ILCS 5/11-118-2)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-118-2)
The corporate authorities of any municipality availing
itself of the provisions of this Division 118, shall adopt an ordinance
describing in a general way the heating plant and system to be constructed
and refer to the plans and specifications prepared for that purpose, which
shall be open to the inspection of the public. This ordinance shall set out
the estimated cost of the heating plant and system and fix the amount of
bonds proposed to be issued, maturity, interest rate, and all details in
respect thereof. Revenue bonds issued under this Division 118 shall be
payable solely from the revenue derived from the heating plant and system.
These bonds shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the
municipality within the meaning of the constitutional provisions or
limitations. It shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that the
bond has been issued under the provisions of this Division 118 and that it
does not constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within any
constitutional or statutory limitation.
After this ordinance has been adopted, it shall be published as provided
in Section 1-2-4. After the expiration of 10 days from the date of this
publication, the ordinance shall be in effect.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)
65 ILCS 5/11-118-3
(65 ILCS 5/11-118-3)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-118-3)
Whenever revenue bonds have been issued under this Division
118, the entire revenue received thereafter from the operation of the
heating plant and system shall be deposited in a separate fund, designated
the heating fund of the municipality of ..... This revenue shall be used
only in paying the cost of maintenance and operation of the heating plant
and system and the principal of interest upon the bonds issued under this
Rates charged for heating shall be sufficient to pay the cost of
maintenance and operation and to pay the principal of and interest upon all
bonds issued under this Division 118, for the construction of the heating
plant and system. These rates shall not be reduced while any of these bonds
Revenue bonds issued under this Division 118 may be redeemed at any
interest-paying date, by proceeding as follows: (1) a written notice shall
be mailed to the holder of such a bond 30 days prior to an interest-paying
date, notifying the holder that the bond will be redeemed on the next
interest-paying date; or (2) if the holder of such a bond is unknown, then
a notice describing the bond to be redeemed and the date of its redemption
shall be published 30 days prior to an interest-paying date in one or more
newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published
therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within
the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which
no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a
notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. When notice has been
mailed to the holder of such a bond, or when notice has been published in a
newspaper, in case the holder of the bond is unknown, the bond shall cease
bearing interest from and after the next interest-paying date.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)
65 ILCS 5/11-118-4
(65 ILCS 5/11-118-4)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-118-4)
In case an officer whose signature appears on these bonds,
or the coupons attached thereto, ceases to hold his office before the
delivery of the bonds to the purchaser, his signature, nevertheless, shall
be valid and sufficient for all purposes, to the same effect as if he had
remained in his office until the delivery of the bonds. These bonds shall
have all the qualities of negotiable paper under the law merchant and the
negotiable instrument law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)
65 ILCS 5/11-118-5
(65 ILCS 5/11-118-5)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-118-5)
The electors of a municipality may adopt and become
entitled to the benefits of this Division 118 in the following manner:
whenever a number equalling 1,000, or one-eighth, whichever is less, of
the electors of a municipality, voting at the last preceding election, petition
the circuit court for the
county in which that municipality is located, to order submitted
to a vote of the
electors of that municipality the proposition whether that municipality
shall adopt and become entitled to the benefits of this Division 118,
that court shall order this proposition certified and submitted
accordingly, at an election in accordance with the general election law. If the
proposition is not adopted at this election, it shall in like manner be
submitted to a vote of the electors of that municipality upon order of that court
upon like application at any succeeding
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)